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HelpBookMe Invents Bumper Days to Facilitate Cleaning

(News Item #0417, Published: 03/30/20, VortexManagers.com) – Software engineers at the Vortex Organization have designed and installed a new system that adds unoccupied "Bumper" dates between bookings to separate occupancy between guests and staff. Read more

Westport Central Reservations Kick-Off

(News Item #0336, Published: 01/30/17, Plumbob.com) – The new Westport Central Reservation service opened its doors with a party for local businesses and lodging providers on Thursday January 26, 2017. Read more

Beachy Day Scores Top Vacation Rental in Seattle Magazine

(News Item #0327, Published: 02/12/16, Seattle Magazine) – Seattle Magainze names Jaeger Beach House from Beachy Day Vacation Rentals as one of the Airbnbs to Book Now for a Quick Getaway Read more

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

OceanShores.com Joins Plumbob Publishing

(News Item #0314, Published: 04/15/15, Plumbob.com) – OceanShores.com has been sold by Jim Brittain to an affiliate of Plumbob Publishing, operators of tourism websites and conventional publications. 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

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

Delicious Surpise on Gray's Harbors Highway 105

(News Item #0304, Published: 09/25/12, Seattle PI Newspaper) – I was totally unprepared for the treasure I found driving down Highway 105 from Westport to Raymond on the "30 Miles of Junque Weekend." Including food. 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

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