SOURCE: Escapia, Inc.

July 01, 2008 10:12 ET

Escapia Launches the First Fully Integrated Dynamic Pricing Engine for the Vacation Rental Market

Site Offers Last Minute Deals on Vacation Homes for Consumers to Book Online

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Escapia, Inc., the leader in web-based marketing and management solutions for professionally managed vacation rentals, announced the launch of the first ever fully integrated dynamic pricing engine for the vacation rental industry. This breakthrough program provides property managers with a simple but powerful way to promote and book open inventory and allows consumers to take advantage of last minute deals on vacation homes which can be booked online at Escapia's consumer vacation rental web site, www.ClearStay.com.

Vacation Rental Managers: Maximize Booking Revenue

The new dynamic pricing tool is fully integrated into Escapia's leading web hosted software suite, EscapiaONE™. Managers now simply set their discount level based on lead-times once, and EscapiaONE software does the rest. Vacation rental managers providing discounts for last-minute bookings of their homes receive prominent placement on ClearStay.com.

Travelers: Great Deals on Vacation Rentals

With the launch of the new program, ClearStay.com now offers travelers great deals on vacation homes. Vacation homes generally offer consumers tremendous value compared to hotels. Now, consumers booking their vacation homes on ClearStay.com have an opportunity to get an even better deal if they book their trip close to their travel date.

Discounts of up to 30% can now be achieved over and above what is already a tremendous value for vacation accommodations. For example travelers visiting ClearStay.com can book vacation homes in the Colorado Mountains for 30% off, homes and condominiums in Hawaii for 25% off, homes in Oregon for 15% off and beachfront homes in Florida for 25% off of the normal rate.

"We are delighted to offer property managers a way to bring in more revenue and more bookings through our fully integrated dynamic pricing offering. We are also confident consumers will be excited to receive significant savings on their vacation lodging. This is a win-win situation for property managers and consumers, alike," said Escapia and ClearStay CEO Bill Furlong.

The launch of the integrated dynamic pricing engine is just one part of ClearStay.com's commitment to giving consumers an online destination where they can easily find, choose, and book vacation rentals they can trust.

--  All homes on ClearStay.com are managed by professional vacation rental
    managers committed to providing guests with a great vacation.
--  First ever fully integrated dynamic pricing engine which allows
    consumers last minute deals and property managers a way to further monetize
    open inventory
--  Ratings and reviews on thousands of homes let travelers get feedback
    from past guests before they book.
--  Availability calendars on ClearStay.com are automatically updated with
    up-to-the-second accuracy.
--  ClearStay.com gives travelers exact rate quotes on the total cost of
    the rental without calling or sending an email.
--  Online booking on ClearStay.com is reliable, safe, secure and
    available 24 hours a day.
    

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. The company's consumer site, ClearStay.com, is the premier online vacation rental site helping consumers' book lodging with vacation rental managers. 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. Seattle-based Escapia can be reached at 1-800-ESCAPIA, info@escapia.com or via the web at www.escapia.com.

Escapia, EscapiaONE, 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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