Visit Greater Palm Springs, together with Rent Responsibly, launched the Five-Star Summer Hosting Essentials campaign. This new initiative provides short-term vacation rental hosts in the Coachella Valley with a resource center and event series empowering a five-star experience for both guests and local communities. The campaign enables premier hospitality through responsible hosting practices, insights into the latest travel trends, and guidance on summer preparedness. 

“Our guests want to be good neighbors. By empowering short-term rental owners and operators with the resources they need to comply with local regulations, we can create a pleasant environment for neighbors in our communities,” said David Feltman, short-term vacation rental owner and Visit Greater Palm Springs board member. “Many nuisance issues and frustrations can be avoided when hosts are given the tools and support they need to be successful.” 

The event series includes six lunch-and-learn webinars that are free to attend. Each event will share general and regional information as well as advice for each respective municipality’s local regulations: 

Indio: Tuesday, July 11 at Noon PT

La Quinta: Wednesday, July 12 at Noon PT

Palm Desert: Thursday, July 13 at Noon PT

Unincorporated Riverside County: Tuesday, July 25 at Noon PT

Palm Springs: Wednesday, July 26 at Noon PT

Desert Hot Springs: Thursday, July 27 at Noon PT

“Vacation rental hosts are responsible for their guest’s experience and the community experience,” said David Krauss, CEO and co-founder of Rent Responsibly. “This first-of-its-kind programming puts the Coachella Valley at the forefront of host education and destination stewardship. We are proud to collaborate with Visit Greater Palm Springs and the local vacation rental community on the Five-Star Summer Hosting Essentials campaign.” 

Visit GPS Five Star Summer

Visitors to the resource center can access dozens of guides to local regulatory requirements, hospitality best practices, ways to reach new traveler segments, and strategies for heading off potential guest or property issues.  

Other partners include Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of La QuintaVacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs, and Key Data