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

Oyhut Bay Selects Goldener for Vacation Rentals

(News Item #0325, Published: 11/20/15, GoldenerInns.com) – The developers of Oyhut Bay, a seaside village, have appointed Goldener Inns to operate the vacation rental program for its 250 homes being built in Ocean Shores, Washington State. 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

Yelp aggressive Ad company

(News Item #0292, Published: 01/16/14, Seattle Times Newspaper) – Is Yelp an impartial free service to consumers or an aggressive advertising company touting the services of paying clients, asks guest columnist Terry Thomas. 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

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

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

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

An Unremarkable Phone Call

(News Item #0265, Published: 08/15/95, Stehekin Choice) – The most remarkable thing about life may be its most remarkable aspects. People delight us. Nothing is surprising. Life goes on. Children remind us. Read more

10 Reasons Not to Miss the IBBA Boat

(News Item #0267, Published: 07/08/95, IBBA.org) – Everyone figures they know how to do their craft, but joining with your peers offers new insight, new ideas and great feedback. Here are ten reasons why joining IBBA will benefit your business.

Beware of Bumlers. Trolls and License Jerkers

(News Item #0266, Published: 06/29/95, Stehekin Choice) – Dealing with bureaucrats can be a strange and eeeeeery journal. If you find yourself in the middle be prepared for the unusual and creepy. Here are ten tips to help. Read more

Video Tape Yourself to Create Quick, Easy & Effective Training

(News Item #0269, Published: 06/02/95, IBBA.org) – Have you ever seen yourself on video? Its not always enjoyable, but taping training sessions (without the need for professional editing) will provide good training for staff members. Here is how to d Read more

New Apprenticing Program Develops Winning Associates

(News Item #0268, Published: 04/02/95, IBBA.org) – Recruiting new staff members is wrought with frustration and delay. Training them from scratch may be the best way to developing new associates who know the ropes. This article tells you how. Read more

M&A: One-of-a-Kind Selling Challenge

(News Item #0264, Published: 06/01/87, Marketing Magazine) – How do you sell a product that is intangible and changes daily, literally one-of-a-kind and very expensive, a nationa market but with little if any budget. Read more