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Los Angeles is a major tourist destination for the State of California. People choose to visit Los Angeles for its vibrant culture, often choosing to stay in vacation rental homes for a uniquely authentic LA experience. In addition to providing lodging options for travelers, vacation rentals generate extra income for homeowners and families, improve neighborhoods, support local jobs, and spread tourism dollars across the city.

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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 LOS ANGELES VACATION RENTALS

SUPPORTING GOOD JOBS


Vacation rentals in Los Angeles supported over 17,000 jobs in 2019, including cleaning services, landscapers, contractors, and the local retail stores and restaurants that benefit from vacation rentals.

ALLOWING LOCALS TO EARN EXTRA INCOME


93% of vacation rental owners and managers are residents of Los Angeles. 89% of vacation rental owners in Los Angeles own 1-3 properties. By renting these properties to travelers, these local residents earn extra income to cover their mortgage, pay for their child's education, and save for retirement.

DRIVING ECONOMIC BENEFITS


In 2019, vacation rentals in Los Angeles generated $1.9 billion in economic activity.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES


In 2019, visitors who stayed in vacation rentals spent over $600million on local transportation, food, beverage, and entertainment.

WHAT LOCALS ARE SAYING ABOUT VACATION RENTALS

“I was in my late fifties when I lost my job in the economic crash of 2008. Being able to vacation rent my property saved me financially from inevitable bankruptcy and foreclosure.”


LA Vacation Rental Owner

“The funds generated from the venture has allowed me to continue to make improvements to a property that was previously an eyesore on the street and a magnet for trash to be abandoned on the property. My neighbors love what I have done for the beautification of the street.”


LA Vacation Rental Owner

“We employ a crew of house cleaners, gardeners, and various handymen who benefit from our rental, supporting the local economy.”


LA Vacation Rental Owner