adds new texting technology adds new texting technology to speed vacation rental process

Two issues have become a prime focus this summer vacation season. Travelers want to stretch their dollars while maximizing convenience, ease and luxury, especially when it comes to accommodations. For this reason, more and more families, friends and groups traveling together are looking to vacation rentals as an optimum choice this year.

Rental properties are more spacious than hotel rooms and can be found in vacation destinations around the world in both urban and rural environments.

Vacation rental websites make finding and connecting with vacation home owners a simple process. The technology is rather sophisticated and new innovations are added regularly. "We've just made contacting a property owner faster than ever by adding SMS delivery," says Rosalind Sedacca, spokesperson for Short Message Service, commonly referred to as text messaging or "texting," is a method by which messages can be sent to a cell phone via another cell phone, a computer connected to the Internet, a regular land line or a hand-held device such as a Blackberry.

"This new service is a big asset to both our vacationers and property owners," says Sedacca, "because it can dramatically reduce reply time as well as eliminate ISP errors."

By encouraging text messaging, homeowner who are not in front of their computers will still receive the message from a prospective renter. Before this new innovation, notes Sedacca, the traveler who did not receive a prompt response might have moved on and booked with someone else. In addition, sometimes an owner's ISP might interpret a rental request as spam and just discard it. The SMS delivery brings the message to their immediate attention.

The website is now designed for owners to set up their cell phone provider's information so they can receive requests immediately. Sedacca says this new service is free of charge for those using

Vacation rental also provides other cost-saving options for travelers. Many appreciate being able to cook some of their meals in a fully functioning kitchen. Others like the on-site entertainment value of dens or media rooms where they can enjoy big-screen TVs, stereo systems, computer games and other electronic toys. Cutting costs on maid service is another plus for the budget-minded traveler.

Travelers wanting to find the vacation home, villa or condominium that best meets their requirements - free of charge - can use the easy-search tool at to enter their destination preferences and details. The Advanced Finder search technology quickly reveals price range, amenities, pet friendly vacation rentals, bed type, pool homes and many other parameters to further define any traveler's vacation rental needs. Another new feature now makes it possible to search for availability dates among the properties. This further simplifies finding the right match from the large database of privately owned vacation rental homes.

The website also features air travel and other discounts to ease the vacation planning process. Sedacca asks, "With so many advantages through vacation home rentals, why spend more and get so much less for this summer's vacation?"

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