SOURCE: PickPackGo

January 02, 2008 09:00 ET

PickPackGo Offers Easier and Safer Way to Book Vacation Rental Homes in 2008

Website Showcases Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals and Offers Tips for Securing a Dream Vacation Home in the U.S. and Abroad

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) - Today officially kicks off the 2008 vacation planning season, with January traditionally being the busiest month for booking accommodations. Travelers interested in reserving their dream vacation rental home this year should visit PickPackGo (www.pickpackgo.com), an award-winning website for travelers to easily find, compare and rent vacation homes. The site lets individuals visually search thousands of vacation rentals offered by professional property managers and offers tips about how to secure a dream vacation rental.

More affordable, private and spacious than hotels, vacation rental homes are an ideal alternative for accommodations. For example, a family can book a vacation rental home for nearly $1,000 cheaper a week than a deluxe resort hotel room near Walt Disney World® in Orlando -- kitchen included.

"January 2nd is traditionally the start of our busiest booking month of the year," said Tim Cafferty, president of Outer Banks Blue, a professional property management company in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. "Travelers, especially large parties, need to book sooner rather than later to ensure they get the accommodations and amenities they want."

PickPackGo visually showcases thousands of U.S. and international properties. To save time, the service can narrow options to show only those properties available based on desired travel dates. Travelers can also opt to view properties by price, location, or amenities, such as Internet access, a pool or a fireplace.

To make selecting a vacation property easy, PickPackGo also allows travelers to compare and share their rental picks with friends and family via email. Then, renters simply submit inquiries about individual properties or immediately book an available property directly on PickPackGo's site.

"With PickPackGo, renters can securely reserve a property online that is protected under our PickPackGo Security Blanket guarantee," said Felix Lin, PickPackGo founder and CEO. "Vacation accommodations are handled by a professional property manager, which differentiates our service from 'rent by owner' websites where owners may be thousands of miles away and unable to immediately take care of guests when unforeseen circumstances arise."

For helpful tips about finding and booking your ideal vacation rental for 2008, visit the PickPackGo blog at http://www.pickpackgo.com/blog.

About PickPackGo

PickPackGo is changing the way families vacation by connecting renters with property managers and homeowners to rent vacation homes. PickPackGo is an award-winning online search site dedicated solely to vacation properties. It provides a safe, easy to use and efficient way for travelers to easily find, compare and rent vacation homes. Every rental transaction processed by PickPackGo is protected by the Security Blanket™ Guarantee. PickPackGo is online at http://www.pickpackgo.com and headquartered in San Francisco.

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