This report takes an in-depth look at the economic impact of the Florida vacation rental home industry and its ripple effects across the state. It includes an estimate of the magnitude of the industry's impact on Florida's economy as well as profiles of the main stakeholders who generate this impact.
The report focuses on the economic impact of the vacation rental home industry in 25 Florida counties selected by the client, Florida Realtors® (Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin, Nassau, Duval, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia, and Flagler). When combined, these 25 counties include 89.3% of the total amount of registered vacation rental homes in the state of Florida.
vacation rentals; Florida; economic impact
Florida Realtors; Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association
The Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
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Croes, Robertico R.; Rivera, Manuel A.; Semrad, Kelly J.; Ridderstaat, Jorge; Shapoval, Valeriya; and Altin, Mehmet, "Estimating the Economic Impact of Vacation Home Rentals in Florida" (2019). Dick Pope Sr. Institute Publications. 80.