Vacation rentals are crucial to the vitality of Hawaii's tourism economy," Expedia, which owns popular vacation rental sites VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) and HomeAway ... is likely to come up before the Honolulu City Council this month.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii legislative committees have passed new versions of bills addressing vacation rentals. Lawmakers have been keen to devise ways to make sure vacation rental operators are paying transient accommodation taxes just like hotels.
HONOLULU — Hawaii ... vacation rentals can operate without a permit. “We’re trying to find some middle ground,” Hunt said. Vacation rental homes tend to incite the most outrage among neighbors, because unlike bed and breakfasts, they have no owner.
Fliers advertising three, 90-minute seminars called "Make Money With Airbnb" recently went out to thousands of Oahu homes ... thousands of Hawaii hotel employees. "When I first moved to Waialua 10 years ago, we didn't see vacation rentals that often.
HONOLULU ... vacation rentals. One of the events held at Marriott's Courtyard Oahu North Shore hotel drew a crowd of protesters from the anti-Airbnb group Friends Against Illegal Rentals and Unite Here Local 5, a union representing thousands of Hawaii.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP ... their non-primary residences as transient vacation rentals. Maui County's website defines a transient vacation rental as any housing unit rented for less than 180 days, in which the owner or manager does not live on the property.