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Learn more about the short-term rental marketplace and the benefits of fair and reasonable local regulations in communities across the country.


Short Term Rental Advocacy Group Launches in Charlottesville

The Short Term Rental Advocacy Center helps local Virginia advocates launch The Virginia Short Term Lodging Association to protect the rights of short term rental property owners.... Continue Reading


San Diego Takes Important Step Forward on Smart Short Term Rental Regulations

The Short Term Rental Advocacy Center released a statement lending its strong support to recent efforts led by Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate to bring smart and effective rental regulations to the city.... Continue Reading


Poll Finds Majority of Boulder Residents Support Short Term Rentals

A new survey from STRAC found a staggering 59% of residents believe traditional short-term rentals are an important part of Boulder’s local economy.... Continue Reading


Nashville Approves Positive New Short Term Rental Ordinances

Over the last decade, short-term rentals have become a vital part of Nashville’s travel and tourism economy as families, business travelers, and music lovers alike flock to the city and its unique atmosphere. As short-term rentals solidified themselves as a valuable contributors to the local economy, local regulations failed to keep up. That is, until last night.... Continue Reading


READ: Mountain towns learn to love — and regulate — short-term rentals

Crested Butte is one of the 10 fastest-growing markets in the nation for short-term rentals, according to HomeAway, the online Goliath in the vacation rental market. But nearly every other high-country town in the West is contending for that title, as a surge of property owners convert their homes into vacation destinations for the growing number of tourists seeking something more than a hotel room.... Continue Reading


Portland: City, short-term rental hosts face off

A showdown is looming between the city of Portland and companies like Airbnb that promote short-term rentals in local residents’ homes. The Short Term Rental Advocacy Center, a new group that lobbies for Airbnb, HomeAway and FlipKey, issued a sharply critical statement...... Continue Reading


NEWS: Group Pushes Back on Portland’s Plan to Toughen Short-Term Rental Rules

In a letter to City Council, the lobbying group centers its ire mainly on a Revenue Bureau proposal to force short-term rental companies to collect taxes and report transactions to the city.... Continue Reading


LISTEN: STRAC Discusses Smart Regulations in the “Big Easy”

STRAC joined New Orleans WWL AM870 host Garland Robinette’s “The Think Tank” radio program to discuss the importance of smart regulations on short-term rentals in New Orleans. Short-term rentals are an important part of New Orleans’ vibrant economy. Any new regulations should be easy to locate, understand, and comply with.... Continue Reading


STUDY: Short-term Rentals are Vital to Galveston Economy

A recent study commissioned by The Short Term Rental Owners Association of Galveston (STROAG) found that STRs had a tremendous impact on the local Galveston economy.... Continue Reading


Letter to Editor: Short-term rentals good for San Francisco

The Short Term Rental Advocacy Center recently placed an opinion piece in The San Francisco Examiner on the importance of all short-term rentals to the Golden Gate economy.... Continue Reading


Studies Find STRs Boost Jobs And Local Economies

Last year, short-term rentals in Chicago generated $108 million in overall economic activity and created 920 jobs; $24 million in overall economic activity and 300 jobs in St. Joseph
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Short-Term Rentals Create Huge Economic Impact in Myrtle Beach

Short-term rentals generated $200.7 million and supported 2,587 jobs in Myrtle Beach in 2013. ... Continue Reading

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Short-Term Rentals Bring Enormous Economic Benefits to Coachella Valley

Last year, short-term rentals in Coachella Valley, California generated $272 million in overall economic activity and supported 2,539 jobs.... Continue Reading


Case Study: Blue Ridge, Georgia

Forming a tight-knit group locally focused on advancing the interests of short-term rentals is formidable. And creative contributions like the Blues and BBQ festival only makes your group more important to your community.... Continue Reading


Case Study: Atlantic City, New Jersey

Building a large, well-coordinated group with strong legal representation is incredibly powerful. In the case of Atlantic City, it led to a historic legal ruling.... Continue Reading

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Case Study: Palm Desert, California

Exorbitant fees and an onerous process to register properties did not work for the city or short-term renters. A reasonable registration process and fee is a sensible approach, allowing for this market to grow while creating safeguards for Palm Desert residents. ... Continue Reading

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Poll Finds Americans Strongly Support Short-Term Rentals

A new poll from the Short Term Rental Advocacy Center found one in five American families plan to rent short-term this summer, and that Americans resoundingly support short-term rentals and clearly understand the benefits they bring to communities. ... Continue Reading

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Short-term Rentals Bring Big Benefits to St. Joseph

This summer, millions of Americans will pack up their cars with their kids, bikes, bags, scooters, coolers and other summer gear and drive off to their favorite beach, lake, mountain town or, in some cases, a city of particular interest. The short-term summer rental is an American mainstay many of our families have done for years and years. ... Continue Reading


Another State Court Ruling for Short-Term Rentals

Ohio’s Sixth District Court of Appeals rebuked a Sandusky, Ohio law restricting short-term rentals in the second case of a state court ruling against restrictive laws. ... Continue Reading

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