Area Travel News

Vacation House Destinations Selects Vortex Managers

(News Item #0324, Published: 11/25/15, VortexManagers.com) – The only destination club specializing in Northwest Vacation Rental homes has selected Vortex Reservations to expand its properties and services. 

Marriott to urge guests to tip their housekeepers as part of new campaign

(News Item #0333, Published: 09/15/14, WashingtonPost.com) – Marriott International wants to give its housekeepers a raise — and it is hoping customers will chip in. 

Varoom Vacation Rental Cooperative for Rent By Owners

(News Item #0295, Published: 02/01/14, Varoom.biz) – A novel new approach helps fill vacation Homes fill unoccupied dates by coordinating inquiries between managers and Rent by Owners with no risk or up front cost.. 

Crystal Chalets At Crystal Mountain Hires New Managers

(News Item #0291, Published: 12/22/13, CrystalChalets.com) – After considering self manager, Home Owner Association chooses Goldener, a lodging management firm that specializes in operating remote properties at high hospitality standards. 

May 2013 Speakers Covered The Bases

(News Item #0283, Published: 05/07/13, WAVRMA.org) – Speakers for the May 2012 get together of the Washington State Vacation Rental Managers Association (www.WAVRMA.org) covered topics from State Tourism to startling internet innovations. 

Your 2013 travel resolution? Don’t be a jerk

(News Item #0278, Published: 01/03/13, Seattle Times Newspaper) – Wheter you’re flygin, driving or sailing, there’s something about travel that brings out the jer in all of us. 

New Washington State Vacation Rental Website

(News Item #0271, Published: 06/01/12, WAVRMA.org) – There is a new vacation rental website in Washington state that lists homes only from quality managers who are members of the Washington State Vacation Rental Managers Association. 

WAVRMA widens doors for new members & directors

(News Item #0263, Published: 04/27/12, WAVRMA.org) – Washington State Vacation Rental Manager Association returns to its roots of free wwheeling open-forum trade association open to membeship by managers, suppliers and vacation rental suppoters.

VRIA Director – 10 Things Vacation-Rental Sites Won’t Say

(News Item #0257, Published: 12/14/11, Smart Money Magazine) – Since 2008, when Americans spent $24 billion on vacation rentals, the industry has undergone a veritable sea change, thanks to a new breed of travel-booking websites 

Skiers rediscover White Pass

(News Item #0233, Published: 01/31/11, Seattle Times Newspaper) – The expansion of White Pass Ski Area, tied up by legal challenges for three decades, offers some important lessons in the balancing between public access and preservation of Northwest wilderness.

Jonathan McIntyre re-joins Sunspot Resorts

(News Item #0230, Published: 01/24/11, SunspotResorts.com) – The years he spent in the Architectural industry gave Jonathan McIntyre a new perspective on the lodging industry. He has rejoined Sunspot Resorts to apply what he learned to hospitality. 

VRIA Director – How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0205, Published: 04/18/10, ChicagoTribune.com) – While vacation rentals are no new thing, but now the industry is growing due to the Internet and other factors according to VRIA President.

Sunspots’ President – How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0206, Published: 04/18/10, ChicagoTribune.com) – While vacation rentals are no new thing, but now the industry is growing due to the Internet and other factors according to VRIA President. 

VRIA Umbria Chapter Recuits Throughout Italy

(News Item #0199, Published: 04/15/10, VRIA.org) – VRIA Italian Chapter Directory recruits leaders for other provinces. 

VRIA Opens First Chapter in Italy

(News Item #0200, Published: 03/15/10, VRIA.org) – The Vacation Rental Industry Association (VRIA) has announced the formation of its first Chapter in Italy, in the province of Umbria. Headed up by Giuseppe Nuzzaci.

VRIA Announces Vacation Rental Angels Program

(News Item #0193, Published: 12/25/09, VRIA.org) – Christmas Day, the Vacation Rental Industry Association announced the creation of the Vacation Rental Angel Program to recognize members who regularly donate vacation home use to charitable causes. 

Home Rentals at Olympics Make Charity A Winner

(News Item #0196, Published: 12/22/09, Seattle Times Newspaper) – HomeForTheGames.com offers 170 rental homes for the Vancouver BC Olympics with proceeds going to Charity. 

Washington State’s Most Remote Luxury Retreat

(News Item #0190, Published: 12/15/09, SunspotResorts.com) – It sites five miles above 4,000 foot Blewett Pass but is kind of luxuriouis private vacation rental home you only see in prestigious magazines. 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths and packed with activities and fun. 

Eight Rungs of the Giving Ladder

(News Item #0188, Published: 11/26/09, VRIA.org) – Durring the Middle Ages a Jewish Rabbi created the Eight Rungs of Giving Ladder. It judges the motives, methods and sincerity of the giver. How do you rate? 

Friendliest Pet Video Contest Announced by FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com

(News Item #0171, Published: 08/27/09, FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com) – Now your wacky, weird or just plain wonderful pet video can star on FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com.