Vacation Rental – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:08:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://tvresortmarina.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Vacation Rental – TV Resort Marina http://tvresortmarina.com/ 32 32 This Arizona Airbnb comes with its own dome to admire the view https://tvresortmarina.com/this-arizona-airbnb-comes-with-its-own-dome-to-admire-the-view/ Fri, 01 Jul 2022 23:08:49 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/this-arizona-airbnb-comes-with-its-own-dome-to-admire-the-view/ The Arizona desert is known for its huge skies and dark, starry nights. So what better place to sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert than under a giant, translucent dome? Located 40 minutes north of Williams and 35 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand […]]]>




The Arizona desert is known for its huge skies and dark, starry nights. So what better place to sleep under the stars in the middle of the desert than under a giant, translucent dome?

Located 40 minutes north of Williams and 35 minutes from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, this Arizona Airbnb is perfectly located for a northern Arizona getaway. The vacation rental sits on a secluded one acre lot on a dirt road. Far from the city lights, the dark sky is fully visible above your bed as you admire the universe in a bubble.

The reviews for this Airbnb are rave reviews, with special mentions for the communicativeness of the host, the comfort of the bed and, of course, the beautiful views of the night sky! Are you planning a stay? Let us know in the comments! You can read more about this unique Airbnb in Arizona on its listing.

Address: Grand Canyon Junction, AZ 86046, USA

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Rent stabilization is a necessary tool https://tvresortmarina.com/rent-stabilization-is-a-necessary-tool/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 19:54:24 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/rent-stabilization-is-a-necessary-tool/ It’s an old story: housing costs in our region are among the highest in the country. It’s a story we share with other desirable coastal communities. Demand is inevitably going to be high, and supply is inevitably limited by the limitations of natural resources like water, and by the need to protect the beauty – […]]]>

It’s an old story: housing costs in our region are among the highest in the country. It’s a story we share with other desirable coastal communities. Demand is inevitably going to be high, and supply is inevitably limited by the limitations of natural resources like water, and by the need to protect the beauty – and appeal – of this place.

Today, however, we are experiencing an unprecedented housing affordability crisis. The real estate market is unprecedentedly “hot” – single-family homes are selling above asking price, rental prices are soaring. Well-paid telecommuters want a place here. Wealthy retirees too. Student groups can share rental costs; apartments are available for seasonal rental. At the same time, corporate investors seeking profit maximization make up a significant portion of the owner population. These trends, in the context of zero vacancy, mean that the private market cannot provide adequate housing at affordable prices for the local workforce.

Decades later, Santa Barbara’s housing affordability crisis has been greatly exacerbated since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has driven home prices up from already out-of-reach highs and brought no relief to rapidly rising rents. The median home sale price in the city of Santa Barbara increased 30% in 2020-21 and another 34% in 2021-22 to $2.2 million. Already sky-high rents have continued to rise, averaging $2,400 a month, far outpacing household incomes which, after decades of stagnation for middle- and low-wage workers, have only recently begun to rise. . With average rents over $2,000 in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, commuting from anywhere in the area is neither a viable option nor an environmentally sustainable option.

The impact of these out-of-reach prices is felt most acutely in renter households, where housing costs absorb an increasing share of monthly income. As the Central Coast Regional Equity Study points out, recent census data shows that Santa Barbara is one of the most rent-burdened—and least affordable—metro areas in the country, given the large proportion of households paying more than 30%, and a considerable number paying more than 50% of their monthly income in rent. Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by these burdens, experiencing higher rates of overcrowding, eviction and substandard conditions than their white counterparts.

The future of our community requires a large-scale, multi-faceted program to increase the supply of affordable housing – a reality recognized in recent cycles of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) goals mandated by the government. ‘State. The RHNA’s goals, which have expanded significantly since the last allocation cycle, tell us what we need to aim for over the next decade to increase the availability of affordable housing.

Implementing a program to address affordable housing supply needs will take many years – and the financial and policy framework for such a program does not yet exist. Forging this framework is a very important priority.

But some immediate steps to protect affordability and stability are possible. Rent stabilization – along with other tenant protections – are viable and necessary tools to alleviate the current crisis.

Reciting the mantra that “rent control has never worked” inhibits rational discussion of policy choices. Part of that mantra is rent control models that are no longer relevant. In California, state laws — the Ellis Act of 1985 and the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act of 1995 — place legal limits on how communities can protect tenants and regulate rents. Importantly, Costa Hawkins provides that newly built rental units – that is within 15 years – are exempt from rent regulation and require vacancy monitoring – allowing landlords to hand over rents. legally vacated and rent-controlled apartments at market rates. Strict rent control is simply not legal in this state. In addition, rent stabilization measures generally provide that landlords are entitled to a fair rate of return and put in place means for landlords to seek rent increases to pay for necessary capital improvements or maintenance.

In comprehensive and authoritative surveys of rent regulation in California and the United States, researchers from the University of Southern California, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and the Urban Institute , based in Washington, DC, offer careful assessments of what well-designed and implemented rent stabilization measures can accomplish. Far from “never succeeding,” these studies and others report that rent stabilization helps promote residential stability at the household and neighborhood level, control rental housing costs, and reduce vulnerability to unjust evictions, among other laudable goals.

