May 27, 2003
Hollywood, Florida – MetroGuide.com, Inc. (MetroGuide) has announced a second major enhancement this year to its EventGuide website, located at http://eventguide.com. A graphical user interface, or G. U. I., has been installed, making it easier and faster for presenters, promoters, publicists and advertisers to list events, at no cost, on the EventGuide calendar.
Going strong for nearly a decade, the EventGuide service always has provided free listings for South Florida events of every sort. The EventGuide calendar moved to the Internet and expanded geographically in the mid-90s, and recently incorporated a new search engine that enables visitors to search for precisely the type of activity they want by entering just a key word or two.
"The EventGuide service was a landmark when we launched it in December of 1993," said Mark Metz, CEO and founder of MetroGuide, the family of travel and hospitality websites. Metz still has faded fax-paper originals of those first EventGuide calendar transmissions. "People who received EventGuide calendar faxes valued their reliability and thoroughness," said Metz. "Public relations and advertising agencies, event presenters and promoters came to rely on the EventGuide service to get the word out about their activities. Word spread, and people called insisting to be included in the distribution."
Using the new EventGuide G. U. I., located at http://eventgui.com, events can be listed in mere minutes. Once listed, MetroGuide's quarter-million-plus monthly visitors have access to the information. Incorporating the G. U. I. technology, MetroGuide also offers free listings for restaurants on its DiningGuide website. Restaurateurs will find the DiningGuide G. U. I. at http://dininggui.com.
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"Our EventGuide service is as relevant today as it was a decade ago, maybe more so," said Metz. "We have invested in these enhancements – making it easier for presenters to take listings and easier for our visitors to find them – because the EventGuide calendar is a part of so many lives, and because we value the trust people have placed in us."
MetroGuide, located at http://metroguide.com, is among the largest Internet providers of global travel information and reservations. Incorporated in 1996 and privately held, MetroGuide's network of websites attracts more than two million unique visitors monthly to its quarter-million-plus pages of travel related e-commerce sites.
Having financed its venture entirely through internal sales growth and with no outside capital, MetroGuide generates tens-of-millions of dollars annually in on-line bookings through its proprietary database of more than 30,000 hotels and destination resorts. MetroGuide stands at the forefront of the battle to combat digital copyright piracy, with multiple recent court awards.
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