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Student's killing puts spotlight on illegal 'vacation rentals'
HomeAway to make national ad debut during 2010 Super Bowl
Travellers could be sued for hotel rants
(News Item #0181, Published: 10/12/09, Author: NA NA, 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, Author: , ) – 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, Author: William Victor May, FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com) – Now your wacky, weird or just plain wonderful pet video can star on FriendlyPetVacationRentals.com. Read more
Bedbugs bring exterminators together for a summit in Seattle
(News Item #0174, Published: 08/27/09, Author: Mark Rahner, Seattle Times Newspaper) – When a problem makes it into a late-night monologue, it's gone mainstream. Even Former President Clinton had them in his office for a few days. And experts are meeting to discuss the problem. Read more
Are travel agents making a comeback?
(News Item #0169, Published: 08/12/09, Author: Stephenie Chen, 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
Chelan Suites Condos To Be Auctioned August 8, 2009
Bed Bugs: After 60 Years, They're Baaaack!
(News Item #0175, Published: 07/15/09, Author: Alfred Glossbrenner, 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, Author: , 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
Sunspots President Says Book Last Minute, but You Won't Be Beached
(News Item #0163, Published: 07/10/09, Author: Andrea Sachs, WashingtonPost.com) – According to William May, President of Sunspot Inns, Resorts & Vacation Rentals (www.SunspotResorts.com) booking last minute won't leave you beached. Read more
VRA Director Says Book Last Minute, but You Won't Be Beached
(News Item #0160, Published: 07/10/09, Author: Andrea Sachs, 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
'Illegal' high-rise hotels targeted
(News Item #0170, Published: 07/02/09, Author: Fran Spielman, SunTimes.com) – If you live in a Chicago high-rise condo building and want to rent out your home as a vacation rental, you may be out of luck if Alderman Brendan Reilly has his way. Read more
Anatomy of a News Council Complaint
Sunspot Resorts Offers CSA Vacation Rental Travel Insurance
The people convict KIRO-TV
(News Item #0194, Published: 06/10/09, Author: Chuck Taylor, SeattlePostTimes.com) – Non-profot, non-governmental WA News Council held a hearing in the unofficial case of Sec. of State WA v. KIRO-TV in Seattle and found KIRO Guilty. Read more
Ocean Shores added to Sunspot Resorts Map
(News Item #0150, Published: 05/25/09, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com) – Ocean Shores Reservation Service has joined the Sunspot Resorts Vacation Rental Network as an affiliate. The companies will provide services to each other's guests. Read more
Seattle Corporate Housing & Vacation Rental Alliance Announced
(News Item #0149, Published: 05/01/09, Author: Ronald Wallace Lee, SunspotVacationRentals.com) – Pacific Guest Suites a provider of medium term corporate housing has entered into an agreement with Sunspot Resorts to offer some of its properties on a weekly basis. Read more
Wenatchee, WA May Regulate Vacation Rentals
Sunspots President Speaks to LuxuryRealEstate.com Conference
(News Item #0148, Published: 04/28/09, Author: David Watts, LuxuryRealEstate.com) – The annual conference of LuxuryRealEstate.com, held in Las Vegas April 26th hosted presentations by William May president of Sunspot Vacation Rentals on how to turn Unsold Listing into Revenue. Read more
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