We are a couple of Brits who have moved to Vermont 3 years ago, and created a locally unique inn, after many hours and years of travelling and staying in hospitality options all over the globe. We are thinking of moving our B & B talents to NZ in a few years time and wonder if anyone locally has any ideas if this is realistic?? We have visited NZ and are visiting again in March, touring Auckland and the Coromandel (both to be considered for business) and wanted to ask any local North Island Experts if they feel that tourism is holding up in the current recession?
Our aim is to continue running an ecologically friendly upmarket indulgent lodge (of which NZ seems to have many) and get away from cold Vermont as we get older.
I am looking for general travel advice rather than direct business ideas (as I know this forum is not designed for self publicity) and think that informed locals with passion are the best folks to ask.