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Accommodation for Major Events in Dunedin

Posted in News
Published: 1/05/2018

Accommodation for all major events in Dunedin 2018This is going to be a huge year for Dunedin with many talented sportsmen and artists performing at Forsyth Barr Stadium. With a whole range of different events, there will be something for everyone!

If you are planning on coming to any of these events check out the details below and book your accommodation early on our new mobile-friendly website www.staydunedin.com

Discover Accessible New Zealand With A Sense of Freedom And Confidence

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 17/04/2018

Look After Me, accommodation, New Zealand Bed and Breakfast and Homestay, Accessibility, Disability, Accessible TravelThe tourism New Zealand website reports that some $34.7 billion is spent by tourists.  Tourism is clearly big business for this small island, which welcomes visitors both abled and disabled. The North and South Islands of New Zealand offer a wealth of scenic walks or drives, with exciting activities such as wine tasting at any of the many vineyards, whale watching or checking out the volcanic activity at Rotorua.  A popular choice of accommodation for tourists is homestay, with Look After Me offering accommodation all over New Zealand. This gives you the chance to stay in accommodation at the beach, city, lakes, farm or bush, regardless of your level of mobility.

Not A Real Job Podcast

Posted in Press Room
Published: 12/04/2018

accommodation, digital hotel, stay dunedin, look after me, new zealand bed and breakfast and homestay, not a real job podcast Dr Julia Charity was interviewed on the Podcast series, Not A Real Job, and explained how her Digital Hotel Business has become a full time job for her. 

Accommodation still available

Posted in Press Room
Published: 15/03/2018

look after me, accommodation, digital hotel, new zealand homestay and bed and breakfastDespite an estimated 60,000 people expected to visit Dunedin during Easter, plenty of accommodation is still available in the city, providers say.

Otago Motel Association executive member Michael Young, who owns 858 on George Street, said accommodation was still available at the city’s motels over the weekend, as many people had booked before they secured concert tickets and ended up changing their bookings.

Saving For Your Holiday

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 6/03/2018

money, travel, accommodation, Look After Me, New Zealand Homestay, Bed and BreakfastBy Jenny Holt

“Comfortable”, “warm”, and “idyllic” are just a few phrases you’ll hear about travel in New Zealand. Your homestay experience has the potential to be an extremely positive one. Don’t let financial worries get in the way. Manage your money with these helpful tips.

World's First Digital Hotel Officially Declared Open

Posted in Press Room
Published: 8/02/2018

oney, travel, accommodation, Look After Me, New Zealand Homestay, Bed and BreakfastThe evening of Thursday 8 February saw Dunedin’s heritage listed Penthouse on Stafford street, staging the launch of the world’s first completely digital hotel.

Entrepreneur, Dr Julia Charity, launched her new digital hotel, with the help of the Mayor of Dunedin, His Worship Dave Cull, and actress Rebecca Gibney. Homeowners can now take advantage of a new web-based platform, to offer their spare rooms and the comfort of their homes for hire.

 

Digital Hotel Opens in Dunedin

Posted in Press Room
Published: 2/02/2018

oney, travel, accommodation, Look After Me, New Zealand Homestay, Bed and BreakfastDunedin Entrepreneur Dr Julia Charity was interviewed by Jeff Harford on the Oarsome Morning Show about her Digital Hotel business.

Julia tells us about the story behind Look After Me and her latest intitiative in Dunedin. 

 

What our guests say

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 31/01/2018

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:

Scientist finds her calling in homestay businesses

Posted in Press Room
Published: 27/01/2018

Look After Me Accommodation network New Zealand. Alternative to AirBnB Plus. Stay Dunedin World’s first digital hotel   Dunedin entrepreneur Julia Charity has come up with the novel concept of a "pop-up" digital 1000-bed hotel in the city to cope with the influx of visitors during major events.

Dr Charity is now looking for at least 400 homeowners willing to host guests for summer events, such as the Ed Sheeran concerts, and beyond.

 

Digital hotel site seeks rooms in Dunedin houses

Posted in Press Room
Published: 25/01/2018

Look After Me Accommodation network New Zealand. Alternative to AirBnB Plus. Stay Dunedin World’s first digital hotel   New Zealand Homestay Bed and BreakfastA Dunedin entrepreneur is launching a campaign to increase the city’s accommodation capacity for major concerts and sporting events by giving homeowners a slice of the action.

Dr Julia Charity, a scientist, entrepreneur and recent arrival in the city, is launching a “Sharin’ for Sheeran” campaign, creating a digital hotel under the umbrella of her nationwide Look After Me accommodation network.

 

Five Great Reasons to Choose a Homestay When You Relocate

Posted in Guest Blogs
Published: 27/09/2017

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

Mike Johnson Director Look After Me Accommodation Network New Zealand alternative AirBnB in New Zealand for Baby Boomer travel World's First Digital HotelRotorua-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 provides accommodation for Dunedin concerts 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 is helping 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.’

Accommodation can be booked on www.staydunedin.com

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. 

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?