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Five Great Reasons to Choose a Homestay When You Relocate

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 20/08/2017

Lunch accomadationStory by Jenny Holt

 

Relocating is hard enough without the hassles of finding a temporary home when you arrive in a new place. It is just easier when you have somewhere to go immediately upon arrival of what would be your next place of home. So why not opt for a homestay?

Whether it is for work or to join family, choosing a homestay as temporary accommodation is a great idea.

Accommodation network appoints new Director

Posted in Press Room
Published: 15/08/2017

Rotorua-founded business, Look After Me, has announced the appointment of a new Director with effect from 1 August 2017.

With over 55 years experience in New Zealand’s tourism industry, Mike Johnson brings a wealth of experience, including twenty-five years owning an international tourism marketing company and involvement with national tourism bodies.

Ed Sheeran Concerts - Look After Me official accommodation partner for Dunedin concert March 2018

Posted in News
Published: 22/05/2017

Ed Sheeran Dunedin accommodation official partner Look After Me March 2018Nationwide accommodation network, Look After Me has been announced as the Official Accommodation Partner for the fans going to the New Zealand Ed Sheeran concerts.

Director Dr Julia Charity who founded the company just ahead of the 2011 Rugby World Cup said they were delighted to be helping with the three Auckland and two Dunedin shows in March 2018.

‘It’s a privilege to support Ed. He is a kind and generous man and he’ll want to know there is plenty of affordable accommodation for fans coming from out of town.’

Mother Daughter - a special bond

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 10/05/2017

Home hosted accommodation, Mothers day, Look after me,

Mums and daughters have a special bond, it's a girl thing!

But like any relationship it takes an investment of time.

Sharing words of wisdom, caring for each other as only women can and experiencing life together with the many emotions and 'first's' .

The benefits of homestay accommodation in New Zealand

Posted in Events NZ, News
Published: 12/04/2017

budget hosted accommodation with Look After Me NZ's Homestay Network

Why choose commercial accommodation when you can have the luxury of staying with friendly hosts at a homestay property?

Now Nationwide, New Zealand's Homestay Network has properties in beach, lake, bush and city locations all over New Zealand. It is helping pioneer the Sharing Economy in New Zealand and offers a small, boutique local experience.

 

What our hosts say

Published: 10/01/2017

This is an amazing experience not only for guests but for hosts too! Find out why our hosts look after our guests. Meet people from all around the world and earn money! What could be better? 

To B&B or not to B&B? That is the Question!

Posted in News, Baby Boomers NZ, Competitions, Press Room
Published: 15/12/2016

By Monica Lewis

Traveling incites some wonderful sayings. One of my favourite quotes is this;

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

I couldn’t agree more and personally I’d like to read all the pages and see the greenest of grass on the other side. But even if you have retired we may have the time to travel, there is the sordid question of the 'means'.

When one grows-up, intrepid travel does seem less romantic. Sleeping in a tent or in bunk beds in a dormitory loses its appeal for some of us and understandably so. There are the physical restrictions once the bones have gone weary. 

What our guests say

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 3/11/2016

Guests come and stay with Look After Me - an alternative to AirBnB in New Zealand and only online market place for accommodation and homestays

 

Over the years we've collected a few stories from guests who have stayed with Look After Me hosts and put them in a video. 

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO MEET SOME OF OUR GUESTS

Every property also has its own 'Visitors Book', where guests write about their experience. Here's what some of them have said:

About the idea

Posted in Surveys, News
Published: 19/10/2016

Look After Me - New Zealand's online market place for homestays and accommodation. A pioneer in the Sharing Economy and key driver for change in the tourism industry for New Zealand

Is Look After Me good for New Zealand? What do some on New Zealand's leading business people and key influencers think about the idea? 

Home Exchange and Look After Me Announce Partnership

Posted in Press Room
Published: 16/06/2016

HomeExchange announces partnership with Look After Me - accommodation Auckland with seaviewsHomeExchange and Look After Me announced a partnership that enables Look After Me members to register with HomeExchange and swap homes with 65,000 listings around the world.

Look After Me customers can now create an account on HomeExchange with their existing User email and Password and become active members of the international community. A badge on their profile shows guests and hosts that they are also a member of the world’s largest home exchange network.

Photography workshops help small tourism businesses keep their edge

Posted in News
Published: 16/05/2016

Mead Norton Look AFter Me B&B Photography workshop 1Two local businesses have welcomed Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key’s announcement that the Government would invest an extra $20 million over four years in tourism projects, by working together on a project to benefit the smaller tourism players. 

Accommodation for Fieldays - Mystery Creek Hamilton (June 2016)

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 15/03/2016

Heading along to Fieldays at Mystery Creek, June 15-18th? Look After Me has a great range of accommodation ranging from $50-$150. We have properties catering for sales reps, business peole and single travellers? We have hand picked a selection of our properties below perfect for Fieldays accommodation. 

Business travel in Christchurch

Posted in Events NZ
Published: 17/02/2016

Hosted accommodation with Look After Me Homestay Network in Christchurch Heading to Christchurch for business this year? Here's what you need to know to help your trip be the best it can be.

Our Awards

Posted in News
Published: 23/11/2015

Founded in 2011, ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Look After Me has won or been a finalist in highly sought after industry awards, often beating out much bigger competitors. These awards reflect our commitment to you, our guests and our hosts. Through these Awards we celebrate the passion our team has for upholding the very best of hospitality in New Zealand.