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Griswolds Will Star In HomeAway Super Bowl Ads

HomeAway, which operates an international network of Web sites for people who want to rent vacation homes, has signed Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to star in an advertising campaign that will play on the pair's roles in the hit 1983 comedy, "National Lampoon's Vacation," Lori Hawkins reports.

"We intend to have a lot of fun with the ad campaign, highlighting the travel mishaps that follow the Griswold family," says CEO Brian Sharples. "This theme will let us promote the benefits of vacation rentals as an alternative to hotels."

The 30-second spot will air during the Feb. 7 Super Bowl. Sharples says that while the vacation rental market is potentially huge, only 10% of travelers considered it last year. He's betting that awareness -- which in the case of HomeAway has mostly been via word of mouth -- will be boosted by the television campaign.



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