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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In an interview with @phocuswire, @vrbo President Jeff Hurst reflects on the biggest moments of the company and discusses the brand, the future of travel, and how the #shorttermrental industry will look going forward. https://bit.ly/2YMiRqM

"Earlier in 2021, Vrbo outpaced Airbnb in listings growth...Kern said he would continue to support the Vrbo brand." We're proud to be part of the @ExpediaGroup family of brands and look forward to continuing to grow and support our partners! https://bit.ly/3BF4vXp

“It hurts the people who are trying to play by the rules.” @ExpediaGroup's Amanda Pedigo explains how #vacationrental owners & platforms have worked to crack down on illegal operations—and how Honolulu's proposed policy runs counter to the county's goals: https://bit.ly/3lAJN5o

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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