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at the New Vacation Home Expo

Top Villa Industry Experts to Share their "Insider Tips"

Greenwich, CT, February 12, 2008 - The Vacation Home Expo, the travel industry's only consumer Travel Show focused on the villa, vacation home and condominium rental experience, today announced a special panel seminar on the growing trend of luxury villa vacations. The Show, which is being presented by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will be open to consumers, the media, and travel trade on Saturday and Sunday April 12-13, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

The title of the panel session is "How to plan a luxury villa vacation...villa expert "insider tips" and what you need to know". The three industry expert panelists are Tim Warburton, President of WIMCO Villas, a company specializing in luxury villa rentals in St Barts, the Caribbean and Europe at www.wimco.com; Bobby Gibson, CEO of Villas Caribe, and Suzanne Pidduck, President, Rentvillas.com.

For too many years the common perception has been that luxury villa vacations attract only the "rich and famous" and simply represent a dream vacation fantasy for most people. Rick Fisher, President of Vacation Home Expo, is committed to helping dispel this long time myth and misconception, "In reality, a villa, even with multiple bedrooms, is often comparable in price or even less expensive than a traditional hotel room. When you factor in the additional amenities of separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, expansive private balconies, and so much more it's not surprising that villa rentals are becoming more and more the accommodation of choice for many vacationers".

Mr. Eastman, the panel's moderator stated that, "this is one of the few times in the villa vacation industry that we have had an opportunity to share our passion and knowledge directly with the traveling public about one of the fastest growing and most popular accommodation lifestyles. The panelists bring over fifty years of experience in the villa vacation sector. We're excited that we can provide consumers with villa planning tips and recommendations as well as touch on some of the new, hot villa destinations."

The Vacation Home Expo, which is managed by leading events marketing agency MSE Management, will attract over 8,000 attendees from the Greater Atlanta and Southeast region who will have the unique opportunity to meet with the key representatives of over 200 vacation rental specialists from around the world. The Expo will also feature free educational seminars by leading industry experts on popular vacation rental destinations and emerging consumer travel trends including reunion planning, girlfriend getaways, and the Slow Travel vacation lifestyle movement.

For more information about the Vacation Home Expo go to www.vacationhomeexpo.com, email info@vacationhomeexpo.com, or call (203) 622-1710.

About Wimco Villas

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional villas in Italy, the South of France, Morocco, Mykonos, Santorini, Hydra, Rhodes. In the Caribbean Wimco Villas represents over 260 villas on St Barths and offers an expansive selection of villas throughout the region including St Martin, Barbados, Anguilla, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, Mustique, Nevis and the Cayman Islands.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller, Wimco strives to make the best match between our clients and villas. Wimco's reservations agents take annual familiarization trips to our destinations to tour the villas, re-educating themselves on the amenities of each villa and ensuring they meet Wimco standards. As well as providing accommodation and destination information, Wimco Villas can tailor make the villa holidays to suit each client's needs, whether it be arranging for private chefs, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation.

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