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Vrbo announces 2024 Holiday Homes / VRs of the Year

UK / US: Expedia Group vacation rental brand Vrbo has unveiled both its 2024 Holiday Homes of the Year in the UK, and its 2024 US Vacation Rentals of the Year, featuring the most “remarkable” holiday homes / vacation rentals in both countries.

This year’s Vrbo Holiday Homes of the Year list recognises beach view homes, cottage escapes, modern city stays and historical houses in the UK. Destinations include: Bath; Edinburgh; Dorset; Oxfordshire; Herefordshire; and the Isle of Skye.

The properties also include trending outdoor amenities that are inspiring traveller booking habits in 2024, ranging from fire pits to hot tubs, heated swimming pools, private woodland, grand pianos, Koi ponds and nearby pubs.

Jon Gieselman, president of Expedia Brands, said: “What stands out to me is the range in this year’s Holiday Homes of the Year – there are game rooms for families and private pubs for grown-ups. This year’s list is the best of the best but represents the high caliber of private holiday homes across Vrbo.

Now in its third year, the Holiday Homes of the Year highlight Vrbo’s most popular private holiday homes that represent a variety of popular holiday destinations and price points. The homes are selected from the more than two million properties worldwide on the Vrbo platform, based on criteria which includes:
  • A 4.9 or higher star rating
  • Positive guest reviews
  • Standout amenities and spaces for spending time together with friends and family
  • Premier hosts status

 

Tim Rosolio, VP of partner success, vacation rentals at Vrbo, said: “Vrbo’s Premier hosts go above and beyond to offer exceptional, reliable and relaxing guest experiences and are key to making a traveller’s vacation seamless. With the recent adjustment of our Premier host criteria, we are ensuring that only the best partners receive the badge and are eligible for opportunities like Holiday Homes of the Year.

“We have incredible partners on our platform, and with the Premier host badging, we’re sending a clear and compelling trust signal to travellers about where to find the best, and consistent experiences on Vrbo,” he added.

See the list of the 2024 Holiday Homes of the Year in the UK here.

Simultaneously, Vrbo has unveiled its 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year in the United States, featuring Vrbo’s most popular private vacation rentals in the country and a bonus property in Mexico.

This year’s list recognises waterfront homes, cabin escapes and modern city stays in destinations including: Sedona, Arizona; Austin, Texas; Inlet Beach, Florida; and Blue Ridge, Georgia.

The properties typically feature trending indoor / outdoor amenities such as infinity pools, outdoor sports courts for basketball, tennis and pickleball, game rooms with ping pong, foosball, billiards, air hockey and shuffleboard, indoor gyms, wine caves, vineyards and in-ground trampolines.

US travellers that book on Vrbo have access to the company’s One Key loyalty program, which launched last July in the United States and is due to roll out globally this year. Guests can earn up to two per cent in OneKeyCash [One Key’s rewards currency] on every eligible Vrbo booking that can be used toward future bookings on eligible Vrbo vacation rentals, or on Expedia and Hotels.com.

See the list of the 2024 Vacation Rentals of the Year at this link.

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