Holiday rentals website homeaway.com has acquired bedandbreakfast.com - a global website that lists B&Bs for sale as well as holiday deals - along with the publisher of Brazilian vacation rentals website aluguetemporada.com.br.
The terms of the deals were not disclosed. homeaway.com says it plans to operate both bedandbreakfast.com and aluguetemporada.com.br as independent brands.
homeaway.com adds that its acquisition of aluguetemporada.com.br will extend its virtual borders beyond North America and Europe and increase its total vacation rental listings to more than 475,000.
According to homeaway.com, bedandbreakfast.com lists more than 10,000 B&Bs across 100 countries, and aluguetemporada.com.br features more than 12,000 property listings located in Brazil.
As techcrunch.com reports, homeaway.com was valued at US$1.15 billion in 2008, when the company raised a $250 million in capital. It has acquired at least twelve vacation home rental websites including Homelidays, vrbo.com, vacationrentals.com, abritel.fr and ownersdirect.co.uk.
homeaway.com registered a significant gain in the latest Hitwise results for US real estate websites, jumping from 24th to 19th position.