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West Indies v England 2017
"As first time travellers with Howzat Travel we felt the quality of support and advice prior to departure was excellent. Carl, Gordon and Garth were exceptional Tour Managers, very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. The tour was amazing - couldn't fault it! We struggle to think what could have been better!"
Andy & Jill Hopkirk


West Indies v England 2017
"Howzat Travel made it very easy to create a tailor-made tour. Very good communications at all times. Our tour manager was Des Newton and what can I say! Very knowledgeable and always available and made our tour travellers a team! Excellent! I thought the Sir Garfield Sobers evening was absolutely fantastic. The Verandah Resort and Spa Antigua was magnificent! I though our tour group and Des were great and the cricket and the grounds were fantastic. Loved old English harbour in Antigua. Loved the gap in Barbados and Oistins was brilliantly chaotic."
Stephen Wood


West Indies v England 2017
"We met old friends we laughed, danced, sang and had a great time and of course England won the cricket. This is our thrid tour with Howzat and it was wonderful, the dinner was amazing and Sir Gary Sobers had so much time for everyone it was the best we have been to. Now looking forward to Australia!"
Alan & Jean Terry


West Indies v England 2017
"Howzat Travel’s attention to detail is excellent. This starts at the tour offer stage, through to the booking process having satisfactorily and speedily dealt with any requests or questions. Tailoring the tour does not seem to pose any problems and is welcomed. Nothing seems too much trouble or fazes them. I am impressed with the staff that are provided to look after us all. Howzat have found a winning formula that has served well in the past and will in the future with many repeat customers. Well done, keep up the good work!"
Jamie Stokoe


West Indies v England 2017
"Our first tour and we really enjoyed it, hopefully we will join you again. Highlight for me was the dinner with Sir Garfield 'The Master' as guest of honour - a cricketing genius and a lovely man humble man."
Bob & Jenny Froud


West Indies v England 2017
"Very friendly and helpful phone conversations while booking the tour. I felt that the customer came first which is always a good sign. I also felt that if I needed flexibility with the booking then that would have been possible. The booking was followed up quickly with an email, and all the emails sent prior to departure were efficient and clear. This was my first overseas cricket tour and I had a fantastic time. Howzat's tour managers were excellent and dealt with everything efficiently - you felt you were being looked after, but without it being over the top. The farewell dinner with Sir Garfield Sobers as guest speaker was a highlight for me. I would like to go on another cricket tour, and I would definitely choose Howzat next time as well."
Angus MacDonald


West Indies v England 2017
"A great trip!"
Andrew McLeod


West Indies v England 2017
"We had a fantastic time, that will always be cherished, to a location we definitely want to visit again. It was a perfect holiday which incorporated everything we love doing. Des, Carl, Nick and Garth were excellent, keeping everybody informed, and making sure everybody’s needs were met...a first-class job was done by all. Thank you again for another excellent cricket tour, we look forward to booking our fifth trip with you. Brilliant."
Andy & Michelle Tyler


West Indies v England 2017
"Great trip, we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even if the cricket wasn't very closely contested -always good to see England win though."
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"The tour was great and it’s a great experience to meet like-minded people who enjoy their cricket and we met some lovely people and also met some people from our previous tour. The service and staff at the hotels were great and the food was really good at both locations."
Stuart & Dawn Draper


West Indies v England 2017
"Already looking forward to our next trip!"
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"Booking was very straight forward and it was nice to speak with a friendly voice that I recognised from a previous trip. The tour managers are excellent and always go the extra mile beyond the call of duty. The tour was brilliant from the first minute to the last. I will never forget the evening with Sir Garfield Sobers."
Anthony Darton


West Indies v England 2017
"We were very impressed and I don't recall anything but compliments from fellow travellers. Perhaps the most often heard comment was that your flexibility was the key to your success as an organisation. We will certainly be with you again if you'll have us."
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"Fantastic tour, well organised, lovely friendly group of people and tour managers were great. We would definitely recommend to others and would love to do this tour again in the future."
Nick & Julie Abbott


West Indies v England 2017
"Thanks Howzat for an amazing first trip with you to the Caribbean. Excellent cricket, great hotels and food and it felt like being with one big family after only a couple of days. We made some fabulous new friends who share our love of all things cricket and can't wait to book our next Tour. Sir Garfield Sobers as the guest speaker at our farewell meal was the icing on the cake."
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"No problems with the booking process, great hotels and excellent tour managers. 10/10."
Paul Humphreys


West Indies v England 2017
"Another fantastic tour from Howzat. Special thanks to Carl, Garth and Gordon for looking after us so well nothing was too much for them. The organisation was fantastic and we had no problems. The hotels were great and the rooms we had were fantastic. Can't wait for the next one."
Karen & Kingsley Mortimore


West Indies v England 2017
"Our tour managers were extremely friendly and helpful and particularly good at organising help with dietary requirements. It was such a relief to have assistance sorting that out. The dinner with Gary Sobers as guest was the highlight. What a wonderful finale to the tour. We would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends and family."
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"Our first tour and we both loved it."
Andy & Susie Old


West Indies v England 2017
"We had very good seats at the ground and the tour managers were very helpful when required, very friendly with good advice. I would not change a thing I have enjoyed every tour I have been on which is why I have already booked for the Ashes Tour."
Robert Lancaster


West Indies v England 2017
"Our overall opinion is the tour was very professionally organised prior to departure, during our stay in the West Indies and finally to our return to the UK. Special credit to Gordon, Garth and Carl who were our immediate Howzat contacts on the Red Tour. Always attentive and very helpful should any question need an answer and would involuntarily offer sound advice from experience gained from previous tours. Great work considering there were approx. 75 people on the Red Tour to chaperone! Top blokes! Hope to be in their company again in the future."
Jez & Michelle Lewin


West Indies v England 2017
"The booking process could not be faulted and our tour managers were friendly and approachable. We had a stress free and very enjoyable holiday."
Eddy Pugh


West Indies v England 2017
"We were very satisfied with the assistance we received in booking.  We were very satisfied with the overall tour."
Anita & Colin Masters


West Indies v England 2017
"Our reps were Ross and Bob at Jolly beach, both were very good, Ross only in Barbados, he was very good with all the guests and we would definitely want to be in one of his groups again. We had a really good time, met some really nice people, will probably book again!"
Martin & Sallyann Bate


West Indies v England 2017
"The tour dinner excellent and Charlie Dagnall was excellent with Sir Gary Sobers."
Paul Williams


West Indies v England 2017
"Both the match & airport transfers were excellent, as were the match tickets. Our tour managers were very, very good. Always visible and available. Always conscious and concerned for my welfare without being overly-fussy. Can’t speak highly enough of Garth, Gordon and Carl. Overall it was a very enjoyable trip. Well organised with the Howzat staff always willing to help when needed."
Paul Taylor


West Indies v England 2017
"Everyone was very helpful to adjust my tour to include the extras I wanted."
Neale Pickerill


West Indies v England 2017
"This was our first tour with the Howzat Travel team and we thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and, if able, would definitely go with them again!"
Anon


West Indies v England 2017
"Carl, Gordon & Garth made everyone feel welcome and did a splendid job all round. We were grateful for their sacrifices in giving us the vouchers for the photo shoot and romantic dinner for two in the garden!! They were great company."
Colin & Maureen Jones


West Indies v England 2017
"A marvellous experience, very well-orchestrated by the Howzat team (especially Des and Carl) - looking forward to the next one already! Wonderful!"
Kevin Tristram


West Indies v England 2017
"Bob and Ross, were excellent in everything they did from the first minute to leaving the airport to come home Howzat should be very proud of these two men, can’t praise them enough! We thought that overall it was a very good tour which we both enjoyed very much."
Peter & Sandra Dawson


West Indies v England 2017
"Have already recommended Howzat to friends and members of the tennis club. Howzat are good at arranging a personalised holiday and meeting our expectations of a good hotel, flights and leisure time between cricket matches. We are delighted to see that your "regulars" return and we enjoy the friendliness of both supporters and tour managers. Plus, thanks to Gordon for arranging the snorkelling."
Roger & Vivienne Hawes


West Indies v England 2017
"A well organised and friendly tour with efficient staff who made you feel welcome and part of the group. The tour managers were always in background if needed but not in your face. A thoroughly enjoyable tour will certainly use you again!"
Nigel Ashworth


 

India v England 2016/17
"This was the first time we have used Howzat and I can honestly say that we won't even bother looking anywhere else in future. Everything about the tour from pre-departure to arrival back home was absolutely faultless. (Ok, I'm overlooking the 2 Test defeats we witnessed!!). The hotels were top quality and the transfers (airport and cricket) were all seamless. The Golden Triangle tour that we did between the cricket was truly amazing and has left us with experiences and memories that will never ever be forgotten. But what really makes the ultimate unforgettable tour is the people: Firstly, the Tour Managers Bob, Des, Carl, Charlie and Maggie (plus Ross who was 'off duty') were truly amazing people who I cannot praise highly enough. They have a wonderful gift of not treating people as 'customers', but treating them as 'friends'. They really made such a huge difference from anything we have experienced before with other tours. Secondly, our fellow tourists. What a fantastic group we had with some wonderful people. A great mix of company which lead to great laughs, great days and great nights. It is easy to see how many great friendships are formed on these tours - and why people keep returning again and again to use Howzat. An amazing tour to an incredible country and countless memories that will last forever. I can't wait for our next tour even though I don't know which it will be - but I can be certain that wherever it is we'll be going with Howzat."
Shaun & Jo Fisher


India v England 2016/17
"It was very easy to have a productive conversation with the Howzat team, who were most helpful. Quite the opposite from the 'call centre' mentality you get from many organisations. The welcome pack was useful and well thought out. The value of using an exceptional tour organiser was amply demonstrated by the handling of the delay problem at Delhi airport on the return trip. An excellent tour. I will be back at some point, I'm sure!"
Bernard Thornton


India v England 2016/17
"Howzat Travel kept up their high standards throughout the tour. Although their help was the VISA problem I had saved the day. Our tour manager, Carl, was outstanding in the face of flight changes, the demonetisation issue and helped find us new seats in the stadium when the drummer started right next to us! He went above and beyond the call of duty. Howzat Travel got everything right and the usual friendly, professional manner. I believe Howzat Travel are the best cricket tour company around and when I wear the merchandise around the county circuit, that’s what I tell people when they ask."
David Lowe


India v England 2016/17
"Everything went like clockwork, which helped enormously as I travelled alone. The sightseeing option, Kerala, was well worth visiting. Carl was brilliant, to have to deal with the problems thrown up by the currency issue must have been challenging, he deals with everything with patience and practicality, and never loses his sense of humour.... which is imperative I think. I will definitely recommend Howzat Travel."
Linda Glover


India v England 2016/17
"The office were incredibly helpful. We emailed and rang with several queries and every one was answered quickly and positively.  We loved the inspection report, which was very helpful when thinking about what to take and wear. Our tour managers could not do enough for us. They even made a driver available to take us first to the hospital and then to a pharmacy in search of emergency medication. Also, the tour dinner was brought forward one day. I don't know whether this was because we mentioned that we would not be able to attend on the last day of the test, when it was originally scheduled, or not. It wouldn't surprise me if this was the case though because they bent over backwards to be helpful. The whole experience was great. Certainly a lot better than another sports tour company we used for the Ashes in 2013 /14. I will definitely enquire with Howzat travel for the next New Zealand tour!"
Alex Crawshaw


India v England 2016/17
"This was the first time I had travelled with Howzat and I was impressed from start to finish. I did not have to concern myself with anything other than enjoy the fabulous sights and sounds of India. Superbly organised. Thank you for all your hard work."
Sally Hough


India v England 2016/17
"Another great tour, apart from the cricket. The organisation was exemplary from start to finish. Great crowd on the tour, I really enjoyed myself."
Vivien Carroll


India v England 2016/17
"This was my second Howzat Travel cricket tour; I loved this trip to India and thank you for providing the opportunity. The group socialised really well and, as a single traveller, thank everyone for their company and involvement which helped me to enjoy the experience. Phil our Tour Manager was great and despite what India threw at him he remained calm and confident giving us the reassurance needed. (It may be that he was like the proverbial swan, calm above water but thrashing about below the surface!)"
Paul Johnson


India v England 2016/17
"We undertook the Golden Triangle tour, due to some help from Ian and Car in the office helping us decide! We thought sitting on coaches for that length of time would be onerous, but there was so much to see! It was an amazing experience. The tour managers were a lovely bunch! Organisation without regimentation, advice rather than instruction, all done with humour and a wide subject knowledge. The tour far exceeded expectations. We were concerned about travelling with a group, as we haven't done this before, but by the end of the tour we had made some really good friends. It was perfect. We put our names down for Sri Lanka in 2018 before we left Mumbai! Thank you to Maggie, Des, Carl and Charlie. Lovely people and very dedicated tour managers. They "made" the whole trip."
Chris & Lindsay Thorne


India v England 2016/17
"Howzat is a first class business that offers real value for money without skimping on quality."
Stan Tucker


India v England 2016/17
"Bob was outstanding- always cheerful, helping, solving problems and did a terrific job. We didnt see so much of Carl but he seemed to be fantastically well organised- great problem solver and saved our lives money changing at the ground in Vizag! I also particularly liked Ian's pre tour report and the flexibility of Howzat in tailoring tours- this is a clincher for me in the choice of company."
Anon


India v England 2016/17
"Without Howzat’s input in the UK I would probably have struggled in getting my VISA. The pre-tour report was very helpful and accurate, they choose two fantastic hotels and we were very well looked after. Carl, our tour manager, never ran for cover and did everything he could at every opportunity to ensure the trip was enjoyable and stress free. His communications could not be faulted and kept us up to date with everything that was going on. He was hard working and always available, top man. All in all, this tour really was a bargin! Howzat Travel have increased their numbers year on year, but still retains that tailored personal feel, this makes it truly excellent value."
John Hargreaves


India v England 2016/17
"We wanted to have a mix of cricket plus our own opportunity to travel independently. The Howzat team couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. Many thanks!"
John and Sue Ivey


India v England 2016/17
"Our tour manager was very helpful and organised, always present and dealt with the demonetisation very well. Our farewell meal on the last day was a very memorable event, a great way to round off a very enjoyable trip. I will certainly use Howzat Travel again!"
Peter Hamilton


India v England 2016/17
"Our second Howzat tour, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very well organised, despite the government's sudden abolition of the currency on our first day. Hotels, transfers and match seating were impeccable and we made some good friends. We will be returning without a doubt."
Ross & Alison Midgley


India v England 2016/17
"Howzat Travel were able to accommodate my tailored itinerary with no problems. They put us in top hotels and our tour manager, Bob was very friendly. He made it clear if we ever needed or wanted anything to let him know, he joined in the post-match drinks and was a good laugh. I was more than happy with the figure I paid for this tour. I have always wanted to do India and to have the safety net of Howzat behind you took any worries away. I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel."
Peter Barker


India v England 2016/17
"I had a great time. Very pleased I went not only for the cricket but the companionship and the experience."
Ted Booth


India v England 2016/17
"This was my third tour with Howzat Travel made memorable by the Chandigarh (Mohali) and Mumbai Test Matches and visits to Shimla and Amritsar. The Howzat Travel team deserve my warmest thanks for making the Tour (in the land of Ranji and Duleep) not only an unqualified success, but also hugely enjoyable and great fun! I would like to add that I was extremely impressed by the courtesy and sheer professionalism showed by the Howzat Travel team in the way the team expertly handled such disparate problems as the Visa saga, the rupee debacle and the eccentric allocation of Test Match tickets. Once again, my thanks for everything! I look forward to my next trip with Howzat Travel to the Antipodes!"
Arthur de Sybel


India v England 2016/17
"The information received from the office in the UK was spot on. The match transfers and tickets were fantastic, the hotel was brilliant, our tour manager was superb and in terms of value for money it was very good. My only regret is not having used Howzat Travel before!"
Neil Kinnon


India v England 2016/17
"Excellent throughout."
Chris Ashton


India v England 2016/17
"Howzat Travel offered very detailed and informative pre-travel information with great flexibility and Shimla & Amritsar both provided excellent sightseeing opportunities. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour and felt that Howzat did an excellent job throughout, particularly taking into account matters like the demonetarisation problem."
Terry & Margaret Bigby


India v England 2016/17
"The Howzat Travel inspection report was extremely useful prior to the trip. While on the ground, the company’s efforts to get us from a 4 ½ hours delayed flight, onto our international flight on time was fantastic. I have already recommended Howzat Travel on a number of occasions and will continue to do so."
Geoff Marshall


India v England 2016/17
"This was our fifth tour with Howzat & probably won't be the last! All at Howzat do so much to ensure travel and choice of hotels are good and make every tour memorable for their travellers. Our decision to go to India was more or less taken on the toss of a coin, we are so glad we took the opportunity to visit this amazing country and to catch up with new and old friends from previous tours! Howzat - we don't hold you responsible in any way for the cricket results! Thanks to Carl and Des - our tour managers - for the first three tests. As others have mentioned, this tour was not without its challenges, from the fellow travellers who managed to stock our bar for our friendly group in Rajkot every evening, to Carl who managed to find ways of keeping us supplied with rupees when our money was worthless. The Golden Triangle tour was a dream come true. A truly memorable tour and thanks to Carl - on his first trip to India -  for his efforts  to make sure the Howzat travellers had a hassle free time in India."
John & Deirdre Drelaud


India v England 2016/17
"I really enjoyed it!"
David Rance


India v England 2016/17
"Superb approach to all aspects of the tour and from the arrival in India to departure, I cannot recommend Howzat highly enough. Hotels were of the highest quality, transfers on time, staff helpful… I cannot fault any aspects of this tour and look forward to next seasons cricket tour. Thanks again!"
Derek Lavill


India v England 2016/17
"Carl was calm and organised at all times. Very helpful guiding us through the problems caused by the cash crisis. A 100% win percentage, would be unfair to demand. So just keep up the good work and continue to overshadow your opposition."
John Phillips


India v England 2016/17
"In spite of the tour being "full", Howzat went out of their way to find a way for us to join them. Both hotels were excellent and I would be happy to stay at either again. Carl and Bob did an excellent job in trying circumstances caused by the currency crisis. Overall it was a first-class tour arranged by Howzat Travel."
Stephen Dennison


India v England 2016/17
"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Very good value for money and roll on the next trip!"
Robert Lancaster


India v England 2016/17
"Phil was brilliant, a real diamond. India is not an easy country but he coped well with every situation that was thrown at him. Very patient and sensitive to the needs of the group. Good sense of humour, which always helps!"
Ian Emerson and Carolyn Sprott


