Vacation rentals are contributing to their communities in many ways, from supporting the local economy, to providing extra income for residents, to expanding the tourism industry. Learn about the specific ways Vrbo and our vacation rental partners are helping communities grow and thrive.
Vacation rentals provide millions in tax revenue to cities and states each year, through sales, tourist, hotel and occupancy taxes. In some cities like Seattle, Vrbo also collects a fee which goes towards local affordable housing funds.
Vacation rentals provide new opportunities for people to support themselves and their families with extra income. This is critical for those who work part-time, are on fixed incomes, need help paying for their rent or mortgage, affording their children’s education, or saving for retirement.
Vacation rental homeowners hire cleaning services, landscapers, contractors, and others to help maintain their homes. These jobs rely on a steady stream of business, which vacation rentals provide.
Vacation rentals owners take pride in being able to refer their guests to nearby shops and restaurants. Many owners create welcome books with a list of their favorite local stops. Small businesses rely on this foot traffic for a steady stream of new customers throughout the day.