HomeAway’s out, Vrbo is in


AUSTIN (ABJ) — The longtime Austin tech brand HomeAway — one of the city’s few homegrown global giants — is being phased out.

Bellevue, Washington-based Expedia Group Inc. announced May 2 that it is going with the Colorado-born Vrbo brand as its primary short-term-rental brand. That means a new 16-story tower in North Austin will be the new headquarters of Vrbo, rather than HomeAway.

The HomeAway.com website will remain active for the foreseeable future, according to a spokesperson, but Vrbo will be the go-to name for marketing and branding purposes.

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