NEW YORK, June 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today announced that trading of HomeAway (Nasdaq:AWAY), the world's leading online marketplace for vacation rentals, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. HomeAway(R) is listed under the ticker symbol AWAY and is one of the most highly-anticipated IPOs of the summer.
"HomeAway has been exceptionally successful at providing a unique, intuitive platform for travelers and property owners and managers to interact not only in the U.S. but across 145 countries worldwide," said Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group. "We are excited to welcome this forward-thinking, innovative company to The NASDAQ Stock Market and look forward to supporting their journey on our exchange."
HomeAway is an online vacation rental marketplace that connects homeowners and property managers with travelers who seek vacation rentals as an alternative to hotels. Based in Austin, Texas, HomeAway has nearly 560,000 paid vacation rental home listings across the world. Since its founding in 2005, the HomeAway portfolio of websites now includes HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the U.S; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the U.K.; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil and HomeAway.com.au in Australia.
Since its inception, NASDAQ OMX has been the exchange of choice for innovative, industry-leading consumer and technology internet companies like HomeAway. HomeAway joins the ranks of recently-listed NASDAQ companies including Yandex, Zipcar, Qlik Technologies Inc and SMART Technologies Inc.
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