Should you book your vacation rental through a third-party site?

If you’re like most travelers, you book your vacation rental online through a third-party website.

Should you book your vacation rental through a third-party site?

If you’re like most travelers, you book your vacation rental online through a third-party website. From Start-up to Global Tech Success

THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW TWO AMBITIOUS PEOPLE—a kid from Brooklyn who went to Boston University and one from San Francisco who went to UC Berkeley—came up with a business model, raised a small round of funding, changed the business model, worked around the clock, and ended up building a global e-commerce company.

Vacation Rental Trends and Top Destinations in 2018

Vacation rental booking site released its 2017 Vacation Rental Trends Report, which included predictions for the vacation rental market in the coming year—and the overarching trend is that more people are searching and booking vacation homes.

Three ways to save money on your vacation lodgings. In fact, how does free sound?

Here are three sites/tools to help you sleep cheaper in 2018. One tool unearths better hotel rates. The second lassos vacation rentals, and the third helps animal lovers stay for free.

Pivot or Die: How One Travel Company Finally Hit Its Stride

When's customer base wasn't interested in buying what it planned to sell, the company had to find a new model -- and let go of the past.

50 clever ways to trim Thanksgiving travel costs

Opt for a budget-friendly vacation rental (slide 32).

​How traveling can make you a better CEO

"Becoming an entrepreneur is like taking a gigantic, flying leap out of your comfort zone and into the vast unknown. Travel, too, mandates that you quite literally step outside your comfort zone. Here are some of the skills Tripping CEO Jen O'Neal has learned on the road that she leverages daily in her life as a startup founder."

New Ways to Find and Book the Perfect Vacation Rental is an example of a rental-search engine. With more than 10 million properties, it bills itself as the largest search engine for rentals and has properties from rental sites, including HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor and That can make property comparison easier than jumping between rental sites.

10 Hosting Options Beyond Airbnb

This service boasts that it offers the world’s largest search engine for short-term rentals and vacation homes, because it allows travelers to compare accommodations available across some of the world’s top rental sites, such as HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, HouseTrip, Interhome, Roomorama and Booking.

9 April Fool's Prank Products We Really, Really Wish Were for Real

Does President Donald Trump really need the whole White House? What better way to make up some of the shortfall than by renting an unused room or two via the vacation rental site Tripping? Wouldn't that make your next business trip to DC more fun?

The Other Airbnbs: Alternative Home-Sharing Rentals

“We find most travelers visit five sites before they book,” said Jeff Manheimer, a founder and the chief operating officer for Its listings include regional and small networks besides the bigger services like VRBO. “A transaction that was offline is increasingly coming online,” he said.

Instant meta booking milestone – Tripping hits 3M rentals

But whilst TripAdvisor has seen that the process has not been as smooth as perhaps first anticipated, at least from a financial perspective, Tripping has now reached the heady milestone of a massive three million vacation rental properties now available for instant booking on its site.

Want to Raise Funding? This Startup Can Show You How (and More Importantly, Where)

Jen O'Neal is the CEO of, a company she founded with COO Jeff Manheimer that is currently the world's largest search engine for vacation rentals with over 10 million property listings (that's four to five times more listings than Airbnb.)

S.F. vacation rental booking startup raises $35M

In the last year, the company doubled its property listings to 10 million – five times that of Airbnb – making it the world's largest search engine for vacation homes and short-term rentals. The company is on track to generate over $500 million in gross bookings this year, a 600 percent increase over 2015. Rides Homesharing Wave to Raise Funds, Add Bookings

Homesharing website has raised $35 million in new funding, trying to capitalize on the popularity of travelers choosing to stay in private homes rather than hotels.

3 Tips for Planning a Winter Getaway

But now, you can search over 8 million properties in one click with This search engine scouts for rental property across all the top sites such as TripAdvisor, VRBO and

Gilmore Girls Road Trip

The travel specialists from the online portal GetYourGuide and from have put together the most important stops of the seven seasons for the journey.

Christmas Markets on Islands

Search engine shows some of the most extraordinary Christmas markets on islands worldwide to inspire you this holiday.

Post-Trump Election Travel Statistics

"Many people make jokes about leaving the country. Now, our data shows that Americans are currently looking for longer stays in Canada and Mexico, "said Jen O'Neal, founder of

8 Top Travel Sites You Might Not Use (But Should Be)

Finding a vacation rental has historically been a trying and time-consuming task, requiring visits to multiple sites, calls to local property management companies, back-and-forth conversations with property owners… And all you wanted to do was find a great place to spend some time away. That’s where comes in.

The Less Visited Islands in Archipelagos

According to the experts of, the countless coconut palms of the Kapuaiwa Coconut Grove and the Papohaku, also known as the "three-mile beach", are also worth visiting. It is one of the largest white sand beaches on the eight islands.

Trump and Merkel Want to Holiday Together

The search engine for vacation rentals,, wanted to know from the Germans with what personality Donald Trump should relax with for a few days in a vacation house. The surprising answer of the representative survey: Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel would be the candidate of the Germans.

Overnight in the Region for Oktoberfest

Free accommodation for Oktoberfest is rare and expensive- the vacation rental search engine examined the prices in and around Munich

Going International Without Destroying Your Business

“You want your product to be a cultural fit,” said Jen O’Neal, who is the CEO of (the company is the world’s largest vacation rental search engine with more than 8 million listings). “Cultural tastes can vary dramatically across borders. For instance, we launched in Germany specifically because German people have a long history of staying in vacation rentals both within the country and throughout Europe.”

Rain Threatens to Soak Labor Day Weekend on the Strand

As of Monday,, a leading vacation rental website, said there were more than 1,400 vacation rental properties available this weekend, with the most affordable rate being $60 per night. Jen O’Neal, CEO of, said the availability of rooms ranged from affordable apartments to a three bedroom oceanfront condo for $426 per night.