Left of the Dot Media Announces New RentalHomes.com -- Gives Travelers a Choice in Vacation Rentals

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New web portal lists 210,000 vacation rentals and holiday homes around the world. Company stakes a claim in the inefficient and fragmented $85 billion market.

Our emphasis is in providing the best possible experience to travelers to easily find and communicate with property owners.

Left of the Dot Media Inc. has announced the launch of http://www.RentalHomes.com — a new web service for travelers who are wanting an easy way to find and book vacation homes throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and South East Asia. The website features more than 210,000 vacation rentals, condos, villas, and stand-alone rental homes.

“Unlike many other startups who are quick to pursue online bookings, we recognize that still a vast majority of transactions occur offline in direct owner-to-traveler commerce," says John Lyotier, Brand Manager for RentalHomes.com and CMO for Left of the Dot Media. “Our emphasis is in providing the best possible experience to travelers to easily find and communicate with property owners."

While RentalHomes.com does provide secure online booking capabilities for approximately 20% of the homes listed on the website, and the brand’s partners do provide additional coverage for those who want the trust and security provided by vendor-managed reservations, the site’s focus is on connecting those who are earlier on in their travel research phase.

The market for U.S. Vacation Rentals continues to grow, and according to a report from PhoCusWright, U.S. travelers spent $23 billion on vacation rentals in 2012, accounting for 20% of the U.S. lodging market. The market globally is estimated to be $85 billion but is “Fragmented and inefficient” according to a 2010 study from Radius Global Market Research.

Continues Lyotier, “We believe that the domain RentalHomes.com gives us a unique advantage in the eyes of the consumers who instinctively understand what the website is about: we connect those seeking rental homes at home or abroad, with those who have the inventory. It couldn’t be simpler.

While only launching into private beta in the latter part of 2013, RentalHomes.com already has already distributed more than 35,000 traveler inquiries to property owners around the world. Travelers, partners, and property owners who wish to learn more can visit the company online at http://www.RentalHomes.com.

About Left of the Dot Media

Established in 2010, Left of the Dot Media incubates businesses using the intrinsic power of iconic domain names, proprietary technology, and changing customer habits to create major businesses that have unfair competitive advantages.

For more information visit: http://www.LeftOfTheDot.com.

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