About Us

ResBook was created in 2002 by three tourism operators seeking a solution. Today, there are seventeen of us and we are are still as fanatical about developing and delivering the best possible reservation system.

Microsoft is not the only one to start a business in a garage! 

From humble beginnings more than 12 years ago in a cold, converted garage, three crazy dedicated people worked weekends (after running an inbound travel business Monday to Friday) to create an easy to use, online reservation system for the small to medium size accommodation provider. And thus, ResBook was born.

The industry responded to ResBook with enthusiastic applause and the company quickly grew supplying over 70% of the New Zealand SME accommodation market with an online reservation management system and booking engine for their websites.
Today, ResBook is one of the myriad products and services offered and supported by Tomahawk.

Tomahawk is made up of tourism industry experts in online marketing, tourism software, online distribution, bespoke software development, tourism product development and design.Tomahawk provides customers with everything they need to help them succeed online – all tailored to the size of a customer, whether they are a single holiday home needing a new website, through to a global airline carrier’s online strategy. Led by John Hayson, Gina Paladini and Brian Walker, Tomahawk’s management team offer over 60 years of e-commerce, design and tourism expertise. Gina and Brian make up 2/3rds of the original ResBook ‘weekend garage dwellers’! Backed by a multi-talented and dedicated team, our main focus is generating success for our clients in every aspect of their business.

Our other proprietary system JobSafe, and partnerships with ResOnline, TourManager, BookEasy, TourWriter, DPS, Xero and TripAdvisor complete our ability to provide a full range of services to our customers.

Tomahawk’s services and products create success for tourism operators, which is why we do it, it feels good!