Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Snyder proposes 7-percent sales tax for roads

December 18, 2014
LANSING — Michigan voters would be asked to approve a 1-percentage-point hike in the 6-percent state sales tax as part of an estimated $1.6-billion road- and school-funding deal announced today by Gov. Rick Snyder and legislative leaders. Read More

Ford airport unveils logo

December 17, 2014
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has unveiled a new logo and "brand promise" that better reflects its current and future goals. Read More

Aerospace supplier wins Boeing contract

December 16, 2014
The Boeing 777X jet, which is set to take to the skies in 2020, will have Grand Rapids ties. Read More

Parking rates won't chase businesses

But employees’ ‘front door’ mentality needs to be rethought.

December 12, 2014
The Grand Rapids Parking Commission is considering whether to recommend monthly parking rate changes for its ramps and surface lots, which has some people wondering if higher pricing in high-capacity lots will chase some downtown businesses to the suburbs. Read More

Transportation company relocates HQ

December 8, 2014
A transportation company that specializes in next-day delivery is moving its headquarters — but not far. Read More

Grand Rapids ranks among 'Best Beer Cities' in US

December 8, 2014
Grand Rapids’ preference for “high-end beer” is one reason it’s considered one of the “10 Best Beer Cities” in the nation. Read More

Great Lakes Farm Expo starts Tuesday

Fruit and vegetable growers are sure to discuss the perennial migrant labor issue.

December 5, 2014
One of the biggest agricultural industry trade shows in North America happens every December in Grand Rapids, and it starts Tuesday. Read More

Ex-ski home of President Ford lists for $8.5M

December 5, 2014
President Gerald Ford’s former ski home near Vail, Colo. is for sale. Read More

Gymnastics invitational tumbles into downtown

December 4, 2014
The largest gymnastics competition in the state is coming to Grand Rapids this weekend, bringing 2,000 gymnasts along with it. Read More

Denise Kolesar produces expos for women

December 2, 2014
When Denise Kolesar started her own expo business in 1998, she had little idea that 16 years later she’d be running five annual women-centered events, covering the West Michigan and mid-Michigan markets. Read More