Short-Term Rental Site Roomorama Brings Travel Home

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011  |  Updated 2:14 PM EDT
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Short-Term Rental Site Roomorama Brings Travel Home

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Your New York apartment is a big draw to some savvy travelers around the world.

Roomorama, a peer-to-peer short term home rental site, was launched in New York City in 2009 and since then has helped scores of wandering souls, from Singapore to SoHo, find the perfect pied-à-terre.

Roomorama's founders, Jia En Teo and Federico Folcia, say that they now have 30,000 properties across 500 international destinations, catering to a range of budgets and tastes.  The site prides itself on safety for both renter and rentee -- and each property is vetted online before it is listed, A community ranking system and round-the-clock customer service ensures that the transaction goes smoothly for all involved.

Another perk:  In many cities like New York, London and Tokyo, a Roomorama flat is often less expensive than a hotel and offers the convenience of full kitchens and other amenities of home.  

Traveling for business?  The team recently launched a business concierge service and referral program that aims to both identify and maintain a more discerning business clientele.  So going away on long work trips no longer means weeks in a sterile hotel.

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