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Vacation Rentals Market: Comparing Top Websites



Vacation Rental Market Comparison

According to the NEW YORK POST (March 28, 2010), “A RISE in the popularity of vacation rentals has spurred a whole host of new Web sites. Here are the three you need to know about.”

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Rentalo
Homeaway
Flipkey
Total monthly reach1
100+ Million
2.7 Million
23.3 Million
Newletter reach
1.3 Million
Not available4
Not available4
Number of photos included in susbcription
Unlimited
12
Unlimited
Video capability (e.g. youtube videos)
Yes
Not available4
Not available4
Destination-based leads5
100+ Million
Not available4
Not available4
Live support: Toll-Free, chat
Available
Not available4
chat only
Special Offers2
Yes
$15 to $20 per week
Not available4
Automatic Offers 3
Yes
Not available4
Not available4
First 60 Days FREE 6
Yes
Not available4
Yes
BBB A+ rating
Not available4
Not available4
Annual subscription cost
$239
$329
$240

 

Notes:

(2) Special Offers is a feature that, although it varies in functionality from site to site, it provides owners with a proactive marketing tool to promote special rates, and last-minute discounts.

(3) Automatic Offers (Auto Offers) is a Rentalo’s unique time-saving feature that allows owners to send instant offers to travelers when inquiring on their property or destination.

(4) “Not available” means that the feature is not offered or no information is available in the site about this feature or functionality.

(5) Destination-based inquiries is a Rentalo’s unique feature that allows owners to expand their reach by receiving inquiries from travelers who are interested in finding a property to stay in a destination. Rentalo also provides inquiry filters to narrow down these destination-based leads to meet each owner’s lodging and pricing terms and requirements.

(6) Rentalo’s 2 free months is only available to first time clients and via phone. It is also limited to one listing per client.



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