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HawaiiGaga.com Launches Hawaii Vacation Rental Search Engine and Vacation Guide
HawaiiGaga.com Launches Hawaii Vacation Rental Search Engine and Vacation Guide
HawaiiGaga.com is a hawaii vacation rental search engine and vacation guide. The site contains the internet’s most comprehensive directory of Hawaii’s rental listings. HawaiiGaga.com also serves as a community and resource center for vacationers.
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Pretorius & McGrath Ltd. this month announced the opening of HawaiiGaga.com, the world’s first human reviewed search engine designed specifically for Hawaii vacation rentals.  

The site contains the internet’s most comprehensive directory of Hawaii’s rental listings. HawaiiGaga.com also serves as a community and resource center for vacationers - a place where users can share vacation ideas, and most importantly, write rental reviews. HawaiiGaga.com gives people the information they need to plan the perfect holiday and showcases Hawaii’s natural attractions with hundreds of panoramic photos. Interactive maps, guides and discussion forums further aid tourists in discovering the islands.

HawaiiGaga.com finds, organizes, catalogs
Hawaii’s vacation rentals are scattered across thousands of web sites. Most rentals are listed in
more than one location but don’t include a name or unit number making them difficult to
identify. Rentals can also be listed by both agents and owners, often at different price points.
Searching and sifting through all the choices is a time consuming and daunting task for
vacationers. HawaiiGaga.com does this work for vacationers and presents the results in a highly organized way, making the searching process much easier for users. 

“Some tourists are hesitant to stay in vacation rentals even though they provide unique comforts
and cost effectiveness,” believes CEO James Pretorius. “Relative to hotels, the rental industry is
disorganized, inconvenient, and lacks credibility. By acting as the gateway to Hawaii’s vacation
rentals, HawaiiGaga.com addresses all these concerns and is uniquely positioned to act as an
advocate for the industry.”

HawaiiGaga.com features many tools to help people to find rentals that match their
preference.  Some of the site’s bigger attractions are as follows:

Comprehensive. Currently over 6000 Homes, Condos and B&Bs from every corner of the internet are represented.

Powerful search tools. Search by location, price, bedding, luxury, keywords, and even availability.

Sophisticated interactive maps show the state’s best beaches, attractions, and activities. We’ve taken over 10,000 (and counting) candid photos of Hawaii with several hundred currently on display including many panoramas.

Property maps show the exact location of rentals relative to popular attractions.

Guides and articles to assist first time visitors and attract new vacationers to Hawaii.
User reviews of rentals.

Discussion forums housing all manner of Hawaii related topics.

Vacation planning – the site permanently saves a person’s favored properties and activities, and favorites can be shared and emailed.

Search results are presented in a unique style, allowing vacationers to quickly shortlist properties of interest.

HawaiiGaga.com hopes to improve the overall standard of Hawaii’s rental industry by
convincing home owners and agents to improve their web presence. Only 50% of vacation
rentals display availability calendars, while roughly 20% publish fewer than 5 relevant photos.
According to Pretorius, “It’s very inconvenient for a vacation planner to contact an owner for
basic but key information like availability, photos, or an address.” When address information is
available, as is the case for all condos, HawaiiGaga.com’s interactive maps show the location of
properties relative to all Hawaii’s best attractions.

Pretorius & McGrath is a software development company based in Victoria, B.C. Canada.
For more information visit http://www.HawaiiGaga.com

Tags: HawaiiGaga.com, Hawaii, Hawaii vacation rental, Hawaii vacation guide, search engine
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