SOURCE: Escapia

October 16, 2008 06:00 ET

Escapia Triples Vacation Rental Software Sales; Third Quarter Continues a Year of Record Results

Innovative New Features Establish EscapiaONE as the Leading Web-Based Software Platform for Vacation Rental Managers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 16, 2008) - Escapia, Inc. (www.escapia.com), the #1 provider of web hosted management and marketing solutions for vacation rental managers, announced another period of record results for the third quarter of 2008 with sales more than tripling over the same period of 2007.

Every quarter of 2008 has seen Escapia's sales double or triple over 2007 with year to date sales more than three times as high as they were through the third quarter of last year. "With each passing month, more vacation rental managers discover the advantages of using the industry's most advanced management and marketing software solution," said Bill Furlong, Escapia's CEO. "There's never been a more critical time for vacation rental agencies to manage their businesses more efficiently and go the extra mile to get more bookings. Escapia makes both possible."

The third quarter also continued the significant innovation and enhancement to the EscapiaONE platform during 2008 with the release of Escapia IntelliRate™ advanced rate management. Escapia IntelliRate provides powerful and sophisticated rate management previously available only to major hotels, while dramatically reducing the time it takes to configure and manage rates for vacation rental agencies. As a fully integrated web hosted solution, rates developed using Escapia IntelliRate can be easily managed from one place and displayed across an agency's own web site and online distribution.

"Vacation rental managers are increasingly recognizing that EscapiaONE is the most powerful and effective solution available for managing and marketing their vacation rental agencies. With hundreds of managers using it to run their businesses every day, EscapiaONE has become the most widely used web-based management and marketing solution for vacation rental managers," said 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.

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Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Kristine Lande
    Escapia, Inc.
    Ph. 206-832-0241
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