MetaMarketplace, a travel technology company, has announced having acquired B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA via its parent Demeure Operating Company. Now one of the world’s most innovative digital vacation connects is powered by a leading commerce technology company.
Vacation Home Rentals has been acquired by TripAdvisor. The Massachusetts vacation rental service’s more than 14,000 properties worldwide become part of the current expansion by the world’s most prolific online travel review site.
Europe is such a vacation surprise, especially for families. The dual benefit of experiencing history, new cultures, memorable or even forgotten places, and especially world famous sun worshiping destinations, this all makes the “old continent” an everlasting touristic wonder. This week we focus on Europe stays you may not have heard of, but places you’ll never forget once you visit. Here’s four kid friendly hotels choices to investigate this summer.
Leading B2B vacation rental platform IAVRA has just announced latest reported inquiries for the coming World Cup 2014 and seasonal rental trends. According to the company chalets and city apartments top the list for Brazil, while a surge in Christmas inquiries show prominence with IAVRA agents.
IAVRA, a b2b vacation rental platform for the travel trade Argo covered earlier this year, has just released a new vacation rental survey showing the US as the most desirable rental locale. Polling the platform’s 1000 plus travel agents, IAVRA was able to pinpoint the most requested holiday rentals worldwide.
Reading news in travel technology this morning any interested party might be a bit confused over all the smoke signals going out from online players. The New York Times suggests simply “Fewer, Bigger Travel Sites”, Expedia stocks are down on the one hand, and their mobile app is revamped a superhuman helper on the other. Meanwhile a startup called Bookt LLC takes a shot at Airbnb.com and vacations. I guess the good news is, travel technology is really still alive and doing well.
If you ever dreamed of visiting far off places, and staying in a home away from home, Trustedhousesitters is just the ticket. Likewise, if you need someone you can trust to take care of your house while you are away, and maybe even your pets, then this service makes all the sense in the world.
Eastern Europe is full of amazing countries – each with their own unique identity and culture. It is a great place to visit because the exchange rate is low in addition to the already cheaper standard of living. Simply put, traveling to Eastern Europe means that you will get an amazing opportunity to experience different cultures on a budget this summer.
Our guest author, Laura Cole, takes you in a virtual (and visual) journey through five of the most iconic destinations in Greece: Myrtos Beach; breathtaking Santorini; Icaria; Athens and Thessaloniki.
In resort news, Taos Ski Valley has hired VacationRoost to enlighten and empower their reservation services by updating and integrating their systems to provide customers with better support and more options. The platform will help travelers better plan where they stay, their airline accommodations, and help with their rentals and etc., according to the news.
If you’ve ever wondered how travel companies like Thomas Cook got so prominent, last weeks 170th anniversary of their founders holidays should be a clue. Thomas Cook’s first hosted tour, a train ride with 500 demonstrators back in 1841, launched maybe the world’s most respected holiday travel company.
Travelocity announced the four grand prize winners for their recent Travel for Good® program. Over the last six months Travelocity has been looking for stories of inspiration from volunteers around the world. The four winners will each receive a $5,000 grant for a so called “volunteer vacation” – where they can offer their services in some corner of the world.
Club Med, the big Daddy of all inclusive vacationing, just announced the return of their popular WOW Sale. This season all inclusive seven night escapes start as low as $899 per person. And for the first time ever guests can book ahead into October 2012.