Hotels.com Launches VacationSpot.com to Bring Vacation Rentals to the Desktops of Travelers

High-Growth Travel Segment Now Has One Stop Shopping and Booking Online

DALLAS, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — A new website launched today gives travelers an even broader selection of accommodations to choose from when planning their vacations. VacationSpot.com, owned and powered by Hotels.com, is the first website enabling consumers to book instantly thousands of vacation rental properties, including condominiums, suites, villas, and vacation homes, located in the most popular destinations around the globe. In celebration of its launch, VacationSpot.com is giving away 100 weeklong vacation rental stays during its first 100 days.*

VacationSpot.com is the most comprehensive resource for booking vacation rentals on the Internet. The new website features thousands of properties available year-round, including holidays and special event periods, and allows customers to search by both destination and geographic region on a worldwide map. Additionally, customers can call 1-888-290-SPOT (7768) to make a booking or ask questions 24 hours a day/7 days a week. VacationSpot.com also serves as a personal concierge by making suggestions for top vacation rental destinations and properties matched to a customer’s interests and geographic preferences. Types of vacation rentals featured on VacationSpot.com include:

— Condominiums
— Townhomes
— Villas
— Suites and Apartments
— Private Homes

“We live in bigger houses with more beds and bathrooms than ever before, so why should vacationers sacrifice space, privacy and comfort while on vacation,” said Dan Proctor, vice president of vacation rentals at VacationSpot.com. “VacationSpot.com takes the guesswork out of booking a vacation rental by providing detailed descriptions, pictures, quality ratings and even a low price guarantee.”

Vacation rentals provide more space and amenity options to travelers — multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, recreation or family rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, even private pools, hot tubs and outdoor grills. These lodging options give travelers extra flexibility and comfort in a vacation setting. Additionally, vacation rentals can be booked for weeks at a time or even as few as two to three nights.

“The vacation rental business is a $30 billion a year growth industry, and with VacationSpot.com, travelers looking for an alternative to a traditional hotel room can shop and book online from a worldwide selection of properties. The Internet is all about ease and convenience, and now so is planning a vacation rental trip,” added Proctor.

100 Days, 100 Stays

100 lucky people during the first 100 days after the launch of VacationSpot.com will win a weeklong vacation rental. Visitors to VacationSpot.com just simply click on the link to “Win Your Dream Vacation Spot” and follow the instructions from there. *No purchase is necessary to win.

Some of the vacation rental properties available on VacationSpot.com include:

Myrtle Beach, SC: Patricia Grand Resort Hotel, one-bedroom ocean view, from $55.95 per day

Orlando, FL: Florida Team Management, three-bedroom pool home, from $149.95 per day

Honolulu, HI: Harbor Shores Apartment Hotel, two-bedroom, from $114 per day

Park City, UT: Park Plaza, two-bedroom condo, from $163 per day

Key West, FL: Island Hotel and Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast, from $79.99 per day

About VacationSpot.com

VacationSpot.com, powered by Hotels.com, is the most comprehensive resource for booking vacation rentals and bed & breakfasts on the Internet. VacationSpot.com offers thousands of properties in hundreds of destinations. Travelers can book vacation rentals through the website, http://www.vacationspot.com/ , and through live operators available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-888-290-SPOT (7768). Hotels.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI) CST: 2059975-40.

* See VacationSpot.com for more details concerning 100 days Sweepstakes

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