As Professor Manuel Pastor and his associates at USC conclude:

Although more research remains to be done, evidence suggests that the strident debate over rent regulation may be driven more by ideology and self-interest – on all sides – and that public policy would benefit from discussion. more measured. What this review of the literature suggests to us is that rent regulation is a tool for coping with steep rent increases. They have less deleterious effects than is often imagined – especially if we are talking about more moderate rent stabilization measures – and seem to favor the stability of residents and can therefore contribute to slowing down the displacement dimension of the gentrification.

A comprehensive report conducted at the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota concludes that:

Empirical research indicates that rent regulation has been effective in achieving two of its main objectives: maintaining below-market rent levels and moderating price appreciation. Generally, places with stronger rent control programs have been more successful in preventing strong price appreciation than weaker programs. There is broad consensus in the empirical literature that rent regulation increases housing stability for tenants living in regulated housing

These reports and others make it clear that rent stabilization is not in itself a solution to the affordability crisis, but that smart rent regulation can help people who work here live here. And it provides a framework for tenants to protect the livability as well as the affordability of their homes.

Rent regulation does not need to be funded from existing budgets. Most cities with rent control pay for the program by assessing a small annual registration fee for each rental unit. Concern about the administrative cost of rent regulation is not in itself a justification for refusing to undertake it.

In short, a smart program to promote rent stabilization is a necessary and feasible tool in the long-term effort to meet the housing needs of the local workforce and all who contribute to the health, the vitality and stability of our community.

Alice O’Connor is professor of history and director of the Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy at UC Santa Barbara. Richard P. Appelbaum is Emeritus Professor Emeritus and former MacArthur Foundation Chair in Global and International Studies and Sociology at UCSB and currently a Professor at Fielding Graduate University.

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Burlington City Council approves sweeping restrictions on short-term rentals https://tvresortmarina.com/burlington-city-council-approves-sweeping-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 04:47:49 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/burlington-city-council-approves-sweeping-restrictions-on-short-term-rentals/ The Burlington City Council has disqualified up to 80% of short-term rental properties currently listed on sites such as Airbnb. Screenshot BURLINGTON — Two and a half years after debating how to regulate the type of accommodation advertised on sites such as Airbnb and Vrbo, the city is on the verge of cracking down on […]]]>
The Burlington City Council has disqualified up to 80% of short-term rental properties currently listed on sites such as Airbnb. Screenshot

BURLINGTON — Two and a half years after debating how to regulate the type of accommodation advertised on sites such as Airbnb and Vrbo, the city is on the verge of cracking down on its short-term rental industry.

In an 8-2 vote, the Burlington City Council passed an ordinance late Monday disqualifying up to 80% of the city’s short-term rentals, since they occupy an entire house, apartment or condo.

Of Burlington’s 250 to 300 short-term rentals, about 81 percent are whole units, according to data provided by the city. These units — unless they meet exceptions the council has created to promote affordable housing — are soon poised to violate city housing codes.

As a result, short-term accommodation providers can only market rooms from their main residence, apart from these few conditions.

The most significant exception allows landlords who own a multi-unit building to rent one of them as a whole-unit short-term rental, so long as the building also contains a unit that houses a resident who meets the city’s “inclusive zoning” standard, or someone who receives federal or state housing assistance.

Properties that are only equipped for the warmer months and “secondary accommodation” – residential units, such as family suites, that are built on the property of an existing home – are also exempt from the ban, according to the order.

In addition to limiting the number and type of short-term rentals a host can operate, the ordinance imposes a 9% tax on such listings. These revenues will be directed to a municipal fund dedicated to the development of affordable housing.

The ordinance still needs to be signed by Democratic Mayor Miro Weinberger and approved by the Planning Commission before being signed into law.

The order was almost identical to a proposal that councilors canceled in March. But after Weinberger vetoed a Progressive-backed measure that would have clamped down on short-term rentals even further, Councilman Joe Magee, P-Ward 3, switched sides and voted “yes” on Monday.

Councilman Gene Bergman, P-Ward 2, said he opposed the exemptions offered by the ordinance but voted for it anyway, praising its creation of a registry for short-term rentals.

Councilors Jack Hanson, District P-East, and Councilor Joan Shannon, District D-South, voted against the ordinance, saying it did not go far enough in regulating the industry. (Councillors Ali House, P-Ward 8, and Perri Freeman, P-Central District, were absent).

Shannon, who led the stricter order that Weinberger vetoed, expressed support for the current short-term rental regulatory framework, which requires properties to receive permits as “bed and breakfast » occupied by the owner.

In addition to owner occupancy, B&Bs must go through a public application process that involves the city’s Development Review Board. Getting rid of that requirement, Shannon warned his colleagues, would prevent neighbors from weighing in on the potential for a short-term rental opening next to them.

“Short-term rentals will receive even higher status through this exemption and will only join two other high-priority uses that the city wants to encourage, namely child care and urban agriculture,” Shannon said.

But supporters said the ordinance would balance the demand for hotel alternatives with the city’s desperate need for affordable housing. Officials say Burlington has a vacancy rate of less than 1% for long-term rentals.

“There are significant benefits with the presence of short-term rental units,” said Councilman Ben Traverse, D-Ward 5, who sponsored the ordinance. “On the other side of this issue, we have a housing crisis. And I think it’s important that this council take action to deal with this crisis and to increase the city’s housing stock.

