There Goes The Neighborhood

Is Airbnb Ruining Our Neighborhoods?

Do sites like Airbnb boost the local economy or tear neighborhoods apart?

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

Florida Tax Revenue Generated Through Airbnb Totaled $89.5 Million Last Year

Thanks to an agreement hammered out in 2017, the company last year transferred $1.1 million to Sarasota County on behalf of its hosts.

01/30/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Visitors and Revenue From Airbnb Up in 2018

Roughly 100,000 visitors booked lodgings through Airbnb in Sarasota County in 2018, generating $22.8 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/15/2019 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Names Local Properties Most Often Added to User 'Wish Lists'

The top Sarasota County listing is a three-bedroom "tropical escape" in DeSoto Acres that can accommodate up to 16 guests.

07/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Spring Training Generated $1.3 Million for Local Airbnb Hosts

Roughly 12,000 visitors stayed in Sarasota Airbnb rentals during this year's Baltimore Orioles spring training season.

04/04/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Launches New Option to Pay for Trips in Installments

Last year, 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb accommodations in Sarasota County, generating $13.3 million in revenue for local hosts.

01/16/2018 By staff

Tourism

Local Airbnb Income Almost Doubles

More than 67,000 guests stayed in Airbnb lodgings in Sarasota County in 2017, generating $13.3 million in revenue, up from $6.7 million in 2016.

12/28/2017 By staff

Tourism

Sarasota County Strikes Deal with Airbnb on Bed Tax Collections

Sarasota County recently reached an agreement with Airbnb that will allow the Sarasota County tax collector to begin reporting, collecting and remitting Tourist Development Tax money on short-term Airbnb rentals.

04/03/2017 By staff

Cottage Industry

Here's How Local Landlords are Cashing In on the Online Vacation Rental Biz

We check into the region’s home-sharing vacation rental economy.

03/10/2017 By Su Byron Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Tourism

Local Airbnb Hosts Earned $9.5 Million in 2016

Florida hosts using Airbnb to rent out properties earned $273 million in supplemental income and hosted 1.5 million visitors in 2016.

12/29/2016 By staff