Tax boost follows Hawaii vacation rental spike, but some still skirt compliance

HONOLULU (KHON2) — One of the fastest recoveries in tourism is in the vacation rental sector, which is on pace to beat pre-pandemic booking volume in some areas.

Always Investigating looked into whether Hawaii is getting its share of taxes from all those operators.

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The Hawaii State Tax Department tells KHON2 that the vacation rental sector has become a lucrative source of revenue, with much better compliance nowadays, ever since they teamed up with the big booking platforms to track the

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Vacasa CEO sees an ‘epic summer’ for its vacation rental reservations

Matt Roberts, Vacasa CEO, joins Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Kristin Myers to discuss vacation rental trends in the upcoming months and Vacasa’s latest acquisition.

Video Transcript

KRISTIN MYERS: Well summer is on the way and people are traveling at some of the highest levels since the pandemic began. So let’s bring in Matthew Roberts, CEO of the vacation rental platform Vacasa. So Matthew, we have so much to talk to you about, including an acquisition that you guys made. But I want to start with how Vacasa has been doing lately, if you guys have seen an uptick in

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Investment Bank Houlihan Offers Staff All-Expenses-Paid Vacation, $10,000 Bonus

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Houlihan Lokey Inc. will offer some workers an all-expenses paid vacation as it seeks to lighten the load for its workers amid a surge in mergers and acquisitions.

“Our team is going to celebrate our achievements with a global getaway,” the firm said in a memo to staff seen by Bloomberg, which contained a link to some of the available trips they could opt to take. “No not all together (after all there is still a pandemic), so whether you choose a secluded beach or a ski adventure or a

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California woman reported missing while on vacation in Miami

An Arizona woman is pleading for the public’s help after her daughter, a 23-year-old California mother of two, disappeared last month while vacationing in Miami.

Darnella Melancon, of Yuma, recently traveled to Florida to help search for her daughter Angela Morrisey, a Sacramento woman and citizen of the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe, Indian Country Today reported.

Morrisey was in Miami with her boyfriend, who told police he last saw her March 28. The two were waiting for a boat tour at the downtown Bayside Marketplace when she headed to the restroom and never returned, investigators said.

The next night,

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California mom-of-two, 23, vanishes during Miami vacation ‘after going to use bathroom’

A young mother-of-two from California has been missing for more than two weeks after vanishing while on a trip to Miami with her boyfriend, and her family are pleading for the public’s help in finding her.   

Angela Morrisey, 23, a Native American woman from the Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe living in Sacramento, was vacationing in Florida with her boyfriend, Amir El-Badry, who told police he last saw her on March 28, a day before he planned to propose marriage to her. 

The two were waiting for a boat tour at the downtown Bayside Marketplace when she headed to the

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Vacation Rentals That Deliver Serenity and Fuel Creativity

RUDYARD KIPLING arrived in Brattleboro, Vt., hassled, broke and looking for a little peace and quiet. The Japanese bank in which he had kept all his money had collapsed in the early stages of the Panic of 1893. His wife, Carrie, was pregnant with their first child. And while a famous writer at that point, he had no novel with the publisher that could lift their fortunes.

The banking crisis forced the British novelist and his Yankee wife to abandon their round-the-world honeymoon to return to Vermont and their only asset—10 hilly acres above Brattleboro, where Carrie’s family had a

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