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Homeaway.com.au Makes it Easier for Property Managers to Grow Their Bookings

With HomeAway.com.au being described as a “breath of fresh air in the Australian holiday rental industry” there has never been an easier time to list your holiday rental inventory and increase the number of bookings your properties receive. Property Managers are central to the HomeAway business success and our systems have been tailored to complement those in the holiday rental industry.

From partnerships with software providers, dedicated Account Managers, volume discounts, bulk upload of new listings, no commission or booking fees and the opportunity to display your business logo and link to individual businesses websites, HomeAway understands the things that make their site attractive and simple for Property Managers to use. HomeAway processes XML and API feeds daily from most of the top property management systems in Australia including YesBookit, Commerce Australia, Sherlock, Port Plus, and Renet. Users of YesBookit receive enquiries from HomeAway directly into their management system, enabling them to confirm or reject bookings with ease. HomeAway.com.au is also the first major holiday rental site in Australia allowing travellers to complete and pay for bookings around the clock using Midac’s new Holiday Highway “smart bookings” technology.

With international visitors now accounting for 42.5%* of Australian visitor nights, it makes financial sense for Property Managers to market their inventory to overseas markets and drive more bookings to their properties. The HomeAway network includes 19 top holiday rental sites; HomeAway.com.au in Australia, HomeAway.com in the US, HomeAway.co.uk in England, Abrtitel.fr in France and Fewo-Direkt.de in Germany. Listings on HomeAway are automatically transferred onto this network enabling travellers around the globe to search and book properties in Australia. In 2011, the HomeAway network of sites received 56 million enquiries and 495 million visits**.

Until the end of June 2012, new listings on HomeAway.com.au receive a free upgrade to either HomeAway.com, the leading holiday rental site in the US or HomeAway.co.uk, in the UK site worth $164. For more information, visit www.homeaway.com.au.

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