India v England 2016/17
"I asked for a "tailored tour" thinking it may be a problem but Howzat had no hesitation in arranging! Our tour managers were brilliant, Charlie and Des (Robert Redford look alike) on the Golden Triangle tour along with Carl and Maggi at Mumbai were all you could hope for. It was an extremely well organised tour. I’m already looking forward to Sri Lanka!"
Jeff Moore


India v England 2016/17
"All the tour information is received in good time before the journey and all tickets for flights are clearly displayed in the 'pack'. Every hotel was just incredible. If anything they got better as tour moved on though it didn't seem possible. They were all just amazing. Every member of the team are brilliant. A huge thank you to Carl, Bob, Des, Nick, Maggi and Charlie! A brilliant tour - again!!! Roll on the next one. Thank you!"
Stephen Haycock


India v England 2016/17
"Another cracking tour - such a shame the England team didn't perform better. Very good events in Mohali with Aggers and Victor. Thank you!"
Graham Francis


India v England 2016/17
"Another well organised trip with brilliant ground handlers. Another superb farewell dinner, so many real friendships are made on Howzat tours and that is the reason people keep coming back."
Anon


India v England 2016/17
"Cricket in India is hard work! But India is a fascinating country of extremes, we were blown away by the Golden Triangle seeing seven world heritage sites in four days, the scale and beauty of what we saw was memorable. Staying at the Taj Palace was also memorable, the service and attention to detail is unrivalled. Sadly the cricket was not memorable but that did not stop us with having another great tour with Howzat. We will hopefully see you in Sri Lanka!"
Liz & Dave Lynch


India v England 2016/17
"Carl and Maggi were excellent, professional and helpful. Howzat have a good formula, the thing that makes the difference is the tour managers. I probably enjoyed this one as much or more than any other I have been on!"
Anon


India v England 2016/17
"The hotels were exceptional and Maggi’s attention to details was quite remarkable!"
David Grierson


India v England 2016/17
"Simply thank you for a job well done. Your main asset is your personal contact with clients. In this tech age it is almost unique!"
Margaret Jobling


India v England 2016/17
"Quality of hotels, tourist packages arranged and quality of tour reps made this an unforgettable and amazing trip."
Nick & Liz Morton


India v England 2016/17
"Howzat Travel were excellent as usual."
Anthony Townsend


India v England 2016/17
"Our 3rd Overseas Trip with Howzat and our first experience of back to back Test Matches. India was an incredible experience. Testament to Howzat that everything went smoothly. Once again met some lovely fellow tourists. Thoroughly enjoyable."
David & Marion Inglis


India v England 2016/17
"The staff at Howzat in the UK were brilliant at responding to my request for help to arrange this as a complete surprise for my husband. Even before I decided to book with them (my initial contact was about how I might get tickets for the Test), they were helpful and friendly. They were all great and didn't make me feel a fool because I didn't know a thing about cricket!"
Debbie Smail


 

South Africa v England 2015/16
"As this was my first cricket tour and I travelled on my own from Australia, I was a little unsure what to expect. I needn’t have worried. I was impressed by all aspects, however the one factor that really stood out was the personal service. I exchanged numerous e-mails with Steve Eatherington in the pre-booking phase. All were replied to punctually and helpfully. I appreciated the meet and greet at The Cullinan on arrival from a 24 hour journey, and the following evening the welcome drinks, where Steve spent two hours introducing the company and in general being a very welcoming host. The tour managers in the Cullinan were very good, I enjoyed Des' brief commentaries and humour each day (and am currently enjoying reading his book) and Charlie did a very good job of mixing with us in the evening. I met some lovely people whose company I enjoyed thoroughly, both at the cricket and in the evenings. The farewell dinner with Geoffrey Boycott was an excellent way to end the tour. And, of course, the highlights were witnessing the historic innings and partnership of Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow, Hashim Amla’s double-hundred and the first century for South Africa by a black African, Temba Bavuma. All in all it was a special trip, and I hope to have another in the near future with Howzat Travel."
Peter Catterson


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We enjoyed all aspects of the tour. We were especially impressed by the inclusion of last minute tours to Soweto and the South African Golf Open to compensate for the loss of two days cricket in Johannesburg. Dean Allen, Paul Farbrace and Michael Vaughan gave excellent presentations and answered questions honestly."
Rod Thrippleton & Stella Whitehead


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I am someone who rarely contributes to any reviews whatsoever. With my experience on the Howzat tour I am delighted to contribute my opinion. After going through our due diligence we decided to travel with Howzat to Australia two years ago. On this occasion, we did not consider any other tour operator. Our past experience with Howzat Travel was the sole reason for booking with them again for South Africa. Our decision proved to be an excellent one. From the moment that we confirmed our reservation to the moment we departed the tour we were in excellent hands. I am in no doubt that each tour manager works long hours to ensure that each and every customer receives the best possible service and experience. The tour managers are friendly and approachable, professional and responsive. At the same time, they are all sociable and help to make the whole tour fun and enjoyable. I met Karen, Steve, David and Des in Australia and knew that we were in the very best of care as soon as I saw they were all in attendance in South Africa. They are a credit to the organisation. The organisation of the tickets for the cricket matches, transfers to and from the ground and hotel as well as internal flights were all managed superbly. The mishaps on the part of the taxi company were addressed and resolved by Howzat Travel with minimal fuss and maximum efficiency. Thank you. It was a real pleasure to have travelled with Howzat for my South Africa tour which was hugely enjoyable and memorable in every respect. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Howzat Travel to anyone for their utmost care and quality of service to every customer in every respect."
Graham Ellinor


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Because of some family issues I had to change travel plans considerably. Carl and the team were faultless in the way this was dealt with and in the results achieved. Excellent tour with Howzat Travel."
Rob Turton


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The Howzat directors, direct employees and regular tour managers were excellent as usual. The ever increasing number of clients is testimony to the very good job Howzat Travel do. Job well done. Congratulations."
Geoff Marshall


South Africa v England 2015/16
"In the office everyone was very helpful in ensuring we got the right package for us, which was really great and put us at ease. This was our first overseas cricket tour and it made both of eager to go again! I felt well looked after and well guided by Howzat Travel. Also the help when we made our enquiries was second to none, Howzat could not have been more helpful in making it all so easy."
Stuart & Dawn Draper


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour managers looked after us very well. Charlie was excellent as a young man, Des was entertaining as ever and Maggi and Carl made an effort to come and say goodbye - they weren't even in our hotel! Howzat organised great seats - the best in the ground. We had a super holiday, made great friends, good cricket and the Victoria Falls were beautiful."
Jean & Alan Terry


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A truly great tour - absolutely perfect - could not find fault with it at all. The tour leaders who we befriended during our stay and looked after us fantastically well. These were Des (aka Dynamite Des or the Archbishop), Charlie (Captain Darling), Dave (no nickname but a wonderful host) and last but by no means least Maggi. They could not do enough for us and lead us astray on more than one occasion, leading to thick heads but great memories. Howzat Travel have a great team and provide a top quality service. All the very best and I wish I had stayed on longer now! As regular independent cricket travellers, you may have persuaded myself and Adam to revise our tour strategy in the future!"
Martin Sheppard


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour managers, Gordon and Garth, were very friendly and professional. Very good blokes. The tour provided what I expected, it was very enjoyable."
Tim Breislin


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We have found that Howzat have the knack of flexing arrangements to suit individual needs. That personal touch is excellent as is the support and availability of tour managers. This is our third trip with Howzat and we will certainly use them again."
Mark & Ann Bishop


South Africa v England 2015/16
"From the initial enquiry to the end of the tour the Howzat Travel team were magnificent and obviously value greatly their customers. We will not hesitate to use them again and will defiantly recommend them to friends. Their success is good to see and may they go from strength to strength."
Sue & Steve Knight


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Everything was run like clockwork all I had to do was choose what to have for breakfast!"
Phil Goddard


South Africa v England 2015/16
"As first time 'Howzat Travellers' we had a fantastic time, a great group of people, brilliant guides, they all made us feel very welcome. We are waiting with great anticipation to the next tour!"
Ian & Sally Warfield


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Thanks very much for another great tour. Everything was incredibly smooth, good hotels, good transfers... all good!"
Paul Newman, Daily Mail cricket correspondent


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We appreciate how much hard work went on behind the scenes in booking hotels & arranging such a great choice of optional extra trips & using local tour guides. Much appreciated & thanks to all at Howzat Travel!"
John & Deirdre Drelaud


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Sitting here listening to the rain bounce off the window has reaffirmed to me (if I needed it) just how great a trip it was to South Africa in all aspects. This was in no small part due to the continual excellent service we got from all of the Howzat staff; Karen and Steve in Cape Town, Ian and Charlie in Victoria Falls, and the infamous Des and David in Jo'Burg. I'm really grateful to all of you; from arranging the tickets, transports etc to the smaller things like trips, excursions and invitations for a beer. It’s left us with great memories that are too many to list. Having travelled to the Ashes two years ago I really didn't want to draw comparisons but both have been absolutely great. I didn't look at any other company for this trip and have no reason to change that in the future. To establish brand loyalty so quickly is something the company should be really proud of; this was just my 2nd tour and talking to the other travellers I know that many come time and time again. I’ve got my eye on New Zealand and Sri Lanka in 2018 (may be the Ashes next year if I get the urge). I'll definitely be back with Howzat Travel again in the near future. #TeamHowzat"
Anthony Joy


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We have used Howzat for three tours now and would not think about going to another company, it is testament to how good the company is when we meet up with travellers that we have met on previous tours with Howzat Travel."
Bob Pinkney, Derek Hubbard, Brian Thaxton & Trevor Northfield


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Thank you Howzat Travel. Massive thank you to all the tour managers and members of the office team (and Harry, the junior tour manager), all did a great job, all great friends. This was our third tour and they just keep getting better (and the first tour got 10/10!). We had the time of our lives and we will not forget it. Excellent cricket in a beautiful country alongside great friends. See you again very soon."
Andy, Michelle, Holly & Harry Tyler


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was my first tour, and I cannot recommend Howzat Travel highly enough. From the moment I made my initial enquiry I was made to feel part of the Howzat 'family'. Cape Town is a beautiful city, and the Test match was a great experience. All the Howzat Tour managers (especially Garth, Gordon and Maggi) were fantastic, and made everyone welcome. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I've got tons of memories of great days and wonderful nights, met some brilliant people, and I've been flooding Facebook with photos since I've been back! Adjusting to reality back in England has been made much easier by being able to tell my friends about how amazing the tour was. So many highlights. Looking forward to going on another Howzat Travel tour in the future - no idea where or when but this tour has definitely given me a taste for it. Thanks so much for everything!"
Robin Broster


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We can un-reservedly advocate Howzat for service and quality. It was a trip of a lifetime, we had a wonderful time and will work hard to try to join them again in India, Australia or elsewhere!"
John & Jane Wheeler


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The pre-departure booking arrangements were very straightforward, we appreciated very much the honesty when Howzat Travel got a better flight discount and reduced our tour costs by £400 per person. The information received was very comprehensive and accurate, our match tickets were the best in the house with a very comfortable hotel. Our tour managers were fantastic. We were delighted with the value of the tour until the second last day, where the icing on the cake was the farewell dinner, super venue, super meal, a free bar and Geoff Boycott. Howzat really know how to add value. For all of our future tours we wouldn’t consider looking elsewhere, we were most impressed with all aspects of our package. Apart from all the practical elements of the tour which were totally fantastic. The side that I have not yet broached is the people side of your organisation, which is a family and friendly organisation, who really want to make a difference for their customers. This was very much evident in talking to members of your company and was very much appreciated. Thank you Howzat Travel."
Ian Wood


South Africa v England 2015/16
"In a few words, I thank Howzat Travel for organising my trip so well. I appreciate the planning and management that went into it - also the care that the Howzat team took over all arrangements. I can’t think of one serious omission throughout the four weeks. Thank you to the Howzat Travel team."
Gordon Smart


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The friendship with the Directors and tour managers, which began in Australia, grew in Melton Mowbray and was strengthened in SA, means we regard the Howzat team as part of our extended family. Nothing is too much trouble and everything is done to make sure all have a comfortable and enjoyable time. My wife was ill in Durban, which necessitated calling a doctor to the hotel. David quickly contacted someone who was excellent in ensuring my wife received the treatment to enable her to make a swift recovery and enjoy the rest of the tour - Thanks David. Thank you Maggie for booking restaurants and Des ...for just being Des! And well done Charlie. I cannot speak highly enough of the people in Howzat. Ian & Steve lead from the front and I consider them friends who I trust implicitly. This was my wife's first tour and she is not a cricket fan but she was very impressed with everything on the tour. Howzat have an excellent team and we look forward to the next tour. Thank you!"
Bryan Woodford


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Not having done such a tour before, we were unsure what to expect. We need not have worried - in every aspect, you did your very best to make sure that we had a comfortable and enjoyable time. Excellent organisation, helpful tour managers, a generally very good itinerary - and you couldn't do anything about the one day of boring cricket! We are very grateful for a special experience!"
Simon & Heather Evers


South Africa v England 2015/16
"In the space of two years we have been fortunate as a family, to complete three amazing tours with Howzat Travel - Australia, West Indies and now South Africa. We loved every minute in Cape Town, enjoying a great city, excellent trips, fantastic food and drink and being privileged to watch the historic Ben Stokes and Temba Bavuma innings at Newlands. Once again all the arrangements worked like clockwork. The genuine interest and enthusiasm of the staff and tour managers on the ground throughout is something that is really unique and made the tour so special. Thank you to all the team for a memorable 10 days!"
Nigel, Hazel, Laura & Graham Maxfield


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Howzat Travel organised such a marvellous trip. We returned safely early this morning after two fantastic weeks in Cape Town and Victoria Falls. I think it highly likely that we shall be coming with you again in future. Everything went very well and arrangements for the Falls were particularly enjoyable. We also enjoyed our trip round Johannesburg. Thanks again for your efforts."
Brigid Brooker


South Africa v England 2015/16
"As I have now come to expect this was another excellent tour. All the required pre departure information was sent out in plenty of time, very clear and concise and trouble free. The shirt and bag were a nice touch. As normal the tour managers were great, with special mention as always to Des and Linda. Maggie was also good buzzing about trying to do a million jobs and I was very impressed with Charlie who did an amazing job. The seats at the cricket were great, and the transfers were faultless as always. Another successful tour with Howzat and would never go on a tour with another company #simplythebest #ifcarlsbergdidcrickettours"
Paul Humphreys


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We were always looked after and informed of changes from initial enquiry to flying back home. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Carl and Phil never seemed to stop working, Maggi and Des were of great help in local knowledge of Cape Town and are great assets to the team. Looking forward to more tours away in the future!"
James Cherry


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I had a wonderful holiday from beginning to end from all the staff at Howzat to the many people I spoke to whilst in South Africa. I will certainly be travelling with Howzat again!"
Sheila McQueeney


South Africa v England 2015/16
"If you ring the Howzat Travel office, a person answers; and you get a speedy and thoughtful personal response. I cannot stress enough how important this is. The tour managers accompanied this by being calm, organised and present throughout. The personal nature of the service, from booking to departure is really appreciated."
John Waller


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Another fantastic tour with Howzat, brilliantly put together for such a large group in Cape Town. We had a wonderful time. The Tour Managers are such nice people and so helpful. The tour was excellent value for money and would we would not hesitate for a moment to repeat a tour with Howzat. "
Terry & Sue Cunningham


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Out of 15 tours abroad watching England this rates as one of the best from all aspects. We look forward to carrying on our relationship with Howzat Travel in the future."
Richard & Annette Owen


South Africa v England 2015/16
"From the start Howzat Travel offered very helpful customer service whenever we had a query, very prompt replies. When on the ground the hospitality arrangements exceeded expectations and the hotel was excellently located. The whole tour exceeded expectation. We have not considered doing a cricket tour in the past, but we certainly shall do in the future."
Mervyn Brooker


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The tour was well planned and good value for money, many thanks Howzat. I will certainly travel with you again!"
Jeff Moore


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Cannot speak highly enough of Howzat Travel, they exceeded my expectations and we will travel with them again, most definitely!"
Shirley Thomas


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Exceptional service. Had a fabulous time thanks to Carl, Phil and Maggie. Would recommend Howzat Travel for future trips. Well done and thank you for a great tour!"
Neil & Karon Grayson


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The tour was well organised. We were impressed by the overall standard of the accommodation and the location of the seats at the grounds. We would certainly consider Howzat Travel for our next cricket tour."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Excellent tour! Well organised, with lots of fun and laughter. A shame about the result in the ODIs!"
Bill Wardrop


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was our first cricket tour abroad and therefore first trip with Howzat Travel. I selected Howzat because their enthusiasm for cricket and dedication to customer satisfaction came over loud and clear on their website. I wasn't disappointed. Everything worked wonderfully well including the three day bespoke add-on to our trip which Howzat organised for us. The very helpful tour managers were always on hand and were always willing to go the extra mile to make our stay special. I think overall this is right up there alongside the best holidays we have ever had."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The team in the office were very pro-active and helpful, even when an error was spotted (due to a change in what days we wanted to fly), it was dealt with very efficiently. Good communication and very good pre-tour info pack. We had very good seats at the cricket, and our tour manager, Carl, was very helpful in getting us an end of row seat to help my elderly father, even though such seats must have been in very high demand. Carl, Phil, Maggi and Des were visible, available and knowledgeable, unlike some other operators. Always happy to help or just chat - very nice to deal with. Whatever price you pay for something, you expect service to match - Carl and the team have certainly done that we're very happy. A great experience from start to finish."
Chris Noakes


South Africa v England 2015/16
"An excellent tour! Nothing was too much trouble for all the tour manages and staff. A series win with good group of fellow travellers."
Neil Draper


South Africa v England 2015/16
"South Africa is the first time I have been with Howzat Travel and everything was really good. I will definitely travel with Howzat again."
Gary Brown


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Another mind blowing tour. The accommodation and staff were again excellent. It was great to see so many familiar faces again. I would highly recommended Howzat Travel to anyone thinking about doing a cricket tour."
Mike Burke


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We would both like to thank the Howzat Travel Team for a truly wonderful and memorable holiday. We have never undertaken a holiday like that before (always the odd 7-10 days in Europe) so South Africa was really different. We loved Cape Town and the surrounding area – it would be nice to return there one day to discover more! Now that we are committed England cricket fans, please keep us advised on future trips!"
Stephen & Brigitta Rathbone


