Honolulu Star Advertiser
Hawaii rentals net the most page views on TripAdvisor but lag in actual inquiries...
…None of the neighbor island rental vacation spots made Trip-Advisor's top 10 list. Lahaina, a popular Maui vacation rental spot, ranked No. 22, and Kihei ranked No. 26. Hawaii Island's Kailua-Kona was the 36th-ranked U.S. vacation rental spot on TripAdvisor, while Kauai's Poipu came in at No. 42.
While there is plenty of demand for Hawaii as evidenced by its high page views, the higher costs and greater distance associated with the destination could be why its summer rental vacation inquiries lag, Hudepohl said…
"When people are looking at individual properties, they are more looking at Hawaii than any other rental market," said Hank Hudepohl, director of vacation rentals at TripAdvisor, whose branded booking and review sites make up the largest travel community in the world. "It's a destination that attracts people who are dreaming about vacations."