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1011 West Fifth Street

Suite 300

Austin, TX 78703

United States

Phone: 512-684-1100

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HomeAway, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate an online marketplace for the vacation rental industry. The company’s marketplace brings together various travelers seeking vacation rentals online with various property owners and managers of vacation rental properties located in 190 countries worldwide. As of December 31, 2013, it operated its online marketplace through 50 Websites in 21 languages. Its global marketplace included approximately 890,000 paid listings of vacation rentals. The company’s portfolio includes the primary vacation rental Websites, HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.com in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; Stayz.com.au and HomeAway.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. It also owns the Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com. In addition, the company operates BedandBreakfast.com, a global site for finding bed and breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for lodging alternatives to hotels, and HomeAway Software for Professionals at software.HomeAway.com, to offer software solutions to property managers and innkeepers. Products and Services Products and Services for Property Owners and Managers Paid Listings: Subscription-based paid listings are purchased in advance by property owners or managers as a form of advertising to promote their vacation rentals to prospective travelers on one or more of the company’s Websites for one year. On the company’s Websites that offer tiered pricing to its property owners and managers, the company offers five pricing levels – classic, bronze, silver, gold, or platinum. A paid listing includes a set of tools for the property owner or manager, which enables them to manage an availability calendar, reservations, inquiries, and the content of the listing. ReservationManager: ReservationManager is the company’s online payments platform and includes tools and services to help property owners and managers run their vacation rental businesses. ReservationManager enables property owners and managers to respond to and manage inquiries; prepare and send rental quotes and payment invoices; allow travelers to book online, including being able to enter into rental agreements with travelers online; and process online payments through credit card or eCheck. Additionally in various countries, through ReservationManager, property owners and managers could make value-added products, such as property damage protection available to travelers for purchase. Listing Features: Property owners and managers might purchase additional improvements to their listings to increase the marketing exposure of their properties on certain of the company’s Websites, such as: Cross-Sell Listings or Bundles: Property owners and managers could provide their listings on approximately one of the company’s Websites, including Websites in other geographies. Featured Listings, Special Offers, and Deals: Property owners and managers might purchase additional improvements to their listings to increase the marketing exposure of their vacation rentals on various Websites comprising the company’s online marketplace. These optional improvements might include featuring a given vacation rental in the search result pages on its Websites, improving the presentation of their listing in search results on its Websites or promoting special price offers. Luxury Listings: Qualified vacation rental properties with a paid listing on HomeAway.com are displayed on the HomeAway Luxury Website, in addition to the Website from which the listing originated. For property owners and managers with exceptional vacation rental properties and services, as determined by a third party, Luxury Rentals from HomeAway provides an additional marketing channel to access the company’s audience of targeted, experience-focused travelers. Property Management Software: Property managers could use the company’s enterprise and Web-based software solutions to manage their businesses, cus

 

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