Elizabeth Maora Sickels

Regulate or Not

To Regulate or Not?

| Article | Legislation
Now that vacation rentals are mainstream, thanks mostly to Airbnb and Vrbo, the question is coming up on regulations. The popularity of using a vacation rental, also known as a short-term rental, has brought about much dismay from the hotel industry. The hotel industry is heavily regulated with ADA (Americans ...

Online Travel Agencies

Online travel agencies (OTAs) have shaken up the vacation rental industry making short-term rentals more mainstream. Traditionally, vacation rentals were available in vacation destinations near beaches or in the mountains, for example. But now, thanks to internet booking sites and worldwide rental availability, vacationers and business travelers can stay almost ...
Silicon Valley San Francisco

The Urban Market Debate

| Article | Market & Trends
When people think of vacation rentals, usually the serenity of the beach or mountains comes to mind, not the hustle and bustle of a city. There is a growing debate in the vacation rental/short-term rental industry if urban properties really are vacation rentals. Short term is considered anything less than ...