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Established online video travel guide has launched a new free-to-list booking platform for Kiwi tourism operators and accommodation providers and is taking listings now.

Featuring high quality video content showcasing hundreds of activities and tours across the country, intends to become the trip booking platform of choice for Kiwi travellers.

Founder and managing director of See and Do New Zealand Andrea Thackwray says that when level four lockdown hit, she had to pivot her business to focus on the domestic tourism market.

“I had a decade worth of high-quality video content showcasing the stunning and diverse regions around New Zealand.

“The concept of a booking platform was a no-brainer. Kiwis have become accustomed to the international versions like so we have developed a local version of that:

Commissions are charged on sales only and are low in comparison to other listing sites with 15 per cent commission charged on all website sales and 20 per cent charged on affiliate sales.’s new booking platform will contribute to the recovery and long-term success of the tourism industry in this country, and most importantly, all profits will stay in the country.

The launch of’s booking platform will allow for the promotion of Kiwi businesses to a large audience of travel-hungry domestic tourists. has a safe payment system – unlike many other listing sites – in which the customer’s money is held in a separate account until after the booking is completed. This means there is no chance of customer’s money being lost in business costs, as the two are kept separate.

For additional peace of mind, the platform features an easy cancellation system. With just the push of a button, the ticket price is fully refunded to the customer if needed. have a special package for accommodation providers who choose to sign up as an affiliate on their platform, with all accommodation providers receiving 10 per cent commission for any guests they make bookings for, or their website directs to a booking on

This symbiotic relationship between accommodation providers, tourism operators and is one of the features Founder and Managing Director Andrea Thackwray is most excited about.

“Supporting local accommodation providers and tourism operators through See and Do NZ is something we are deeply passionate about, and an aspect of our platform we will look to grow moving forward,” she says.

The tourism operators offering the best specials or discounts on their activities will be given preference on’s homepage. Paid options are also available on for non-commission bearing products, such as museums, art galleries, and exhibitions. also offer a customer rewards system – buy 10 trips, get one free – to encourage repeat business and trip-gifting on the booking platform. For tourism operators, this works to stimulate bookings and increase revenue. is committed to supporting local tourism operators to ensure as many people can experience the beauty and spirit of New Zealand as possible.

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