Julie Marks, founder and director of the Vermont Short-Term Rental Alliance, applauded the ordinance’s affordable housing provisions. But in a statement to VTDigger after the meeting, she said her group did not support the 9% tax levied on short-term rentals, arguing that the percentage was unfair compared to the 2% tax rate on rooms. of hotel.

“The (Alliance) does not support the unbalanced tax burden imposed on visitors who wish to stay in vacation rentals rather than hotels,” Marks said. “It doesn’t fit the feeling of ‘leveling the playing field’.”

Traverse and the ordinance’s supporters said the ordinance would not solve the housing crisis in Burlington. But, they said, it was a step in the right direction.

“The best thing we can do for the housing crisis is to act on something tonight so we can move on to bigger issues that will have more impact,” Traverse said.

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How to Spot Hidden Cameras in Your Vacation Rentals https://tvresortmarina.com/how-to-spot-hidden-cameras-in-your-vacation-rentals/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/how-to-spot-hidden-cameras-in-your-vacation-rentals/ It happened to me. You check into a vacation rental, set up and locate the surveillance cameras. Even when cameras are technically allowed, it is very alarming. Ready to be shocked. Cameras can hide in air vents, lamps, electrical outlets, and even unassuming objects like humidifiers and TV remotes. You have to see these cameras […]]]>

It happened to me. You check into a vacation rental, set up and locate the surveillance cameras. Even when cameras are technically allowed, it is very alarming.

Ready to be shocked. Cameras can hide in air vents, lamps, electrical outlets, and even unassuming objects like humidifiers and TV remotes. You have to see these cameras to believe they exist. Tap or click for 10 hidden cameras so sneaky you’d never know they were there.

Don’t talk about your trip on social media to keep your home safe while on vacation. I also use a cheap Amazon Echo to alert me to any sound like breaking glass. Tap or click here to learn how to set it up and use your laptop or desktop to record what it sees while you’re away.

If you are going on vacation soon, it is essential to know your rights regarding the surveillance cameras in your rental.

It’s easier than ever to spy

Years ago, surveillance cameras were expensive and bulky. These days they are affordable and easy to install and hide. According to the rental service, the owner is within his rights to install cameras.

An Airbnb I rented a few years ago had a dozen cameras inside the house. The owner disclosed the cameras using a small font at the bottom of the listing. Now, I read rental adverts very carefully and ask these questions before I book:

● What is the exact number of cameras and where are they located?

● Are the cameras recording?

● What happens to these recordings after my stay?

Airbnb allows security cameras or audio recorders in “public areas” and “common areas.” This means there are no bathrooms, bedrooms or other sleeping areas. For example, a camera or other surveillance device is not allowed if the living room has a sofa bed. Hidden and undisclosed cameras are also not allowed.

VRBO allows cameras and other surveillance devices only outside of a property. The only exception: smart devices that cannot be activated remotely. Customers must be informed and given the opportunity to opt out.

But is it legal?

Laws on this sensitive topic vary from state to state. The federal video voyeurism law states that you may not “capture an image of an individual’s private space without their consent, and do so knowingly in circumstances in which the individual has a reasonable expectation of life private”. It is important to note that “private space” refers to nudity or lesser attire.

Local and state laws generally allow homeowners to install cameras in “public spaces.” This distinction is important. Private spaces, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, or any place where privacy could reasonably be expected to be prohibited. In a situation where you are renting a single room of a house or apartment, it becomes trickier.

There is another caveat: it is illegal to record someone for blackmail or other malicious intent. Audio recording also has much stricter rules than video. In many states, both parties must be aware that registration is in progress.

If you are renting, check the listing carefully for any mention of cameras. Whether or not you see a disclosure, it is your responsibility upon arrival to check each room. I’ll show you how.

How to spot surveillance cameras

Larger cameras are easy to spot, but anyone can easily hide smaller cameras behind furniture, vents, or decorations. An easy way to spot most types of cameras is to look for the lens reflection.

● Turn off the lights and scan the room slowly with a flashlight or laser pointer, looking for light reflections.

● Scan the room from multiple locations so you don’t miss a camera aimed only at certain locations.

● Inspect vents and any holes or gaps in walls or ceilings.

You can also get an RF detector. This gadget can pick up wireless cameras that you might not see. Unfortunately, RF detectors aren’t ideal for wired or recording-only cameras. For these, you’ll need to stick with the lens reflection method.

If you can connect to the rental’s wireless network, a free program like Wireless Network Watcher shows which gadgets are connected. You may be able to spot connected cameras this way. I do this in every rental I stay at, just to check what’s connected to the grid.

Be aware that the owner may have put the cameras on a second network, or they may be wired or recording only, so this is not a security option.

If a home automation system controls the rental property, it is relatively easy to find cameras. Open the system controller menu and look for anything that mentions cameras. As a result, you can scan TV channels for anything suspicious. I’ve found lots of cameras in a vacation rental this way.

What to do if you find a camera

If you find an indoor surveillance camera that has not been disclosed to you, pick up the phone and call the police. Tell them you have direct evidence that your landlord is spying on you inside your rental home without your knowledge or permission. Use this exact expression.

Document the situation with videos and photos on your smartphone. If you are traveling with other people, ask them to be witnesses once the police arrive. Remind them that they were about to be victimized too. Once you have your police report, contact the rental site.

It’s not just an annoyance. This is a serious invasion of privacy.

