FORGETAWAY.COM AND RENTJILLSHOUSE.COM MERGE
March 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsATLANTA–The Weather Channel Companies today announced that forGetaway.com, the online vacation rental network that launched last year, has merged withRentJillsHouse.com to create one of the leading vacation rental websites available today. All vacation rental listings available on RentJillsHouse.com, which was owned by Dominion Enterprises (formerly Trader Publishing Company), are now also featured on forGetaway.com. Both The Weather Channel Companies and Dominion Enterprises are owned by Landmark Communications, Inc.
Consumers to Benefit from Broad Assortment of Listings
Today’s announcement will give vacation seekers access to one of the most comprehensive listings of vacation rental properties in the United States and abroad. With available homes and condo locations ranging from popular beach destinations such as Florida, the Alabama coast and the Carolinas, to international locales including Italy, Mexico and the Caribbean, vacation planners can now easily search from more than 20,000 detailed property listings at forGetaway.com. The site provides vacation seekers intuitive navigation tools to help them find the perfect vacation getaway, while also making it simple for vacation owners to list their properties and connect with potential renters.
“By integrating the inventory of RentJillsHouse.com with the current property listings and dynamic vacation planning tools available on forGetaway.com, we can offer a great solution for vacationers as well as property owners and management companies,” said Chuck Herring, general manager/vice president vacation rentals by The Weather Channel.”
The vacation rental inventories currently listed on RentJillsHouse.com have already been migrated to forGetaway.com, providing owners/managers with significant, additional exposure, helping to drive traffic, inquiries and online bookings. This can be attributed to forGetaway.com being hosted and actively promoted through weather.com, one of the most popular destinations on the web.
forGetaway.com now offers access to thousands of vacation rental homes in the world’s top travel destinations, including Italy, St. Barts, Lake Tahoe, the North Carolina Outer Banks, Orlando and the Florida Panhandle. The site offers something for everyone with a comprehensive list of vacation homes in varying regions, climates and price ranges that are presented in a clean design with smart functionality. forGetaway.com provides detailed information on each vacation home, including a detailed description of the property, photographs, rates, features and amenities, nearby activities, availability calendar, unique rental policies and a local weather snapshot.
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forGetaway.com is one of the most dynamic vacation rental sites on the Internet, offering immediate access to rental properties worldwide and featuring advanced search capabilities that allow users to search by variables such as price, location, availability and amenities as well as offer vacation property owners access to potential customers. forGetaway.com is a product of The Weather Channel Companies, owned by Landmark Communications, Inc., a Norfolk, VA-based, privately held media company.
About The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel, a 24-hour weather network, is seen in more than 90 million U.S. households. Its Web site, weather.com, reaches more than 30 million unique users per month. Its content is generally ranked within the 15 most popular in the U.S. by Nielsen//Net Ratings. The Weather Channel also operates Weatherscan®, a 24-hour, all-local weather network available in 23 million households; The Weather Channel Radio Network and The Weather Channel Newspaper Services. The Weather Channel is the leading weather information provider for emerging technologies including broadband and interactive television applications, with wireless weather products accessible through high-speed Internet services; mobile phones and personal digital assistants. The Weather Channel is owned by Landmark Communications, Inc., a Norfolk, VA-based, privately held media company.