Visual Data Systems Brings Professionally Managed Vacation Rentals To Mobile Devices

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First round of Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Websites launched and producing immediate results for clients. The Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website Solution was designed and built by Visual Data Systems to help its clients in the vacation rental industry take advantage of the over 29 million Americans that currently use smart phones such as the iPhone to access the internet.

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Even after a few short weeks, we know that our Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website was a great investment for our clients and homeowners. It provides easy access to our inventory including real-time availability; local attractions; directions and the ability...

Visual Data Systems, the leading independent provider of website design; software integration; online marketing including search engine promotion; managed email marketing and consultation for the vacation rental industry, has announced the successful launch of their first wave of Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Websites for clients in the vacation rental industry.

The Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website Solution was designed and built by Visual Data Systems to help its clients in the vacation rental industry take advantage of the over 29 million Americans that currently use smart phones such as the iPhone to access the internet. With that number expected to grow to over 50 million people by 2011, the Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website will help build customer and homeowner loyalty for client’s by providing a real-time connection to their property and availability data that can be accessed by guests, prospects and staff from anywhere. By embracing mobile web users and providing them with the tools they need to book and plan their next vacation, vacation rental companies will see an increase in rentals and customer satisfaction.

Clients involved in the first round of mobile website launches include:

  • Dunes Realty– Garden City, South Carolina
  • Sunset Properties – Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

                     § Sunset Beach Rentals
                     § Ocean Isle Beach Rentals

Ryan Swaim, General Manager of Dunes Realty, had this to say about their new Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website, “Even after a few short weeks, we know that our Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Website was a great investment for our clients and homeowners. It provides easy access to our inventory including real-time availability; local attractions; directions and the ability to call our office with a touch. We took our first reservation request the day the site went live and have continued since that time to receive calls and requests from the mobile site.”

Thanks to the success of the initial Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Websites, Visual Data Systems is now preparing to launch sites for clients located in such varied areas as North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Galveston, Texas; and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

The Away Wee Go! ™ Mobile Website will provide powerful but practical solutions that while being optimized for the iPhone will work on the most popular platforms for mobile web browsing. Visitors to the mobile website will be able to:

  • Access Real-time availability with the state of the art Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Search.

         - Search properties by availability.

  • Places properties in a Shopping Cart and send links to family and friends through Visual Data Systems’ Email-A-Friend technology.

         - Search for specific properties through an alphabetic or unit number search.
         - Access property detail pages.
         - Have the ability to make a ‘Reservation Request’ for specific properties through the mobile website.

  • Opt in to email marketing or request more information through the Smart Capture by Visual Data Systems.
  • Have quick and easy access to company contacts with one touch calling/emailing.
  • Get directions to the client’s office or check-in facility from the road.
  • Utilize a concierge list of key partners/vendors/area attractions that keeps the client’s branding in front of in-house guests.
  • Make maintenance requests directly from the vacationer’s phone.

The Away Wee Go!™ Mobile Search technology will work in conjunction with client’s fully integrated custom websites. Visual Data Systems is the leading independent integrator of data from the leading rental management software firms including: Barefoot Software; Escapia and the complete line of Instant Software products that use ISILink including: First Resort; Entech; PropertyPlus and V12.NET. For those clients who do not have a fully integrated website other mobile website options will be available.

“From our inception over 15 years ago, we have always prided ourselves on being the leading innovator in the realm of website design, technology and online marketing for the vacation rental industry and the Away Wee Go!™ product by Visual Data Systems is another example of our innovation. As our clients face increased competition – they must stay ahead of the technology curve and we are glad to partner with them in this endeavor. We believe that the mobility of the web is the next great trend in online marketing and we intend to help our clients be leaders not followers,” stated Paul Herman, CEO & Founder of Visual Data Systems.

About Visual Data Systems
Visual Data Systems, based in Columbia, Maryland is the leading independent supplier of website design and software integration, managed email marketing, search engine promotion, online surveys, online marketing tools, and consultation for the vacation rental industry. Founded in 1993, Visual Data Systems has clients throughout North and Central America and the Caribbean and was a pioneer in bringing real-time online bookings to the vacation rental industry. Visual Data Systems supplies clients across all industries (non-profit; ecommerce; real estate; healthcare) with a variety of innovative products that lead them to online marketing success. For more information, please go to http://www.VisualDataSystems.com or call 410-964-8665.

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