This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, Inc., expressing his concern about the company’s decision to list rental properties located in Xinjiang on land...
The campaign will feature a dedicated landing page featuring a curated selection of stays and unique Florida activities, from homes perfect for remote work to the state’s outdoor wonders. It will include emails and targeted social media ads to in-state guests, as well as those within driving distance, designed to keep the destination top of mind for when nearby visitors are ready to travel.
With bills from state Sen. Manny Diaz, R-Hialeah Gardens, and state Reps. Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville and state Rep. Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud, giving the state more authority on the matter, a fierce debate is taking on whether vacation-rentals and other short-term rentals should be regulated at the local level or state levels.
“The incredibly high numbers mirror the record-setting pace of travel and tourism in Florida. The top weekends for Airbnb guests traveling to Florida included the end-of-year holidays, Fourth of July and Spring Break,” Airbnb noted.
"Since this misguided policy was first announced, I have engaged with Airbnb executives and urged them to reconsider their misguided and discriminatory plan,” Deutch said on Tuesday. “I applaud the company's move to reverse that position.”
Home Rule means that local matters are handled at the local level. While the state does have broad powers explicitly identified in the Florida Constitution, the default is for local communities to have say over things like zoning and other matters.
Airbnb insisted its services were not cannibalizing business from hotels across the Sunshine State.