What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season?

By Brian | September 27, 2019

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season? What have you to look forward to at River Valley these coming warmer months? It is that time of year when our forward bookings really start to pick up. Whether by phone, email or direct from the website, increasing numbers of people are [...]

Doers or Viewers?

By Brian | February 25, 2019

Doers or Viewers? We had a very negative, but short, Trip Advisor review the other day. The issue appeared to be that we would not give out our business Wi-Fi password to a guest while we were upgrading our customer Wi-fi service with new equipment. Of course, if the customer had needed the service for [...]

With The Grand Daughters On The Whanganui River

By Brian | January 22, 2019

With the Grand Daughters on the Whanganui River I tossed and turned that night after making the offer. An offer which was immediately accepted I might add. What was that offer? What had started as a very cruisy commercial four day dory trip on the Whanganui River, with me basically offering advice and doing a [...]

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 [...]

So, What Is in These Names?

By Brian | December 17, 2018

So, What Is in These Names? Following last weeks blog which gave a brief history of some of the rapid names on the popular Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River, I have had some feedback about my understanding of the history of those names, and some clarification on who and why the [...]

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