South Africa v England 2015/16
"It certainly was a shock to the system arriving at Manchester airport on a cold, wet Saturday morning. Apart from an initial problem, which was professionally dealt with by Howzat Travel, it was a great trip and without doubt the best I have been on so far. Flights, accommodation, seating, transfers etc. were all good and the tour managers at both Durban and Cape Town provided an excellent service. Howzat have a good business which provides good service and value for money. I look forward to meeting up with the Howzat team on a future trip."
Roy Steele


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We really enjoyed our first Howzat Travel experience. We had a wonderful time throughout – great people, great places, great accommodation and great cricket! Howzat have a fantastic team. Here’s to the next one!"
Chris & Amanda Truby


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was my first trip with Howzat Travel. From booking to the tour itself everything was generally efficient and well-organised. We were looked after superbly by our tour guide, Des Newton. The hotels were of an excellent standard and the whole experience was most enjoyable. Having travelled independently to England test matches in the past, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the convenience of having everything organised within the one package and I would definitely travel with Howzat again."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our best tour yet, South Africa is a stunning country and such good value (so many steaks eaten!) Logistics worked brilliantly as usual and we had no worries at all in the 3 weeks we were there. A great holiday!"
Liz & Dave Lynch


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Quick and efficient responses to all emails - as usual! Provided the necessary information as well as useful data on the places we were visiting and the grounds and seating. As usual the tour managers were approachable and helpful and they always make every effort to ensure we all have a good time and no-one is left alone - unless they want to be! They are friends now - not just tour managers. Special mention for Nick who sorted out the issue with the coach to Hazyview and always ensured we had adequate comfort stops en-route. Once again we had a lovely time. Christmas lunch was excellent - great location - Maggi was great at ensuring no-one was left to sit on their own. We travel with Howat because we get personalised, prompt, friendly and efficient service – Howzat Travel - the travel company you can trust to deliver."
Des & Maggie Whitelock


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour managers were solid and approachable and the farewell dinner was really good, Mr Boycott was his usual entertaining self."
Graham Hillier


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I wasn't sure what to expect on my first England tour but our tour managers were exceptional. Everything was clearly explained and everyone was welcome on the nights out. Howzat travel sorted very good seats and freedom to swap seats with others on the tour party so those of us who wanted some sun could swap with someone who wanted shade. Having looked around beforehand, other tour operators charge twice as much for no added value. I couldn’t be happier with my first England tour!"
Mark Goddard


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The booking and arrangements for the trip were straight forward and easy to deal with. I enjoyed my tour."
Charles Hewitt


South Africa v England 2015/16
"My 1st trip on cricket tour - Howzat were excellent, certainly convinced me to do it again and I am looking forward to going to India!"
Phil Beaumont


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour of South Africa was exactly what we have come to expect, well organised, considerate and attentive staff and a chance to catch up with friends. A great five weeks where even the cricket did not let us down!"
Malcolm & Rosemary Welborn


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I had a fantastic tour with good friends - saw some fantastic sights and great cricket. Well done Howzat Travel!"
Jim Nixon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The pre-tour information was hassle free. All info received was clear. Our tour manager, Bob, was very helpful when we had a problem with our room in Cape Town. Genrally all the other tour managers were all very friendly and sociable. We also enjoyed New Year at Kelvin Grove and the organised trip to the Winelands, Cape Point, Soweto. You may have secured our business for the future!"
Nick & Liz Morton


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Howzat Travel do an exceptionally good job, very professional, very enjoyable and achieve a personal touch at the same time."
Stuart Finney


South Africa v England 2015/16
"All tour managers I had were very good. I loved the whole tour!"
Linda Glover


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A really well organised trip."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Howzat always answered our emails promptly and the information provided was always clear and easy to understand. Our tour managers at the Protea Sea Point, Gordon and Garth were amazing - always on hand to answer questions and deal with any problems. It was great how the other reps would always stop to talk to you at the cricket as well. Overall the tour was very good value. The trips that were included were great - many thanks for organizing the shark diving for us. The farewell dinner was fantastic - so many great things included in the price! We would recommend Howzat to anyone wanting to go on a cricket tour. Not only are these trips well organised but if ours was anything to go by it is a friendly, fun experience. We loved our time in Cape Town."
Ross & Kathryn Blore


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Already looking forward to my next trip with Howzat Travel!"
Barry Jenkins


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Another enjoyable tour with Howzat Travel. I met up with some 'old' acquaintances and hopefully made some new ones. The Battlefields tour was something totally different. We were well looked after by Dave Stewart, Maggi and Charlie. Also nice to meet up with Linda again. The hotels were great and the Christmas Day buffet lunch brilliant, with Mike Procter a splendid speaker. The food was good, costs unbelievable and cricket most exciting especially with England winning. I can thoroughly recommend Howzat travel again as I have done so often in the past."
Eric Lummis


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I really enjoyed myself at both Tests and the scenery was magnificent. Please put my name down for the India trip l will definitely be going with Howzat!"
Denis Maher


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The whole trip was massively enjoyable and something I will also look back to with fond memories. The Howzat Travel team always did their best to make sure any issues were addressed promptly. In my case Des, Dave and Charlie were always helpful and approachable."
Phil Cork


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Thank you for an excellent and very well organised trip. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves both at the cricket and on the subsequent Garden Route and Lallibela tour (on which Maggi was outstanding) and have already registered to get details for India later in the year!"
Ross Midgley


South Africa v England 2015/16
"May I thank the Howzat Travel team for an unforgettable tour in Cape Town. Please send my special thanks to Gordon and Garth at Sea Point, without them I don't think we would have had so much fun. The Red Tour made a small presentation to them as a special thanks for being such great ambassadors for Howzat Travel. Howzat definitely know how to choose great tour managers. I will recommend Howzat in the future and look forward to seeing you all at next test match."
Deb Heslington


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Great seats at the cricket, Des, David and Steve couldn’t do enough to help, very impressive. The wine tasting was a great day out and the farewell dinner was an absolute treat. Great meal, free wine and Geoffrey Boycott, a cricket fans best guest!"
Vince Curren


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was my first time with Howzat Travel, having used other companies and will definitely repeat with Howzat. Amazing fun!"
Andy Gagen


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was my first tour and I can only say I had a wonderful trip. Every aspect was perfect and what really made it was the great people that I met and the experiences we shared. The whole package was excellent and my thanks to Howzat Travel. Fantastic Tour - fabulous weather and a wonderful group of tourists, well worth every penny. Looking forward to my next one."
Doug Johns


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We are by nature independent travellers, even for cricket tours. However, having never visited South Africa before, we decided to go as part of a group for this particular trip. We are very likely to do so again - Howzat Travel were efficient without being intrusive. All the arrangements worked like clockwork and, surrounded as we were by cricket lovers, were able to make some new friends - but always at our own pace: we never felt 'herded' at any stage. An excellent holiday, thank you Howzat Travel!"
Alison Midgley


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Keep up the good work!"
Barrie & Sandra Rose


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour managers, Gordon and Garth at SeaPoint were nothing short of fantastic, they fully embraced their roles, to such an extent that those of us with them at SeaPoint held a collection to show our appreciation for their efforts, much deserved. Then on the Garden Route tour, we had the lovely Maggie, who again, was excellent, so knowledgeable and so engaging with everyone, always available, never seemingly at rest! All were excellent, and represented Howzat as well as a company could wish for. Spent a fair amount of time with Linda at the cricket, again, such a lovely, warm, chatty lady, made us and everyone feel welcome, and part of the whole thing. All were great choices as Tour Managers. Having now been on six cricket tours of differing nature, some off our own back and some with other tour companies, we both feel that Howzat were the best tour company yet. Howzat Travel would be our tour company of choice if we are to use a cricket tour company again."
Darren & Susanna Auty


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Another wonderful tour from Howzat, my third. The standard never slips."
Anne Hare-Brown


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A truly wonderful tour that will live in my memory forever. Cape Town with the backdrop of Table Mountain was absolutely fantastic and the beaches were wonderful and picturesque. Victoria Falls was absolutely stunning and the surrounding scenery was superb. The game drives were brilliant and we managed to see the big five. Johannesburg was more built up but had a magnificent shopping mall opposite our hotel. It was also brilliant to meet old friends, make new friends and have a thoroughly great time with all. A big thank you to all the staff at Howzat Travel for making this tour so memorable and the icing on the cake was witnessing an England win on away soil with some exceptional performances. Taking everything into consideration, this tour like others before it, easily exceeded all my expectations."
Colin Charman


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The three organised guest speaker evenings (Dean Allen, Paul Farbrace and Michael Vaughan) were all outstanding. Congratulations particularly to David for his compere duties. Also, many thanks to Ian on remembering to replace Di's Howzat sack. How he remembered our request made during the initial mayhem of the Farewell Dinner is a mystery to us! As seasoned cricket followers, this was our first time with Howzat. The tour provided the right balance of freedom and choice in-between the cricket matches. The tour managers were very good, we had no problems and so did not have to tax their professionalism! However, David, Des and Allan were always on the ball and good company."
Peter & Di Whalley


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We found the tour managers helpful and friendly and the team in the office were interested in us personally, which made the attention to detail excellent. The celebrity guest at the end of tour dinner was a bonus!"
Roger & Vivienne Hawes


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Everything was arranged to perfection! Our tour managers were outstanding, our location was brilliant and the all-round experience was superb. The tour, in my opinion, could be no better. It was my first with Howzat Travel and certainly won’t be my last! Thanks to all involved."
Paul Davies


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Both of my tour managers were fantastic. As a single traveller I was grateful for their efforts to get everyone together each evening. As a result I was never alone and had a great time!"
Susan Thistlethwaite


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Fantastic trip, the staff are very personable, friendly and visible. Would definitely use the company again. Tribute to the quality of the tour that I can't find anything to write in the changes to improve box!"
Matty Waller


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour managers were very friendly and helpful throughout, always dealt with all requests without fuss. The farewell dinner was also a classy touch to be included in the cost of the tour, especially with the calibre of the guest speaker – Mr Geoffrey Boycott no less! We would like to thank the Howzat Travel staff for all their helpfulness and ability to meet our requests both prior to and during the tour. Well Done!"
Gary & Nicola Speight


South Africa v England 2015/16
"First class value for money - an organisation that clearly knows how to organise trips of this kind. I would certainly consider booking with Howzat Travel again."
Stan Tucker


South Africa v England 2015/16
"My fourth tour with Howzat Travel and as usual a great well organised trip, with excellent tour managers. The best value for money tours in cricket!"
Garry Clarke


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our tour manager was excellent and one felt they would go to great lengths to deal with guests issues."
Peter Stefanini


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This was our first trip with Howzat. From our first contact with them when enquiring about the trip they made us feel important. They did everything they could to ensure that we had a great holiday. We will definitely go with Howzat again."
Clive & Ann Parrish


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I was very impressed with the attention and care given by the tour managers in both locations. Charlie and Maggi in Durban were very personable; Linda in Cape Town was excellent, making sure the whole group was looked after and focusing on details such as arranging for us to keep our rooms for longer on the last day. I was very impressed by Howzat Travel. Would certainly travel with them again."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Howzat Travel are a very well organised customer focused organisation and their aim is to make sure everyone has a good time. Which I definitely did!"
Michael Clapham


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Having just done the Newlands New Year Tour, my first tour with Howzat Travel, it has to rank as one of my best. Everything about the trip was superb. I’ll definitely be booking again. Many thanks! "
Andy Heather


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Both of our tour managers were excellent. They were always around to answer any questions we had and Carl was very good to help us check in for our return flight. Having everything arranged for us, including some great excursions, was worth every penny. It had a great balance between watching cricket and seeing the main attractions. My husband is the cricket fan but there was plenty to do for us not so dedicated cricket fans!"
Elizabeth Cowlam


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Best organised cricket tour we have ever been on. A very good farewell dinner."
Peter & Eileen Fisher


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A second great trip with howzat. Very pleased! 10/10"
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Overall, an excellent holiday where everyone got on with everyone else. Encouragement was made by the tour managers to make sure that people who travelled on their own weren't left out of things. Particular praise should be given for the end of Cape Town tour dinner which was excellent with plenty of food and wine. A certain Mr Boycott was great entertainment and was in good form. Guest appearances like this make Howzat Travel tours that bit extra special."
Philip Sharratt


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Soweto tour and Pretoria city tour organised because of the early finish in the cricket were excellent and innovative of Howzat. Very good tour!"
Vivien Carroll & Brian Newsham


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Most enjoyable tour I have been on with Howzat Travel!"
Peter Baring


South Africa v England 2015/16
"My congratulations to all the Howzat Travel team for making the trip to South Africa such a wonderful success!"
Arthur de Sybel


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The Howzat Travel team very professional and friendly, nothing too much trouble. "
Peter Sykes


South Africa v England 2015/16
"I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Howzat to any friends or family. The tour was conducted in a very personable manner which made one feel valued. The tour was very good value for money, along with a very good personal & customised approach from Howzat. The tour managers were very approachable, communicative and helpful in attending to any matters. The functions were most enjoyable ranging from the welcome drinks evening, Christmas lunch, Q&A with Paul Farbrace & the farewell dinner at the Kelvin Grove."
Anon


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A very well organised tour, wonderful experience."
Ann & Michael Neilan


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Thoroughly enjoyable tour- good personable attention to detail. Everything was well organised. I would go again with Howzat Travel."
Roger Thompson


South Africa v England 2015/16
"All very well organised. Excellent tour guides. Great location in Cape Town."
John & Liz Carter


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Our first time with Howzat Travel and our first time in Cape Town - we had an amazing time. Everything was organised by Howzat Travel so efficiently we didn't have to worry about a thing from the time we stepped off the plane in Cape Town. The trips we went on were excellent and we had great tickets at the test match. The memories we have of our time in Cape Town will stay with us forever."
Pauline & Duncan Russell


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The set up was just about perfect. Arrive. Two days of organised tours, two days of doing my own thing, five days of cricket (at least one of which was outstanding). A beautiful city with an amazing favourable exchange rate. My best holiday ever! Thanks everyone at Howzat Travel."
Marc Parry


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The whole holiday booking process and the holiday was a very good experience and well organised."
June Burt


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Best organised cricket tour we have ever been on."
Peter & Eileen Fisher


South Africa v England 2015/16
"We had a fabulous time and think the Howzat staff are professional and attentive. Howzat Travel are to be congratulated on all the organising that went into making it such an awesome experience. Thank you."
Chris & Pauline Simpson


South Africa v England 2015/16
"This has been the best tour I've been on. A splendid atmosphere, the friendly but unfussy management was well maintained even with the increase in tour numbers."
Michael Hopkinson


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The one day series in South Africa tour by Howzat Travel provided a fantastic range of experiences - not just cricket but an opportunity to see South Africa itself. Arrangements were spot on throughout the tour."
Roger Cunningham


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Never having done something like this, it was a leap of faith, but having done it I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. A great experience - thank you to everyone involved at Howzat Travel."
Kevin Tristram


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Everything was really good and tour managers helpful. We will be back with you sometime!"
Heather Wright


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks. Everything seemed to go very smoothly, the tour was well organised and efficient and I felt safe and comfortable throughout. The "extra-curricular" activities must have taken a lot of organising but everyone seemed to have a great time. It was especially good to have the directors of the company with us."
Marjorie Fritz & Peter Whatling


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Overall an excellent first trip with Howzat. Having travelled independently to Australia it was well worth the premium to have everything organised & tailored for us."
Chris Kershaw


South Africa v England 2015/16
"A very busy but fantastic tour of a beautiful country. I met some very interesting people whom I'm sure I will keep in touch with and look forward to the next tour, wherever that may take me. Keep doing the same Howzat!"
Neale Pickerill


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Thanks to the Howzat Travel team for such a superbly organised tour."
Peter Hort


South Africa v England 2015/16
"The Never@Home was suited to our tour manager, Ross who did a good job at bonding the group together. We did things as a group such as visiting a local cricket club. The farewell dinner was very good, excellent venue, lovely food and Geoff Boycott was a brilliant speaker. All the staff were very helpful and I had an excellent tour."
Paul Williams


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Really impressed with the whole package, Staff were fabulous can't offer any negatives, Brilliant. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, it certainly won’t be our last tour with Howat Travel."
Jennifer Ware


South Africa v England 2015/16
"Fabulous trip. Lovely people. Wonderful time and memories. I'd do it all again-and hopefully will do!"
Andy Barnes


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"We really enjoyed our trip to Dubai with Howzat Travel. Our tour manager, Nick, was an excellent host and we look forward to keeping our eye out for future tours."
Mike & Sarah Wallis


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"I booked very late, but everything still ran like clockwork. The hotel was outstanding and Carl worked hard to accommodate everyones diverse needs and quirks. I would like to thank the Howzat Travel team for making my trip such a great one. As with my trip earlier this year the attention to detail and personal touch provided makes it an experience to cherish."
Clive Pickles


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"The value for money on Howzat Travel tours is fantastic. Both hotels were to a very high standard, both 4 and 5 star. We had the best tickets in the ground at each game, the tour was excellently run both in the office and by our tour managers, Carl and Nick. This was only our second tour with Howzat Travel and everything was excellently run. I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Karen & Kingsley Mortimore


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"Very professional and friendly staff. The tours work like clockwork and every detail of the tour is chosen with the customer in mind. We had fantastic seats in Dubai, right behind the bowler's arm with a lot of leg room, which is handy for someone that is 6"4! The Howzat Travel chosen hotels were fantastic, with great food and good facilities. The tour managers were very attentive, helpful and friendly. I met a friend who works in Dubai and he could not believe what we were getting for our money! A super, stress-free holiday."
Lewis Bond


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"From start to finish this tour was excellent. All transfers were on time, the hotel was in a brilliant location and our tour manager, Nick, provided everything we needed and answered any questions we had."
Stewart Morley


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"I received details of my tour in plenty of time so had no worries before departing. The transfers were fantastic, a real plus of an organised tour, especially seeing all the poor souls waiting for taxis. Carl couldn't have been more helpful as a tour manager and the only thing I would change would have been for England to win!"
Peter Wade


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"10/10 from start to finish, a very enjoyable tour. Keep up the good work!"
Terry Hague


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"The Howzat Travel tour managers are absolutely outstanding and would always go the extra mile to help with anything. The tours are worth every penny and I wouldn't change a thing!"
Anthony Darton


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"Yet another fantastic tour!"
Richard Crompton


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"It was great to receive all pre-departure information well in advance, giving me time to select my seat. All transfers were on time and easy, the hotels were fantastic and seating arrangements at the ground very good. I was very pleased with the tour, I would have been surprised if anything had not been up to Howzat Travel's usual high standard! 10/10 across the board."
Brenda Hope


