Vacasa completes direct integration with Google for vacation rental listings
PORTLAND, Ore. — Vacasa, a North American vacation rental management platform, has launched a direct application programming interface (API) integration with Google. Guests are now able to search and book vacation homes managed by Vacasa on Google.
According to a recent study conducted by RBC Capital Markets, approximately 48 percent of travelers opted to stay at a vacation rental in the past 12 months. Given this shift in travel preferences, Google is expanding its offering to provide guests with alternative accommodations to meet the demand. As part of its hotel search function, vacation rentals will now appear in an interactive map where travelers can move throughout the desired region to view what's available.
"Partnering with Google to make the homes we manage available through the search engine is yet another way for us to drive exceptional financial returns for our homeowners," said Eric Breon, founder and CEO of Vacasa, in a statement.
In July, Vacasa signed a definitive agreement to purchase Wyndham Vacation Rentals from Wyndham Destinations. Upon deal close, Vacasa's inventory will increase by 9,000 vacation homes across the U.S. and Canada.
Founded in 2009, Vacasa offers property management and other real estate services directly and through licensed subsidiaries. Vacasa and its subsidiaries manage a growing portfolio of more than 14,000 vacation homes in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America, and Africa.
— The Associated Press
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