The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management documented the economic footprint of Florida’s vacation rental home industry in excess of $27 billion. The study commissioned by Florida Realtors and conducted in partnership with the Florida Vacation Rental Management Association, took place in summer and fall of 2019 and was completed in early spring of 2020. The research team consisted of Robertico Croes, Ph.D., Manuel Rivera, Ph.D., Kelly Semrad, Ph.D., Valeriya Shapoval, Ph.D., Jorge Ridderstaat, Ph.D., and Mehmet Altin, Ph.D.
For the complete study see Croes, R. & Rivera, M. (2020) The Impact of COVID-19 on the vacation home industry in Florida [Webinar]. UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. https://hospitality.ucf.edu/ research-recovery-re-scaling/.
Croes, Robertico; Rivera, Manuel; Semrad, Kelly J.; Shapoval, Valeriya; Ridderstaat, Jorge; and Altin, Mehmet
"The Relevance of the Vacation Home Rental Industry to Florida's Economy and the COVID-19 Hangover,"
Rosen Research Review: Vol. 2:
1, Article 13.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/rosen-research-review/vol2/iss1/13