Pakistan v England in the UAE 2015
"Carl and Nick were very approachable and very good company. Our hotel for the Sharjah test match did not offer English Breakfast tea and would not do anything to help the situation, so Carl went to the local supermarket to get some for the Howzat Travellers. I am very much looking forward to South Africa!"
Linda Glover


West Indies v England 2015
"Thank you once again for an absolutely fantastic tour. Other than losing at Barbados (but it was a great test) the tour was perfect! There are so many aspects that were first class. Ian was very helpful as our Tour Manager and always had time for all the guests staying at Sandals, despite having to deal with all the stresses associated with a Carribbean test series. What is also particularly impressive is the work of a number of the team, who were not directly responsible for us: Carl in coordinating the pre-travel arrangements; Katy taking the time out on the first night to ensure Graham had safely arrived, when he was the only traveller on the flight from Miami; Linda taking the trouble on the first day of the Grenada test to introduce herself after all of our previous email interchanges; Stephen’s friendly disposition following on from being our tour manager in Melbourne; Maggie’s helpful sourcing of a pub for Graham near the ground showing the football in Barbados; Des’s cheerful day-to-day interactions. And we were sorry not to see Steve again, who was left manning operations at HQ on this tour. This personal and attentive attention to detail is a key differentiating feature of Howzat Travel’s service. All the arrangements relating to flights, transfers, hotels and tickets were ‘spot on’ and very efficiently executed. And yet again, the end of tour dinners, which are not advertised in advance, are a lovely extra. Graeme Swann, effectively supported by Mike Selvey, was superb in Grenada. Then the Barbados evening with Sir Garfield Sobers, Gordon Greenidge and Jonathan Agnew was amazing and will take some beating! In conclusion, we loved all of our three weeks on tour and it will be a time that we will always fondly remember. Thank you for all your hard work that brought this to fruition. Needless to say we are hungry to do future cricket tours and would only ever use Howzat Travel. Our very best wishes to you all."
Nigel, Hazel, Laura and Graham Maxfield


West Indies v England 2015
"Once again Howzat Travel organised a great tour for us. The organisation and all aspects were excellent and we were well looked after by Des. The farewell meal with Sir Garfield Sobers and Gordon Greenidge were particular highlights. All Howzat staff that we came in contact with were approachable, friendly and helpful."
Nigel & Jackie Crickmore


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10 for everything! A great blend of beach and cricket (apart from the cricket itself!). I enjoyed the end of tour dinner very much – the setting, food and special guests were all very good indeed. Great memories. This, and my paragliding with you in NZ, are two of my best life experiences with Howzat Travel."
Kathy Taylor


West Indies v England 2015
"The Howzat tour managers were first rate, they were always there to help and never forgetting any request that were made. This is not surprising following the pre-departure arrangements which were most helpful and courteous. Overall the tour was extremely well organised with excellent and friendly staff at all levels. I would certainly recommend Howzat Travel."
Margaret Jobling


West Indies v England 2015
"An extremely good tour. All staff and participants were friendly and the end of tour party was brilliant!"
Frank Jenkins


West Indies v England 2015
"Having been a customer of another operator for ten years until now, I was very impressed how Howzat Travel has become the premier cricket tour operator. I was happy with the balance Howzat Travel achieves between assuring that everything works smoothly without being over-intrusive. Des and David were excellent and made a good double-act."
Mark Morison


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent value for money, excellent tour managers, very good seating at the cricket, very good hotels, and very good international and internal flights. I wouldn’t change anything. There is usually plenty of choice (inc. hotels) to suit everyone. The use of the facilities at the Antigua Athletics Club before our return flight was very welcome. A big thank you for that arrangement."
Colin Webb


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10! All very good... and Maggi was excellent!"
Daryl Griffin & Brian Boumphery


West Indies v England 2015
"Very well organised and we saw an England win… what’s not to like?! Excellent, shaded seats at the cricket, good accommodation, excellent tour managers and very good value for money. Just keep the mix of good organisation plus enabling individual tastes."
N&L


West Indies v England 2015
"I couldn’t fault the tour - I did try, but failed miserably… congratulations! Brilliant value for money too. I had a great time and met some good people. It’s just a pity about the cricket result. All of the tour managers were fantastic as usual – always helpful and polite. Brilliant – no complaints at all. Keep it up and don’t change anything!"
Barry Jenkins


West Indies v England 2015
"We were very pleased with all aspects of the tour. We would like to thank the Howzat Travel team for your kind words, card and champagne on our engagement. When we look to tour again you will be at the top of our list."
Gary Marriner & Jillian Clarke


West Indies v England 2015
"Brilliant! It was my 40th birthday present and entirely lived up to expectation. The organisation was first class, the hotel and resort were beautiful and there was a generally friendly and inclusive atmosphere to the whole holiday. There is an obvious passion amongst the tour managers to make sure that your holiday is perfect, but not such that it becomes too intrusive. First class from start to end. The team made the booking process easy for someone who had no experience of booking a cricket tour before; answering lots of questions and providing guidance and support on which options to choose to make it a special birthday present for my husband. We really liked the pre-tour inspection report as it made us confident that all bases had been covered. Great to see the seats we were sitting in and the view we would get. Excellent. A clear view straight down the ground with a fantastic view of the cricket. We liked fact that we were sat with all other Howzat Travel customers and not with more vocal elements of crowd. Accommodation - our room was everything we hoped it would be. Clean and recently re-furbished. Nice and cool with beautiful views of the beach. Transfers were perfect - on time and got us to the cricket and airport in plenty of time. Nice air con and good humoured drivers. Tour managers... a great combination of providing us with help and organisation when needed, but also leaving us to do our own thing when we wanted. Karen & Steve were always around and visible if we did need anything. The cricket days were organised very well making sure we were all present, but with the minimum of fuss. Linda was always good fun and made you feel part of the Howzat family. We enjoyed every aspect of the holiday and we would be definitely return on another Howzat Travel tour. We spoke to other people on the tour who had travelled with other companies in the past, but who now swear by Howzat Travel. It appears that keeping a personal touch remains really important, which at the moment, you do in spades."
RK


West Indies v England 2015
"A truly fabulous tour to the West Indies which will stay in my memory forever. The attention to detail was second to none, with every hotel having tremendous facilities and being a stone's throw from the beach. Meeting up with old friends was very special, and meeting many new friends was so special too. A big thank you to Linda, Steve and Karen for their hard work and making this tour so memorable."
Colin Charman


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent! We are most impressed and have already recommended Howzat Travel to several people. I thought the tour was good value. Tours and excursions booked by tour managers were very smooth. Very friendly tour managers, and other members of the group were friendly. Ross was very sociable, Jenni was efficient and Katy had super ‘people person’ skills. The fact that 25 days passed so quickly must mean you did most things correctly. Our little group had a brilliant time! Thank you all."
Brian Baker


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour. Excellent communications and all requests were satisfactorily dealt with. We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Elizabeth Dobson & Angela Place


West Indies v England 2015
"Every aspect of the tour was well-organised and communicated to everyone. Tour managers… there was always someone on hand if required, and they were well informed on what was available when there was no cricket. Excellent value for money! I can only congratulate the company and team in the West Indies for everything they did. This was our second tour experience with Howzat Travel and we have now booked for South Africa too."
Bob Pinkney, Derek Hubbard, Trevor Northfield, Brian Thaxton


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10's across the board! Howzat Travel provided us with everything we needed prior to the tour and were effecient in responding. The tour managers were superb and made everyone in the group feel included. Keep up the good work and we look forward to travelling with you again to South Africa!"
Des & Maggie Whitelock


West Indies v England 2015
"Thanks for a well organised tour."
Norman Martin


West Indies v England 2015
"I did all three test matches in the West Indies and Howzat Travel did their usual, excellent job. Every tour manager was always helpful, even if you were not in their group. See you again on the South Africa tour!"
Neil Draper


West Indies v England 2015
"Grenada was an excellent trip.  Many thanks for all your organisation.  If I ever do a trip like that again, I will bear you all in mind."
Chris Sutton-Mattocks


West Indies v England 2015
"Another fabulous tour which was so well organised. Good hotels, good seats at the cricket, and a fantastic end of tour dinner in Barbados. Excellent value for money with everything included! Accommodation was excellent – clean, tidy, in a fab location  and with friendly staff. Graham was lovely – friendly, easy-going and helped the group to gel. Carl and Des were fantastic as always. Don’t change anything – please keeps things as they are with the personal and friendly service."
Fiona & Pete Cawsey


West Indies v England 2015
"Thank you for a simply marvellous tour. Pre-tour arrangements were excellent - Carl arranged the flight specification we had requested. Superb seats at the cricket - they couldn't be improved upon! The transfers to and from the cricket could not be faulted. Ian was our tour manager... what can we say? Nothing was too much trouble and Ian took care of every detail - we are very impressed and very grateful. Thank you Ian! Excellent value for money – and great to have peace of mind. You seem to have thought of everything! We really enjoyed the two dinners with Sir Viv Richards and Graeme Swann – do continue with that tradition. It was a privilege to be there and both occasions were memorable. This was our first cricket tour, recommended to us by friends who have travelled with Howzat Travel before. We enjoyed it so much that we’re now looking at future tours and recommending Howzat Travel to other friends. Thank you to all the lovely, friendly Howzat Travel team and to Ian in particular. We loved every aspect of the tour – even more than we expected. The combination of having the cricket arrangements made for you, company of the group if you wanted it and excellent accommodation in first-class resorts made for a winning formula - even if the cricket wasn’t always at its best!"
John & Susan Brough


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellently-organised yet again by all concerned. Graham and Carl made sure everyone in the group knew what was going on."
Alan Jones


West Indies v England 2015
"Very well organised and professional, and very good value for money. Everything was as we were told. Thank you for a fantastic tour - we both really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were excellent - very friendly and helpful, and did everything they could to make things run smoothly. Thanks to Jenny, Kate and Ross for looking after us so well. We had a fantastic time, which was made special by Ian arranging for us to visit the Barbados hotel we got married in 26 years ago."
Karen & Kingsley Mortimore


West Indies v England 2015
"Thanks for a great tour – the farewell dinner was a highlight. The tour managers were very friendly, social able and professional."
John Lord


West Indies v England 2015
"Thanks for another great tour. As ever, Howzat Travel’s organisation and friendly, helpful tour managers made for a smooth, enjoyable experience. The leaving do had Gary Sobers and Gordon Greenidge in attendance… enough said!"
David Lowe


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10! Very good indeed. I would like to compliment your staff in the way in which one particular issue was dealt with, and the brilliant outcome. Thank you very much. From my point of view, there is nothing you should change. I had a great time and when I go on another sports tour, I will certainly use your company."
Graham Mortimer


West Indies v England 2015
“Living the Dream!” (Dave Melling, April 2015). Once again, a great trip which exceeded my expectations. Fantastic seats at the cricket and top class tour managers. Thanks to Steve and Carl for their efforts in getting a shirt signed for my friend. I shook hands with Sir Viv Richards, Sir Ian Botham & Swanny. Michael Vaughan came over and talked to me for five minutes at the Radisson, where we were staying with the Windies team. I saw Jimmy take his 384th Test wicket. It doesn’t get any better! The first place I have been to where the reality is better than the brochure. Great hotels and food, wonderful company, top organisation, sun, sea, sand, cricket… and rum punch!"
Steve Curzons


West Indies v England 2015
"An excellent tour! Very good communications, hotel and tour managers. This was my first cricket tour, which I really enjoyed. I am very keen to go on future tours with Howzat Travel. Our tour manager Maggi was absolutely excellent throughout the whole trip. She was always there to help us, advise us, have fun with us, answer our questions, was very approachable and had an unobtrusive presence at all times. She was just amazing – and very knowledgeable! A very big thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of the trip."
Pauline Simpson


West Indies v England 2015
"A thoroughly enjoyable tour. It’s a shame cricket finished early! A lovely group of people and tour managers. A lovely hotel - beautifully situated on the beach, excellent staff, breakfasts etc. Very good, well organised transfers, very good value for money. The tour managers… Graham was excellent - very friendly, knowledgeable, informative, available, sociable, and inclusive of the whole group… an excellent tour manager! Carl was also excellent - friendly, informative, sociable and always available. Both went out of their way to organise other events for the group. Howzat Travel should be very pleased with them both."
David & Marion Inglis


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour… excellent communications and tour managers, very good accommodation and transfers, and good value for money. We had a lovely time and it was an absolute pleasure meeting you all."
Pauline & Geoff


West Indies v England 2015
"A great tour! We had a room with a fabulous view of beach and sea. Good transfers - especially to cricket. The tour managers were excellent, and we thought the tour was good value for money. Graham kept us informed and he interacted well with everyone on tour. Carl kept the standard up when Graham left and made a point of seeking us out to say goodbye. Des was very amusing and knowledgeable. Karen recognised us from previous tour, which is amazing when you realise the numbers of people you deal with! We had a wonderful time despite the test result, and would most certainly go to Barbados again."
Bernard & Margaret Leahy


West Indies v England 2015
" We had a really great time! Everything was well organised and the transfers - on what was quite a complicated tour logistically speaking - went very well. All the staff were great (Linda even collected a prescription for me!) and went the extra mile in ensuring everything was running smoothly. Pity about the last Test, but we still thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
Rob & Marilyn Gould


West Indies v England 2015
"Now that I have settled back in England I feel I can now reflect on what was a superb four weeks in the Caribbean. It was a very well run and professional tour with great cricket (apart from Barbados), great locations and great company. Great value for money for a four week holiday in the Caribbean. The tour managers were helpful and informative, and always on hand for any queries. The tour lived up to my expectations and more. Thank you for a brilliant holiday! I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Trevor Doleman


West Indies v England 2015
"We can think of no way the Windies tour could have been improved. We were both delighted with the experience and have nothing but praise for the staff involved. The mixture of full and half-board was a good idea. We look forward to renewing friendships in 2016. Thanks again and congratulations to all concerned."
Roger & Anne Arnett


West Indies v England 2015
"A good booking and payment process, and the full time staff are all brilliant!"
Gillie Fisher


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10 for our tour manager Des! We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Colin & Christine Young


West Indies v England 2015
"I really enjoyed the tour… it’s a shame cricket only lasted three days! Good accommodation in a lovely setting. Good transfers, good value for money, and your tour manager was excellent. I can't think of anything to change on future tours."
Robert Stockwell


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour! We were delighted with Howzat Travel when we went with them to Australia, and this trip has only served to reinforce this positive impression. We had a great time – all of the staff were very communicative, friendly, approachable, and had a good sense of humour. Thanks to you all for making it happen. We are looking forward to the next one already!"
Nigel & Chris Lord


West Indies v England 2015
"Everything worked. All the flights, connections, transports, arrangements, tickets and hotels happened exactly as advertised. Sufficient Howzat Travel staff were present at every hotel, at every ground and by every bus - to ensure everyone got where they needed to. They were always approachable, never looking hassled or directive, despite what may have been organisational issues they had to resolve. What really impressed me about Howzat Travel was in the run-up, where I (and presumably many others, given our demographic) had specific individual questions. Not only did I (always) get a personal, specific and intelligent response within 24 hours to every enquiry I submitted, but they even contacted the airline with one of my queries, and elicited a helpful response from them.  And when you rang up, a person answered - and one that seemed to know you.  So, I can't fault their organisation, and can certainly recommend them should any of my friends be contemplating making a cricket-based overseas tour themselves."
John Waller


West Indies v England 2015
"A well-run tour, no major hitches and lots of happy customers. The tour managers always ensure the messages get to all - a good service. They were attentive as usual, and helpful if the need arose.
I wish to give Katy a plaudit for getting the Dover Beach to put a buffet up on match days, done on time and a wide selection. This was my second time with Howzat Travel… I came away having had a good holiday for the cost."
Mike Tyrer


West Indies v England 2015
"I enjoyed the tour despite the result. The travel arrangements, accommodation and location were good. The dinner was fantastic. All of the tour managers were conscientious, and Maggi was a star!"
Chris Simpson


West Indies v England 2015
"As a leader of a party of 17, I got to know all of the tour managers and couldn’t fault any of them. You are simply miles ahead of your competitors! From the company directors to the tour managers, your communication was excellent. I would just like this opportunity to congratulate you all and all of your staff on a wonderfully organised trip - top marks from start to finish. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed it. The care and attention of all of your staff on tour was top notch, but I would like to say a special thank you for the service received from David Stewart especially for the way he handled the injury to one of our party - you must be very proud to have him on board. The whole trip was finished off by the fantastic end of tour party, which all my party keep going on about. What a night! Until next time, thank you all very much. We highly recommend Howzat Travel and will be back for more!"
Terry Groves


West Indies v England 2015
"A very enjoyable trip amongst a lot of old friends met on previous tours. I can only guess at the logistical problems which you had to overcome to get us there, around the islands, and back home. Incredibly well done! Des, as always, was excellent. One of Howzat’s most attractive and customer-friendly features is their flexibility… I would most certainly recommend Howzat Travel and have already done so on a number of occasions."
Geoff Marshall


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10! A Fantastic Tour! Great organisation by the Howzat Travel team as usual. I made some new friends and also met some old friends from previous tours. I also enjoyed the farewell meal with the guest speakers. Keep up the good work!"
Jeremy Majumdar


West Indies v England 2015
It was all good. I had a fab time… lots of suggestions for trips, and as a single traveller there were lots of opportunities to meet others. Maggi was wonderful and made so much effort to engage with people. Nick was great too. Days 4 and 5 at the cricket would have been nice!"
Simon Page


West Indies v England 2015
"I enjoyed the tour very much. Good accommodation and transfers, and good value for money."
Eric Child


West Indies v England 2015
"A very enjoyable tour and Karen was very good. The personal touch is  a great strength of the team."
Paul Badger


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour. Travel, hotels, organisation, helpfulness, end of tour dinner, flexibility, etc. were all top notch. Excellent seating at the cricket, excellent tour managers and good value for money. We had a wonderful time and would like to thank you and your team for all your considerable efforts while we were in the West Indies - all much appreciated. More of the same please - with as much flexibility that you can provide."
Barry & Lorraine Johnson


West Indies v England 2015
"Thank you for another excellent trip - well organised as usual. The tour managers were top class and the end of tour dinner was great. Up to the usual excellent standards!"
Garry Clarke


West Indies v England 2015
"I enjoyed the tour from start to finish. Your organisation was first class, the hotel excellent and most of all, your tour managers Maggi and Nick were of great assistance to me. I would have no qualms about travelling with you in the future and would recommend you to others."
Terry Hague


West Indies v England 2015
"A great tour! Very well planned and executed. Accommodation was in a superb location, and Maggi and Nick were fantastic – they had so much knowledge. Well done!"
Roger Knowlton


