Humble beginnings don’t get more humble than three house-mates coming up with a dream around a kitchen table and jotting down notes on a piece of paper.
But that’s where it all started last September for Queens-towners Nick Bolton, Matthew Harris and Andrew Kelly, who’ve started a rather unique tour-booking company.
Planit Bnb is a website and app booking service for things to do and see in Queenstown, and, through partnerships with Airbnb and holiday home hosts, provides travel itineraries for guests in just a click of a button.
“We take everything that Queenstown has to offer and deliver it straight to the room, so they can book all their travel needs from there,” Bolton says. “They don’t have to go around to different travel agents wasting time trying to work out what there is to do.”
A guest can choose a list of activities. Planit Bnb staff will follow up with a phone call, then a customised itinerary is sent to the guest via an app. The app allows users constant communication with Planit Bnb staff, meaning they can change their bookings or get advice as they go. More than 2000 rooms have already signed up and more than 60 guests have already made bookings.
Hosts earn commissions or famils, while the Planit Bnb team gets commission from the companies.