Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Perfect Places Vacation Rentals announced “Plan with Friends,” new website feature that allows travelers to save their favorite vacation rentals from any website to a personal favorites list and then share and discuss their list with friends and family.
"This exciting new feature gives travelers an easy way to gather their top vacation rental choices into one list, which can then be shared,” said Rick Haggart, President of Perfect Places. “Travelers can track questions and comments, and sharing can be done in a few clicks via email or through Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.”
Haggart said Plan with Friends solves the problem of how to organize a variety of vacation rentals found on several different sites.
"People who stay in vacation rentals tend to travel with groups or a larger number of people, and they typically research many different options during the planning stage," Haggart said. “Plan with Friends simplifies the coordination of choosing a vacation rental and other related travel plans.” Haggart said that instead of back and forth emails or phone calls, now travelers have one spot everyone can go to and be a part of the discussion and decision. “Friends and family can leave comments and notes as they finalize their decision on the vacation rental that will best suit their needs.”
Haggart described the process as very simple: Travelers can either start by logging into an existing account, creating a new account, or just start by searching for vacation rentals and log in when they’re ready. Then, once travelers choose properties, they can create favorite “short lists,” which they can share and discuss with friends and family. Once everyone's decided, travelers can complete the booking.
Travelers can create a free account using their email address or login from Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Yahoo!, LinkedIn, AOL, Flickr, Blogger, WordPress, OpenID, VeriSign, PayPal.
Haggart said Plan with Friends is the next step in Perfect Places’ ongoing efforts to ensure the best vacation rental experience.
"We believe PerfectPlaces.com already offers the simplest vacation rental booking process by providing over 44,000 properties for secure online booking using a credit card,” Haggart said “Plan with Friends makes vacation rental group travel planning even easier, which will lead to a better vacation experience overall.”
Plan with Friends beta launched November 19 and has already seen users planning their trips. Haggart said he's excited at the prospect of having social sharing right on PerfectPlaces.com.
"People don't have to just save Perfect Places properties," Haggart said. "If they find a property on another website, we want them to save it to their favorites on PerfectPlaces.com. The goal is to make vacation rental planning easier for the customer."
About Perfect Places: Perfect Places offers over 60,000 vacation rental properties in more than 80 countries. Perfect Places operates a portfolio of vacation rental websites including PerfectPlaces.com, forGetaway.com, LakeRentals.com, CoastRentals.com, MountainSkiRentals.com] and RentJillsHouse.com. Since 1996, Perfect Places has been a leading source for travelers looking for vacation rentals. Travelers can search for short-term rentals at Perfect Places websites for free. They'll find a wide assortment to choose from, including homes, condos, villas, cabins, bed and breakfasts and more.