Roomorama.com Announces Industry-Wide Alert System for the Online Short-Term Home Rental Market

Initiative Taps Companies to Share Suspicious User Activity Further Ensuring Security for Hosts and Guests

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A recent report of a home rental site user’s home being compromised by a guest made me want to do more collectively as an industry to make the marketplace safer for everyone,” says Roomorama co-founder, Jia En Teo.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2011

Roomorama – an established leader in online short-term home rentals worldwide – is spearheading an Alert System initiative among its industry peers that will instate reporting suspicious and fraudulent user activity to increase security in the marketplace. Roomorama wants to ensure the community’s safety so they can book home rentals with confidence knowing the industry is working together to protect its hosts and guests alike.

“A recent report of a home rental site user’s home being compromised by a guest made me want to do more collectively as an industry to make the marketplace safer for everyone,” says Roomorama co-founder, Jia En Teo. “As a relatively new industry, it is imperative that we implement and maintain certain security standards across the board.”

The Alert System will establish communication among companies that offer short-term rentals to report suspicious user activity in the hopes to eradicate fraudulent behavior moving forward. It is Roomorama'a wish that this increased transparency will give peace of mind to current users and dispel lingering doubts for future users.

In addition to individual homes, Roomorama has the largest number of managed properties to rent online, securing those with strong reputations to ensure a high quality experience. Roomorama wants to reassure users that security is possible, and it is and will continue to be put into practice.

About Roomorama.com: From luxury villas to trendy lofts, Roomorama caters to savvy travelers and business professionals looking for alternative accommodation to hotels. “Live like a local” and experience a diverse selection over 19,000 properties from individuals, property managers and regional websites in over 350 destinations worldwide from New York to Paris and Buenos Aires to Abu Dhabi.

Users can rent out a room, apartment or house at 100% profitability and worry-free with Roomorama's community and in-house vetted hosts and guests. That's because Roomorama performs an ID check on every guest that books through the site and validates all hosts before they become available online. The Certified Host badge is given to those Hosts with the most positive feedback, helping guests book with confidence. In addition, guests are required to sign a Guest Agreement acknowledging the rental terms to ensure there are no disputes later. Roomorama’s secure payment system ensures guests check in successfully before funds are released to the hosts, and their friendly customer service team is available around the clock.

The "Perks" program offers great deals on services and products worldwide, so renters can experience the best of the best in their adopted neighborhood – at a better rate. For more information please visit, http://www.roomorama.com.

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