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

Vortex First on Google Vacation Rental Listings

(News Item #0397, 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

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

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

Chateau Timberline Managed by Vortex Managers

(News Item #0225, Published: 08/01/10, ) – Chateau Timberline, near the South East entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, at Packwood Washington has appointed Sunspot Resorts as its Lodging management company. 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

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

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

Sunspots President Says Book Last Minute, but You Won't Be Beached

(News Item #0163, Published: 07/10/09, WashingtonPost.com) – According to William May, President of Sunspot Inns, Resorts & Vacation Rentals (www.SunspotResorts.com) booking last minute won't leave you beached. Read more

Sunspot Resorts Offers CSA Vacation Rental Travel Insurance

(News Item #0152, Published: 06/25/09, SunspotResorts.com) – Sunspots Offers Vacation Rental Travel Insurance from CSA Travel Protection. Read more

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