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. Read more

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. Read more

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.. Read more

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. Read more

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

Elk Meadow Chalet joins Crystal Mountain Sunspots

(News Item #0236, Published: 06/23/11, CrystalMountainSunspots.com) – Named after the magnificent Roosevelt Elk that frequently graze the area, Elk Meadow Chalet is the newest Vacation Rental home in the area. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and sleeping for up to 12 guests. Read more

Jan Covey new Partner at Greenwater Crystal Mountain Vacation Rentals

(News Item #0253, Published: 03/01/11, CrystalMountainSunspots.com) – Jan Covey assumes head of Crystal Mountain Sunspot Vacation Rental Managers. A long time resident she promises fast on-site services and wide spread advertising. Read more

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. 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

Breaking Ground on Gondola Project

(News Item #0207, Published: 04/27/10, CrystalMountainResort.com) – On 4/26/2010 a new Gondola Project began at the Crystal Mountain Ski Resort, which is a huge step in allowing Crystal Mountain to be operational year round. Read more

Mount Rainier Vacation Rentals Becomes a Sunspot

(News Item #0202, Published: 04/23/10, SunspotResorts.com) – 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

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

NextDoor House Watch Program From Sunspot Resorts

(News Item #0203, Published: 04/01/10, SunspotResorts.com) – 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

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

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