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County approves short-term rental ordinance https://tvresortmarina.com/county-approves-short-term-rental-ordinance/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:29:55 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/county-approves-short-term-rental-ordinance/ PUBLISHED: June 24, 2022 The Board of Commissioners responded to community concerns about short-term rentals by passing an ordinance officially recognizing them as an approved use in 16 areas of unincorporated Clatsop County. The board also directed staff to develop a process and timeline to assess a potential cap on the number of short-term rental […]]]>

PUBLISHED: June 24, 2022

The Board of Commissioners responded to community concerns about short-term rentals by passing an ordinance officially recognizing them as an approved use in 16 areas of unincorporated Clatsop County. The board also directed staff to develop a process and timeline to assess a potential cap on the number of short-term rental units allowed in various areas of unincorporated Clatsop County.

“We spent time listening to various concerns and perspectives and we thank everyone for their involvement. We are now entering the next phase of assessing where and how caps on short-term rentals could be applied in certain areas,” Clatsop County Board of Commissioners Chairman Mark Kujala said.

Short-term vacation rentals — defined as allowing no more than 30 days per stay — have been permitted for many years across the county.

In April, commissioners approved revisions to the STR licensing program that shortened the licensing period from five to two years, created a tiered complaints and penalty system, and made other revisions.

In 2018, Council approved an order establishing operating standards for short-term rentals outside Arch Cape, covering health and safety standards, occupancy limits, parking rules and other areas, but did not change the zoning code to identify where short-term rentals could be located.

In 2020, county code compliance staff began holding quarterly town hall meetings to address concerns and complaints about short-term rentals. Based on input from the meetings, county staff began work on proposed revisions to the STR operating standards, and the Board held three town halls in late 2021 and early 2022 to gather further input. After further discussion, the Board directed staff to draft ordinances updating operating standards and amending the county’s Land and Water Use and Development Code to list STRs in most areas. residential and commercial.

As part of the review process, the Board also voted in August 2021 to place a moratorium on new STR licenses. The moratorium has been extended twice and is currently in effect until August 26, 2022. As the Board considers the imposition of caps, the Board may choose to further extend the moratorium. Staff will present the proposed timeline and process in a working session on Wednesday August 3rd.

Owners and operators of short-term rentals in the unincorporated county are required to obtain permits through a multi-step process that includes reviews and approvals by county planning and public health offices and inspections in person by building code personnel.

STR operators must also pay the county transient room tax.

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Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA) shares a spread up to $2.90 https://tvresortmarina.com/vacasa-nasdaqvcsa-shares-a-spread-up-to-2-90/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:51:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/vacasa-nasdaqvcsa-shares-a-spread-up-to-2-90/ Vacasa, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCSA – Get Rating) stock price rose ahead of Tuesday’s trading. The stock had previously closed at $2.90, but opened at $3.23. Vacasa shares last traded at $3.04, with a volume of 15,242 shares traded in hands. VCSA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group lowered […]]]>

Vacasa, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCSA – Get Rating) stock price rose ahead of Tuesday’s trading. The stock had previously closed at $2.90, but opened at $3.23. Vacasa shares last traded at $3.04, with a volume of 15,242 shares traded in hands.

VCSA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group lowered its price target on Vacasa from $9.00 to $5.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a Thursday, June 9 research report. JMP Securities lowered its price target on Vacasa from $12.00 to $6.50 and set an “outperform mkt” rating on the stock in a Thursday, June 9 research report. Three research analysts gave the stock a hold rating and four gave the company a buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.33.

The company has a fifty-day moving average price of $5.27.

In other news, Director Karl M. Peterson purchased 500,000 shares of Vacasa in a trade dated Wednesday, June 15. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $2.77 per share, for a total transaction of $1,385,000.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the administrator now owns 1,590,659 shares of the company, valued at approximately $4,406,125.43. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available on the SEC’s website. Additionally, director Eric Breon sold 36,286 shares of the company in a trade dated Wednesday, June 8. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.75, for a total value of $136,072.50. Following the sale, the administrator now owns 4,054,589 shares of the company, valued at $15,204,708.75. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders hold 37.00% of the shares of the company.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Silver Lake Group LLC acquired a new position in Vacasa stock in the fourth quarter worth approximately $519,780,000. Riverwood Capital Management Ltd. increased its stake in Vacasa shares by 3.1% in the first quarter. Riverwood Capital Management Ltd. now owns 23,055,878 shares of the company worth $190,672,000 after acquiring an additional 700,071 shares during the period. Altos Ventures Management Inc. acquired a new position in Vacasa stock in the fourth quarter worth approximately $156,920,000. Capital World Investors increased its stake in Vacasa shares by 22.6% in the first quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 4,499,053 shares of the company worth $37,207,000 after acquiring an additional 828,497 shares during the period. Finally, Light Street Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Vacasa stock in the fourth quarter worth approximately $20,777,000. 36.21% of the shares are currently held by institutional investors.

About Vacasa (NASDAQ:VCSA)

Vacasa, Inc operates a vacation rental management platform in North America, Belize and Costa Rica. The company enables customers to search, discover and book its properties on Vacasa.com and the Vacasa Guest app. It also provides vacation home buying and selling services through its network of real estate agents.

