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9 Tips for Finding a Reliable Vacation Rental

(News Item #0213, Published: 06/03/10, Frommers.com) – A rental home can save you a lot of money when you're on vacation. Here are the 9 things to know about finding a reliable vacation rental. 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

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

Real Estate's Lion King

(News Item #0197, Published: 01/15/10, Seattle Times Newspaper) – In 1993 "Lions Over the Hill" speech Realtors Board of Directors were urged to combine MLS services to stave off large software companies who would come to steal their valuable proprietary data. 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

Home Rentals at Olympics Make Charity A Winner

(News Item #0196, Published: 12/22/09, Seattle Times Newspaper) – HomeForTheGames.com offers 170 rental homes for the Vancouver BC Olympics with proceeds going to Charity. 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

Travellers could be sued for hotel rants

(News Item #0181, Published: 10/12/09, News.Com.au) – In Australia large companies find it difficult to sue for defamation, but employees of those companies and smaller firms can sue travellers for harsh reviews. Read more

Amtrak Empire Builder Service to Leavenworth, WA, to Begin September 25, 2009

(News Item #0180, Published: 09/17/09, ) – Community Celebrates the Restoration of Rail Passenger Service with Opening of Icicle Station 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

Bed Bugs: After 60 Years, They're Baaaack!

(News Item #0175, Published: 07/15/09, FullyBookedRentals.com) – Virtually eliminated after World War II, the banning of the pesticide DDT in 1972 has resulted in the slow rebuilding of Bed Bug pest problem. Infestations have grown fast in the past five years. Read more

National Geographic Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite Video

(News Item #0176, Published: 07/15/09, NationalGeographic.com) – They disappeared after World War II but after the pesticides DDT was banned in 1072, they've made a come back. infestations have soared in past 5years. National Geo shows them at work. Yuck. 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

Wenatchee, WA May Regulate Vacation Rentals

(News Item #0151, Published: 05/01/09, Wenatchee World Newspaper) – 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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