Local communities stand to benefit tremendously from local host rentals. Of course, there are some concerns regarding noise and disruption caused by a group of transient traveler, however, research has proven that the influx of local host rentals generates substantial benefit for the wider local community—increased tax revenue, tourism spillover effects on the immediate neighborhood, providing hosts with extra channels of income, the local shop or café with clientele. This section assures the reader that local communities are not merely a bystander or a victim of a disruptive technology—but in reality, are a key stakeholder in the local host rental ecosystem and an active participant which stands to reap significant gains.
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Five community benefits of local host rentals
Local communities are an understated group of stakeholders who play an important role in the entire local host rental enterprise—the immediate neighborhood in which hosting activity takes place is inextricably linked. Here are some benefits that neighbors can stand to gain from welcoming short-term rentals into their communities:
It is not true—despite claims to the contrary—that guests of local host rentals have a tendency to not care for the premises and cause damage to the rental as well as to the immediate neighborhood. Data from Airbnb shows otherwise:
Communities, like hosts and guests, stand to gain from local host rentals . However, the tricky situation of basing transient travelers in your neighborhood requires a more nuanced response. It falls upon residents and regulators of the communities they serve to forge paths forward with a win-win mindset that will maximize local host rental benefits, limit disruptions, and seamlessly incorporate them into neighborhoods.