Having already buddied up with China’s TuJia and Singapore-based Wego last year, today HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY) has agreed another Asian tie-up - this time with Travelmob. As regular readers will recall, Travelmob is from Singapore and aims to be Asia’s Airbnb.
HomeAway’s Victor Wang - from HQ in Austin, Texas - explains that this is part of the site’s strategy of increasing “the inventory and awareness of vacation rentals in the Asian market.” For holiday-makers, it means that Travelmob’s Asia-Pacific listings will be made available within the HomeAway site.
Travelmob founder Turochas “T” Fuad, who was the managing director of Skype Asia before his new startup venture, said in today’s announcement:
Travelmob is honored to partner with the global leader in vacation rentals. This partnership enables us to significantly expand our global reach and provide our property owners and managers with the opportunity to market their properties to more travelers worldwide. It is also a testament of Travelmob’s mission to enable global travelers to experience Asia Pacific like a local.
Home vacation rentals have been very disruptive in the online travel booking sector, proving to be a huge growth area for companies like HomeAway and Airbnb. The latter has been pushing into Asia as well, especially into Southeast Asia.
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