Area Travel News

HelpBookMe Invents Bumper Days to Facilitate Cleaning

(News Item #0417, Published: 03/30/20, Author: William Victor May, VortexManagers.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – Software engineers at the Vortex Organization have designed and installed a new system that adds unoccupied "Bumper" dates between bookings to separate occupancy between guests and staff. Read more

Vacation House Destinations Selects Vortex Managers

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

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

(News Item #0333, Published: 09/15/14, Author: Abha Bhattarai, WashingtonPost.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – Marriott International wants to give its housekeepers a raise — and it is hoping customers will chip in. Read more

Varoom Vacation Rental Cooperative for Rent By Owners

(News Item #0295, Published: 02/01/14, Author: , Varoom.biz (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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.. Read more

Crystal Chalets At Crystal Mountain Hires New Managers

(News Item #0291, Published: 12/22/13, Author: William Victor May, CrystalChalets.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – After considering self manager, Home Owner Association chooses Goldener, a lodging management firm that specializes in operating remote properties at high hospitality standards. Read more

Your 2013 travel resolution? Don’t be a jerk

(News Item #0278, Published: 01/03/13, Author: , Seattle Times Newspaper (new field) ~ to be edited) – Wheter you're flygin, driving or sailing, there's something about travel that brings out the jer in all of us. Read more

WAVRMA widens doors for new members & directors

(News Item #0263, Published: 04/27/12, Author: William Victor May, WAVRMA.org (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

VRA Director - 10 Things Vacation-Rental Sites Won't Say

(News Item #0257, Published: 12/14/11, Author: Linda Lacina, Smart Money Magazine (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

Hawaii's Forbidden Island

(News Item #0208, Published: 05/17/10, Author: Catherine Hamm, Seattle Times Newspaper (new field) ~ to be edited) – Helicopter Tour Gives A Taste Of The Very Private Hawaiian Island Of Niihau. Read more

Mount Rainier Vacation Rentals Becomes a Sunspot

(News Item #0202, Published: 04/23/10, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – Ms. PC Dickinson started mount Rainier Vacation Rentals four years ago and is now selling to Sunspot Resorts to offer more services to Owners and Guests. Read more

Sunspots' President - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0206, Published: 04/18/10, Author: Kate Silver, ChicagoTribune.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

VRA Director - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0205, Published: 04/18/10, Author: Kate Silver, ChicagoTribune.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

VRA Umbria Chapter Recuits Throughout Italy

(News Item #0199, Published: 04/15/10, Author: , VRIA.org (new field) ~ to be edited) – VRIA Italian Chapter Directory recruits leaders for other provinces. Read more

NextDoor House Watch Program From Sunspot Resorts

(News Item #0203, Published: 04/01/10, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – Sunspot Resorts announced innovative and reliable House Watch service called NextDoor. It provides periodic and on-call visits to properties to check their condition, or pre-arrival preparation. Read more

VRA Opens First Chapter in Italy

(News Item #0200, Published: 03/15/10, Author: , VRIA.org (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

VRA Announces Vacation Rental Angels Program

(News Item #0193, Published: 12/25/09, Author: , VRIA.org (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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, Author: Jack Broom, Seattle Times Newspaper (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com (new field) ~ to be edited) – 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

James Hough is Whidbey Camano Island Sunspots Partner

(News Item #0210, Published: 12/01/09, Author: William Victor May, Sunspots.info (new field) ~ to be edited) – Jim Hough, an avid traveler is smiling today. He has just joined Sunspot Resorts as a Partner for the Whidbey & Camano Islands Market. See www.WhidbeyCamanoSunspots.com. Read more

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