Home sharing in the Sunshine State is thriving: From Tallahassee to Tampa, Kissimmee to the Keys, Florida’s incredible host community is showcasing authentic, local experiences, sending visitors to parts of the city not usually on a tourist itinerary and supporting local businesses in the process.
Airbnb is committed to making sure home sharing benefits all of Florida, and we are working with elected officials to help craft fair and clear regulations that will permit us to collect and remit hotel taxes around the state.
Mayor Ashton Hayward agrees: Vacation rentals are a win for Florida
In the past year, Florida welcomed over 2.5 million Airbnb guests. Local elected officials across the Sunshine State, like Mayor Ashton Hayward of Pensacola, agree that vacation rentals are good for Florida’s economy and its citizens.
Home sharing saves taxpayer dollars in FL
Floridians are increasingly turning to home sharing to spend less while traveling for leisure and work. FL State Rep. Rene Plasencia and his wife, Marucci Guzman use Airbnb to save money and make lifelong friends.
Meet our veteran community in the Sunshine State
Veterans and military families represent the backbone of Florida’s way of life. Through opening their doors and sharing their values with visitors from around the world, hosts like Lauren, Maura, Carl and Aimee make the Sunshine State that much more welcoming and culturally enriching.