Villas.com Launched by Booking.com to Offer Holiday Rental Services

May 12, 2014 - By Jan Rainey

Villas.com is a new booking website for villas, apartments and holiday homes launched by Booking.com, a company owned by Priceline.

Villas.com has more than 150,700 holiday rentals in 24,736 of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Booking.com offer customer services in 41 languages for clients of Villas.com.

The company is reportedly looking to fill the gap between booking a room in a hotel and planning an independent vacation.

“This new site includes lots of original content and more features to help you find the perfect place. Read travel tips from local experts, search vacation rentals by region, and more.” Read a promotional email sent by Booking.com to its customers.

It is worth noting that the domain name of Villas.com was previously sold for 305,000 EUR ($480,000 USD) by Sedo in 2008. The sale was reportedly the eighth largest domain sale of 2008, according to DNJournal.

Booking.com is owned and operated by Priceline. It was established in 1996, and offers accommodation booking. It claims to deal with more than 550,000 room nights reservations per day. The website was acquired by Priceline in 2005. Priceline also owns Agoda.com, Rentalcars.com and Kayak.

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