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The WVR Group is now the largest single owner of vacation rentals sites in the world and now owns the following vacation rentals sites:

A1Vacations  Part of the Homeaway network
Abritel  Large French site
CyberRentals  Part of the Homeaway network German vacation rentals site
Florida Vacations  Florida based vacation rental site
GreatRentals  Part of the Homeaway network
Holiday  Was once the leading UK based site
Homeaway  WVR's Flagship brand
Homelidays  Leading French Holiday Rental site
Ownersdirect  Leading UK based vacation rentals site  Calendaring software
Rent101  Rebranded as Triphomes
Triphomes  Pay for Performance site
Vacation Rentals  Large US based vacation rentals site
VacationVillas  A Homeaway Company
VRBO  Invented the term "Vacation Rental by Owner"


The WVR Group was formed by the merger of five of the leading companies offering vacation rental listings on the Internet. These five companies are :

1. CyberRentals : The very first "vacation rentals by owner" site and still one of the larger players. Cyberrentals went through a rough period after the formation of WVR , losing popularity both with renters and owners.

2. A1Vacations : Also one of the larger vacation rentals by owner sites in it's own right prior to being taken over by the WVR Group, A1Vacations has more than 5,000 listings.

3. GreatRentals : Another successful US based vacation rentals by owner site absorbed by the WVR Group, Greatrentals has more than 10,000 vacation rental homes listed.

4. Holiday : One of the largest and most established holiday rentals sites  in Europe and demonstrating that the WVR Group is not just focused on the US Vacation Rentals market, but also wants to dominate in Europe.

5. Rent101, rebranded as TripHomes, is the WVR Group's "pay for performance" vacation rentals site.

Recently, the WVR Group launched Homeaway, a new brand in the vacation rentals market. It appears that the WVR Group is planning to invest heavily in the Homeaway brand, possibly retiring some of the older brands in the process.

The WVR Group has begun to offer discounted pricing for vacation rentals owners who list their vacation properties on four of the WVR Group vacation rentals sites : Homeaway, Cyberrentals, GreatRentals and A1Vacations. It is clear that the WVR Group intend to leverage their size and scale : what is not yet clear is the extent to which they will be also to be successful in  this regard.

 The WVR Group is a privately-held company based in Austin, TX.





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