Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


New sport on target to zip through Van Andel Arena

Drone racing’s Great Lakes Cup will showcase racers at speeds up to 80 mph as organizers look to build fan base.

July 21, 2017
This fall, drone pilots from across the country will have clearance to buzz Van Andel Arena. Read More

Ford airport welcomes back airline

July 18, 2017
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is reuniting with an old friend. Read More

Ford airport reports best-ever June

July 14, 2017
For the sixth time this year, Gerald R. Ford International Airport has posted another monthly passenger record. Read More

Sparta hosting Town & Country Days

July 14, 2017
Thousands of people are expected to visit Sparta next week for its four-day heritage festival. Read More

Inside Track: Carrying on the family business

Born into hotel industry, Peter Beukema re-energizes company by beginning construction of Embassy Suites first proposed a decade ago.

July 7, 2017
The Embassy Suites in the Monroe North district was at a do-or-die crossroads in fall 2016. Read More

Ford airport opens renovated viewing park

July 4, 2017
Gerald R. Ford International Airport recently re-opened its viewing park after completing a $1.1-million renovation. Read More

West Michigan Photo Contest calls for submissions

July 4, 2017
The West Michigan Tourist Association has launched its West Michigan Photo Contest for 2017. Read More

Ford airport consolidates security checkpoints

June 27, 2017
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has opened its new consolidated security checkpoint. Read More

Two-tower project downtown breaking ground

June 22, 2017
The groundbreaking for a two-tower development in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids is set for this week. Read More

19-year-old wins Meijer LPGA Classic

June 19, 2017
| By AP
Brooke Henderson made it a special Father's Day. Read More