March 23, 2004
Hollywood, Florida – MetroGuide.com, Inc. (MetroGuide) has named Kirstin Rembach senior event editor, announced Mark Metz, CEO. Rembach is responsible for content research, development and maintenance on MetroGuide travel sites. Her focus will be on enhancing travel-related event content for the EventGuide and HotelGuide brands.
"Kirstin Rembach is an editorial professional with strong analytical skills and an international background and focus," said Metz. "We've identified the meeting and events market as a major growth area for the company, and Ms. Rembach's many years of experience, her strong research and editorial skills made her the perfect candidate for MetroGuide's evolving events-based orientation."
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Rembach came to the U.S. in 2001. She earned an associates degree in journalism from Birnam Business College in 1994; studied photography at Michael Hetem School of Photography in 1995; and earned several certificates in applied IT since then.
Each of Rembach's prior positions has demanded a variety of skill sets, including editorial, graphic and photographic, research, marketing, establishing and maintaining professional relationships, and information technology. Most recently she served as editor of Gadget, an online consumer technology publication of Acuity Media Africa. Having the opportunity to work with Arthur Goldstuck, author of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet, was a particular highlight.
Previously Rembach served as a computer operator, charged with desktop publishing, graphics and web design for the Society for Animals in Distress. Earlier, working with South African Mushroom Farmers Association, she held the post of assistant editor for "The Spawn Run" publication. Working with the editor-in-chief at the University of Pretoria, she turned it from a newsletter into a magazine
Rembach lives in Coconut Creek with her husband. She continues to enjoy photography, also cycling.
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 reservations through its proprietary database of more than 38,000 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.