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Michelle Aycoth

I call a $500 night room greed and will only hurt the hotels that practice this in the long run.
Andrew Aycoth

Bailey Jones

Of course hotels are feeling the effect of vacation rentals - why rent a room when you can rent a house for the same money? Unlike some locales where more vacation rentals mean less affordable residential housing stock, Galveston is blessed (or cursed) with plenty of empty houses, just waiting for some entrepreneur to rescue them. As far as pricing goes, the previous article on beach litter makes me think that attracting a better class of tourist wouldn't be a bad idea.

Gary Scoggin

The marketplace sets prices. This is a great example of how supply and demand is supposed to work.

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