FlipKey

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FlipKey is an online vacation rental marketplace. In 2015 it lists more than 300,000 properties in 179 countries worldwide. Its headquarters is in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Each rental owner on the FlipKey website is verified by FlipKey staff[1] and the site relies heavily on traveler reviews of rental properties. FlipKey also publishes ratings for travel-related items such as food blogs[2] and in the United States it provides ratings of national historic sites.[3]

History[edit]

FlipKey was founded in 2007 and acquired by leading travel website, TripAdvisor, in 2008.[4][5] FlipKey was recognized by Travel and Leisure as a Top Travel Website[6] in 2008.

At first Flipkey sold subscriptions to homeowners.[7] After 2013, FlipKey changed its sales model, giving property owners the option of paying a percentage commission for each property rented.[8][9]

In 2014, FlipKey began creating virtual tours of cities where the properties it lists are located. The first tour was of Boston.[10]

In 2015, FlipKey updated its technology platform, resulting in complaints from some large property managers that they were being overcharged.[11]

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