West Indies v England 2015
"Good seating at the cricket, brilliantly-organised transfers, wonderful tour managers (as always) and good value for money. A really enjoyable tour!"
Jo North


West Indies v England 2015
"10/10 for Maggi! I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
David Fry


West Indies v England 2015
"We had a great time – many thanks. Graham was excellent – he really got the group together and chatted to one and all making sure everyone felt involved … outstanding! In terms of value for money, you compared well with other organisations. The gala dinner was a triumph - well done to one and all. Carl also organised a final evening ‘do’ for our group - all attended, which was a credit to Graham and Carl. It was a great way to round off an excellent tour!"
Graham & Carol Parker


West Indies v England 2015
"I really enjoyed the tour and will watch for future tours as they are announced. The people on the tour were great, and once we got to know each other it was a great group. 10/10 for value for money, the tour managers, communications and my overall opinion of the tour."
Mike Quinn


West Indies v England 2015
"Pre-departure information was good, as were the seating arrangements at the grounds. Jenny was very professional and a pleasure to be with. Good value for money – a great time had, and I would recommend Howzat Travel."
Tim Ansell


West Indies v England 2015
"First timer and was well impressed. Faultless arrangements and the tour managers were brilliant - well done Steve and Karen, and others we met. I have already recommended you to friends!"
Alan Thomas


West Indies v England 2015
"A great holiday. Met some super people. Shook hands with Sir Viv Richards and had a photo with Sir Gary Sobers and Gordon Greenidge. Fantastic! I greatly enjoyed the tour - the organisation and arrangements were first class, and the fellow travellers were very friendly. Also, on non-cricket days, the available tours were excellent. All of the tour managers were very helpful, but our Ross Parry was great and one of the lads. I also want to Carl - I had a couple of questions before we left, and he was extremely helpful. I will definitely go on tour with Howzat Travel again, and am already looking at India 2016. Keep up the good work!"
Lewis Bond


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent communications and accuracy of pre-departure information. Very good value for money. The tour managers were helpful, sociable and well-organised. All I all, excellent, although you did not arrange a win in the third test! I can’t think of anything to improve things."
Mike Williams


West Indies v England 2015
"Once again, the booking and arrangements went smoothly without any problems. Everything was as stated in documentation provided. The seats were excellent, providing an excellent view of the cricket, as well as welcome shade. The hotel was very good and provided all the amenities that we could have wanted. The transfers to and from the cricket were excellent - our driver junior was very good. All members of the Howzat Travel team were very helpful and knowledgeable, as usual. The only down side of the tour was the result (which is outside everyone's control!), but once again this was an excellent experience, with the Barbados farewell dinner being a highlight."
Mark Browning


West Indies v England 2015
"Once again, a brilliantly-organised trip by Howzat Travel. I had a terrific time, and continue to recommend you as my preferred overseas cricket partner!"
Jemima Bird


West Indies v England 2015
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - everything was well organised. Seats at the cricket were ideal – shaded and we were able to move about in both Antigua and Grenada. Excellent accommodation and no issues with the transfers. The tour managers were all good – Ian looked after us very well. It was smashing meeting Linda and seeing the other tour managers we’d previously met in Australia. Howzat Travel has once again facilitated a great holiday and we’d certainly travel with them again. A very professional company and certainly one that provides flexibility, and that looks to add that personal touch... and from the info I received from other tour operators pre-tour, Howzat Travel's prices were very competitive."
Mark & Ann Bishop


West Indies v England 2015
"Howzat Travel is a thoroughly professional organisation and this was a splendid trip! (We cannot hold Howzat responsible for the pitch!). We Yorkshire folk are reluctant to part with money, but I grudgingly admit this tour was 10/10 in terms of value for money. The Viv Richards evening was a real bonus. An excellent view and total shade at the cricket was really appreciated. The tour managers were all very good. Maggie was splendid - a real asset. She was always about and always helpful. This was my sixth cricket tour but my first with Howzat Travel. I am in a good position to say that Howzat Travel is clearly the market leader! "
Clive Pickles


West Indies v England 2015
"Many thanks for another brilliant tour. As usual, the Howzat Travel team worked really hard to ensure that everyone had a great time. The seats in the stadiums were excellent and the food provided at the hospitality in Barbados was good too (especially the éclairs!). The two cricket evenings were really well done. We enjoyed the Mike Selvey/Graeme Swann one - it was fabulous! Great choice of venue... The evening in Barbados with Jonathan Agnew, Sir Garfield Sobers and Gordon Greenidge was also an excellent one. In terms of accommodation, the Sandals resort in Grenada was fabulous! Once again, thanks for a well organised trip. Probably see you in South Africa..."
Julie Whitaker & Peter Oldham


West Indies v England 2015
"We were all very impressed by the efficiency and organisation of Howzat Travel and we all had a great time. We even saw England win and not too many people can say that, especially the ones who went to Barbados only! The seats at the cricket were very good. in Antigua, they were excellent in a shaded stand with a very good view. In Grenada we were high up directly behind the bowler's arm, so we had a great view particularly of Jimmy Anderson’s wickets on the final day of the test. Accommodation was brilliant... the Grand Pineapple in Antigua was lovely in a bit of a shabby/chic way. Our rooms were 10m from a lovely beach. The breakfasts were good as were the cocktails - especially if you asked for the bottle of rum to top up for added strength! The Radisson in Grenada was excellent also in a different way - more modern and sophisticated, and chosen by the West Indies team, TMS commentators and match umpires. A great beach, great swimming pools, great breakfast... almost a 5-star experience. Transfers were excellent and the tour managers were very good - helpful and efficient. Special thanks to Steve who was our main man throughout the tour. I would also have to say excellent value for money. The 10-day stay at the Radisson would have cost over half the total amount I would have thought if we had booked individually! We really enjoyed all aspects of the holiday. The farewell meal with speakers was a great idea and to be able to buy into the Viv Richards evening was great also. The choice of hotels was excellent and the seats in the grounds could not be faulted also. Many thanks for organising such a wonderful holiday for us."
Gary Aiston


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent all round. Although the cricket was poor, Barbados was a fabulous place and more than made up it. I must make a special mention of Maggi - she was brilliant throughout, always there but never intrusive. Maggi was really helpful, especially on trips and places to go, see, eat etc. Nick was also great fun, and again always around if you needed him. They sorted out any difficulties we had. Thanks to you guys for enhancing Barbados. Howzat Travel made the trip a great one. "
Tony Blakeburn


West Indies v England 2015
"Thank you and all the Howzat Travel team for a wonderful cricketing experience. We had a great time and enjoyed mixing with all the other customers at the hotels, on the buses, at cricket and in the bars. Thanks to David for his assistance. For me personally, it was lovely - Jimmy breaking the wickets record and his one man show in one session in Grenada... and both test matches going into final session on the fifth day made it all worthwhile. I am sure Tony and myself will be on future tours. Best wishes..."
Tony Brothers


West Indies v England 2015
"Our fifth tour - second with Howzat Travel - and it was fantastic! I could not fault anything. Hassle-free booking arrangements, faultless and informative pre-departure information, great view at the cricket, the transfers ran smoothly, and all of the tour managers were very friendly and helpful. They all took their time to talk to and get to know us. Maggi was amazing – very well organised and on top of everything. Good advice was given by Nick on places to eat. Fantastic value for money - everything done for you, and hassle free! We will use Howzat Travel again. We have and will continue to recommend to others."
Peter & Tina Barker


West Indies v England 2015
"It was well worth going and it was nice to see England win a match. We enjoyed the atmosphere in Grenada as the team were staying at the same hotel, which made it a bit special. Both the hotels in Grenada and Barbados were excellent. It all seemed to go very well and it's difficult to see where any improvements could be made. We found all of the tour managers very helpful and informed. Our tour manager David was excellent in Barbados - so helpful in sorting out any problems we had with my wife damaging her ankle - he was a brick! He travelled with us to the hospital to sort out any potential problems we might have encountered, and altered our seating arrangements at the ground. He was very helpful in other ways too, so deserves a special mention. We would use Howzat Travel again."
Mr & Mrs R Warner


West Indies v England 2015
"Jolly good fun! A well organised tour with decent quality hotels and facilities. Communications were excellent - we were in no doubt about everything both before and during the tour. Accommodation was excellent (absolutely no complaints), transfers were well-organised and efficient, and the tour managers were friendly and knowledgeable with a sense of fun. I would change very little - you have a winning formula so stick with it."
Jamie Stokoe


West Indies v England 2015
"This was a very enjoyable tour with great company, and many cricketing and off-field highlights to enjoy. This was a complicated tour logistically, so it would have been easy to provide misleading information inadvertently. This did not happen. Accommodation and seating at the cricket were both excellent, as was our tour manager Des. Well done, keep up the good work!"
Rob Turton


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour and well organised. Pre-departure booking and arrangements could not have been better, brilliant seats at both matches - good position behind the wicket and under cover. Accommodation - the Halcyon Cove was very enjoyable and the Radisson was excellent. Staff service, food and drink were excellent at both hotels. Excellent communications, very good value for money. I hope to join you again in the future. Maggi was outstanding at the Halcyon Cove, well supported by Graham. Good value for money - I'm very impressed."
Colin Stock


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour and lots of new contacts made. Excellent seats for viewing the cricket. The Grenada win was a fitting finale. Communications were excellent pre-tour and during. Excellent, prompt responses to queries, in particular our St. Kitts 'add-on'. Thanks Carl (my personal travel agent!). Very good value for money too. Maggi was superb - responding to issues well beyond what we should expect. Linda was also very sociable!"
Roger Ollier


West Indies v England 2015
"The tour managers were excellent, as is only to be expected. Maggi was exemplary! Excellent seating at the cricket. A very good tour and I enjoyed everyone's company. Spot-on communications too. I think you've got it right - we appreciate the personal touch."
Kate Ollier


West Indies v England 2015
"Very good seats at the cricket, accommodation and transfers... and excellent tour managers!"
Rose Baring


West Indies v England 2015
"A very enjoyable tour - we met some friends old and new. Excellent seating at both matches and the transfers were well-organised. The tour managers were very good at everything. A special mention must go to Maggi, who was superb! I would do very little to change things - keep up the good work."
Barrie & Sandra Rose


West Indies v England 2015
"A most enjoyable tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the farewell dinner with Graeme Swann. The tour managers were always helpful."
Roy Steele


West Indies v England 2015
"I can't think of anything to change - you have a good product. Well organised. Howzat Travel managed the large number of travellers in such a way that I still felt I was receiving personal service. As a tutor in customer service, I will be holding up to my students tour manager Jenni as an excellent example of how to deliver high quality customer service - her professionalism shone through."
Chris Phillips


West Indies v England 2015
"An excellent tour and good value for money. I can't suggest much to improve things... with the large amount of customers you had on tour you did well. Maggi was excellent!"
Philip Sharratt


West Indies v England 2015
"A massive thank you to everyone at Howzat Travel for making it such a great tour. Special thanks to Karen, for calming me down over the smoking ban at the Radisson, Karen and Steve for going far above and beyond to get me seats in which I could be comfortable, and for getting my room changed in Grenada, David for working miracles on a seat for me in Barbados, and last but by no means least to Linda for looking after us all so well."
Jo North


West Indies v England 2015
"Thank you for what was a very enjoyable time for us in the West Indies. Given the result, perhaps it was wise of us to have skipped the Barbados test!"
AB


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent! Very knowledgeable tour managers. Good seats with an excellent view of the wicket, and excellent value for money. We will definitely travel with you again, and will be recommending you to anyone who will listen!"
Gillian & Richard Pasola


West Indies v England 2015
"Overall good job. I would certainly recommend Howzat Travel, their communication prior and during the tour was excellent and Des was a fantastic tour manager."
Terence & Yvonne Mundy


West Indies v England 2015
"Howzat Travel has many excellent qualities and is a totally professional company with a good ‘product’. Maggie was superb and Graham was a good support."
Trevor Crouch


West Indies v England 2015
"An exciting and enjoyable tour full of new experiences. Communications were spot on and the tour managers were friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The trip was always good, usually very good, and often excellent!"
John Burdett


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour. The pre-departure booking and arrangements were all done with the usual efficiency. Seating at the cricket was in total shade all day, and a good view. Accommodation location, facilities and atmosphere were very good, and the tour managers lived up to the standard we have come to expect!"
Malcolm & Rosemary Welborn


West Indies v England 2015
"Excellent pre-tour communications. All questions/queries were answered promptly in the build-up to departure. I enjoyed the tour very much. Having a couple of days at the beginning to settle in and ‘do the tours’ was a good idea. Karen, Linda and Steve were always available and helpful when needed. Given the overall enjoyment of the trip/holiday, I believe that I had good value for my money."
Paul Hardie


West Indies v England 2015
"A great tour – we made some great friends and had a really good time with everyone. Des and David were fab! Overall, you have winning formula - a great team and great customers! Thanks to Des, David and Carl, and to all the drivers. We really had a wonderful trip. I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to anyone."
Dawn Dale


West Indies v England 2015
"The tour was just about right. As usual, Graham and Des were outstanding company! The farewell dinner in Grenada was the best yet - Swanny was excellent, and the food and drinks were top form too. Well done!"
Paul Stowell


West Indies v England 2015
"There is nothing much you can do to improve things. Keep the personal, friendly yet efficient approach you presently have. The Grenada farewell party was AMAZING!."
Ann McCurdy


West Indies v England 2015
"I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Hedley Jenkins


West Indies v England 2015
"I wanted to repeat my sincere thanks for a wonderful time we had as a result of you and your staff's diligence. Organizational skills top notch."
GA


West Indies v England 2015
"A very good tour and I'm very happy with the value for money. Excellent seats at the cricket with a great view. The transfers to and from the cricket were very easy - no problems and well-organised. Our tour managers made an excellent team of three, all with a good sense of humour... Jenni was well-organised, especially on arrival, Ross was good at communicating with the customers, and Katy was good and enthusiastic. It was nice to have some free days to see Antigua before the Test started. I am definitely looking at coming to Cape Town!"
Paul Williams


West Indies v England 2015
"My first cricket tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The seating at the cricket was very good and we were able to move around to our heart's content. We were also treated to a day in your hospitality box due to my travelling companion's birthday, for which we are all very thankful. The tour managers were excellent - very helpful."
Don Smith


West Indies v England 2015
"A good holiday. The Jolly Beach was clean and the food was good. Seating at the cricket was good, made better by being able to freely move around the ground."
AP


West Indies v England 2015
"I had an excellent time and the tour was very good value for money. Jenni was great - clear communications and well-organised."
Graham Glynn


West Indies v England 2015
"The tour managers were very efficient and smashing people as well! I can't think of anything offhand that would improve the tour.""
IM


West Indies v England 2015
"A fabulous tour, well managed by our tour managers Jenni, Katy and Ross. I feel that this was a real value-for-money tour and would not hesitate to tour again with Howzat Travel. Jenni was always going the extra mile to ensure our enjoyment (at the cricket). She was a brilliant guide, sociable, very helpful and had the experience to cope with any situation. She had a good sense of humour and treated us all as valued individuals at all times. The farewell dinner with Sir Viv Richards was the best and the highlight of the holiday - well done David for your interviewing skills."
Elaine Chapman


West Indies v England 2015
"Another excellent tour! Jenni, Katy & Ross were great tour managers - not only at the cricket, but socially in the evening too. No complaints... "
Stephen Chapman


Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series in Australia 2015
"I travelled with Howzat Travel as a journalist covering the Tri-Series between England, Australia and India in January 2015, and thoroughly recommend their service. An extremely detailed pre-trip itinerary was provided for easy reference throughout the four weeks away, and all arrangements (transfers, hotels, flights) were as expected without any hitch. We are using the company again for the West Indies in April 2015 and anticipate a similarly successful tour with them."
Rory Dollard, The Press Association


Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series in Australia 2015
"Just back from 'down under' and yet another Howzat Travel superbly-arranged tour. Nearly four weeks away; six cities including Sydney twice. airport hopping, hotel jumping and some great cricket performances to add to the excitement of the trip... and not one organisational blip! Howzat Travel put together a similar tour to Bangladesh for the 20/20 World Cup last year and like that, this was again great success. Well done the Howzat team!"
Geoff Bonnett


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"Excellent! Firstly, I must say that overall the tour was a great success and everyone on the tour enjoyed themselves. Many new friends were made and in all the tours I have made over the years, and I have been fortunate to have been on many, this was one of the most friendliness group of people I have had the pleasure to travel with. Overall it was a great holiday. We will look forward to the West Indies tour with Howzat Travel. Can’t wait!"
Philip Sherratt & Gerald Smith


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"A very enjoyable tour and Howzat Travel were as efficient as ever! There was indeed a 'good tour spirit' helped by the size of the group, and our tour managers Steve and Des teamed well together and complemented each other."
David & Mary Rance


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"A very enjoyable experience that met my requirements perfectly. As a solo cricket fan, I highly recommend Howzat Travel. Steve and Des did everyting they could to make the tour memorable. They were keen to make sure that no one was left on their own, which fostered a very friendly and inclusive atmosphere. I also appreciated the flexibility offered to accommodate my wishes to see Colombo prior to the last game.10/10!"
Derek Glazier


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"A very well-organised tour. We appreciated the personal touch and the response to individual needs. We liked the fact that we were in a smallish group too. Overall 10/10 - we would change nothing. Excellent!"
Ian & Carolyn Emerson


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"Thank you for a wonderful tour! We couldn't fault a single thing. 10 out of 10 for every aspect of the trip. Des and Steve were excellent hosts, our bus driver was superb, we had brilliant seats at the cricket, and fun companions throughout the tour. What more could you ask for?"
Jean & Alan Terry

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"I was really impressed with the tour. It was the perfect blend of cricket, organised trips to fantastic sights such as Yala and Bundara National Parks and enough free time to relax. It was the first time I've used Howzat Travel, but it wont be the last. Excellent!"
Geoff Cook


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"As usual, the Howzat Travel team set their usual high standards. ODI tours are very hectic and it was good that you gave the options to do sightseeing trips or just relax by the pool. "
Anthony Townsend


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"10/10! Everything went to plan. Very good tour management and very good value for money."
Dave Coram


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"This was my first tour with Howzat Travel and I really enjoyed my first experience as an England cricket fan abroad. It was a good value tour, and Des was excellent - he was well organised, friendly and concerned about our enjoyment. He communicated well and is clearly a knowledgeable cricket fan. Many thanks to all of the team, particularly Des and Carl."
Chris Johnson


