Even as the pandemic subsides, vacation rentals remain popular with "digital nomads"

Feb 15, 2022
They're still boosting local economies. They're also contributing to rising home prices.
"Digital nomads" are still dominating part of the vacation rental space, but it's affecting affordable housing in some areas.
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In the Western wilderness, crowds of vacation renters are pricing out locals

Dec 21, 2021
Locals who live near national parks, like Joshua Tree, are seeing more and more housing stock become lucrative short-term rentals.
Tiffany Hopkins searches for new rental listings after hearing she has to be out of her triplex in Yucca Valley before Christmas. Hopkins has heard the property will be converted to short-term rentals.
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More vacation rentals in Hawaii mean needed revenue and upset neighbors

Aug 11, 2021
Some locals are upset with tourists causing disruptions in normally quiet neighborhoods.
Houses in Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii are seen in June 2010. Though vacation home rentals are a boost to Hawaii's economy, they've also upset some area residents.
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"Glamping" gains popularity during this pandemic, but will it last?

Sep 21, 2020
Luxury camping companies are seeing a spike in profits as vacationers look for an alternative to flying and hotels.
"Glamping" tent interior with all the comforts of home, yet still in the outdoors.
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Vacation rental sites are helping to save French châteaux

Jan 9, 2018
Vacation rental websites like Airbnb are providing much needed renovation funds for owners of historic châteaux.
Petit-Bé Fort, which is available for stays through Airbnb.
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