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Vacation rentals in Waikiki rival largest hotels

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    In Waikiki alone there are 3,300 vacation rental units — that’s almost as big as Hawaii’s largest hotel complex the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Issa Wakatsuki, 7, and his brother, Sora, 11, mimicked the poses of statues of hula dancers fronting the hotel on Wednesday afternoon.

To hotel companies, the growth of the shared economy — specifically vacation rentals — poses a serious threat. How they respond to losing market share varies. Read more

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