Rings in the Holiday Season with New Gift Cards

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A trip is one of the few gifts that will always be new and different to all your friends., the premier online vacation rental marketplace nationwide, has now made the perfect gift available for the holiday season: the gift of travel. Visitors to the website can now purchase gift cards for as little as $20 for the upcoming holiday season. The co-founders, CEO Avisha Khubani and VP of Product Development Shamoon Siddiqui announced the launch of gift cards at the Hoboken Tech Meetup, held at Steven’s Institute of Technology on Monday Night, September 27th 2010. To kick off the launch, the founders gave away their first $500 gift card to member of the audience.

“People are always looking for unique gifts. What do you give someone who already has all the great stuff they want?” asks, Avisha Khubani. “How about a gift that’s guaranteed to be unique? A trip is one of the few gifts that will always be new and different to all your friends. It’s the one gift that you can give for every occasion that never gets old.”

The gift cards allows the gift giver to send a gift card with a fixed amount of credit. The receiver can then use this credit towards their next vacation rental stay. Luckily, has left a lot of options open. Gift card receivers can use any portion of their card at any time. This means one can use $40 for one stay, $90 for another stay and $120 for another stay. It depends on you. In addition, the gift giver can choose any whole dollar amount they like. has taken a simple idea to another level. The idea of vacation rentals is not new. Property owners with a second home, or vacation home, want to rent out their property when they themselves are not using it. Vacationers want an inexpensive alternative to overpriced hotels when they are travelling. brings these two together in the simplest and most user-friendly way possible by providing a marketplace where vacationers can connect to hosts in a few easy clicks. “We have listings in New York, Miami, San Diego and all the major cities in the US,” explains co-founder Shamoon Siddiqui.

In tough economic times, people are shortening vacations, putting them off or cancelling them altogether. As a friend, you may want to help out friends and family but don’t know how to do it in the most sensitive way. No one wants to hand another person cash or a check so they can go on vacation. A vacation gift card is the answer. With gift cards you can give someone the vacation they deserve but can’t manage on their own.

Advantages of a Holiday Gift Card:

  • Give an original gift
  • Gift Card is delivered to your friends’ e-mail
  • Easy-to-use step-by-step setup process if you don’t already have an account with
  • No wrong sizes, colors or styles -- one trip fits all
  • A gift that won’t create clutter
  • A gift that will always be appreciated

For additional information on gift cards at, go to

About Launched in July 2010, is vacation rental marketplace that brings together hosts and guests to connect safely. Guests can choose from a wide variety of different houses, homes and condos across the United States to fit their vacation needs.


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