SOURCE: Escapia

November 01, 2006 17:30 ET

Expedia Veteran Joins Escapia as CTO and VP Engineering

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 1, 2006 -- Escapia (, makers of the leading web-based application for managing vacation rentals, today announced that Melissa Yang is joining Escapia as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Previously a Director of Development at Expedia, Ms. Yang will be responsible for Escapia's overall technology strategy including the design and continued development of Escapia's core software platforms, the vacation rental booking networks, and destination web sites.

"We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to the Escapia team," said Bill Furlong, CEO of Escapia. "Melissa's product development expertise as well as tremendous experience in the travel industry will help Escapia build its next generation of products and services. Melissa has incredibly deep experience creating breakthrough internet software, hands-on experience with high performance Internet services, and a rich understanding of both business and technology aspects of software development."

Ms. Yang led a number of critical development initiatives at Expedia over the past five years -- from managing development for Expedia's Classic Vacations, to serving as Director of Development for Expedia's Supply Services Group.

About Escapia

Escapia, Inc., founded in 2000, is leading the internet revolution in the $25 billion vacation rental industry with web-based on-demand software. Escapia software empowers professional vacation rental management companies to reach new customers, manage properties and owner relationships, and perform trust-based accounting, housekeeping, maintenance and other mission critical aspects of their businesses. Escapia Vacation Rental Suite is a comprehensive software suite for vacation rental companies to get more done in their workday. Seattle-based Escapia can be reached at 1-800-ESCAPIA (1-800-372-2742), or via the web at

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