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Meet The Team
Belinda Hargreaves Managing Director
Over the past 10 years Belinda has purchased 4 hostels throughout NZ and has also set up 2 brands - The Backpacker Group and NZ Group Accommodation. The Backpacker Group was created from her idea to encourage backpackers to book direct and support her business and avoid the OTA’s. Then 2 years ago she launched The Backpacker Group nationwide and it was obvious from the great response that a network was certainly needed. There is now 40 hostels including 60+ activities signed up. When Covid19 hit she shifted her focus to Kiwi travellers, offering them the same experience as the tourists and this is how Explore Our Backyard was created. This brand offers more choices of accommodation and activities with greater discounts promoted since no commission is being paid out. Her vision – a website that is community focused for business owners and members.