Occupancy

Vacation rental occupancy in March tops hotels again

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Hawaii vacation rental occupancy rates outperform hotels

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s vacation rental market has outperformed hotels in occupancy rates in every month since October.

Vacation rental owners across the state have said the higher demand was prompted by pandemic-related attitude shifts that prioritize space and seclusion for getaways, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday.

Other rental home operators have said that the pandemic-induced reduction in some hotel services, such as daily housekeeping, has decreased the service gap between homes and vacation rentals, the newspaper reported.

Matt Beall, the CEO of the full-service real estate brokerage Hawaii Life, said the company is enjoying its best year on record for

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Occupancy grows at Hawaii short-term vacation rentals, outpacing hotels

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