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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
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
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
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
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
Wenatchee, WA May Regulate Vacation Rentals
First Vacation Rental Multiple Listing Service Announced
(News Item #0145, Published: 03/29/09, Author: William Victor May, 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
You're Not Alone: VR Bookings down 25-30% since October
Vacation rental Web startup reaps $250M investment
Skirting the Pitfalls of Private Rentals (Practical Traveler)
Making the most of hotel alternatives
New Apocalyptic Sign: family "staycations"
Fractional Condo Ownership Comes to Pacific Beach
Calaveras approves short-term vacation rentals
HomeAway Continues Global Expansion With Acquisition of Leading Vacation Rental Web Site in France
Rent a Vacation Home and Save
Skip the Hotel, Rent a House
The Truth About the BBB
Ragatz Fractional Conference Notes
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