Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Perfect Places, Inc. today announced it has completed a significant feature and technology upgrade to its flagship vacation rental website, PerfectPlaces.com. PerfectPlaces.com includes over 56,000 property listings in 78 countries. The upgrade includes improvements to the online booking capability which is available for over 42,000 of the properties. The upgrade also provides improved search capabilities, simplified site navigation, and improved access to special offers and featured listings. The upgrade completes the migration of the PerfectPlaces.com website onto the same technical platform as the vacation rentals websites Perfect Places purchased from The Weather Channel Interactive in 2010. In addition to PerfectPlaces.com, the Perfect Places Vacation Rental Network portfolio includes forGetaway.com, LakeRentals.com, CoastRentals.com and MountainSkiRentals.com.
“We are very excited to have completed this upgrade and to continue to provide visitors to PerfectPlaces.com industry leading features and the best user experience. We feel it was important that PerfectPlaces.com retain its mix of professionally managed and by owner properties while improving key features to make the site easier to use. Our leading online booking capability, which allows travelers to securely book directly with the property managers using a credit card, has been improved in both speed and usability,” said Rick Haggart, founder and president of Perfect Places.
The Perfect Places portfolio of sites offers travelers different channels which meet the needs of their desired vacation. LakeRentals.com, CoastRentals.com and MountainSkiRentals.com are focused on providing destination information and options for lake, beach and ocean, and mountain and ski vacations, respectively. Each of these niche sites organizes properties around a destination area or attraction to make it easier for travelers to find the ideal location and property for their trip. PerfectPlaces.com and forGetway.com provide more traditional city and town organization of properties in order to offer a very large and diverse selection of properties worldwide. Each channel offers a mix of professionally managed and owner managed properties and advanced search and online booking capabilities.
“Vacation rental managers and owners have historically had a great product with a very high rate of repeat customers. Over the last several years the vacation rental industry has transformed itself through the use of leading Internet technology which has brought vacation rentals into the mainstream travel market. Perfect Places is proud to be among the leaders in implementing this technology and empowering travelers to efficiently find and book properties all over the world. Once travelers experience to the variety, features, amenities, pricing and cost-effectiveness of vacation rentals, coupled with the new tools available to easily find and book properties, they understand what a great option vacation rentals provide to hotels. These travelers frequently become evangelists and spread the word to friends and family which expands the industry in the best possible way,” noted Haggart.
About Perfect Places, Inc.
Perfect Places is a leading vacation rental website offering over 56,000 properties worldwide and receiving millions of annual visitors. Launched in 1996, Perfect Places is at the forefront of offering online booking for vacation rentals. PerfectPlaces.com is owned by Perfect Places, Inc., a Mountain View, California-based, privately held company.