Resource Center and Six-Event Series Ensure Area Visitors and Communities Alike Enjoy a Successful Travel Season 


(GREATER PALM SPRINGS, CA)  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.” 

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 Quinta, Vacation Rental Owners and Neighbors of Palm Springs, and Key Data






Todd Burke  

Visit Greater Palm Springs 



Joyce Kiehl  

Visit Greater Palm Springs  


Alexa Nota 

Rent Responsibly  


About Visit Greater Palm Springs 

Visit Greater Palm Springs (VGPS) is the official destination marketing organization for the nine-city Southern California oasis of Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio, and Coachella. Founded in 1989 with a mission to positively affect the destination’s tourism economy and quality of life for its residents, Visit GPS provides sales, marketing and PR, and destination development activities to grow visitation from potential leisure travelers and event, meeting, and convention group markets.   


About Rent Responsibly 

Founded in 2019, Rent Responsibly is the community-building and education platform for short-term rental owners, hosts and managers. Rent Responsibly’s mission is to empower short-term rental communities to collaborate and further responsible renting for the benefit of people, places, and planet. Learn more at