The Role of Corporates in the Tourism Industry

By Brian | January 3, 2019

The Role of Corporates in the Tourism Industry What is the role of big (by New Zealand standards) corporate companies in the New Zealand Tourism scene? I think this subject needs some thinking about as we see the slow buy up and consolidation of smaller private and family owned enterprises by bigger enterprises. These bigger [...]

Speaking from The Heart?

By Brian | December 30, 2018

Speaking from The Heart? Why is there an issue for anyone around speaking out about what is ethical and fair for people and the planet? Why by speaking out do you pick up a brand of being somehow a greenie loopy? That by speaking out, or writing about these issues you are being unrealistic, that [...]

A River Rescue Workshop

By Brian | November 6, 2018

A River Rescue Workshop Going white-water rafting and not sure what safety systems are in place? Read on! You may not know it, but New Zealand has one of the most highly regulated white-water rafting industries in the world. This level of regulation seeks to ensure that people going rafting are guided by suitably qualified [...]

Terrôir and Localism. What’s in it for You?

By Brian | July 18, 2018

So, what is the terrôir of your adventure? Does it matter? What about the locals. Who are they? Do they matter? Terrôir is a French term that loosely relates to a “sense of place” and is usually applied to wine. In particular it applies to the unique combination of soil, aspect, sunshine and general climate [...]

Adventure tourism business end of season, staff relations

By rvadmin1 | April 17, 2016

What's Involved in the Big Wrap Up? January and February are frantic. Lots of people, mountains of food, staff a little stressed with busyness, vehicles dashing here and there picking up and dropping off, horse treks off over the hills, rafts and inflatable kayaks on water every day on a number of different trips. Still [...]

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