September 10, 2003, Inc. Names
Lynne Helm Travel Writer

Hollywood, Florida – Mark Metz, CEO of has announced veteran travel writer Lynne Helm has joined the editorial content team as a writer responsible for research and development of website content for segments of its hospitality and travel websites, including DiningGuide, AttractionGuide, CruiseGuide and others.

Helm brings to the company more than 30 years experience reporting, writing, and editing. A former food/travel writer for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and a columnist for the Daily Business Review in South Florida, she got her start in journalism reporting for the IDS, the Indiana University campus daily. She has covered the cruise industry, Florida, and the Caribbean for several travel and meetings industry trades. Helm is 25-year resident on Fort Lauderdale's Tarpon River, and is active in Broward Urban River Trails.

"Ms. Helm brings a strong business and journalism background," said Mark Metz, CEO of MetroGuide. "Her exceptional language skills and editorial judgment, vital to this position, made her the perfect candidate."

MetroGuide, located at, 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 reservations through its proprietary database of more than 8,500 restaurants, and 33,000 hotels and destination resorts. MetroGuide stands at the forefront of the battle to combat digital copyright piracy, with multiple recent court awards.

For more information contact Scott Rogers (954) 981-5850.