AUSTIN, Texas, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWAY), the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, will host HomeAway® Summit, its third annual educational conference for vacation rental owners and professional managers, at the Austin Convention Center in HomeAway's home city of Austin, Texas on April 20-22, 2012.
HomeAway Co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples and the executive team will be on hand to welcome Summit attendees and usher in three days of informational sessions and instructional workshops on HomeAway products, and panel discussions with industry experts.
Summit offers relevant and engaging information for vacation rental rookies and veterans alike. Topics range from the light-hearted, such as "Outfitting Your Vacation Rental," to in-depth classes on vacation rental insurance, taxes and real estate financing, all with the goal of attendees maximizing their home's potential return on investment. The conference also offers a four hour hands-on workshop on the ever-popular topic of social media, the most prevalent issue on travel industry research firm PhoCusWright's recently released "Hot Topics 2012.""Having attended the first two HomeAway Summits we can say they are educating, energizing and empowering," says HomeAway customer and Community.HomeAway.com blogger Michael Smith. "The insights shared from other owners and industry experts help us prioritize our business initiatives for the year. Every owner and manager should make it a priority to attend, no question." For Summit Agenda visit: http://homeawaysummit.com Register to attend Summit: http://bit.ly/sN4ORA Sponsorship Opportunities: http://community.homeaway.com/docs/DOC-2333 About HomeAway, Inc.HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace of vacation rentals, with sites representing more than 640,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 168 countries. HomeAway® offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, especially more room to relax, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio of websites includes HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; and HomeAway.com.au in Australia. In addition, HomeAway operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels. For more information about HomeAway, please visit www.HomeAway.com. For more information, contact: Adam Annen Public Relations Manager, HomeAway512-505-1548 firstname.lastname@example.org
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