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"Absolutely first class. From the very first contact with Howzat Travel, everything was catered for. At our hotel, the view overlooking the beach and pool was superb. Transfers worked like clockwork - everything was on time, drivers and tour escorts were most helpful and unfailingly polite. Des helped to make this tour such a memorable experience. Whilst never ‘in your face’, he was always there to offer advice, and he made sure that all of our needs were catered for. In addition, his great wealth of travel experience made him an extremely interesting raconteur, and I suppose the greatest compliment is that we all considered him not as our manager, but ‘one of us’. All in all, considering the distance we travelled and the overall experience, this tour represented really good value for money in our eyes. This was our first experience of an overseas cricket tour and I am certain it won’t be our last. What particularly made it for us was the fact we were only a small group and we all bonded right from the outset. We drank together, had meals together, and generally had a great cameraderie. It was everything we wanted and expected... and more!"
Kieron & Gill Weatherstone


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"Howzat have been very generous in the reception and farewell parties - much appreciated. I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Nick Argent


ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh 2014
"An absolutely tremendous trip! A wonderful experience despite England’s poor showing. Everything went really well - all credit to Howzat Travel. The next tour for me looks like Sri Lanka, so I will start saving up! Thanks again - really well organised."
Geoffrey Bonnett


West Indies v England 2014
"Thank you for organising a wonderful trip to the Caribbean. Special thanks to Linda for looking after us so well. We would certainly travel with you again in the future."
Jill & Geoff Trailor


Sri Lanka v England 2014
"I have been on many tours over the years but this undoubtedly ranks up there amongst the best in terms of quality of tour arrangement and management. Even more important was the bonding and camaraderie that unfolded between the Howzat Travellers - by the time the tour ended it felt like we had been on many tours together before but for most people they had met for the first time. Great success and many new friends! Well done Howzat Travel, with special thanks to Des and Steve!"
Geoff Bonnett


West Indies v England 2014
"A very good, well-organised tour. Good value for money and the tour managers were excellent - very helpful and friendly. Thank you to all for making this tour very enjoyable. Just brilliant."
Stewart Ruhback


West Indies v England 2014
"Our cricket trip to Barbados exceeded all our expectations. Howzat Travel certainly know how to do things properly! At no stage throughout the week did we ever feel uninformed or left to fend for ourselves. Des and Linda were brilliant, and the Bougainvillea Beach Resort was top quality accommodation. Howzat travel are a very professional outfit and we will have no hesitation in using you again in the future. It was a dream honeymoon for me and Gill, and truly a week of great memories that will stay with us forever. Thanks for everything - it was absolutely wonderful!"
Paul & Gill Anderton


West Indies v England 2014
"Thank you for a wonderful tour. It was well organised and very pleasant. Good seating at the cricket and comprehensive information provided about airports, destinations and accommodation."
John Williams & Shelley Lewis


West Indies v England 2014
"A thoroughly enjoyable tour and spot-on value for money. Pre-tour, booking arrangements were very straightforward and we received an excellent information package of everything we needed to know. On tour, the transfers were excellent - the drivers were always cheerful and good fun. Excellent communications too - the notice boards were always updated and Carl, Phil, Des, Linda & Dave were brilliant - always available and always smiling! Thank you for a great holiday."
Steve Thomas


West Indies v England 2014
"We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour, met some nice people and had a great time. Would certainly consider going with Howzat Travel again. Excellent value for money and Carl, Linda, Phil & Des were all great - very approachable, friendly and ready to help."
Ted & Liz Williams


West Indies v England 2014
"A thoroughly enjoyable trip and we are very glad that we went. Everything was easy and well-organised. All pre-tour information was clear and provided everything we needed. Our tour manager Des was a wonder! His quiet and complete knowledge of cricket and life made this holiday for us. He was a joy to listen to and learn from! He also made sure we knew where to find him and made it clear that he was always available if required, which was very reassuring."
Martin & Janet North


West Indies v England 2014
"As this was our first tour with you, we felt that you met all of our expectation. We thoroughly enjoyed the locations, the cricket and the opportunity to meet some of the names behind the game. The tour managers were very friendly and professional throughout the tour. "
Ian White & Ann Merricks


West Indies v England 2014
"A most enjoyable tour - the hotels were in beautiful locations and the farewell dinner was good."
Anne Jacob


West Indies v England 2014
"This was my first tour and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Pre-tour, any questions I had were answered promptly and accurately. On tour, accommodation on both islands was excellent, as were the transfers. The other tourists were good company and the tour managers were excellent, especially Linda & Dave who made sure everybody was involved. The tour was very good value for money and I will definitely use Howzat Travel again. "
Gerry McDermott


West Indies v England 2014
"Fantastic! Friendly, approachable staff, and we met some great guys (who I intend to keep in touch with) in the middle of paradise. Memories I'll never forget! We were greeted by Howzat Travel staff at the check-in at Gatwick. Pre-tour, I was asked if we would like tickets in the shade, and that's exactly what we got! The Jolly Beach accommodation was better than most 4-5 star hotels I've been to - not a single complaint can be made. Transfers were all on time and comfortable, and the tour managers were fantastic - there was always someone on hand for any queries. Special thanks to Dave and Linda who made this tour extra special, and to Des who was a great laugh!"
John Moore


West Indies v England 2014
"I had a very enjoyable tour. This was my first tour and I found the Howzat Travel staff very good and helpful, and the hotels were in good positions. Good value for money too. Thank you again, and I look forward to seeing the Howzat team again soon."
Albert Smith


West Indies v England 2014
"A very enjoyable tour. We would just like to thank Linda, Dave, Carl and Des for ensuring our first tour was so very memorable. We made some good friends and everyone had wonderful cricket tales to tell. The Jolly Beach in Antigua was very special and although completely different, the Butterfly Beach in Barbados had great rooms and a great position. The cricket was not always of the highest standard, but that did not matter...the tour managers, the venues and the great company more than made up for it. We cannot thank you enough, and having thought long and hard, we can't think of anything you could change. Thank you very much for a wonderful time. We will definitely see you again."
Dave & Betty Borrill


West Indies v England 2014
"Very good value for money, excellent arrangements including documentation, excellent seats at the cricket, very good transfer arrangements, and good quality information regarding all aspects of tour from the Howzat Travel tour managers."
Mr S J Morley


West Indies v England 2014
"Overall, a very good tour. Good seats at the cricket, excellent accommodation, and friendly and approachable tour managers."
John & Linda Laffey


West Indies v England 2014
"I considered all the arrangements for the tour to be excellent and we were very well looked after by Linda and all the rest of the team."
Wendy Smith


West Indies v England 2014
"A good tour... we would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Colin & Sandra Williamson


West Indies v England 2014
"I enjoyed the holiday... overall, a great bunch of Howzat Travel cricket enthusiasts, with lots of good sociable banter. Linda in particular was an excellent tour manager who found time for socialising and chatting with everyone, whilst being efficient and proactive with all arrangements and planning. She was ably supported by Dave who was equally sociable and helpful to everybody. With luck I intend joining future tours."
T


West Indies v England 2014
"We had a wonderful holiday in Antigua and Barbados. We loved Antigua and the Jolly Beach resort, and we thought the Bougainvillea Beach resort in Barbados was fantastic in all respects. The local drivers for the transfers to and from the cricket were extremely friendly, and the Howzat Travel staff were brilliant and we could not have wished for more. Des is a legend and was a pleasure to be around, as was Linda who is so good with people. Phil and Carl were also top notch. Our overall opinion of the tour was excellent booking arrangements, good value, good organisation and good tour managers. We would certainly use you again, and will definitely recommend you to our friends for future trips."
Sue & Steve Knight


West Indies v England 2014
"We had a great cricket tour and I cannot speak highly enough about the tour managers - on the tour, Carl, Phil, Linda and Des were fantastic. The transfers to the airport and cricket were great, and the accommodation in Antigua was amazing. Everything went swimmingly and we would not think twice about booking with you again."
John Ainscough & Sue Worthington


West Indies v England 2014
"Excellent! Very good pre-departure booking and arrangements, good match tickets located in the shade and behind the bowler's arm, and very good tour managers."
John Clark


West Indies v England 2014
"I just wanted to say a big thank you to Linda, Carl and Phil for everything you have done for us the past couple of weeks. We have had an amazing time in Antigua and Barbados. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and we have met some lovely people during our holiday. The cricket was not so great at times, but who cares?!"
Sue Harrop


West Indies v England 2014
"Another excellent tour. The cricket was good, the accommodation was good and more importantly, the rum flowed freely. Des and Linda were superb and a good reason to go on any future tour - to spend time with them. I won't go on a overseas cricket tour with any other company!"
Paul Humphreys


West Indies v England 2014
"Thank you all for a great tour! As always, everything was taken care off. Special thanks to Carl, my room-sharer. I had a great tour, plenty of beer, laughs great company. Hope to see you in December for Sri Lanka!"
Jim Nixon


West Indies v England 2014
"A well-organised, very enjoyable tour... and good value for money too. The tour managers were friendly, helpful and we were kept informed about all aspects of the tour."
Janet & John Virr


West Indies v England 2014
"I would like to say a big 'thank you' to Linda, Dave and the rest of the team for making our time in Antigua and Barbados so special. We met some lovely people, and the cricket was good too."
Fiona Glover


West Indies v England 2014
"A very good tour, and the seats at the cricket were good. We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends. "
David & Val Farnell


West Indies v England 2014
"Thank you very much indeed for a fantastic tour to the West Indies. Over the years, l have travelled with Howzat Travel numerous times and the holidays / cricket tours have always been amazing. You are developing into a fabulous company and l certainly appreciate all you do for me personally. Carl, Des, Linda and Dave have done a tremendous job on this tour, and their customer service has been a real credit to themselves and the company. The excursions you offered in between the cricket were superb, especially both boat trips... swimming with the local fish and turtles, diving in the ocean and riding on jet skis. Unbelievable! It was superb to see England conquer the hosts in Antigua in the ODIs... unfortunately the same could not be said for the T20s!"
Andy Tipple


West Indies v England 2014
"A great tour! A lovely location for our accommodation, the transfers were first class and the seating at the cricket - exactly where we wanted to be. We really enjoyed the evening at Dennis' cocktail bar and getting Colin Croft was a real coup. Our tour manager was Des - he even got up at 3.30am to ensure that we got away safely. If we could award a better score than 10/10 for him, we would. The rest of the team went out of their way to see to our needs... they were cheerful, bright and helpful. Thanks!"
Ian Emerson & Carolyn Sprott-Emerson


West Indies v England 2014
"We really enjoyed the combination of of three days cricket spread around three days of Jolly Beach life in Antigua. Very good value for money and excellent tour managers. Don't change anything - the Howzat Travel brand dominates all of its rivals!"
Roger & Kate Ollier


West Indies v England 2014
"Excellent tour and very goood value for money. The tour managers always made themselves available, and were very approachable, polite and helpful in all aspects. Keep up the good work."
M


West Indies v England 2014
"We thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing... friendly travelling companions, lots of food and drink, and of course, England won something! Before departure, the Howzat Travel team were all very efficient and helpful, and responded excellently to any queries we had. On tour, seats at the cricket, as usual, were very good indeed. The accommodation was spot on - the all-inclusive was a very good thing in our case. The tour managers were excellent - friendly and helpful at all times. This was my wife's first time on tour - she had a great time,and so did I. I think we will return to the West Indies with Howzat Travel next year for the tests!"
Tony Hewson


West Indies v England 2014
"A thoroughly enjoyable tour. Good seats at the cricket, with a good view and in shade most of the day."
Rod Homer


Australia v England Carlton Mid ODI Series 2014
"I can't speak highly enough of my recent 'Wombat' tour with 'Howzat Travel. Everything, without exception, went like clockwork. Whilst being quite a small group, I think this made things even better as we soon got to know each other and had a great time. Side trips to Great Ocean Road and North Stradbroke Island were highlights. The tour managers Helen and Laurence were superb and could not do enough for us - even down to borrowing Laurence's laptop and Helen's nail scissors! Cricket results did not go England's way, but who cares?! Well done and thanks to everybody at Howzat."
Don Weston


Australia v England Carlton Mid ODI Series 2014
"We really enjoyed this tour - it was a good mix of cricket and sightseeing, which is what we wanted. Excellent value for money too. Pre-tour, we received a really prompt service with all questions answered - nothing was too much trouble. Good arrangements made for our additions outside of the main tour, which worked really well. On tour, Laurence and Helen were brilliant - you felt that they were looking after you personally. You organised and provided a bottle of wine for John's birthday when we were in Hobart, which was very thoughtful and much appreciated - it made us feel special, so thank you."
Beverley & John Anthony


Australia v England Carlton Mid ODI Series 2014
"Our tour managers Laurence and Helen were always very friendly, helpful and efficient. The good seats (in the shade) at the Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne were greatly appreciated. We have already recommended Howzat Travel to friends."
R&C Lawrie


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Absolutely amazing - very well organised and nothing was too much trouble. Well done - something to be proud of. We met some wonderful people on our tour and although the cricket was rubbish, the holiday and hospitality was second to none. Des and Nick were fantastic! I would find it very hard to make any form of comment on how you could make any of your tours any better than this. Our trip with Howzat Travel was everything we expected and better. We had an amazing time and will be going on another tour with you very soon. Many, many thanks!"
Sharon Morgan & Ray Worth


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Having watched England win at Lords and again in Durham, in October on a whim, we decided to book the Australia Ashes tour. There were so many companies to choose from, but from the very beginning we were so happy that we chose Howzat Travel. The tour was geared around our needs, i.e. a stopover on the way out and back, in Singapore. The transfers were efficient and the hotel was wonderful. On Christmas Eve in Melbourne, we were greeted by Helen and Laurence and directed to our transfer to the Travelodge. Christmas Day was truly wonderful - firstly a bottle of wine as a gift for my birthday that day, then, to make it even more memorable, at the Christmas Day dinner we were seated with Ray Julian, and the table next to Henry Blofeld (again because it was my birthday). Although the cricket didn't live up to expectations, it was wonderful to be in a stadium with a record MCG crowd. The transfers to Sydney were well-organised, and even the last-minute chance to see in the New Year on the South Steyne restaurant boat in Darling Harbour resulted in a memorable evening. My husband looked forward to playing at the Bradman Oval - another well-organised and wonderful day (Helped by the fact he bowled 4 overs, resulting in figures of 3-9) Thank you Captain Carl! The Q&As were interesting and the farewell dinner was a wonderful end to the holiday. From the initial booking to being waved off by Helen and Laurence in Sydney, it was a memorable holiday. Thank you all for the attention to detail, friendliness and helpfulness. A travel company to be recommended."
Kay & Jon Fuller


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I had a fabulous time in Australia with Howzat Travel. I will certainly only travel to overseas cricket with your company in the future. I have previously travelled with one or two of your rivals, and I find there is no comparison with the professional service that Howzat Travel provides."
Alan Roberts


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent. The tour managers were friendly and very helpful and went out of their way to make sure that any issues that were raised were dealt with efficiently. At the welcome meeting in Perth, the Howzat Travel staff made sure that no-one was left out. It’s always a little nerve-wracking for someone travelling alone to feel part of the group but everyone was made to feel really welcome from day one. Great value for money. I thought the tours were realisitically priced and included some great extras. The welcome evening in Perth, the Christmas Dinner in Melbourne and the Farewell Dinner in Sydney were oustanding value for money. Whilst the NYE cruise on Sydney harbour was an optional extra that we had to pay for,it was worth every penny. For me it was brilliant. The 'holiday of a lifetime' is an over-used cliche but was defintely true in my case. The cricket was obviously disappointing for all of us, but putting that to one side, the holiday had everything i wanted from it ... and more ! I have some fantastic memories that will live with me for ever! It’s hard to suggest anything to add to what seems a successful formula for running sports tours. Good organisation and communication, varied itineraries at realistic prices, and friendly staff to make sure things go smooothly. Don’t change from this."
David Melling


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was my first cricket tour and the attention to detail of all the Howzat Travel staff was second to none. The hotels and their respective locations were first class and every member of staff was very approachable and helpful. The tour itself was absolutely superb and I would certainly recommend it to family, friends and anyone considering undertaking a cricket tour. It was great to meet a lot of like-minded people and consequently have made many friends that I am still in contact with. Rest assured, I will definitely be using Howzat Travel for any future tours that I take. The Great Ocean Road was an amazing experience, even though the weather was not at its best, and the scenery at The Bay of Islands and The Twelve Apostles was fantastic. Also, watching wild kangaroos boxing at Halls Gap in the Grampians was something I will never forget. The New Year's Eve boat trip between Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House was brilliant, and to see the incredible fireworks was certainly a lifetime experience. A big thank you to all the staff at Howzat Travel that made my trip so memorable"
Colin Charman


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Very good value for money, well-organised and friendly. Thank you. The Xmas dinner in Melbourne and farewell dinner in Sydney were very good, especially given the numbers involved."
Graham Francis


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A big 'thank you' for making our tour to Adelaide and Perth so enjoyable. We enjoyed every bit of it, even though the cricket was rubbish and we nearly sweltered to death in Perth! It was the first time we have travelled with Howzat Travel, but it won't be the last."
Ann & Doug Matthewman


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I would like to congratulate you and your staff for organising a great tour. Of course, doing well at the cricket would have been the icing on the cake! I would especially like to thank the Howzat Travel staff who I had the pleasure of dealing with, namely Carl, Des, Ross, Nick, Laurence and Helen. Not only were they very professional, but they were also extremely approcahable and friendly. I would have no hesitation in using your company again and would highly recommend your company to friends who would like to experience the same great time that I had."
Nigel Coetzee


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent tour managers, good value for money, and the quality of the Xmas lunch and Farewell Dinner were excellent considering the numbers catered for."
Mike Russell


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The accommodatyion was excellent, the transfers were well organised and the tour managers were friendly, knowledgeable, always willing to help and always answered any queries. Excellent value for money too!"
Bob Pinkney


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Once again, may we thank Howzat Travel for another wonderful trip. As usual, it was very well organised with tour leaders Stephen and Karen doing a great job. We will continue to recommend to friends to join your future tours, and we look forward to future tours and the chance of meeting old and new friends."
Ray & Megan Julian


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The experience has only just sunk in after being back three weeks. Looking back on the tour, each day was filled with happy memories that were made possible by Howzat Travel taking the worry out of arrangements. This left me to experience what was on offer in each city, and the extras that Howzat kept feeding us... each event got better and better! Having centralised pubs in each city is a great idea and meant I formed many friendships on the tour. As a single traveller, I never felt lonely. It’s a reflection of Howzat Travel being an organisation that cares for each and every individual. The accommodation was excellent value and the locations suited my needs. Transfers went like clockwork, communication was great with the notice board was always updated in the hotel. From start to finish, Carl was perfect for me - he appears to know when to include people and when they are best left to their own devices. He always had a word and gauged what was needed. Being one of the 'younger' travellers I also appreciated the friendship and pleasant nature of Ross, who maintained the perfect balance of being 'one of us' and a tour manager. All the other tour managers who I came into contact with also impressed me with their care and understanding. Many thanks to all staff and fellow travellers for making Australia a 'trip of a lifetime'."
Mark Darlow