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Home exchange platforms return with strategies targeting remote work https://tvresortmarina.com/home-exchange-platforms-return-with-strategies-targeting-remote-work/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 06:46:26 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/home-exchange-platforms-return-with-strategies-targeting-remote-work/ Home exchange platforms see an opportunity to capitalize on the rapidly growing trend of flexible working and the appetite for more “authentic” experiences. And the fact that they’re offering free, or at least more affordable, stays during a post-pandemic travel boom that’s skyrocketing the costs of flights, hotels and vacation rentals is another favorable condition. […]]]>

Home exchange platforms see an opportunity to capitalize on the rapidly growing trend of flexible working and the appetite for more “authentic” experiences.

And the fact that they’re offering free, or at least more affordable, stays during a post-pandemic travel boom that’s skyrocketing the costs of flights, hotels and vacation rentals is another favorable condition. But the challenge for the home exchange industry, once associated with classifieds and ad sites, will be gaining the trust of customers.

A handful of well-known investors see potential in a new network, with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz leading a $7.75 million funding round for a platform called Kindred in April this year.

Co-founders Justine Palefsky and Tasneem Amin previously worked for real estate tech company Opendoor, and brought in former colleagues Eric Wu, co-founder and CEO, and Rohan Seth – who co-founded the audio platform ClubHouse. Elad Gill, who had previously invested in Airbnb, also participated.

The concept of these platforms is that you pay an annual subscription and you must have an approved house yourself. You agree to exchange with another accommodation, as well as any cleaning costs. Kindred, for example, charges $300 per year, and a service fee can be around Service $30 per night. However, some platforms, such as Intervac, accept accommodations that are also rented.

Palefsky thinks the biggest vacation rental companies have become “over-commercialized” today.

“Airbnb and VRBO have increasingly professionalized their offer. By and large, their inventory comes from full-time investment houses,” she said. “People aren’t comfortable joining Airbnb or a similar business with their primary residence because it’s become more professional. That’s where it all started, but (now) that’s not where the host lives from day to day.

She added that her backers’ interest was piqued because, according to her research, there are about 800,000 Airbnbs in the United States, but 150 million primary residences. “It’s a very, very big market,” Palefsky said. “People spend a lot on travel. But what appealed to Andreesen was seeing how many primary residences there are around the world that aren’t on any vacation rental platform.

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Palefsky launched the company in April last year after struggling to find properties on her own to work remotely.

“Holiday rentals don’t come cheap, especially if it’s longer than a few nights,” she said. “I considered becoming a full-time digital nomad to avoid paying double rent, but that wasn’t a practical long-term option.”

Kindred aims to differentiate itself from the crowd, which also includes Homelink, by focusing on themes (similar to Airbnb’s latest redesign.) Rather than searching by dates, Kindred has taken the organized route.

“Instead of sending 60 emails to different houses, you only contact the right house that matches the date and style you’re looking for,” Palefsky said. “We’re moving it from the listings to the managed marketplace.”

Established player HomeExchange launched a similar feature called Collection earlier this month. After a soft launch at the end of 2021, a new collection includes 300 homes (out of a total of 450,000) that are certified based on aspects such as available technology, wellness or family features, and even works of remarkable art.

HomeExchange, which charges $1,000 on an annual subscription, also now allows members to lend their homes without reciprocity, as guests can gift GuestPoints to use later.

There is certainly innovation in the market, but Kindred now needs to evolve. It currently has 500 accommodations, but a waiting list of 6,000 applications. “We are growing, but trying to do so in a thoughtful way,” Palefsk said.

Notes

Every well-moderated webinar or online conference leaves time for a Q&A session, but speakers found themselves caught off guard at a recent event that aimed to address the complexities of digital nomad visas.

The usual questions were asked during the webinar Let’s Talk Visas – The Modern Way of Nomadic Freedom, hosted by Boundless Life and Relocate.

Lawyers and accountants from Greece, Italy and Portugal shared the ins and outs of managing application processes to help remote workers seamlessly transform into digital nomads. They discussed golden visas, entrepreneur applications, short and long term residency permits, family reunification, blue cards and citizenship processes.

But one member of the public threw this curveball: Can a child be born a digital nomad to digital nomad parents? First, Italian accountant Nicolo Bolla: “Every time a baby is born, we have a big discussion about the new floor. If a baby is born in Italy, he is not a citizen.

Greece’s Eleftheria Charalambous said parents can apply for a visa for them, while in Portugal, if the parents have been legal residents for more than a year, they can automatically apply for Portuguese nationality for the child or apply for a card residence hall, according to Sara Sousa Rebolo.

Then followed questions about childcare and nannies. Italy offers a dedicated au pair visa. Sousa Rebolo said she wanted Portugal to offer the same.

A more serious question is what happens if a digital nomad overstays their welcome. Don’t, seems to be the answer.

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SAP Concur adds new counting app Another Cabon

Travel and expense tool SAP Competition added the Choose Climate carbon management platform to its app hub. It helps organizations measure, reduce and manage their travel-related emissions. The Application Center offers 270 partner applications, but SAP Concur said it is one of the first extensions to be built on the SAP Business technology platform. The addition follows its Thrust Carbon partnership, to enable travel managers to offer live show reporting, which went live in March.

United Airlines signs 20-year aviation fuel deal

United Airlines and United Airlines Ventures purchase at least 300 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from the utilization company Dimensional Energy. United aims to be ‘100% net zero green’ by 2050, without the use of traditional carbon offsets. Dimensional Energy eliminates the need for fossil fuels, converting carbon dioxide and water into usable ingredients.

