Florida is a major tourist destination in the United States. Vacation rentals are an important part of the accommodations mix and enable visitors to enjoy a uniquely authentic Florida experience. These vacation rentals — like those available through Vrbo — are supporting local residents, businesses, and the Florida economy.
The town has new regulations for short-term vacation rentals that will require a $150 registration fee and an inspection by building officials.
A Miami-Dade County Court has struck down Miami Beach’s ban on short-term rentals. Judge Michael Hanzman wrote the City’s ordinances “are in jarring conflict with [State law] and are therefore illegal and unenforceable.”
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Last year, 126.1 million people visited Florida, and about 1/3 of them chose to stay in lodging other than a traditional hotel.
Florida’s vacation rental market has a total impact on economic output of $31.1 billion.
Florida’s vacation rental industry supports a total of 322,032 jobs in Florida annually, including those like cleaning services, landscapers, contractors, and the local retail stores and restaurants that benefit from vacation rentals.
61% of Floridians believe local government should not be able to ban homeowners from renting renting out their private property for less than 30 days, and 59% of Floridians believe that vacation rentals are a very important component of Florida's tourism industry.
“As an association we are always looking for new and innovative ways to be all inclusive in this emerging hospitality market and this new initiative is just the start of what’s in store for 2018/2019. Enough can’t be said for our partnership with Expedia Group which has supported our efforts for many years as a trusted partner here in Florida.”