TRAVEL & TOURISM
Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport’s terminal apron reconstruction and expansion project received the American Society of Civil Engineers Michigan Section’s outstanding civil engineering certificate of merit.
The Experience Grand Rapids board of directors elected new officers and members to lead the organization for the next two years.
The city of Grand Rapids’ Hotel District partnered with the Center City Business Group to launch the Hotel District – Business Association.
In an attempt to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan Department of Transportation and select Michigan airports are piloting a Travel Points Testing program this spring, bringing antigen COVID-19 testing to locations with high volumes of travel.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport became the first airport in Michigan to earn a Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation status from the ISSA, a worldwide cleaning industry association.
The city of Grand Rapids and Spin are launching Spin Community Pass in Grand Rapids.
The CityFlatsHotel in Holland is now officially a part of the Tapestry Collection, which is owned by Hilton.
AHC Hospitality will open its newly renovated Morton Hotel on Monday in downtown Grand Rapids.
Experience Grand Rapids is partnering with Kent County-area hotels to provide staycation deals to revive the tourism and hospitality sector of the local economy that suffered under the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hinman Company announced the opening of the 147-suite Residence Inn by Marriott at the Flat Iron Building in downtown Grand Rapids.
The owner of a travel agency that funds a nonprofit benefiting students of color who want to study abroad was included on Forbes’ first list of 1,000 innovative small business owners.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport was named the Airport of the Year in the air carrier category by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Aeronautics.
Some West Michigan agricultural leaders were recently appointed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MDARD) Migrant Labor Housing Advisory Board.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority named Kent County Commissioner Emily Brieve to its board of directors.
The Michigan tourism and hospitality industry has been reeling from the effects of the pandemic.
A luxury hotel in downtown Grand Rapids is now offering a personalized dining experience on its outdoor deck next to the Grand River.
Experience Grand Rapids Senior Vice President Janet Korn was elected to serve as president of the Michigan Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus' board of directors by its members this year.
LUDINGTON — A coal-fired ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Michigan and Wisconsin has been sold.
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown hotel achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council STAR accreditation — the gold standard for prepared facilities.
Douglas Small’s job is to sell Grand Rapids to the rest of the world.
The economic development group Grand Action 2.0 recently unveiled the results of a commissioned Venue & Attraction study, bringing Grand Rapids one step closer to becoming a destination for more events and tourism.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is one of the first airports in the nation to serve as a COVID-19 testing site.
Just off of U.S. 131, away from the din of rubber on concrete, a group of local developers are taking steps to transform a 45-acre property in Rockford into an off-the-grid camping experience where visitors can unplug from technology and reconnect with the outdoors.