Over 25 years of passion for vacation home rentals
With 10+ employees, we are a team of passionate and talented people. We embrace innovation and (digital) developments and work together to transform Zeeland’s mass tourism into a personal and sustainable experience.
"We are turning Zeeland mass tourism into a personal and sustainable experience."
We believe it is important to...
... completely unburden our guests and owners at any time and in any form
... create experiences everywhere - both in print and online
... maintain a sustainable business model, sustainable relationships and sustainable tourism
... be transparent about our business model, pricing and our internal & external relationships
... this is our vision
The world is changing rapidly. So too in the area of real estate development in relation to tourism. The impact of (mass) tourism is increasingly being felt in local communities. Unfortunately, but rightly so, there is also more and more negativity regarding new developments. We not only want to be of significance to our guests (giving tourists the ultimate Zeeland experience) and the property owner (100% unburdening and maximum return), but also to make a positive impact on the local community, especially in the areas of health, lifestyle and sustainability.
We want to respond to trends where people can increasingly work and live independently of location. We see developments where the guest stays somewhere for a longer period of time and uses the vacation home as a home.
Small-scale, unique and local concepts will win out over mass production that lacks experience and soul woven into it. Within now and two years we want to be mentioned in the same breath as the biggest and best tourism companies in Zeeland and be a decisive player to make a positive impact on tourist Zealand together.
Our journey so far
Roel Brugge got the idea to create, in addition to all the free brochures, a special travel guide for Zeeland in which the best addresses, most beautiful places, beautiful photography and personal stories are the beating heart. The guide will be called Bike & Walk.
The first travel guide was so well received that we launched a second edition a year later. The name changes to Hello Zeeland – we feel this fits much better with what we want to portray. Throughout the year, we promote our brand in many ways – for example, we cruise along the coast of West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen with a personalized golf cart and have great conversations with external Zeeland parties.
The team has since expanded to include staff and interns and we work with (Zeeland) influencers for our offline and online content. The website featuring inspirational blog posts and featured hotspots is breaking records with more than 1 million visitors a year, and we are also going sky high on social media – especially on Instagram – with thousands of followers following us closely.
Not only tourists & locals are fans of our travel guides, even within our team we can’t wait to release a third edition. The latest edition of the Hello Zeeland travel guide will be published in spring 2020 with a print run of 10,000. To make our brand even more accessible, we are launching a cool clothing collection consisting of hoodies & T-shirts in the summer. In the fall, we will expand our webshop to include products from local Zeeland suppliers.
A special opportunity comes our way in early 2021. We get the opportunity to take over the rental agency “Verhuurburo Zeeland” in Breskens. Very long thought is not given to this. Merging a rental agency & booking platform with our inspiring content is obviously a top combination. In the summer, the biggest changes are behind us and we will organize an event “Herring happen” for all owners of a Zeeuws vacation home. Our self-designed landlord magazine we give to everyone this day.
Because we want to continue to grow and develop, the focus of renting and managing vacation homes in just Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is being extended to the island of Walcheren. The opportunity to establish ourselves in the former VVV office in Domburg is one with a golden edge. This year, our range of vacation homes is rapidly expanding and we are also hosting 20+ properties from Zeayou Zeeland.
Curious about our office? Watch the opening On a hot summer day in August. Have fun watching!