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Beyond the sharing Economy hipsters hype - the Real Airbnb Effect

(News Item #0293, 02/07/14) Tnooze.com — This is an opinion from Steve Brenner, co-owner of the Cross-Pollinate information site, owner of the Beehive and ex-member the STA Travel team. read more ›

Yelp aggressive Ad company

(News Item #0292, 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 ›

Florida Vacation Rental Managers Teach Liens

(News Item #0282, 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 ›

WAVRMA widens doors for new members & directors

(News Item #0263, 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, 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, 08/06/11) New York Times — read more ›

TripAdvisor releases survey results

(News Item #0246, 07/27/11) VRIA.org —

Homeaway announces Brand Boost Program

(News Item #0244, 07/21/11) VRIA.org —

Talks Breakdown on Vacation Rental Switch

(News Item #0239, 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 ›

Jim Haring, Chicago Vacation Rental Advocate Passes

(News Item #0235, 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 ›

Jonathan McIntyre re-joins Sunspot Resorts

(News Item #0230, 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 › read more ›

VRIA Director - How to hunt a Midwest vacation rental

(News Item #0205, 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, 04/15/10) VRIA.org — VRIA Italian Chapter Directory recruits leaders for other provinces. read more ›

VRIA Opens First Chapter in Italy

(News Item #0200, 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, 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, 12/22/09) Seattle Times Newspaper — HomeForTheGames.com offers 170 rental homes for the Vancouver BC Olympics with proceeds going to Charity. read more ›

Washington State's Most Remote Luxury Retreat

(News Item #0190, 12/15/09) SunspotResorts.com — It sites five miles above 4,000 foot Blewett Pass but is kind of luxuriouis private vacation rental home you only see in prestigious magazines. 5 Bedrooms, 3 baths and packed with activities and fun. read more ›

Eight Rungs of the Giving Ladder

(News Item #0188, 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, 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, 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 ›

Friendliest Pet Video Contest Announced by FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com

(News Item #0171, 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, 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 ›

AirBnb.com another website says Sunspots President

(News Item #0162, 07/26/09) WashingtonPost.com — William May, President of Sunspot Inns, Resorts & Vacation Rentals is quoted in the Washington Post about a new Vacation Rental Website - AirBnb.com. read more ›

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

(News Item #0175, 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, 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 ›

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