HONOLULU (AP) — The number of Hawaii properties listed as short-term vacation rentals has declined by as much as half compared with last year, which is likely the result of the pandemic and new...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Chicago rapper G Herbo pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for things like luxury vacation rentals...
BOSTON (AP) — The rapper G Herbo, his promoter and others have been charged in a scheme to use stolen credit card information to pay for trips on private jets, exotic car rentals, luxury vacation...
HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu's short-term vacation rental industry can operate again after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions that hammered business.
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Wall Street trader was sentenced Monday to over five years in prison after admitting to defrauding investors of $19 million in a Ponzi scheme.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Many coastal North Carolina vacation rental companies say it's been a busy summer despite the coronavirus pandemic, and they're not expecting a slowdown any time soon....
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The state Land Use Commission plans to consider whether Hawaii County can prohibit short-term vacation rentals on agricultural land.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting outside a vacation rental home in Scottsdale has wounded a teenage boy, according to police.
They said the shooting occurred about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s parliament approved legislation on Tuesday giving the country’s municipalities the right to set limits on short-term housing rentals in their jurisdictions....
HONOLULU (AP) — As other Hawaii counties prepare to loosen restrictions on vacation rentals in anticipation of the reopening of trans-Pacific tourism, Oahu rentals remain under health restrictions...
HONOLULU (AP) — Transient vacation rental units are proving difficult for Hawaii officials to regulate during the coronavirus pandemic as they serve as shelter for many of the state's...
Interested in building a fantasy home that looks like a boot? Or a UFO? Or some other unusual design? Airbnb is setting aside $1 million and enlisting the help of Billy Porter to make it a...
HONOLULU (AP) — Molokai could become the first island in Hawaii where new short-term vacation rentals are banned and old ones are phased out.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — County officials in Maui are considering a ban on all short-term vacation rentals to combat illegal rental operations on the island.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority has made public data showing the number of short-term vacation rentals on Oahu continued to decline, while the state's other islands had...
DONNELLY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say 25 people were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning while staying at a vacation rental home in an Idaho mountain town.
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have announced plans to ensure visitors renting private homes pay lodging and sales taxes as they would if they stayed in a hotel.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have detained at least eight people in a central Athens neighborhood after raiding three squats where occupants had been campaigning against short-term vacation rental...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a former West Virginia environmental department staffer has admitted to stealing more than $61,000 from the agency.
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge ruled Wednesday that Hawaii tax authorities may subpoena Airbnb for records of its hosts as the state investigates whether operators of vacation rentals have been paying...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a hearing on whether Hawaii should be allowed to subpoena Airbnb (all times local):
A judge is allowing Hawaii tax authorities to subpoena...
HONOLULU (AP) — Airbnb Inc. has agreed to provide Hawaii with records of many of its island hosts as the state tries to track down vacation rental operators who haven't been paying their...
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii County Planning Department has received a significantly higher number of applications for short-term vacation rentals following updates to the rental...
WACO, Texas (AP) — The next redo project for former "Fixer Upper" TV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will be a Texas hotel.
The couple on Thursday announced plans to transform a three-story...
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's economy will likely slow to a near standstill in coming years, according to a new report published Friday.
Economic growth will be less than 1% in each of the next...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — As a short-term rental application deadline nears, some owners are shutting down their Hawaii rental properties, a report said.
The Bahamas was on track for a record year of tourism before Hurricane Dorian hit. Now, the outlook for that vital sector is uncertain.
Some of the best-known resorts in the 700-island...
Between great white sharks, freak tornadoes and new taxes on vacation rentals, Cape Cod businesses have had a challenging summer.
Lodging and beach visit numbers are down on the famous...
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu plans to increase its housing inspection staff to help enforce a new vacation rental ordinance, officials said.
The Department of Planning and Permitting has already...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Airbnb has settled a lawsuit brought by several Oregon women who said the site allowed vacation rental owners to discriminate against customers based on race.
HONOLULU (AP) — The number of illegal rentals on Oahu has dropped sharply since Honolulu passed a law targeting short-term vacation rentals, officials said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has sent approximately 5,000 "courtesy" letters to owners and operators of illegal vacation rentals warning them to stop advertising or face hefty fines.
