Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Company names food and beverage lead for downtown hotels

February 14, 2020
A new executive has been named to oversee food and beverage operations for five hotels downtown. Read More

John Ball Zoo takes holistic approach to sustainability

Efforts include waste management, living walls and roofs, energy and water conservation, green building.

February 14, 2020
In addition to participating in field conservation projects and a cooperative species survival plan, the team at John Ball Zoo engages daily in caring for its environment and natural resources as part of its overall sustainability strategy. Read More

Inside Track: A man of many skills

Entrepreneur Kris Mathis develops business acumen from a young age.

February 14, 2020
As an entrepreneur, Kris Mathis said the hardest thing he has ever done in his career was to believe. Read More

Kent hotels see revenue growth for 10th consecutive year

Business investment and development helps account for 4.6% year-over-year growth.

February 7, 2020
Kent County hotels saw revenue growth in 2019 for the tenth consecutive year. Read More

Airport sets annual passenger record

January 23, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport has broken its annual passenger record for the seventh consecutive year. Read More

Suburb named third ‘best’ place to live in Michigan

January 21, 2020
East Grand Rapids was named the third “best” place to live in Michigan for 2020. Read More

Entrepreneur carves out a wine niche in Beer City

Kris Mathis creates unorthodox wine tours that incorporate local food establishments.

January 17, 2020
Greater Grand Rapids has become synonymous with beer over the past several years. Read More

Ford Airport adds board member

January 16, 2020
A new member joined the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority board. Read More

Ford Airport adds three nonstop flights

January 14, 2020
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is adding nonstop flights to three new destinations. Read More

City preps for Beer Week

January 8, 2020
A West Michigan beer festival is toasting a decade of craft beer culture. Read More