As our guests are mostly international (95%) the number of repeat guests we get is not as high as those businesses that have mostly Kiwi guests but we do get them every season - this time from a couple of years ago.
A few days ago we had guests from the UK and Ireland along with their good friends who used to live in the UK but emigrated many moons ago to the land of the long white cloud.
When they visited previously they had just got off a long flight and all had some type of bug so were a little worse for wear - in fact some spent the whole time in bed and saw nothing of the local area
This time however everyone was on deck and ready to expolre.. They checked out walks and gold mining history of The Karangahake Gorge, the delicious food at the Bistro at Falls Retreat as well as the wine from Ohinemuri Winery- they were suitably impressed - “why did we not know about this - we could stay for a week “
They are talking about returning again sometime in the future -words all accommodation providers want to hear - they would be most welcome!