SOURCE: Escapia

April 30, 2008 06:00 ET

Escapia Delivers Record Breaking First Quarter Results

New Website Shows Why Vacation Rental Managers Have Made Escapia the Industry's #1 Web Hosted Platform

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Escapia, Inc., the #1 provider of online management and marketing solutions for vacation rentals, announced record breaking results for the first quarter of 2008, surpassing all records set in 2007.

Escapia software sales had a record-setting quarter with more vacation rental managers adopting the Escapia web hosted platform during the first quarter of 2008 than in all of 2007. The first quarter results also demonstrated the strength of Escapia's consumer marketing business. Online bookings on Escapia's booking network, EscapiaNET, grew at a monthly rate of over 70% the first quarter of 2008. And traffic on ClearStay.com, Escapia's consumer vacation rental site, has surged ahead by more than 85% per month during the same period. "Escapia had outstanding results across all areas of our vacation rental products and services," commented Bill Furlong, CEO of Escapia. "Surging sales extended our lead as the number one software platform used by vacation rental managers to market and manage their businesses. And our consumer site's tremendous rise in traffic shows that travelers are also discovering that ClearStay.com (www.clearstay.com) offers the best booking experience available for renting a vacation home."

Escapia also recently launched a new website (www.escapia.com) offering a wealth of information on how the company's software solutions help vacation rental managers achieve greater success managing and marketing their businesses. Included on the new Escapia.com is a rich video overview of Escapia's products. "The new video offers a glimpse of the strength of Escapia's products and services, and how we can help vacation rental managers generate more bookings while simplifying their business management," says John Suzuki, Escapia's Vice President of Sales.

About Escapia

Escapia, Inc., founded in 2000, is leading the Internet revolution in the $18 billion vacation rental industry with a comprehensive Internet business platform and a breakthrough consumer booking service. Escapia 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. EscapiaONE is a comprehensive platform for vacation rental companies embracing the Internet future of the industry. EscapiaNET is the leading online distribution network for professional vacation rental managers. ClearStay.com is the premier online vacation rental site helping consumers book lodging with vacation rental managers. Seattle-based Escapia can be reached at 1-800-ESCAPIA, info@escapia.com or via the web at www.escapia.com.

Escapia, EscapiaONE, EscapiaNET, ClearStay.com, the Escapia logo and the ClearStay.com logo are trademarks of Escapia, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kristine Lande
    Escapia, Inc.
    206-832-0241
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