WIMCO RELEASES THE FIRST VILLA RENTAL MOBILE APP
ALLOWS TRAVELERS TO PLAN LUXURY VILLA VACATIONS ON-THE-GO

Newport, RI - January 2012 - If you want to find the villa that suits your needs best on St. Barts, WIMCO has just made that task much easier. WIMCO, the leading, largest, and longest established private villa company on St Barts has embraced technology’s omnipresence and offers two new takes on vacation planning.

  • For the first time, iPhone users can now download a Wimco Villas app that puts all of Wimco's 1,400 private villas in the Caribbean and Europe at their fingertips.
  • WIMCO has also incorporated QR codes into the pages of their just released 17th edition of the Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy, that when scanned link the reader to a mobile friendly mini-site featuring Wimco’s 250 villas on St Barts. The Vendome Guide is the most comprehensive book on what to see and eat as well as where to stay and play while visiting the glamorous French Caribbean paradise.

WIMCO Villas IPhone App

The WIMCO Villas iphone app, available in the App Store, is the perfect way to plan a luxurious getaway on the go. Combining an easy navigation system with the ability to see prices, availability, pictures and even contact a WIMCO agent, the iPhone app is a one-stop shop for planning the custom tailored villa vacation that you deserve. A few of the app’s features include:

  • Search Function: Users can search by destination, number of bedrooms desired and travel dates. The app returns a list of villas that meet those criteria, that are also available for those dates.
  • Detailed Descriptions: Users can see details about specific villas including pricing, room-by-room amenities, description and location.
  • Favorites: The app allows users to save their favorite villas and access them again quickly through a favorites list. The app even saves the search criteria used to find villas so the user can easily request availability at a later date.
  • Contact Information: Users can click to call WIMCO, or fill out a short inquiry form.

QR Codes in the Vendôme Guide to St. Barthelemy

The Vendôme Guide is best known for the beautiful pictures and information on WIMCO’s 250 villas on St Barts punctuated by the guide’s ‘top 5’ lists that highlight the best places to dine, sunbathe, and enjoy on the island. After opening a free QR reader app, easily downloadable from any mobile App Market, the new QR code feature allows user simply pass the screen over the QR codes in the Vendome Guide and the phone will then display WIMCO pages specifically designed for mobile phones allowing readers to see photos, descriptions, prices and availability for each of Wimco’s 250 villas on St Barts.

About Wimco Villas

Wimco Villas is an award-winning luxury villa rental company, providing access to some of the world's most beautiful and exceptional private villas. In the Caribbean, Wimco represents over 270 villas on St Barts and offers an expansive selection of privately owned villas throughout the region including the US and British Virgin Islands, Turks & Caicos, Anguilla, Barbados, Mustique, Nevis, St Martin, Jamaica and Grand Cayman. In Europe, Wimco represents villas in Italy, the South of France, and Mykonos. In the Americas there are villa rentals on Nantucket, Maui and Oahu, Hawaii, and in Punta Mita and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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, in-villa cooking classes, babysitters, yoga instructors, yacht charters or simply a restaurant reservation. For an insiders view of the island, read their St Barts blog at http://theviewfromstbarts.wordpress.com.

Voted 'Best Presented Villas' by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler. For additional information on Wimco Villas please visit www.wimco.com or call 800-449-1553. For information on Wimcosbh, please visit www.wimco.com/sbh.

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