Area Travel News

Jackie Martin Moves to the Mountains

(News Item #0290, Published: 12/04/13, CrystalChalets.com) – Crystal Chalets picks new rental management firm and experienced onsite manager, Jackie martin. Goldener Resorts specializes in unique, unusual and remote lodging properties like Crystal Chalets. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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 Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

VRIA Umbria Chapter Recuits Throughout Italy

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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? Read more

Dick Dixon a Rare Individual and Coach

(News Item #0187, Published: 11/20/09, TheDailyWorld.com) – Ti was a sad day in our household. We lost a coach, mentor and a friend. Dick Dixon, long time Aberdeen WA High School coach passed away. His family, players, students and fellow educators mourned. Read more

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. Read more

First Vacation Rental Multiple Listing Service Announced

(News Item #0145, Published: 03/29/09, VRMLS.org) – World's first Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has been created by the Vacation Rental Industry Association. www.VRMLS.org is a true Open-Submission and Open-Distribution Service. Read more

Skirting the Pitfalls of Private Rentals (Practical Traveler)

(News Item #0131, Published: 10/05/08, New York Times) – Read more

Making the most of hotel alternatives

(News Item #0133, Published: 09/25/08, CNN.com) – Read more

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