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A big thank you to you and all of your Ashes tour group at your farewell dinner, for raising over £3,000 for The Broad Appeal. This appeal is obviously very close to the Broad family, so I would just like to thank you for raising money for us through the auction and collection you held. Your customers' generosity is really humbling, especially with Australia being such an expensive place for us English. Best wishes, Chris."
Chris Broad


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you and the Howzat Travel team for a wonderful tour and for making it so memorable. It was billed as our 'holiday of a lifetime' and it certainly was! It was well-organised and friendly with good add-ons (evenings with …). Good value too. Tour managers were very good - David was very well informed and organised, Laurence and Helen were very friendly, and Des was a star!"
Terry & Sue Cunningham


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A memorable, unforgettable tour! There was something very special about the tour with the Howzat Travel family! Considering that I was one of the very last, late bookings for the Melbourne and Sydney Test matches, the speed and sheer professionalism in which Howzat Travel arranged everything (including obtaining the necessary Visa) was little short of astonishing! The seating at the cricket was absolutely excellent, the transfers were faultless and the tour mangers were a wonderful team. Value for money? To put it simply, and without equivocation, I would have paid double! I look forward to 'being on board' the Howzat Travel tours of Australasia 2015 and South Africa 2015/16. My warmest thanks to you and the Howzat Travel team for making my trip to Australia so memorable and unforgettable."
Arthur de Sybel


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was our first overseas cricket tour and it exceeded our expectations. Howzat Travel staff were excellent during the booking process and ever present whilst on the tour to deal with any queries in a prompt and professional manner. We were very satisfied with all the arrangements made on our behalf which included several excursions requested by us as well as extra days at the beginning and end of the set tour. We would thoroughly recommend Howzat Travel to anyone looking to book an overseas cricket tour. The tour exceeded expectations. Everything was organised to high standards and no stones were left unturned right from the moment we arrived in Australia to the moment we left. All of the tour mangers were friendly and helpful. Any queries/questions were dealt with promptly. The knowledge of the managers was excellent. Once again, many thanks for an enjoyable tour and hopefully we will tour again with Howzat Travel in the coming years."
Liz Dobson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was our first tour and we had a wonderful time. Much of that is due to the arrangements made on our behalf which made the trip run so smoothly. Pre-tour, the Howzat team were most helpful in sorting out all our queries and requests for add-ons to the tour. On tour, all of the Howzat Travel staff were very friendly and anxious to solve any queries we had, and went out of their way to be helpful. The thing that made this tour was the presence and friendliness of the staff. Don't lose the personal touch!"
Angela Place


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"What can I say about our Ashes tour? Absolutely fantastic. I feel privileged to be one of the group who completed the whole tour, or as David and Des called us "The Bitter Enders"! During those seven plus weeks I met some wonderful people, had many laughs and much fun and watched some abysmal cricket. My favourite part of the tour was Port Douglas, where both the Red and the Blue tours stayed together. This enabled everyone to meet and gel and although we were in different hotels and locations in the subsequent various cricket grounds, these friendships and the banter continued thereafter. I can't speak highly enough about the way the trip was organised and run. Ian and Steve really are 'hands on' people and being in the midst of everything made us all feel part of the 'Howzat Family'. You have some great staff and while all were very helpful, I have to mention those who were with us throughout the trip and to whom we became close. David, Carl, Laurence, Helen and, of course, Des were fantastic and were always around to help where needed and ready to have a laugh. Who could forget the Cane Toad racing! Thank you both once again for a fantastic trip (forget the cricket), it is one I will never forget. Please pass on my kind regards to everyone at the Howzat Family!"
Bryan Woodford


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I have written a poem for Howzat about Australia...

We caught the Howzat bug on our India tour,
So we went to Australia because we wanted more.
Reunited with Des, he is my Oom,
He liked to do choir practice in his room.
There was also David, he’s a great chap
Often at seen at the cricket having a nap.
Then there was Carl who needed a chick,
So I decided to help him pick.
I also met Nick, he’s a top lad
I didn't get to say goodbye that made me sad.
And finally Ian, Steve and lovely Jenn,
So Howzat travel you get 10 out of 10!

Thank you for a wonderful trip! I didn't think that it would be better than India but you doubled that."
Harry Tyler (Junior Tour Leader), aged 11


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you for organising a great trip to Australia for us. We really didn’t want to come home. School and work commitments meant that we couldn’t fit in with the exact dates of the standard tours, but you dealt with our request very patiently and professionally. We had a brilliant time (despite the cricket results), met up with old friends from our first tour and made new friends that we hope to see again. You manage to a create a great ‘family atmosphere' which adds to the whole experience. Please pass on our thanks to everyone especially Des, David, Nick, Carl & Jenn. Looking forward to our third Howzat tour in South Africa..."
Michelle, Andy, Holly & Harrison Tyler


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was my first cricket tour and what a great decision it was to choose Howzat Travel. It surpassed every expectation I had. Forget the cricket result... the people, the events, and the time in Australia made this an unforgettable trip. I was genuinely impressed by pretty much everything. A good number of functions & dinners to attend, without being over the top, and plenty of time to oneself. The tour managers were brilliant - always available (and visible) but not in your face, and very relaxed throughout... they made the tour. Very friendly, knowledgeable on the venues, and nothing was too much trouble. Massive thanks for all your assistance in accommodating me as a wheelchair user. Making the arrangements on my behalf was very much appreciated. I wanted for nothing in terms of the arrangements. No fuss made, but everything was attended to. I have the bug now for cricket tours. Roll on the Windies and South Africa. I won't look for other tour operators, it’ll be Howzat!"
Anthony Joy


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A very good tour. Very good value for money and excellent tour managers."
Charles Simpson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent - a very enjoyable and memorable trip (I'm trying to forget the cricket!). I was very pleased that you could fly me to Perth from Manchester. The accommodation was very good and the tour managers were friendly, approachable, informative and helpful. The hats and suncream were an unexpected bonus, and much appreciated - especially in the baking heat of Perth!"
Roderick Hall


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"As a virgin tourist, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but found the experience to be excellent and had enough flexibility to do what I wanted to do as well. There was a great family atmosphere as well. The tour managers were excellent - they were always happy to go the extra mile where they could. Pre-tour, all my emails were responded to within a few hours of being sent, no matter the day of the week or hour of the day."
Mark Shaw


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you for a amazing trip to Melbourne and Sydney! As a single traveller I knew that I'd be meeting lots of people and that is what certainly happened. I met a good group of friends that I will be keeping in contact with for years, and hopefully be enjoying cricket tours with Howzat Travel again as a group of mates. Every day was better than the day before. Hopefully see you for South Africa 2015."
Edward Argent


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Forgetting the cricket results, we enjoyed every aspect of the tour thoroughly. Spot on communications - clear, detailed information received at all times. All of our emails were answered the same day. On tour, the location of the hotels was excellent and the transfers were well-organised and efficient at all times. We cannot praise you all highly enough for attention to detail and individual needs."
Malcolm & Rosemary Welborn


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Best trip of my life! I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends without hesitation. You have a great set of tour managers - all, without exception, are excellent."
Chris Pople


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent! Fantastic from start to finish, very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable. We absolutely loved it! The tour managers were knowledgeable, informative, friendly, approachable and funny."
Fiona & Pete Cawsey


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"An excellent tour with very good Q&A sessions with well chosen guests. Very good farewell dinner too. I have said it before, you have two of the best tour managers in Des Newton & David Stewart. Very good overall value for money, and everything went like clockwork."
Colin Wilkes


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Pre-tour, any queries were sorted out by friendly and efficient office staff. On tour, Stephen & Karen were excellent. Any problems dealt with the minimum of fuss."
Alan H Jones


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"An exceptionally well-thought out and catered for tour. The tour managers were very good - helpful, friendly and informative."
Brian Perry


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The best thing is the friendly, personal service that Howzat Travel have maintained, despite the growth in number of people on tour. Excellent value for money too. The Howzat Travel tour managers are always very good, sometimes outstanding!"
David Donaldson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Keep up the good work. I cannot praise all connected with Howzat Travel enough. Travelling to the other side of the world on my own could have been risky, but the staff were all excellent and I got to know some very nice people amongst the other 'tourists'. The tour managers were always helpful, efficient, friendly and prepared to go the extra yard. This was one of the best holidays I have ever had. I look forward to travelling with you again sometime in the future!"
Ivan Segal


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Very good. Makes me want to do it again and if so we will talk to Howzat Travel first. Ian advised us well and handled all our special requests and deviations from the standard tour with no problem. The tour managers were all very good - very visible, approachable and always seemed to know our names. The only thing that would have improved the tour is an England win!"
Nigel & Chris Lord


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Howzat Travel and the arrangements made for us. The tour was an absolute pleasure to be part of - it was superbly organised with well-located hotels."
The Stimsons


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The tour was excellent. If the England team had performed as well as the Howzat Travel team, we would have won 5-0!"
David Graham


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I have been on many overseas tours to watch England and I am very impressed with Howzat Travel. When booking the trip, Howzat were very flexible, they reply to queries very quickly and are keen to accommodate your requests. On tour the airport pickups and group check-ins are good. The hotels are a good standard and the whole package is excellent value for money.  I get the impression Howzat Travel want to deliver more than they promise, as there are numerous Q&As with cricket journalists and former players. Howzat also negotiate discounts in local bars and restaurants, which is a real plus. The number of Howzat Travel customers who used to travel with other companies, including me, is proof of the pudding. I will not single out any of the excellent tour leaders as they are all friendly and welcoming. They work hard to ensure that the customers have a great holiday. I had a great holiday and I am looking forward to the next one."
David Lowe


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thanks to Howzat Travel for everything they did to make this holiday as special as it was. Truly unbelievable and organised to the highest standard."
Andrew Guppy


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I would like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone at Howzat for making the trip to Australia for Anthony and me such an amazing and memorable one. We did a lot of research on a number of tour companies before selecting and our decision to go with Howzat proved to be an excellent one.  Communication and correspondence was always easy from the start and this continued to be the case when we met everyone in person. I appreciate that nothing happens by accident and that there is an awful lot of work that goes on in the background to make everything work in the eyes of your customers. I would like to thank you for this and for the extra effort that you all put in to meet with the requests that we asked for. 
I happened to meet with someone who was in Australia as part of another travel company and, after telling him I was with Howzat, he asked about you and if I could recommend you. I had no hesitation I doing so. I would be delighted to travel with you again in the future and wish you well in growing and developing the business."
Graham Ellinor


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I was anticipating the trip of a lifetime and was in no way disappointed. Indeed the attention to detail, hotel selection, staff availability and overall quality of customer service far outstripped anything I was expecting. The added bonus of meeting David Lloyd, Henry Blofeld, Sir Geoffrey, Jonathan Agnew and actually playing at the Bradman Oval was just a huge layer of icing on a most sumptuous cake! The tour was great value for money and what I received was far in excess of what I had paid for! I would not consider using any other company for future sporting trips and hope it is not to long until I am booking another tour."
Steve Curzons


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Howzat Travel managers were beyond excellent and the tour was worth every penny - despite the quality of the England team. It was the trip of a lifetime!"
David Wragg


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A big thank you to the Howzat Travel team for a brilliant tour. It was excellently organised and all the arrangements worked perfectly. Thanks too for the various events and for coping with all my last minute changes. And all the managers were a great crowd and fun to be with. The cricket was another matter and I will expect a better performance on the next tour! Thanks for making it a really enjoyable holiday. I’ll definitely be back for more."
Robert Peacock


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Very good. The tour managers were well-informed and very helpful... the Christmas lunch was superb and totally unexpected. Keep us informed about future tours."
Ted Cullis


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A great time was had. Regards to all and thanks for everything..."
Margaret Watton


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"All the pre-departure information was brilliant, which really helped as a Howzat virgin. The tour managers were outstanding. They were committed, sensitive and excellent socialisers. This really enhanced the experience. I was extremely pleased with the tour and would certainly recommend Howzat Travel!"
Chris Game


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Despite the cricketing debacle, we had an absolutely fantastic time in Australia. Howzat Travel provided a superb level of service to match the needs of our family. We needed a tailored tour and every element was arranged perfectly. All the Howzat team are genuinely interested in your requirements and do everything they can to ensure a great trip. We are already looking forward to booking onto the Caribbean tour in 2015. Howzat provide an excellent personal and bespoke service with really good attention to detail. The tour managers were First Class. A key differentiating feature is their visibility with their red shirts so that in the ground if you had a problem they could be identified quickly. The overall value was therefore excellent and the ability to over-deliver (for example with the Boycott - Aggers dinner) was exceptional."
Nigel, Hazel, Laura & Graham Maxfield


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Yet another excellent tour! Well planned and organised with helpful and friendly tour leaders, I particularly enjoyed the end of tour meal river cruise on the Swan River. Howzat’s arrangements for my stopover in Kuala Lumpur were also well organised and met my needs perfectly."
Chris Phillips


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I had not heard of Howzat Travel before coming across the website, so there was a small amount of trepidation before committing. However, after having spoken to Steve on the phone I got the feeling that this was the one for me, as I felt his enthusiasm in wanting to provide a good cricket tour package came across. He also had an interest in me as a customer, I did not feel that I was just another punter added to the 'sold' list but felt I was part of a large family group. So, I duly booked the Melbourne & Sydney Opal Tour and we were not disappointed, as all that I had presumed during the booking conversation came to fruition. The hotels were well situated in very handy positions in both cities which made enjoying Christmas and New Year a lot easier. In Melbourne, Howzat Travel put on a Christmas Day dinner in the Crown Complex which was a huge success. Henry Blofeld was the guest speaker who also stood in as a hilarious horse race commentator during the after dinner racing. In Sydney, we had an end of tour party which was again a great success with guest speakers Jonathan Agnew and Geoff Boycott, who let it be known in his inimitable way that England were a major disappointment (expletives edited out). To sum up, our tour managers Steve & Karen were brilliant throughout our stay and we met some lovely people on tour. Christmas in South Africa 2015 is looking very inviting!"
Peter & Helen Moon


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Very good! As usual, the tour managers were very good - friendly and helpful. The notice boards were good and had plenty of information on."
Sue Robinson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"My second Howzat tour of the year. I thought New Zealand could not be outdone in terms of organisation etc, but this trip did. The three excursions I went on were all organised by Howzat Travel tour managers and were three memorable events. I will never forget easing myself into my Lycra swim suit to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef... I didn't want to take it off!"
Colin Kightley


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you for another brilliant experience. Excellent value... and all with smiling faces!"
Bob Thompson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We enjoyed our time with Howzat Travel. We thought the organisation was excellent and efficient, the farewell dinner was really good and all the staff more than helpful and kind."
Jean & David Ashcroft


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Everything went well... good value for money, excellent accommodation, transfers and tour managers. Pity about the cricket."
Richard Crompton


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Many thanks - I had a brilliant holiday. Your professionalism and commitment to customer service shines through and makes all the difference. Also, the unexpected 'extras' like the speakers at the Christmas and Farewell dinners made the holiday feel really special. Thank you!"
Bernie Hayes


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The pre-tour report was very helpful and the tour managers very approachable. The functions and end of tour dinners were excellent; we will definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends!"
David & Julia Wilson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I was surprised with the high quality of additional events including celebrity events and the river cruise in Perth - they were all fantastic! Congratulations for making my first ever cricket tour a very enjoyable experience. All the arrangements were first class, and the Howzat staff did an excellent job in sorting out any issues that arose. Well done. I certainly hope I can do another tour with you in the future."
Derek Hollingsbee


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The fact that Ian replied personally to my emails made me feel that my custom was important. Keep up the good work."
Geoff Marshall


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I would like to say a special thank you to Howzat Travel for providing me with what was the exceptional experience of a lifetime. The tour managers were extremely professional in their organisation and attention to detail. The knowledge that the senior directors were present working hard and overseeing every aspect was very re-assuring. Everything went like clockwork, the accommodation and additional tours particularly the sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef was an experience I shall never forget. I would like to say a special thank you to Ross for his organising the golf in Adelaide and other get-togethers which enabled everyone to come together and make some enduring friendships. Well done to all, I had a great time. I am certainly looking forward to the next one! For anyone thinking of going on any sports tours then definitely go with Howzat Travel - they are a fantastic team providing fantastic value for money. Well done to all!"
Keith Eccleston


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I went to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, and loved every minute! Thanks again for everything you did for us."
Sydney Smith


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Good overall value for money, excellent bunch of tour managers and excellent, super hotels in great locations. Let me know when the 2015 West Indies tour goes on sale as I'm already thinking about booking!"
Jo North


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We always felt like we were in good hands with Howzat Travel due to the tour managers and the pre-departure organisation."
Margaret Dolby


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Australia is very expensive, but Howzat Travel is definitely the best value around!"
Paul Badger


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The arrangements before the tour were very good, and when we landed in Australia the tour managers were there to help every step of the way. They were extremely polite and helpful, which added to their humour and made them very good company. We would definitely recommend Howzat Travel to our friends!"
Peter Miller & Ron Swan


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Well organised, good hotels and all went smoothly."
Rob Homer


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"My brother Jeremy and I enjoyed our recent trip to Melbourne and Sydney. Despite the poor performance of the England cricket team, we had a fantastic time and we cannot thank the kind staff of Howzat Travel enough. They were on hand throughout to ensure everything ran smoothly. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and we were able to enjoy some extra days sightseeing."
Andrew & Jeremy Frank


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We realise how hard the team must work before the tours even begin, firstly with Carl's pre-trip to Australia, then putting all together the excellent packages. Any slight situation or problem was immediately sorted. The choice of hotels, venues, trips... everything was just perfect, except obviously the English cricket!"
Ann & David Chilcott


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Despite the disappointment of the cricket, I was really impressed with the Howzat Travel staff and their commitment to the welfare of their customers. They were obviously striving to represent their very best and to learn for the benefit of future tours. Thank you very much. It was an enjoyable experience."
Colin Cleverly


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I am taking the opportunity to thank all at Howzat Travel for the fantastic Oz tour. I attended the first three matches and, despite the cricket performances, we had a great time. There is little negative comment I can make as it all went so well."
Colin Small


