5 Tips for Spending the Holidays Abroad


Vacation rental sites like Homestay.com, Couchsurfing.com and Tripping.com allow you to stay with locals, giving you a unique glimpse and elevated understanding of the people and way of life of the place you're visiting.

5 Tips for Spending the Holidays Abroad

Vacation rental sites like Homestay.com, Couchsurfing.com and Tripping.com allow you to stay with locals, giving you a unique glimpse and elevated understanding of the people and way of life of the place you're visiting.

S.F. startups seek to carve a niche in the online travel booking fray

The vacation rental market continues to stay hot, and San Francisco startups are trying to find a niche in the booming sector that is led by Airbnb for short-term rentals and Booking.com, which includes more traditional online hotel booking. One such startup is Tripping.com, a metasearch engine for short-term rentals and hotel booking — meaning that it aggregates vacation rentals from sites like Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO.

Snowbirds Land Most Often in the Sunshine State

The flight of the snowbirds most often ends in Florida, says home rental search engine Tripping.com.

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For vetting options, Bason recommends Tripping.com, which he describes as the Kayak of vacation rentals, thanks to its comprehensive property inventory across Europe and beyond.

Historic Papal Visit May Not Boost New York City Economy As Much as Anticipated

For short-term rentals through sites such as VRBO.com and HomeAway.com, the price of a stay jumped to an average of $378 per night from $262, but only 65% of available properties were booked, according to Tripping.com, a search engine for vacation rentals.

Why Philadelphia May Not Make a Fortune Off of Pope Francis' Visit

More than half of the inventory available through rental services is still available in Philadelphia, said Colin Gardiner, vice president of operations at Tripping.com, a site that aggregates rental listings from places like HomeAway, Booking.com and others.

Labor Day Travel to Involve 35.5M Americans, AAA forecasts

“Among vacation-rental homes, Florida's market is among the nation's most affordable holiday housing options, according to Tripping.com, a vacation-rental search engine. Florida accounts for the six most affordable vacation-rental destinations for the holiday, including Kissimmee, Orlando and Four Corners. Kissimmee's the most affordable, according to Tripping, costing an average room rate of $36.84 for the holiday weekend.”

Port Aransas Named Second Best Beach for Family Vacations

That's why it was recently named the second best beach for family vacations by Tripping.com. Tripping.com is a search engine for vacation rentals and it allows visitors to simultaneously compare rental sites to get the best deal.

This Maine Town of 700 is one of America's Top Labor Day Vacation Spots

Tripping.com boasts more than 5 million vacation rental listings in more than 100,000 locations, calling itself “the world’s largest vacation rental search engine” and saying it’s got “uniquely comprehensive data on what’s hot” among certain vacationers.

Tripping, the Metasearch for Vacation Rentals, Adds On-Site Booking

Tripping says it is the first metasearch for vacation rentals to enable reservations facilitated within its own user interface.

Tripping.com Locates $16m for Alternative Lodgings Search Engine

Tripping.com helps level the playing field for vacation rental providers by presenting programmatically ranked search results to travelers, showing off the best available inventory, no matter how large or small the provider is.

Investors Pour $16m into Tripping, a Vacation Rental Search Engine

Since a year ago, the vacation rental search engine says it has had a 2,918% increase in traffic, saying today that it averages more than 2 million unique monthly visitors now.

Tripping.com Raises $16 Million to be the Kayak for Vacation Rentals

“Historically the way this would work is you’d find a vacation rental online, you’d email the host, and you’d show up with a check in hand,” says Tripping founder and CEO Jen O’Neal. “Now you can do all of that online, but on average a traveler will go to at least five sites to book a vacation home.”

Vacation Home Rentals Site Tripping.com Raises $16m Series B

Founded in 2010, Tripping.com claims to be the world’s largest vacation home rental site and boasts of having over five million listings spanning 100,000 destinations worldwide. Best described as a meta-search engine, the site pulls in listings from partner sites including HomeAway, VRBO, TripAdvisor, Booking.com and dozens more, providing users a single platform to find vacation properties they may wish to rent.

Tripping.com Inks $16mln Series B

San Francisco-based Tripping.com, a search engine for vacation homes and short-term rentals, has secured $16 million in Series B funding. Steadfast Venture Capital led the round with participation from other investors that included Enspire Capital and Azure Capital.

Tripping Books $16m for its Vacation Search Engine

Company founder and CEO Jen O’Neal describes the company as “the first vacation rental search engine” and says Tripping has multiple partnerships with stay-booking websites worldwide, offering everything from budget rentals to luxury mansions.

Ready for Your Vacation Rentals?

Forget the pool; if you don’t have the top three most important amenities, you will be hard pressed to find a guest who will appreciate your offerings. According to tripping.com and other online sources, the number-one most important amenity in a home is wifi internet.

Goodyear Mom Avoids Going Into Debt With Summer Vacation

It's no secret people want to escape the blistering heat for a beach or mountain somewhere. According to Tripping.com, 12 percent said they would stop paying their bills just to get out of town.

Explore the Wide World of NYC Vacation Rentals Beyond AirBnB

Tripping is an aggregator of vacation rentals listed across different sites, meaning that listings on FlipKey, TripAdvisor, Booking.com, Roomorama, HouseTrip and more all show up on the site. Tripping allows users to search listings by way of map, which is helpful for those looking to stay in an immediate area. The stock to choose from is by no means limited: the site has over 11,000 listings in the New York City area.

Homeowners hope to cash in by renting houses to Super Bowl fans

Jen O’Neil, CEO of Tripping.com, which aggregates vacation-rental homes listings from HomeAway, Flipkey and others, is predicting cash bonanzas for locals. [...] “We think it will go to $10,000 a night for a luxury property in Palo Alto or Santa Clara,” she said. “Levi’s Stadium is a new venue, so people are really excited about it.”

Vacation rentals increasingly replacing hotel stays

"When I was growing up, vacation accommodations encompassed a handful of options: a hotel or motel, camping or staying at a friend or relative’s house."

15 Vacation Rentals That Belong on Every Architecture Nerd’s Bucket List

"Sites like Airbnb, One Fine Stay, and Tripping are a particular boon, however, for architecture lovers. [..] These are the vacation rentals all design nerds should know about, from Airstreams to 14th-century villas, from Prairie Style to Midcentury Modernism."

Best Apps and Websites for Travelers

"Rent a Pied-à-terre—or an Island: Airbnb. Runners-up: HomeAway, Tripping, Villas.com"

The Case for Vacation Rental Website Technology

"Jen O’Neal, CEO of Tripping.com, suggests that not only is online booking fundamental but 2015 is the year of real-time, instant bookings for vacation rentals, driven by the increasing competition in the rental market."

13 Women Founded Companies Changing the Way We Travel

"Jen O'Neal co-founded Tripping in 2010 as a social site for travelers. In 2012, they officially pivoted the company and now Tripping has become a leading search engine for vacation rentals. "