Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Experience Grand Rapids hires VP of multicultural business development

March 24, 2017
Experience Grand Rapids has named its first VP of multicultural business development. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals $115M expansion plan

March 23, 2017
After a year of study with a New York-based architectural firm, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has revealed the details of a $115-million expansion plan. Read More

Private equity firm acquires hospitality company

March 23, 2017
A local private equity firm has acquired an out-of-state hospitality company. Read More

Events firm producing Downtown Live!

March 23, 2017
A local events firm is partnering with the mayor, chamber and downtown businesses to produce a free event with live mannequins, “selfie spots” and live music. Read More

Irish on Ionia pours over downtown

March 17, 2017
A local restaurant and bar group is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. Read More

Hospitality association elects board

March 14, 2017
The Kent County Hospitality Association has elected its new board of directors. Read More

Lawsuit brings hotel assessments under scrutiny

Northern Michigan hotel owner says government-approved room fees used to subsidize marketing campaigns violate free speech rights.

March 10, 2017
The local tourism industry is keeping its eye out for the results of a free speech lawsuit against the Sleeping Bear Dunes Visitors Bureau. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks among top 20 'most-overlooked' cities in US

March 10, 2017
Grand Rapids has earned a spot on a ranking of the top 20 “most-overlooked” cities in America by a publisher of travel guides. Read More

Ford airport books best-ever February

March 10, 2017
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is reporting that February was a record month. Read More

LaughFest kicking off with mannequin challenge

March 8, 2017
The city’s 10-day festival of comedy plans to do a mannequin challenge at its Community Kickoff event tomorrow. Read More