Media portrayal of Kilauea volcano’s eruption affects vacation rentals all over Hawaii – Pacific Business News

The eruption of the Kilauea volcano has destroyed dozens of homes in Hawaii’s lower Puna District, where residents in the coastal area of Kapoho were evacuated from their homes in the early hours on Wednesday morning; and it’s also impacted vacation rentals across the state managed by real estate companies such as Elite Pacific Properties Read more about Media portrayal of Kilauea volcano’s eruption affects vacation rentals all over Hawaii – Pacific Business News[…]

Vacation rental bill on hold until May 8: Almost 100 testifiers evenly divided on pros, cons of new regulations

A standing room only crowd, waiting to testify on Bill 108 relating to vacation rentals, fills council chambers Tuesday at the West Hawaii Civic Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today) Council chambers in Hilo was packed with testifiers as almost people sign up to testify islandwide on a bill that would limit vacation rentals. (Nancy Cook Read more about Vacation rental bill on hold until May 8: Almost 100 testifiers evenly divided on pros, cons of new regulations[…]

Hawaii official: Thousands of vacation home owners dodge taxes

HILO, Hawaii — Owners of more than 6,000 vacation homes on the Big Island have collected money from short-term renters without registering with the state or paying required taxes, a Hawaii tourism official said. Ross Birch, executive director of the Island of Hawaii Visitors, reported the information last week to the Hawaii County Council. The Read more about Hawaii official: Thousands of vacation home owners dodge taxes[…]

Vacation rentals measure on hold

A bill regulating vacation rentals has been pulled from consideration until the Board of Ethics can determine whether North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff has a conflict of interest in co-sponsoring it. The county Ethics Board, which next meets March 19, likely will consider Eoff’s request for an opinion as well as a complaint from vacation Read more about Vacation rentals measure on hold[…]

Eoff questioned on vacation condo

HILO — North Kona Councilwoman Karen Eoff, the primary sponsor of a bill limiting vacation rentals on the island, has come under fire for her ownership of a vacation rental condo in Kailua-Kona. Eoff is the only council member who owns a short-term vacation rental, according to financial disclosure reports filed by Jan. 31 with Read more about Eoff questioned on vacation condo[…]

Hawaii governor rejects proposed tax agreement with Airbnb

HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige rejected a proposed agreement with Airbnb that would have authorized the company to collect vacation rental taxes on behalf of the state. Ige’s rejection effectively pushes the issue back to the state Legislature, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday. ADVERTISING Lawmakers considered bills in each of the past three years to Read more about Hawaii governor rejects proposed tax agreement with Airbnb[…]

Vacation rentals lead state’s accommodations growth

The number of units available for visitor accommodations in Hawaii hit a record high in 2017, according to a new report from the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Statewide visitor accommodation units totaled 80,336, a 1.6% increase over 2016 and the largest total ever recorded in the Aloha State. The 2017 Visitor Plant Inventory report from HTA Read more about Vacation rentals lead state’s accommodations growth[…]

Pleasant Holidays Announces Biggest Deals on 2018 Hawaii Vacations, Including a 7-Night Cruise to Four Popular Islands

Pleasant Holidays’ Exclusive Hawaii vacation packages offer deep discounts and added values for the best deals on 2018 vacations WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pleasant Holidays today announced its biggest deals on Hawaii vacations featuring hundreds of dollars in savings at five upscale beach resorts on four islands, available only through Pleasant Read more about Pleasant Holidays Announces Biggest Deals on 2018 Hawaii Vacations, Including a 7-Night Cruise to Four Popular Islands[…]

What Hawaiian Locals Will Judge You For on Your Island Vacation

Hawaii is a dream destination. The water is warm, the weather is sunny, and the people are incredibly kind and authentic. But while you’re enjoying all the luxurious amenities the island has to offer, it’s important to not step on the toes of those kind, authentic people. Are you guilty of any of these things Read more about What Hawaiian Locals Will Judge You For on Your Island Vacation[…]

Hawaii: A Travel Guide Island-by-Island

If you’ve never been to Hawaii you might be asking yourself which island you should visit. Each island has a little something different to offer depending on your interests. No matter where you end up, booking your stay in one of the many vacation rentals in Hawaii is always a good idea. These luxury rentals Read more about Hawaii: A Travel Guide Island-by-Island[…]