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TRAVEL INDUSTRY RECOVERY TRENDS AFTER THE PANDEMIC https://tvresortmarina.com/travel-industry-recovery-trends-after-the-pandemic/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/travel-industry-recovery-trends-after-the-pandemic/ Villa Vitti St Barts Villa Santorini Aerial view of St Barts POST COVID TRAVEL TRENDS The company is seeing a 200% increase in bookings in 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. We are, of course, delighted with the recovery” —Alexandra Baradi NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no […]]]>

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POST COVID TRAVEL TRENDS

The company is seeing a 200% increase in bookings in 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. We are, of course, delighted with the recovery”

—Alexandra Baradi

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, June 14, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — There is no doubt that the tourism sector has been one of the hardest hit by the effects of the pandemic. COVID-19 has hit many industries hard, but few have been as badly impacted as travel and tourism.

Late last year, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicted that the sector would not fully recover until 2024. However, the recovery in tourism has gained significant momentum over the past three months due of the easing of restrictions around the world.

This, and the fact that people feel they’ve put their lives on hold long enough and are more than ready to start living life to the fullest, has increased the rate of recovery.

In fact, according to the latest UNWTO Barometer, many destinations around the world welcomed almost three times as many tourist visitors between January and March compared to the same period in 2021.

WHICH MARKETS HAVE MADE THE BEST RECOVERY?

According to the global leader in luxury villa rentals, Exceptional Villas, which represents more than 3,000 of the world’s best vacation rentals, the markets that initially recovered the fastest were those with the lightest restrictions and levels of COVID. -19 lowest.

According to the UNWTO, international arrivals in the Caribbean are estimated at 117 million for the 1st quarter of 2022 against 41 million in 2020. A massive increase of 182%.

Mexico, the Turks and Caicos Islands, St. Barths, Jamaica, Hawaii, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas have recovered quickly. The rest of the Caribbean and Costa Rica, which have been slower to recover, have the highest levels of forward bookings.

Europe has also seen a significant recovery rate, welcoming 230% more visitors in Q1 22 compared to Q1 2021. In Europe, Italy, Greece, France and Spain are leading the charge.

Asian markets such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Sri Lanka, which have suffered the worst devastation during the pandemic, are the slowest to recover. The region is seeing small green shoots of recovery as restrictions begin to lift, but a full recovery is not expected until 2025.

WHAT TYPES OF ACCOMMODATION RECOVER THE FASTEST?

Villas and vacation rentals were the first to recover from the peak of the pandemic. The main reasons for this faster recovery are the extra space, privacy and the ability to be able to self-isolate or quarantine at home rather than in a hotel room.

Luxury motorhomes or self-driving recreational vehicles (RVs), many of which may look like small apartments or houses, have also recovered very quickly.
Hotel accommodation has also recovered well, as younger travelers are less nervous about catching COVID-19.
The hotel sector is the slowest to recover.

INCREASE IN REV PAC (Revenue per guest)

According to Exceptional Villas, average spend in the luxury vacation rental industry has increased significantly.
After the international easing of restrictions around the world, exceptional villas are seeing their average spend per booking increase by 70% compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. There are several reasons for this.

The pandemic has given people much-needed time to think about life priorities, leading many to choose to spend more of their income on experiences. Happiness is not so much about possessions, but about living a meaningful and happy life. This is aided by the fact that Millennials, the largest generation of people in the world, are now entering their prime. Millennials are also very focused on capturing and sharing memories.
Second, customers choose to stay longer.

LENGTH OF STAY TRENDS

There is a growing trend among socially conscious high-net-worth luxury travelers to take fewer trips but stay longer. Less time in the air is seen as environmentally friendly. This trend is helped by the fact that the Zoom Boom during the pandemic allows more people to work remotely than ever before.

Exceptional Villas Owner and CEO Alexandra Baradi said: “The business is seeing a 200% increase in bookings in 2022 compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. We are, of course, delighted with the reprise “.

ABOUT EXCEPTIONAL VILLAS
Exceptional Villas is a vacation rental company based in Europe with clients and destinations worldwide. They have been in the travel business for over 30 years and provide a uniquely tailored service to their customers. This service includes tailoring the perfect villa to each client and providing a full, complimentary concierge service. This service includes all aspects of the client’s vacation, including VIP airport arrival, ground transportation, restaurant reservations, tours and excursions, water sports and pre-arrival storage. Unlike some of their competitors, they do not require membership fees. Likewise, their villa experts are indeed experts. They visit each villa and their team of professionals have a wealth of information about the villas and their destinations. Exceptional Villas takes great pride in the personalized service it provides. The company also operates a designated villa brand for Barbados called Villas Barbados and an Irish brand called Dream Ireland.
For more information visit http://www.exceptionalvillas.com/ or call free from the US and Canada on 1 800 245 5109 and in the UK on 0845 528 0209 Worldwide + 353 1 513 4197.

