One of the below-the-radar categories for tourism across New Zealand is the Bed and Breakfast and Home stay market, which tourism experts suggest could account for significantly more than the officially monitored visitor bed nights. And new online apps and sites are allowing increasing numbers to access private household accommodation.
Heading to Christchurch for business this year? Here's what you need to know to help your trip be the best it can be.
Why choose commercial accommodation when you can have the luxury of staying with friendly hosts at a homestay property?
'Look After Me' Homestay Network is founded on hospitality and sharing what we love.
So when we heard the saddening news of high statistics of depression in the rural sector; we knew exactly what to do.
We are proud to announce our competition to gift a retreat to a deserving farmer. We hope that they will indulge in an opportunity to getaway for a couple of days, recharge and relax.
For details of our Press Release please click here.
Try these five family activity ideas in Rotorua for a relaxing and exciting getaway!
Discover Middle Earth when you enjoy Hobbiton Movie Set and farm tours in Matamata and at other popular New Zealand locations this year.
Nominations are now open to give a Farmer you know the opporutnity to win a weekend getaway. This is our small way of supporting depression in the rural community.
We are proud to support significant National Events all around New Zealand and this week's blog we feature accommodation suitable for participants in the 2014 National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, near Hamilton, 11 - 14 June.
Christchurch is an exciting place to be at the moment. Visit this city as it rebuilds.
Here are just a few reasons why you should book your winter escape in Northland.
Hosts at Look After Me Homestay Network take a more personal approach to accommodation than your usual motel owners. Check out 3 of our top tips that some of our hosts do, to ensure your stay in New Zealand is memorable.
Check out these five top golf courses in beautiful Queenstown.
Starting new way of life and business doesn't mean checking all the skills you've learned before at the door.
by Caitlin Sykes (NZ Herald's Business editor).
Published in the Small Business Section of the New Zealand Herald, 21 April 2014.
Look After Me Homestay Network was chosen as 'Hot Pick" in May's Next Magazine
Want the chance to cycle alongside lush native forest, impressive geysers and bubbling mud pools? Rotorua's Thermal by Bike has all that, and more.
We love middle earth,
we call it home
come and experience it with real locals.
We know that Businesswomen have different needs to Grandmas travelling with the grandies. If you are travelling by yourself, you'll probably appreciate their local knowledge over a glass of wine with your Homestay hosts.
Or if you're a couple, then a beautifully appointed self-contained unit with privacy yet close to attractions, is probably going to suit you best.
No matter who you are, or why you need to get away, we match you with Hosts who love doing what you love doing. It's ok to be mad-keen-crazy about fishing, golf, cycling, walking, photography, Harleys - we've got you covered! We'll do our best to find people you're bound to get along with.
So if you haven't booked with us yet...we invite you to try New Zealand's largest and fastest growing Homestay Network and find out what all the fuss is about.
Julia Charity says she's had a ''pretty typical entrepreneurial journey''.
''I've been burnt out, ripped off and broke. You just learn to never let anything compromise the dream.''
This week's 'Our People' is about Rotorua Entreprenuer Julia Charity.
If Julia Charity was a doll she'd be one of the double-faceted kind. On one side she'd appear as the consummate scientist, turn it around and she'd be seen as an entrepreneur.
New Plymouth homeowners have adopted the spirit of embracing cultural diversity to help bridge the shortfall in beds needed for Womad, the music festival coming to the city this weekend.
There are still a few beds available in New Plymouth through commercial accommodation providers but Karen Longstaff, Team Leader at New Plymouth i-site Puke Ariki, says that some festival goers tend to leave booking their accommodation to the last minute. “With commercial accommodation either full, or requiring two-three night minimums, we’re now looking to our lists of homeowners to help out with demand.” Typically Womad festival goers are looking for somewhere clean, comfortable and affordable for the night.”