In its second full year of business, leading mobile vacation rental service Dwellable will drive an estimated $10 million in vacation rental bookings to property managers and owners in 2013, the company today announced at the Vacation Rental Managers’ Association (VRMA) annual conference. Additionally, Dwellable launched into Canada in September of this year, and will launch into Europe and beyond in Q4 2013.
Dwellable, which helps savvy travelers use their smart phones and tablets to research and book short term rentals in popular vacation destinations, will drive more than 20,000 inquiries to managers and owners by the end of the calendar year. The company has seen 1,000% growth in mobile-based rental inquiries since 2012.
“Our users are mobile natives, and that’s been our focus from day one,” said Kirby Winfield, Dwellable CEO. “The hotel industry expects 225% growth in mobile online bookings in 2014, and we see the opportunity in vacation rentals expanding in kind.”
The company also announced it has broken the 100,000 property listing mark in the United States, making it one of the largest directly-sourced vacation rental search services in the market. Dwellable works directly with many VRMA members to market customized property listings to its affluent, on-the-go user base.
“Dwellable has emerged as an attractive and viable third option in the vacation listings space, and gives us a strategic edge in mobile,” said Heather Weiermann, Southern California Vacation Rentals President. “Dwellable sends us valuable referrals that turn into material business.”
Dwellable combines big, beautiful property photos with a lack of clutter and intuitive user interface, making the process of discovering vacation rental options simpler, more pleasant and more engaging than it traditionally has been.
“The mobile shift is happening in travel,” said Brian Nowak, Internet Equity Research Analyst at Susquehanna International Group, LLP. “Companies with firm mobile foundations are positioned to take share and disrupt existing desktop travel traffic.”
Dwellable is a mobile-first service. Recent company research showed 75% of Dwellable travelers used mobile devices to plan their vacation rentals in 2013, and 35% used mobile to book a rental.
Dwellable’s mission is to present vacation homes beautifully to everyone, everywhere. We are turning the traveler experience of vacation rental search on its head with big, high-resolution photography, elegant mobile apps, accurate listings, and zero clutter. With more than 100,000 vacation rentals in North America, Dwellable is the top vacation rental app on all major mobile platforms, and has been featured by Apple, Amazon, CNN, Forbes, and Google Play.
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