When will vacation rental properties in Florida reopen? – WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando

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OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Quite a few people who own vacation rental properties throughout Central Florida are hoping the governor will allow them to get back to business.

Right now, hotels are welcoming guests looking to get away, while vacation rental properties remain closed.

John Newstreet is the president and CEO of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a board member on Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force.

“Vacation rentals are still at zero because they’re not allowed to open,” he said.

Newstreet, along with several other Osceola County leaders, sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis asking him to allow vacation rentals to reopen.

“I’d like to see him open up the industry even if it’s done geographically or regionally,” Newstreet said. “Vacation rentals in some communities can cause some pain, but here in Central

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