Is new vacation home tax worth it?

So far, Rhode Island’s plan to collect an extra $7.1 million in annual revenue through new vacation-home rental taxes is falling short of expectations. In the first eight months since collections began, from last July 1 to the end of February 2016, the state has received just $1,563,565 in new rental taxes, according to Neil Read More…

Make sure your vacation home rental isn’t a dud

Renting a vacation home this summer? Before booking online, pick up the phone and call the owner. It isn’t foolproof, but it’s one way to help make sure a rental isn’t a nightmare or worse — doesn’t exist. “Unfortunately, people can lie on the phone as they can lie on email,” said Rod Fitts, president Read More…

How to avoid summer season travel scams

The summer travel season is almost here. Time to start saying good-bye to those dreary winter blues and hello to hard-earned vacations in sunny locales. But unfortunately it’s not just thrill-seeking travelers who look forward to this time of year. For scammers who make billions of dollars fleecing money from unsuspecting travelers who book online, Read More…

Stay in Beyonce and Jay Z’s Home

Stay in Beyonce and Jay Z’s Home: Summer’s Hottest Celebrity Rentals May 18, 2016 bey-jay-house-rentalMore Calling all Beyoncé fans: If you’re hankering to vacation like the glorious Queen Bey herself, your dream can become a reality—that is, if you’ve got access to a Maybach 57 full of cash. B and Z’s former chill-out home is just one of the Read More…

Annual Summer Vacation Rental Analysis

Hipmunk Releases 2nd Annual Summer Vacation Rental Analysis Data Reveals Where Travelers Can Save for Popular Summer Destinations /EINPresswire.com/ — SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – May 18, 2016) – Summer visitors to millennial hotspots, college communities near popular urban centers, and fancy beach towns are choosing vacation rentals, like those listed on Airbnb, over hotels. In Read More…

Short-Term Vacation Rentals, A Colorado Invention, Are Under The Gun In Denver – See more at: https://www.cpr.org/news/story/short-term-vacation-rentals-colorado-invention-are-under-gun-denver#sthash.vsGOdrcA.dpuf

Twenty years ago, a little Aurora-based startup called Vacation Rentals by Owner revolutionized the hospitality industry, using its website to link folks who want to rent their properties to travelers looking for alternatives to long stays in pricey hotels. Two years ago, home sharing — a younger cousin of VRBO-style vacation rentals — got the attention of the Denver City Council. Read More…

Tax collector wins tourism honor for boosting hotel tax collection

Brevard County Tax Collector Lisa Cullen’s crackdown on tourism tax scofflaws has won her the Brevard County Tourist Development Council’s annual award for excellence. Cullen has worked to make Brevard County property owners aware that they must collect the 5 percent Tourist Development Tax whenever they rent out a condo or vacation residence for six months or less. She Read More…

Idyllwild Arts

Senior Recital: Mariana Sanchez & Tito Rudametkin Monday – May 16, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Lowman Concert Hall Jazz Concert Tuesday – May 17, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Stephens Recital Hall Senior CW Readings Wednesday – May 18, 2016 7:30pm IAF Campus: Stephens Recital Hall Jazz Vocal Concert Thursday – May 19, 2016 7:30pm IAF Read More…

More than ever before, the line between “hotel” and “home”

More than ever before, the line between “hotel” and “home” is becoming blurred: few in the industry would still deny that today’s traveler wants lodging to feel more localized, personalized and authentically welcoming. In short, we want to stay in a “home” wherever we travel. While consumer demand has driven the explosive growth of the Read More…

What is the perfect idea of a vacation rental?

What is the perfect idea of a vacation rental? Something that seems like a whole new experience of luxury, yet has an air of warmth and comfort to it. This is something that Palm Springs has been able to attain over the years. Why Palm Springs, California? Palm Springs has been attracting a massive pool Read More…