Hi there, we're Cymen and Nick and we are the co-owners of Rankers.co.nz.
We started Rankers, cos travellers need to be told the truth.
Before Rankers, we ran a sea kayak company in the Abel Tasman.
It grew from a staff of one, to be the busiest kayak company in the southern hemisphere.
This was because we looked after people.
Because we looked after people, they got honest with us. They told us what was good and bad with their NZ travels.
Many of them were getting a raw deal because they were being fed the wrong info, full of marketing hooplah.
This gave a us a different purpose. In 2007 we moved away from kayaking and embraced Independent Reviews, unique to NZ.
Now travellers tell us that by using Rankers, they've seen a different side of NZ. Something they wouldn't have seen otherwise.
We are happy with that, but we've only just begun.
Trusted reviews are very cool and very helpful. Untrusted reviews are a complete waste of time.
So our Rankers crew personally meets the traveller, while they are on the road, asking them about their NZ travel experiences.
Because we meet the traveller ourselves, we stand by these reviews.
64% of our reviews have been collected this way.
We use a survey form on a clipboard. Maybe a bit old fashioned, but tangible and trusted.
We also collect online reviews. Every one of them is checked by Ella Gilmer. A person, not a computer.
Thank you and Respect to those who have shared their feedback with us, for no reward.
We keep your information private.
We don't sell it, we don't trade it, we don't give it to anyone.
We use the latest SSL security on every page of Rankers so you can't be ever be snooped on (like when you're on a WiFi hotspot).
We keep no credit card info or passwords on our site.
It's all encrypted and kept away from prying eyes.