HomeAway Summer Parties Around the Globe

At HomeAway, summertime is synonymous with fun! Many of our employees spent their time enjoying getaways around the world; however, for those still at the office, we also made sure to let the good times roll.

Check out how several of our teams celebrated the season:


In June, the Abritel team, based in Marseille, France took a break from the office and ventured to the Saint Nicolas Fort, a rustic castle by the old port of Marseille, for some fun and games.

They held a pétanque tournament between team members and drank Pastis and rosé while enjoying homemade pizzas! Eventually, a champion was crowned, but fun times were had by all.



In keeping with the competitive spirit, the HomeAway UK employees also opted for a change of scenery, breaking off into teams and heading into the city for a scavenger hunt. The groups followed clues in search of a coveted treasure chest, then celebrated their efforts with an afternoon of drinking, eating and face painting at a restaurant in West London, The Broadway Bar and Grill.



Rio de Janeiro

Always up for a theme party, the team in Brazil channeled their inner farmers and got in the country spirit dressing up in plaid shirts, ripped jeans and straw hats in August.




To beat the Texas heat, the Austin team enlisted the help of local-favorite, Cool Haus, in late August to provide unique combinations of gourmet ice cream sandwiches - everything from coffee-oreo ice cream on a double chocolate cookie to salted caramel ice cream paired with a red velvet cookie - for our 700+ Austin employees.