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In Texas, the vacation rental market is an economic powerhouse. People choose to visit Texas for its vibrant culture, and visitors choose to stay in vacation rentals for a uniquely authentic Texas experience. Vacation rentals are an important part of the state’s tourism industry – providing flexibility, affordability and options to Texans and visitors alike.

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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 TEXAS VACATION RENTALS

DRIVING ECONOMIC BENEFITS


Vacation rentals have become a central part of the lodging market across Texas, and are now a significant contributor to the state’s economy. In 2018 alone, spending by visitors staying in vacation rentals sustained a total impact of $3.5 billion in economic activity in Texas.

SUPPORTING GOOD JOBS


Vacation rental visitor spending supported more than 35,000 permanent jobs in Texas in 2018.

SPREADING THE BENEFITS OF TOURISM


Vacation rental activity is serving to both expand and compliment the lodging market. As vacation rental revenues climb dramatically, hotel occupancy rates and revenues also continue to increase in the vast majority of local markets in Texas.

WHAT LOCALS ARE SAYING ABOUT VACATION RENTALS

“Short-term rentals encourage entrepreneurship, contribute mightily to local and state tax revenue, support tens of thousands of jobs and drive visitor spending to local small businesses. Vacation rentals are a vibrant and essential part of the Texas landscape."


Joel Rasmussen
President, Austin Rental Alliance