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An increase in short-term vacation rental applications has been offset by a drop in building permits on Hawaii Island, officials said.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Vacation rental registrations have been coming in to Hawaii County faster than workers can process them as the county implements a new law.
HONOLULU (AP) — A snake stowed away in a man's bag and remained undetected until it completed the trip from Florida to Hawaii, officials said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond, Virginia, has scheduled two public meetings to give residents a chance to comment on regulations proposed for short-term housing...
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — An updated draft of rules for short-term vacation rentals has been published by Hawaii County's planning department.
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Kauai officials are suing the owners of a vacation home, claiming they are violating county zoning ordinances for using the property as a short-term rental.
The Kauai County Planning Department filed the lawsuit last week, seeking to compel Greg and Joanne Allen to pay $130,000 in fines, The Garden Island reported .
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Thursday denied Hawaii's move to compel Airbnb to hand over a decade of vacation rental receipts as the state examines whether hosts have been paying the equivalent of hotel and sales taxes.
Hawaii First Circuit Court Judge James Ashford said the state did not sufficiently show that Airbnb users may have failed to comply with tax laws.
SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Sedona, the tourist destination in Arizona's red rock country, has plenty of homes, including many offered as short-term vacation rentals for visitors.
But the city until recently has discouraged the building of apartments, leaving affordable housing in short supply for municipal employees and workers at hotels and other businesses serving vacationers.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Spend a couple of nights — or more — in one of North Carolina's grandest Tudor Revival-style homes.
Explore 31 rooms occupied in the early 1930s by Julian Price, who at the time was the head of the state's largest corporation.
Enjoy cooking meals in its new state-of-the-art kitchen — or have a chef do it for you.
Wander its 1.6 acres of landscaped grounds and gardens.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia town received $27,000 in taxes for four months of Airbnb rentals after it signed an agreement with the vacation rental company.
The Roanoke Times reports that data from the company shows that Blacksburg received about $6,750 monthly from Airbnb.
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — It was a mistake to give a man a chance with probation, a Maui judge said in sentencing him to 30 years in prison for theft and burglaries.
Judge Peter Cahill last week ordered consecutive prison terms totaling 30 years for Cody Amaral for crimes including stealing a new car and burglarizing a sailor's vacation rental, The Maui News reported.
"I made a serious, truly terrible error in judgment by sentencing you to probation the last time you were here," Cahill told him.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a legal fight over a ban on most vacation rentals at South Lake Tahoe, California (all times local):
City officials in South Lake Tahoe, California say they intend to work with local property owners to make sure new restrictions on short-term vacation rentals at the mountain resort doesn't disrupt the plans of visiting families who want to spend the holidays there.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — California voters have narrowly approved a ballot measure banning short-term vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods outside downtown South Lake Tahoe beginning in three years.
The ballot measure came in response to growing concerns about parking congestion and noise at rental homes on the alpine lake along the Nevada state line.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man has been sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay back more than $100,000 he bilked out of people in a vacation home rental scam.
Federal prosecutors say 58-year-old Henry Dean III, of Beaver Dams in Schuyler County, was sentenced Tuesday for his conviction on wire fraud charges.
Prosecutors say Dean defrauded about 20 people out of nearly $140,000 between 2014 and 2016 by offering vacation properties in the Finger Lakes region for rent.
HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of using a Hawaii vacation rental to receive a package mailed from California containing 11 pounds of methamphetamine is pleading guilty to drug dealing-related charges.
Walter Rolando Atemio Dominguez-Garcia pleaded guilty Tuesday to seven counts with mandatory minimum sentences of 10 years in prison each. He faces up to life behinds bars when he's sentenced in March.
Dominguez-Garcia says he sold meth and cocaine in Hawaii and elsewhere.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owners of an illegal vacation rental where a gunbattle erupted last year have agreed to pay $185,000 in civil penalties and stop short-term rentals for five years.
KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank (AP) — Israel said Tuesday it would slap high taxes on vacation rental company Airbnb and encourage legal steps against the site over its decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements.