Eurotourguide.com has been created by us, Jessica and David Hayes.
We met whilst working for Crystal Holidays as Resort Reps in their ski and lakes and mountains programmes in Austria, France and North America. During those eight years we worked our way up to Resort Managers, a role we both enjoyed immensely. Encouraging and helping people to get the most from their chosen holiday destinations, by learning and discovering new places was something we took very seriously.
We always had a desire to run our own travel related business and create a product which would allow us to combine all the skills we had learnt along with our never ending passion for discovery. We initially fulfilled this by setting up and successfully running a property management operation based in the Costa Blanca South of Spain. All of our clients really appreciated the Orientation Pack that we created for this area, enabling them and their visitors to find their way around from day one of their holiday. So we think we can say that this product started back in 2005, as a pack of maps and written instructions typed up on A4 paper to all the local places of interest.
Over the next few years we listened to our clients and their visitors and decided to take the Orientation Pack one step further. We wrote a 150 page guidebook with colour photographs, written driving instructions, gps coordinates and walking routes around the 4 major cities. When the call came from the printers to say your first book will be run off at 6pm, we knew we had to be there. It was a very special feeling to see our own book roll off the press. Then the hard work began to sell the order!!! With the help of local shops up and down the coast, a number of talks at local groups and the making of a 5 part television series with VivaTV the Hayes Guide sold out!
The next stage of development was to put all of the information from the Hayes Guidebook – plus a whole lot more – into a website. This went live in January 2011 with the brand new brand name of EuroTourGuide. The feedback was really encouraging and positive, we have put many of the comments in our Testimonial section.
The website, www.eurotourguide.com continued to grow as we added new and exciting functions like the Calendar of Events, started writing fortnightly articles for the local CoastRider newspaper and expanded to include the Costa Blanca North and South.
The next development was the ability for Holiday Home Owners and Property Managers to advertise their Properties for Rent and subsequently for Estate Agents to add their Properties for Sale portfolio. Feedback from owners and agents alike has been immensely positive and Property Searches were added for both.
In August 2013 we had another redesign to sharpen the layout and increase the site speed. This also included optimisation for mobile devices and the addition of the multi lingual functionality.
Moving on, we then wrote, photographed, designed and edited the Loacl Area and Days Out Guidebooks for the Costa Blanca. These became available on Amazon, via Paypal and from several local stockists in April 2014.
We hope you find eurotourguide.com useful and that it makes discovering places to visit and things to see and do here as simple and easy as possible. Most importantly, we hope that you are able to enjoy many great days and nights out based on our travel guides and calendar of events and that you continue to use and recommend our website.