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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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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 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