What to do about vacation rentals is an issue around the state. But while Hawaii’s legislature has not been able to agree on state-wide measures, in Japan a new national law takes effect a week from tomorrow. And it’s already having an impact.
Waikiki hotels and timeshares are near or at capacity this year as visitor arrivals climb past the 8-million mark for the entire state. That opens the door for visitors to seek alternative vacation rentals. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
The Honolulu City Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee resurrected a controversial issue in Kailua and O’ahu’s North Shore. That of vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.