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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

Ocean Shores Reservations sold to By the Sea

(News Item #0301, Published: 11/01/14, ByTheSeaByTheSea.com) – Ocean Shores Reservation Bureau purchased by By the Sea Vacation Rentals, a Vortex Group affiliate. 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

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

Florida Vacation Rental Managers Teach Liens

(News Item #0282, Published: 02/20/13, FreeLineMediaOrlando.com) – Vacation Rental property managers are sometimes left short by property owners. The Association offers a course that deals with collecting from property owners including the use of liens. 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

The Music-Copyright Enforcers

(News Item #0272, Published: 08/06/11, New York Times) – Read more

Readers Digest Magazine Grades The BBB

(News Item #0285, Published: 08/01/11, ReadersDigest.com) – Long considered an impartial arbiter of who’s scamming whom (and who’s not), the Better Business Bureau—a “federated association” of locally run bureaus—has been facing questions Read more

TripAdvisor releases survey results

(News Item #0246, Published: 07/27/11, VRIA.org) –

Homeaway announces Brand Boost Program

(News Item #0244, Published: 07/21/11, VRIA.org) –

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

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

Jim Haring, Chicago Vacation Rental Advocate Passes

(News Item #0235, Published: 04/11/11, VRIA.org) – Born in New York, long time resident of Chicago, operator of China Doll Vacation Rentals with his wife Yanan, passed away April 8th, 2011 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

Seabrook developer building community, not just homes

(News Item #0228, Published: 09/19/10, Seattle Times Newspaper) – Developer Casey Roloff likes to say that he's building a sense of "community" one house at a time. His 6-year-old beach town on a bluff overlooking the ocean is designed to make folks feel at home. 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

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