Editorial: City Council must, at long last, take needed action on unlawful vacation rentals
June 16, 2019
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BRUCE ASATO / 2017
Hotel use among visitors has dropped more than 2% year to date, while stays in rental houses rose nearly 8% and stays in private rooms and shared rooms in private homes are up by double-digits. In Waikiki alone there are 3,500 vacation rental units — that’s as big as Hawaii’s largest hotel complex the Hilton Hawaiian Village.