Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Bigger cities challenge Grand Rapids’ convention market

Experience GR CEO says Gerald R. Ford Airport improvements help promote city.

July 20, 2018
Conventions have contributed to the Grand Rapids economy year-round, but competition from nearby cities continues to be a challenge. Read More

Concert venues ramp up green practices

Management tunes in guest feedback alongside citywide, countywide sustainability goals.

July 20, 2018
Grand Rapids concert venues are getting in a groove with sustainability this summer. Read More

Grand Rapids rates among Outside's 'highly successful cities'

July 20, 2018
Beer City is a subject of interest for an active lifestyle publication. Read More

Ford airport reports best-ever June

July 20, 2018
June was another record-breaking month for Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More

College partners with Delta on pilot training

July 19, 2018
A college in the region is partnering with an airline to identify and train its next generation of pilots. Read More

Kent County reaches tax agreement with Airbnb

July 18, 2018
Airbnb hosts in Kent County will pay hotel taxes starting next month. Read More

Restaurant Week GR serving up specials

July 18, 2018
More than 70 restaurants are ready to participate in Restaurant Week GR. Read More

Ford airport adding destination

July 16, 2018
Gerald R. Ford International Airport has announced a new non-stop route to an international gateway in the Southeast U.S. Read More

MacKeigan named 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alumnus

SMG regional manager oversaw record-setting ticket sales for national concert tours.

July 13, 2018
Rich MacKeigan has a big role in Grand Rapids. Read More

City turns to public for bicycle input

Residents will be able to discuss Grand Rapids’ bicycle-friendly plan next month.

July 13, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids is once again tapping the public for input on transportation, this time to expand the city’s bicycle infrastructure. Read More