Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals

Hawaii tourism study finds more vacation rentals


Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) - State tourism officials say Hawaii has about four times as many vacation rentals for travelers than previously believed.

Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President David Uchiyama told industry representatives a new study indicates there are about 26,500 houses and condos being rented on a short-term basis around the state. That compares to about 6,900 the agency was aware of previously.

The figures come from a new agency study.

The agency is still finalizing the numbers and isn't ready to release the report to the public. But Uchiyama shared the figures at a conference for industry professionals in Honolulu this week.

Uchiyama says there's a lot of growth happening in the area and it's something the industry needs to be aware of.

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