Vrbo checks tenants to solve a big problem

Before the Internet, booking a place to stay for your vacation did not offer the large number of options we have today. The most common place to stay was a hotel or resort, often booked through a travel agency. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Internet was born and early pioneers found ways to apply this global clearinghouse to virtually any business in the world, including travel.

Expedia Group (EXPE) – Get a free report Home and resort rental service Vrbo was one of those pioneering early companies. “Vacation Rental by Owner”, as it was originally called, started in 1995 as a website for owners and vacation rental properties to advertise their listings. Between then and now, the company came under the management of the Expedia Group and has since become its leading global alternative accommodation brand.

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