Alexandra Baradi
Exceptional villas
+353 87 223 2218
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You may or may not need travel insurance for your next trip – InsuranceNewsNet https://tvresortmarina.com/you-may-or-may-not-need-travel-insurance-for-your-next-trip-insurancenewsnet/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 10:25:12 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/you-may-or-may-not-need-travel-insurance-for-your-next-trip-insurancenewsnet/ With the unofficial start of summer and after more than two years of pandemic uncertainty, travelers are ready to go, regardless of the high prices. Americans are expected to spend, on average, $2,644 in summer holidays, 30% more than in 2019, according to the latest insurance holiday confidence index Allianz Partners United States. However, with […]]]>

With the unofficial start of summer and after more than two years of pandemic uncertainty, travelers are ready to go, regardless of the high prices.

Americans are expected to spend, on average, $2,644 in summer holidays, 30% more than in 2019, according to the latest insurance holiday confidence index Allianz Partners United States.

However, with the upsurge in COVID-19 cases, Hurricane Agatha is hitting Mexico and the Atlantic start of hurricane season June 1those long-awaited vacation plans could still change.

Fifty percent of WE adults had to cancel a trip because of COVID-19, according to a Forbes Advisor survey in April, and more than 80% of those who canceled lost money.

“If you book a trip and don’t worry about losing all that money if an accident or illness or a hurricane interrupts the trip…then fine, but I think most people don’t ‘don’t have that luck’, said Jeremy MurchlandPresident of Seven Corners Insurance Company.

Travel insurance can help cover unrecoverable vacation costs, but it’s especially useful when trips go wrong.

Is it worth paying

for travel insurance?

It depends. For relatively common things like flight disruptions, domestic travelers already have some protections through the transport department, which requires airlines to offer refunds when flights are canceled or significantly delayed. Credit companies will also go to bat for customers.

“Your credit card is phenomenal…for disputing any type of transaction,” said an independent personal finance expert. Matte Graniteknown as The Deal Guy on YouTube.

Hotels and vacation rental companies may make exceptions or rebook stays for guests in extenuating circumstances, even where stated policies do not provide refunds for last-minute cancellations.

Theme parks generally don’t refund tickets, but often work with customers dealing with emergencies and COVID-19.

Many cruise lines, like Carnival and Norwegian, will offer future cruise credit to guests who contract COVID-19 within days of sailing, but they may not be as flexible if guests cancel for other reasons.

Travel insurance can help customers who want a refund rather than a postponement and other perks, but it’s more crucial for travelers who become ill or injured while abroad. “Accidents happen with people. That’s the reality. So travel insurance becomes important only for your own protection, not just financially,” Murchland said.

Daniel Durazodirector of external communication Allianz Partners United States, says they average one medical evacuation per week. “These tend to be very expensive,” he said.

Does my health insurance

cover international travel?

Many times, no.

“A lot of national health insurance plans won’t do that,” Murchland said. “They either won’t provide any kind of out-of-country insurance or it’s out of the network; you have to pay out of pocket. They won’t provide evacuation or repatriation services. So it’s very limited .”

He says overseas hospitals may also want to keep personal credit cards on file or require payment guarantees before services are provided.

“So we get involved,” Murchland said. “We work with partners who give what’s called a payment guarantee to get you the care (and) cover you financially while you’re there.”

What is not covered

by travel insurance?

A little, so travelers should read the terms carefully.

Medical coverage may not be included or even offered to domestic travelers because their regular health insurance covers medical care within the WE

“It depends on the partner offering the insurance and what coverage and benefits they think their specific customers might need,” Durazo said. “Some domestic travelers like to purchase travel insurance with emergency medical coverage as they may have a high deductible health insurance plan. Travelers who want emergency medical coverage should read their policy to see if it is included and call their insurer if they need a product that includes it.”

Pre-existing conditions aren’t covered by most policies, but travelers can get waivers for certain diagnoses to avoid coverage claims being denied. Hurricane coverage depends on the timing. Travelers should purchase insurance plans before hurricanes are named.

“The thing you need to remember about travel insurance is that we only cover unknown and unforeseen events,” Durazo said. “Once a hurricane is named, it is then considered a known event. … Insurance does not cover foreseeable circumstances.”

Granite warns that there may also be clauses to watch out for in the event of hurricanes.

“It’s really important to note that a lot of the insurance only kicks in if your trip is directly affected by the path of a hurricane, so it’s not cut and dry,” he said. -he declares. “If you were flying and there’s a chance your flight might reroute you three times, but you have layovers and you can still get to your destination around the hurricane, they might actually deny your claim.”

The reason for the cancellation also matters. In most cases, travelers cannot cancel their trips just because they feel like it. Cancel for any reason plans do exist and cost more than other types of plans, but even then travelers may not get back all the money they invested in a trip.

“In most cases, cancellation for any reason is not 100% refundable,” Murchland said. “You are reimbursed up to a certain percentage of the total cost of your trip. It may be 60-75%, but it’s not 100%. But still, 75% of the large number is better than zero if people’s plans change.”

How can I find the

good travel insurance?

There are several ways to purchase travel insurance.

Travelers can purchase insurance plans directly from providers such as John Hancock, AIG Travels and Seven Corners, which Forbes Advisor called “best value for premium coverage” this year.

They can also check a travel insurance or travel protection box during the checkout process for some airlines and online travel agencies like Priceline, Kayak and Expedia, which work with Allianz. Allianz also offers coverage through travel agents and its own website.

“The goal is to provide the consumer with the best product for their particular trip,” Durazo said. “And it helps give people the coverage they’ll need for their particular route, and it also prevents them from buying coverage they may not need.”

