Protect Florida Vacation Rentals

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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.

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As travel rebounds, more travelers are choosing to stay at #shorttermrentals. When developing regulations, cities must balance the needs of all stakeholders to promote neighborhood quality and preserve the benefits short-term rentals provide. https://vrboadvocates.com/good-str-policy/

.@Vrbo’s “Only Your People” campaign highlights the benefits of #vacationrentals. “Vrbo has established itself as the travel brand for togetherness and being with the people you love,” and we remain committed to fostering effective policy solutions. https://www.vrbo.com/media-center/press-releases/2022/vrbo-releases-only-your-people-creative-campaign

Balanced #shorttermrental policies help protect local community needs and short-term rental operations. Learn more about how policy solutions customized for different localities can help meet the needs of all stakeholders: https://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article263738833.html

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FACTS ABOUT FLORIDA VACATION RENTALS

PROVIDING OPTIONS FOR TRAVELERS


In 2019, over 130 million people visited Florida, and about 1/3 of them chose to stay in lodging other than a traditional hotel.

DRIVING ECONOMIC BENEFITS


Florida’s vacation rental market has a total impact on economic output of $31.1 billion.

SUPPORTING GOOD JOBS


Florida’s vacation rental industry supports a total of 330,000 jobs in Florida annually, including those like cleaning services, landscapers, contractors, and the local retail stores and restaurants that benefit from vacation rentals.

FLORIDIANS SUPPORT THE RIGHT TO RENT


61% of Floridians believe local government should not be able to ban homeowners from 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.

WHAT LOCALS ARE SAYING ABOUT VACATION RENTALS

“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.”


Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association