Area Travel News

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

Twas the Night Before Vacation Rental Christmas

(News Item #0259, Published: 01/09/12, CrystalMountainSunspots.com) – A little poem written by a ski resort vacation rental manager on the slopes of Washington State's Mount Rainier National Park.

Talks Breakdown on Vacation Rental Switch

(News Item #0239, Published: 06/30/11, VRIA.org) – Efforts to establish a website with on-line booking capabilities by the Vacation Rental Manager's Assn. have fallen apart. Read more

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Will Hurt You More

(News Item #0234, Published: 02/09/11, National Law Review) – On the Internet, consuemrs can be critics without actula support, repercussions or responsibility. This article examines that situation. 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

Family vacation time on Washington's Cranberry Coast

(News Item #0214, Published: 06/17/10, Seattle Times Newspaper) – On a good day, Westport is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Seattle and represents the quiet route to the Coast for much of Puget Sound. 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

Second Porch Inc. Closes Series-A Funding To Expand Growing Social Vacation Home Marketplace

(News Item #0198, Published: 03/17/10, PRWeb.com) – Startup to harness social networking and vacation home rentalsl. Second Porch announced that it has closed a one million dollar Series-A investment, led by the Oregon Angel Fund. 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

The Legality of Letting Holiday Homes in Australia

(News Item #0183, Published: 11/28/09, International Law Travel Journal) – Vacation Rentals are known as Holiday Homes in Australia, but they face the same regulatory pressures and threat of prohbitions. Trevor Atherton a lawyer and travel consultant spells out the issues. 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

Student's killing puts spotlight on illegal 'vacation rentals'

(News Item #0185, Published: 11/15/09, SunTimes.com) – Unsold home becomes vacation rental that allows college age kids to rent it for parties and problems. 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

Are travel agents making a comeback?

(News Item #0169, Published: 08/12/09, CNN.com) – Online travel sites flooded with overwhelming options, all claiming the best deals. But some travelers find themselves defecting to brick and mortar travel agents for the extra help and service. Read more

VRIA Director Says Book Last Minute, but You Won't Be Beached

(News Item #0160, Published: 07/10/09, WashingtonPost.com) – According to William May, Director of the Vacation Rental Industry Association (VRIA.org), booking last minute won't leave you beached. Check out Cape Map. 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

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