Friday, June 28, 2013

POLL FINDS AMERICANS STRONGLY SUPPORT SHORT-TERM RENTALS

According to a poll conducted by the Research Now, found that vacation rentals are strongly favored as a lodging option by Americans.  Some key stats from the poll:
  • 28 percent of respondents saying they or a family member have used a short-term rental in the past two years
  • 40 percent of respondents are attracted to the space and amenities of short-term rentals and the ability to bring their families
  • Thirty-one percent said they like the affordability of short-term rentals and to a lesser extent the ability to cook meals (19 percent) and ability to live like a local in different neighborhoods (11 percent).
  • 90 percent of respondents strongly or somewhat agree that short-term rentals bring meaningful tourism and tax dollars to local communities across the country.
  • 84 percent strongly or somewhat agree that families should be free to occasionally rent their homes short-term
  • Americans prefer a fair and reasonable approach to regulating short-term rentals
Read more about the poll here.

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