The wordmark developed by Austin-based studio FÖDA is based on Dala Prisma Fat Italic, with a more upright V and r, and a more inclined b and o. The counters have been enlarged, too. Jeff Williams, VP of Design at HomeAway, comments on the inspiration:
We were delighted to discover a pattern in our research that has been prevalent in vacations and travel for decades. Stripes! We found stripes in the clothing we wear on vacation, from board shorts to ski clothes to the classic French breton. Stripes in the destinations we visit, from umbrellas on the beach to log cabins in the mountains. And stripes in the natural landscapes we visit, from geological striations to the crest of a breaking wave.