Granite generally recommends sticking with free travel protections offered by major credit cards, instead of buying travel insurance, but for travelers who want extra protection, he recommends comparing shopping on SquareMouth and InsureMyTrip.

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North Elba Considers First Moratorium Exception Request | News, Sports, Jobs https://tvresortmarina.com/north-elba-considers-first-moratorium-exception-request-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 04:09:09 +0000 https://tvresortmarina.com/north-elba-considers-first-moratorium-exception-request-news-sports-jobs/ LAKE PLACID — The City of North Elba received its first request for an exception to the city’s moratorium on issuing new short-term vacation rental permits, and City Council held a public hearing for the request Tuesday. Tim and Jill Gerrity are requesting an exception to the moratorium for their property on Juniper […]]]>

LAKE PLACID — The City of North Elba received its first request for an exception to the city’s moratorium on issuing new short-term vacation rental permits, and City Council held a public hearing for the request Tuesday.

Tim and Jill Gerrity are requesting an exception to the moratorium for their property on Juniper Circle, which is the couple’s primary residence. Their application indicates that they are traveling “several times a year” to work with their two toddlers, and these travel expenses are ” from his pocket “. Without rental income to cover the cost of the property while they travel, the application says, the Gerrities could not “Make ends meet.”

The City of North Elba and Village of Lake Placid passed a local law in March imposing a six-month moratorium on the issuance of new short-term rental permits within city and town limits as city councils consider change their STR regulations. Since the city’s moratorium began in early March, the moratorium would end around the beginning of September.

Local law provided an allowance for deviations.

People can appeal to the city clerk for an exception to the moratorium if they believe it “would impose practical difficulties or extraordinary hardships” on them, in accordance with the law. A public hearing for waiver requests is required by law before the city can approve an exception, and the city council must approve or deny the request within 30 days of the public hearing.

The village has already received three requests for exemptions, but this is the first request submitted to the city.

The app

The Gerritys have always dreamed of living in the mountains, according to their candidacy, and the family moved from Las Vegas to Lake Placid after buying their house in Juniper Circle last November. The Gerrities said in their application that their jobs as producers of music and sporting events required them to travel, and the couple said they were taking their two toddlers with them because there was a childcare shortage. children here.

The couple’s application says they could not apply for an STR permit before the moratorium because their wood stove was cracked and they needed to replace it to “secure chimney cleaning/hearth inspection required.” Due to material supply chain issues, according to demand, the installation of a new stove has been delayed.

Code enforcement officer Mike Orticelle said the Gerritys could have been approved for an STR permit with a cracked stove, with the caveat that the stove could not be used by tenants.

The Gerrities’ application indicates that they have no intention of renting the house more than necessary to cover homeownership costs.

The Gerrities’ request for deviation includes a brief financial analysis of the family’s projected financial losses under the moratorium. The Gerrities estimated that their home’s mortgage and utilities cost $3,000 per month, and the Gerrities estimated that being able to rent out their home as an STR would bring in $3,000 per month, which offsets those expenses. .

The Gerritys also included “Non-reimbursable expenses for business travel” as losses in the analysis, which range from a loss of $3,500 to over $7,000 per month.

Three of the four months the Gerritys listed for consideration in their financial analysis as months they would travel and use their home as their STR – June, October and November – would not apply to their case, since the moratorium ends in September . The city council does not plan to vote on the couple’s candidacy until next month, according to city supervisor Derek Doty. The only month in the couple’s financial analysis that would fall under the moratorium is July, when the couple estimate they would lose $3,000 if they were not allowed to rent out their home.

Public audience

Tim Gerrity presented his case to the North Elba City Council at the council’s public hearing for his application on Tuesday, and his wife Jill attended the hearing online. Gerrity mentioned that their single family home would be marketed as a family STR that had cribs and toys.

Councilor Emily Kilburn Politi asked Tim how often and how long the family travels. Tim estimated that they traveled between 10 and 14 days a month during the summer, less during the winter.

Councilor Jason Leon asked if the couple knew there was a “imminent” STR moratorium when buying their home in November. Tim said they did, but he claimed they weren’t able to get the permit sooner due to problems with getting their woodstove replaced and approved by an inspector, as detailed in the request of the couple.

There were deliberations at the hearing as to whether or not the Gerrities had approached the Department of Building and Planning for a permit before the moratorium. Tim said he thought he and Jill reached out “several times” at the service, and the couple think they should include the control of their stove in their last application for an STR permit; Orticelle said Thursday he doesn’t believe the Gerrities contacted his department.

A member of the public, Don Scammell, attended the meeting in person and commented on the Gerrity candidacy. He said the moratorium was a public notice, and he thought the Gerrities “should have been early.”

While the in-person public hearing for the Gerritys’ waiver request concluded on Tuesday, the city is still accepting public comments on the request until Wednesday, June 14. .

The city council plans to vote on the waiver request at its next regular council meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, according to Doty.

Councilman Dick Cummings was not present at the public hearing or the board meeting on Tuesday.

Dudley said Thursday the city has not received any further requests for a moratorium waiver.

While a notice for Tuesday’s public hearing was not submitted on the city’s website or anywhere else online, Dudley did submit a public notice that was published in the May 24 edition of the Company. Dudley said she also posted a notice on the North Elba Town Hall notice board.



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