OEN Member NewsFast-growing Vacasa lands another high-profile partnership (Portland Business Journal)

Homes managed by Portland-based Vacasa will now appear on the travel website Booking.com.

This is the latest integration of Vacasa’s inventory of homes with other marketing platforms. Homes managed by Vacasa also appear on the U.S. sites for HomeAway, VRBO and FlipKey/TripAdvisor.

“We’re always looking for ways to expand our value proposition and better market the homes in our portfolio,” said Vacasa co-founder and CEO Eric Breon in a statement. “Offering an integration with Booking.com, one of the largest accommodations engines in the world, is yet another way for us to ensure that we’re generating maximum occupancy and revenue for homeowners while providing seamless experiences to guests at zero additional cost to our customers.”

Fast-growing Vacasa has more than 5,000 homes within its vacation rental platform across 17 states and 11 countries. The company offers a one-stop service for vacation homeowners to book, market and maintain properties. It maintains and cleans the properties between visits. Vacationers can book through Vacasa’s website or other partners.

For homeowners, the company also dynamically prices so properties can offer the most return.

Vacasa began working with Booking.com in 2015 by integrating its International properties onto the website. Adding thousands of U.S. properties is an extension of that initial partnership, the company said.

The partnership and others like it extend Vacasa’s marketing capabilities. Click through the gallery above to see some of Vacasa’s popular rentals.

Last year, the company raised $40 million from investors. It was the first outside investment for the company since it was founded in 2009. Backers include insurance company Assurant and private equity firm Level Equity. Vacasa has 1,400 total employees, including 400 in Portland.

Booking.com is a travel lodging aggregation site owned by The Priceline Group. It has more than 1.2 million properties listed ranging from high-end hotels to vacation homes.

Source: www.bizjournals.com

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