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Noted Travel Authority Joins WVR Group.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Christine Karpinski Tapped to Help Shape Industry Change

Vacation rental author and expert Christine Karpinski has joined Austin-based WVR Group (www.wvrgroup.com) as Director, Owner Advocacy, CEO Brian Sharples announced today. The Amazon.com best selling author will leverage the company's leading position in vacation property rentals to shape significant improvements in the industry as well as continue her work as an independent author, speaker and analyst.

"This is a critical time for the vacation home rental industry," says Ms. Karpinski, who cites online vacation rentals as the fastest growing category in travel with vacationers spending more than $47 billion worldwide each year. "Now is the time to improve the online experience for vacation property owners and renters alike and WVR Group is at the forefront of that charge."

"Christine is highly regarded for her work addressing the many issues property owners face," Sharples said. "We're fortunate to have her industry and owner perspective as we continue to grow and work with our owners."

Karpinski, an experienced speaker and author of "How to Rent Vacation Properties by Owner" and "Profit from Your Vacation Home Dream" is looking forward to her new opportunity. "As a part of the largest online vacation rental company, WVR Group allows me an even bigger platform for change and improvement."

Her agreement with WVR Group allows an unprecedented level of professional independence. Not only will Karpinski continue to write guidebooks, produce videos and speak on topics related to vacation rental homes, she retains freedom to examine and promote the entire competitive space.

Karpinski purchased her first vacation home in 1997 and quickly became a powerful voice in support of vacation rental owners. She is a frequent source for local and national media including CNN, CBS Marketwatch Radio, The Chicago Tribune, MSNBC TV, RealtyTimes and The New York Post and owns and enjoys several vacation rental properties with her husband Tom Karpinski and their son Zachary.

Austin, Texas-based WVR Group is the largest international online distribution channel for vacation rental properties whose purpose is to enhance the experience of finding and securing vacation rental properties for consumers. The company is comprised of five of the market's top vacation rental sites including: www.cyberrentals.com, www.greatrentals.com, www.a1vacations.com, www.holiday-rentals.com, and www.rent101.com. On a combined basis, WVR Group serves nearly 20 million travelers per year in the U.S. and Europe and provides more than 55,000 properties available for rent. For more information: www.wvrgroup.com.
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