Vrbo distribution FAQ's

Vrvo, HomeAway, Expedia, Hotels.com and other common questions

Are Vrbo and HomeAway the same thing?

Basically, yes. We tend to refer to HomeAway as that is the main brand, however, HomeAway includes a number of other brands:

  1. Vrbo (previously more common in North America but this brand is rolling our globally)
  2. VacationRentals.com (US)
  3. Homelidays (France)
  4. OwnersDirect (UK)
  5. Abritel (France)
  6. Alugue Temporada (Brazil) 
  7. FeWo-direkt (Germany)
  8. Toprural (Spain)
  9. bookaback (New Zealand)
  10. stayz (Australia)
  11. travelmob (Asia Pacific)

How does Expedia fit in?

Vrbo owns all the brands listed above, and Expedia owns Vrbo.

What brands does Expedia own?

Expedia owns the following brands (to name a few):

  1. Expedia
  2. Hotels.com
  3. trivago
  4. Orbitz
  5. travelocity
  6. hotwire
  7. wotif
  8. ebookers

Will my listing be distributed and appear on all Expedia booking sites like Expedia.com, Trivago, , etc?

Short answer

If using Uplisting, most likely yes.

Longer answer:

Typically your listing will be distributed on all the Homeaway brand websites listed above. In addition, as Uplisting is connected to the most recent integration (Price Consistency), your listings are eligible for distribution on all Expedia sites.

How to ensure your listings are distributed on Expedia sites

Enable Instant Booking on your listing(s). Expedia Group travelers expect a simple, quick booking experience, so they require all properties that appear on their sites to be instantly bookable.Enable price consistency in your software. Uplisting is setup to enable price consistency by default.Make sure you're following HomeAway's terms and conditions.

These guidelines are taken from Expedia's own questions and answers.