HomeToGo has just expanded to the world’s biggest online travel booking market – the United States. The Berlin-based startup will bring vacation seekers 3 million offers in over 200 countries from more than 150 vacation rental Websites!
“This is a very exciting time for HomeToGo,” says CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Patrick Andrä. “The impressive variety in our search results of vacation rentals ranging from charming waterfront cottages to swanky modern city apartments makes it easier to secure vacation home rentals. It is the perfect time to debut this system in the United States,” adds Dr. Andrä.
HomeToGo was founded in 2014 and is operating in many different countries across Europe, namely in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. Lot of site visitors was from US, so the company decided to move to this market as well. Currently served by large home-share companies, the U.S. online vacational rental industry is fragmented with thousands of companies in the U.S. alone. Searching and comparing vacation rentals can be time consuming and confusing due to overlapping inventory and booking fees. The young company announced €6 million investment in Series A funding in July 2015 adding it to the €2 million previously raised from various angel investors previously.
Users of the HomeToGo can find their ideal holiday rental by sorting to their preferred destination, travel dates, budget and amenities with the site’s smart filtering function. There are additional features such as finding pet friendly rentals or holiday homes with a pool. Once interested, users simply click on the property which redirects them to the respective partner’s website to complete the booking process. HomeToGo’s service is free to costumers.