picks Dewey Beach as the first destination for its launch

May 21, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News, a Web 2.0 social marketplace for vacation properties and second homes, has chosen Dewey Beach, Delaware as the first destination for the site's much-anticipated launch. Dewey will be followed by destinations all along the East and West coasts, and spots across the Caribbean.

Asked why she chose Dewey Beach as Viscape's launch pad, Viscape's founder and president, Caroline Allison, said: "Viscape is based in Washington, DC and Dewey Beach is the Washington area's favorite beach getaway. It was a natural choice. Dewey Beach needs to market to the Washington area, and Washington metro residents are receptive to the message. It just made sense to start there."

Viscape makes it possible for travelers to find their perfect vacation property in five minutes or less. Travelers research destinations and compare hundreds of properties, including privately owned properties, based on criteria such as price, location and amenities.

Revolutionary mapping technology pinpoints the exact location on the maps, and Viscape's Web 2.0 capability lets travelers connect with property owners and with other travelers, so that they can learn from the pitfalls others and have a snag-free vacation of their own. The site's innovative trip planning interface lets travelers plan their trips together with their travel mates, so that everyone has a say and everyone is happy.

For realtors and property owners, Viscape provides an incredible opportunity to expose their properties-free of charge-to a global audience. Listing a property only takes a few minutes, and in addition to a description, realtors and property owners can add pictures and videos to showcase their properties.

The brainchild of Caroline Allison, Viscape takes the stress out of finding a vacation home. "Our long-term goal is to maximize people's vacation experiences, but the immediate goal is to provide an easy way to find the perfect vacation property," says Caroline. "By cross-referencing our maps you can create a shortlist of vacation properties within minutes. It's a very powerful way to narrow down your search."

Viscape's launch party is scheduled for Thursday, June 19th in Washington, DC. Stay tuned for party updates, costume contest rules and prizes!