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We would like to thank everyone at Howzat Travel for all the wonderful travel arrangements which you made for us. We were extremely pleased with every aspect of our trip. From the initial contact last June/July through to end of our trip. We were impressed with Howzat Travel as an organisation for cricket tours. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff we came into contact with, both here in the UK and in Australia."
GWA & RASA


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Congratulations to all the Howzat Travel team for managing an excellent tour. I enjoyed it immensely even if the cricket was pathetic! I look forward to the next one."
Geoff Duffell


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Firstly, can I thank Howzat Travel for the organising the excellent week I had in Melbourne. The travel arrangements were seamless and the hotel was outstanding. As a result of my experience in Australia, I am looking forward to getting to the West Indies, in particular Barbados in 2015."
Neil Hubbard


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"When I initially contacted you some ten to eleven months before the tour commenced, I was very impressed with your efficiency and helpfulness. Every query was answered with complete professionalism and this trend continued throughout the tour. Having Henry Blofeld as the guest speaker on Christmas Day and Geoffrey Boycott & Jonathan Agnew as guest speakers at the Farewell Dinner was a master stroke. Being a cricket lover for most of my life, I found their talks most enjoyable. Finally, I thought you and all the managers were extremely helpful throughout the tour. Robert and I have been on previous cricket tours with other tour companies to the West Indies and South Africa, where we have had enjoyable times. However, for that 'family touch', efficiency, value for money and professionalism, they do not compare favourably with Howzat Travel. I would always recommend your company to anyone undertaking a cricket tour due to the great reputation Howzat Travel has earned. Many thanks again for a most memorable time in Australia."
Ray Hodgetts


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"It was excellently organised and all the arrangements worked perfectly. Thanks for the various events and for coping with all my last minute changes. Above all, you were a great crowd and fun to be with."
Robert Peacock


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Many thanks for a very enjoyable trip to Melbourne and Sydney, despite the quality of the cricket. The hotels, transfers and internal flights were so well organised. It must take a lot of time to organise such a large tour group. The tour managers and staff based in our hotel were as helpful as ever. We're now counting the days to the West Indies."
Mark, Jo and Helen Thomas


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Jim and I would like to thank you and all of your staff for the hard work you all put in arranging such a terrific holiday, and for the professional manner in which it was done. We certainly would have no hesitation in coming again with Howzat Travel in future. We wish you best of luck for everything you do in forthcoming tours."
Dennis Newby & Jim Smith


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you for a fantastic trip. We had such a wonderful holiday and we thought the Howzat Travel team were brilliant. Please pass on our thanks to everyone. We will definitely be booking with you again. The tour had to be slightly adjusted to fit our work commitments and this was handled with patience and professionalism which was greatly appreciated. It certainly lived up to expectations which were high pre-trip! This was added to the excellent value for money.  Discounting the actual cricket results, we had a fantastic trip, our experience was that everything ran like clockwork. We met some great people - both Howzat Travel customers and the Howzat team, and will definitely do another tour in the future."
Julie & Nick Abbott


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We could not fault Howzat Travel, and we congratulate you and your team on giving us a wonderful experience. We both look forward to the next opportunity to travel with you, and hope that our cricket team will have improved by then!"
Nick & Tom Argent


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you very much for a great tour. It provided everything I had hoped for and more. The expertise and professionalism of your team was second to none. They were always on hand in case of need and worked extremely hard to ensure that the trip went smoothly. I shall definitely be travelling with you again. Bring on the Windies in 2015. Once again a huge thank you for making this a holiday I will never forget."
Stephen Haycock


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was my first cricket tour overseas and the organisation, professionalism and 'never say never' attention to my specific requirements was first rate. I would absolutely recommend Howzat Travel to friends as they are certainly my first choice travel team (hopefully next time with a better cricket result!). I loved every minute of the trip and the tour team were very friendly and welcoming. As a single traveller, this made me feel at home and included as part of the group. The highlight (cricket aside!) was the New Years Eve boat trip that you arranged which was sensational - I'm pretty sure I did drink my body weight in champagne! It was a brilliant tour with a lovely support team. Howzat Travel will be my first choice every time."
Jemima Bird 


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was my seventh tour with Howzat travel and as always I had a fantastic time. The team always go the extra mile for you from the moment you book, until you arrive home safely. The business has grown much larger since I began touring with them but they still manage to maintain excellent individual customer service."
Nigel Boulter


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I am sure at times dealing with so many people was a challenge, but it never showed and everybody was so helpful and happy to chat as well as be of assistance when required. After all my pre-booking research I am very pleased I booked with Howzat Travel. The trip and experience were everything I could have hoped they would be."
Ian Faraday


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"It was clear as soon as we arrived that no detail had been ignored. Everything worked like clockwork. Despite the huge size of the touring group in Melbourne and Sydney, you still managed to maintain the personal touch both in our interactions with you before the tour and then again once we were in Australia, which is both important and impressive."
Nigel & Chris Lord


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Howzat Travel's organisation is first class, nothing being left to chance at any time. It’s a small thing, but being met outside the ground at the end of the days play and directed to our coach is an indicator that someone has thought it through and put the planning in place. The trip was superb!"
Malcolm & Cynthia Hill


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"On behalf of myself and the other 14 of our group, I would just like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for organising a wonderful trip to the Ashes. The service we received from you all from start to finish was excellent. It really was a pleasure (as group organiser) to deal with such a professional and well-organised company. You really exceeded all expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Howzat Travel again in the future or recommend you to anyone else."
Terry Groves


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I had a very enjoyable tour despite the cricket results. All the staff did a marvellous job and nothing was too much trouble for them to sort out. I am really looking forward to the next trip."
Neil Draper


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"As a regular ‘tourist’ with the England football team, this was my first time travelling to the cricket and with Howzat Travel. I can only compliment them all on the in-depth organisation both prior and during the tour itself. The Christmas lunch with Henry Blofeld was a delight, as was the farewell dinner with the guest speakers Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott. The atmosphere they created within the group was especially friendly, even for a first timer like myself, and I would highly recommend Howzat Travel to anyone thinking of travelling abroad to watch England Cricket. It’s just a shame you couldn’t had organised the Ashes result in the same way you had arranged this tour!"
Kevin Down


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We had a fabulous time and are keen to use Howzat Travel for South Africa in 15/16. We met lots of lovely people and liked that it was organised by an independent company, rather than large travel firm. We loved the additions such as talks by journalists, start of tour drinks and end of tour dinner. Everything was great... bar the cricket and Aussie crowds!"
Liz & Dave Lynch


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Ann and I enjoyed all aspects of the tour. We had a fabulous time and met some wonderful folk. Although we booked late in the day, we were pleased with the efforts to customise the trip to provide a variety of options for us. This made it feel really personal."
Mark Bishop


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We had an unforgettable and hugely enjoyable trip with a great bunch of people. New Year’s Eve in Sydney Harbour was an experience not to be missed."
Colin Terry & Alison Bonsall


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"It’s impossible to suggest improvements to the excellent service provided by the organisation in the UK and staff in the field."
Alex Miller


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"It’s the little things like personality and care of the customers that make Howzat Travel services so great. It was a brilliant trip to Oz and once again I had a great time!"
Eric Lummis


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I enjoyed every minute of the tour and hope to do another one someday."
James Kane


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Many thanks to all the Howzat Travel team for making it such a memorable trip. I will have no problems with booking again in the future, hopefully to South Africa! 10/10 across the board!"
Nigel Wilce


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Thank you very much for a very happy tour. I enjoyed it immensely. The Howzat Travel staff are very helpful and also very cheerful, which must be difficult sometimes! I look forward to more tours in the future."
Peter Baring


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"May I thank you all for the uniformly outstanding service we received on our trip to the Ashes Test in Perth. From the initial booking, nothing was too much trouble and our every query swiftly dealt with. We couldn't fault your company for its care for its clients and attention to detail. We will definitely travel with you again. The accommodation in Perth at Adina Apartment Hotel was fine, the location terrific for all bars/ restaurants/shopping etc.
A terrific trip from a terrific company, first class!"
Rhys & Margaret Williams


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The flexibility of approach is a great benefit. Many thanks for a great experience, very well organised, lots of fun!"
Robert Gilbert


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"You have done really well to achieve the scale you now have whilst retaining the flexibility and personalised touches. It was great to have the evenings with sports journalists/retired stars."
Rob Homer


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"This was my first tour and I was made to feel very welcome. The tour managers were fantastic and always happy to help. They went beyond the call of duty to make sure everyone was happy. The extra entertainment was fantastic, especially the river cruise with David Lloyd. I can’t find anything to complain about!"
Gwen Simpson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"We really enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Looking to do Barbados with you next year, and definitely Bangladesh next time!"
Tony & Diane Garton


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"All brilliant, looking forward to future tours."
Anthony Ashworth


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"A very good tour, shame about the cricket. The staff were extremely good and all arrangements worked well."
John Simmonds


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Despite the cricket being a disaster, the tour was superb and I will look back with fond memories for some time to come. The Christmas meal and the leaving meal in Sydney were both very good."
Mick Cooke


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Everyone at Howzat Travel are very friendly and helpful. The guest speakers were also outstanding."
Nigel & Marilyn Hind


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The farewell dinner in Sydney was fantastic. It was a real surprise that everything was included and the Aggers & Boycott slot was brilliant. Howzat Travel are First Class - very friendly and efficient."
Peter & Linda Miles


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Before the tour, all of our questions were dealt with promptly and when we were on tour this did not change. The tour managers were friendly, they were always on hand to help with any problems. The tour was thoroughly enjoyable."
Colin & Maureen Jones


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The Howzat Travel team are brilliant, friendly and approachable. The tour went very well and I had an excellent time."
Michael Hopkinson


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"The Howzat Travel tour managers are very good in an emergency!"
David Rush


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent! We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Philip Sharratt & Gerald Smith


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"It was a pleasure to meet the Howzat Travel team during my recent trip to Adelaide. The organisation was excellent and I thank you and all the staff I met for doing a great job. If I travel abroad for the cricket again, I can confirm Howzat Travel will be the first point of investigation. It's a shame England are getting such an all round thrashing, but a good time was still had..."
Neil Garden


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I had an absolute blast of a trip and loved every moment of it (apart from the poor display of cricket by the England team). Both Carl and Ian were very helpful at all times... very friendly and good fun throughout. Howzat Travel, in my opinion, have it sussed and really don't need to change a thing. Just keep your costs at a sensible level and I'll be booking another tour in the future. I shall be recommending you to all my cricketing friends. Thanks to all your team for everything, and may I wish you continued success in the future."
Jim Dowsett


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"Excellent! Well selected accommodation... clear, comprehensive and concise communications. There is nothing I would change, and I will choose to tour with Howzat Travel again in the future."
Hedley Jenkins


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"On behalf of me, Colin, Dave and Ben, can I thank you for the fantastic service, help, dedication and professionalism you and your team have shown throughout our visit to Australia. We had an amazing time in Brisbane and an equally good time in Sydney. Whenever we have had questions or queries, you have always been there to answer them. All the new people we have met, we have always promoted your company so hopefully through word of mouth your empire will grow. I intend to use Howzat again in about eight years time when I bring my little boy to Australia."
Chas Robey


Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series 2013/14
"I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Trevor Northfield


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"An excellent tour in every respect. We were very impressed with the way Howzat Travel accommodated our request to do something outside of the normal tour itinerary, and the arrangements made were first class. We wanted to deviate from the set tour as we had been to NZ before, and Steve pulled out all the stops to meet our requirements. A holiday to remember... superb!"
Nigel & Jackie Crickmore


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Having toured Sri Lanka with Howzat Travel, and wondering whether you could organise another tour as good, off we went to N.Z... and guess what? It was every bit as good, if not better! The hotels, flights, tours, food, match tickets and the tour managers, who as always were very helpful and obliging. We had a great time, met some wonderful people and made lots of new friends. There were so many good points about this tour we could go on and on. Keep up the good work! Congratulations... we will definitely travel with you again. Cheers!"
Dennis & Ruth Latchford


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"We had a really great time and enjoyed meeting friends old and new on tour. We enjoyed the hotels and loved the New Zealand people who are so friendly, kind, welcoming and humorous. And the scenery... wonderful! Nick and Laurence were good, as was Helen who was very warm, friendly and caring. Des was great too - also very friendly. We are impressed with the amount of time that Steve and Ian spent with us on the phone and sending emails etc before we travelled. We would like to thank all of the Howzat Travel staff for all their hard work before and during the tour."
Anne & Stuart Finney


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Well, another excellent tour with Howzat Travel to New Zealand, after travelling with you to Sri Lanka twice. All the tour managers were so helpful, always arranging activities... Helen what a star, and Des of course! The guest speakers are really value-added and even if the cricket was not the best, you ‘brought about’ an exhilarating draw in Auckland... you even managed to have the coach arrive at the airport at the same time as the England cricket team - precision timing! In between, we saw some wonderful parts of New Zealand, stayed at the well positioned excellent Rydges Hotel in beautiful Wellington with the Sky Team, and then the Rendezvous Grand Hotel in the centre of Auckland with the Sky Tower so close. Thank you everyone. We will be back with you shortly for the Ashes in December. We can’t wait!"
Andrew & Lynne Turner


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Excellent, excellent, excellent... All of the tour managers were very hard-working - particularly Laurence and Helen - who were with us on the 'Red' tours. Without exception, this is the best tour I've ever been on, including those with other companies. Accommodation and organisation was excellent. I can't think of anything you can do to improve things... you have really excelled yourselves on this one. More of the same please - just carry on the excellent work!"
Margaret Hughes


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"My first tour... first class! A well-balanced tour - the non-cricketing days had very good trips, the Q&A sessions were a bonus and enjoyable (especially Irish Dave doing the comparing). The tour managers were friendly and helpful... as a newcomer I was made to feel welcome. Howzat Travel's organisation from booking to getting home was easy, friendly and stress free. I'm already looking to go to Australia. 10/10!"
Colin Kightley


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Thank you for an excellent trip to New Zealand - the best cricket tour I have ever been on. Great organisation, a good group of fellow tourists, excellent tour leaders, interesting and informative sightseeing trips, good Q&A sessions and a top-notch tour dinner. What more could I ask for? (Apart from a better performance from the England team.) I would have no hesitation in booking with you again, or recommending Howzat Travel to anyone interested in going on a cricket tour."
Garry Clarke


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Can I thank Howzat for organising such a great trip. Your staff in NZ were all excellent and went beyond the good to make sure everybody was looked after. From movement of arrival to point of departure, I did not have to worry about a single thing - every detail was sorted and I just had to follow the flow which was seamless and perfectly planned. I also liked the way Howzat goes the extra mile to make the cricket tour special including great guest speakers on four evenings. I know you are experienced at providing great cricket holidays, but it was a first for me, and I would love to book another tour with you in the future."
John Kopij


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"An excellent tour! We thoroughly enjoyed it. The group was really nice as were our tour managers Des and David. We did and saw so much more of an amazing country than we could have done independently. Everything that was included was brilliant... the hotels, transfers, evening events, sightseeing days. Everything was really well organised and so easy for us - all we had to do was be on the bus at the right time! Buses were good, drivers were friendly, drop-offs were really close to the ground. We always knew exactly where and when we were getting picked up. Both Des and David were brilliant from the minute we met them to the minute we left. They were very friendly and organised, and worked really hard both to organise things and to ensure that everyone was made to feel welcome and included. Nothing was too much trouble for them. They complemented each other and worked well together. Howzat was way less expensive than other similar tours with other operators - really good value when you consider everything that is included. The itinerary was really good and we really enjoyed the days between the tests more than we thought we would. The long bus journeys were made more enjoyable and interesting by having great drivers - especially Watty from Dunedin to Queenstown. The days at Milford Sound, Queenstown and Rotorua were really good and allowed us to see more fantastic parts of New Zealand... well worth the long bus journeys. The visits to local cricket clubs were really enjoyable and a nice touch. The dinners with Aggers and Bumble were excellent. It was good to have a local base/pub in each city for people to gather in and the tour leaders did a good job arranging discounts in various places, which was very welcome. Keep up the good work!"
Caroline & George Thompson


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I had a brilliant time in New Zealand. The tour managers were all very welcoming and approachable."
Lee Bailey


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"This was our first time with Howzat Travel and it was brilliant. We had a lovely time - everything was great, the tours leaders were very helpful and the other tourists were friendly. Thank you all for a lovely time."
Sheila & Dennis Overton


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"My fourth trip with Howzat Travel - another great cricket tour. Well done to all the Howzat team! Hope to see you all again soon..."
Anthony Townsend


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"The tour was well organised by friendly people. A good balance of cricket and trips/travel. The tour managers were always helpful, knowledgeable and friendly, and it was good to have one female in the mix. We were very impressed by the quality of the coach drivers - a special mention to Peter Watts, his knowledge of all things kiwi, (inc. the economics of the country) was legion. They made the travelling so much more than a means to an end. Keep doing what you are doing well... we can't really make any other suggestions. It worked for us."
David & Jo Packwood


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Thanks to you Ian and all at Howzat Travel for an absolutely terrific tour. Everything about New Zealand lived up to expectations and all the arrangements worked out just fine - very good hotels, plus I met some really nice people."
David Larcombe


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"A fantastic experience! Howzat Travel did it again... great trips, great planning, great hotels and great tour managers. Thank you everyone at Howzat Travel for making the New Zealand tour such a fantastic time!"
Malcolm & Susan Oliver


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I really enjoyed the New Zealand tour with Howzat Travel. The organisation was excellent, the staff very helpful, friendly and approachable. Transport to and from the grounds was excellent , sometimes in difficult weather. The hotels were very good, the discounts negotiated in hotels and bars were superb. The overall value for money for the tour was outstanding and the farewell dinner was excellent. Howzat Travel are very approachable pre-tour and accommodate all requests made to them quickly and in a friendly manner. Cheers!"
Dave Lowe


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I have now done three tours with Howzat Travel and have no complaints. I enjoyed the tour very much... nothing was too much trouble for the tour managers - always helpful. Also, it is always a pleasure to speak to the guys in the office. 10/10!"
Linda Glover


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Another excellent tour... no complaints regarding organisation and I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel."
Ross Parry


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"The tour generally was excellent, despite some of the cricket! All the pre-tour communications from Howzat Travel were excellent, and all necessary information was disseminated whilst on tour in a timely manner. The overall standard of accommodation throughout the tour was excellent and the tour managers were helpful and courteous when required. Overall the tour provided excellent value for money."
Mark Browning


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Excellent! Meticulous booking and arrangements, perfect transfers, absolute value for money. Thanks for a wonderful trip... we will be booking for future tours."
Anne & Roger Arnett


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I give the holiday 10/10. My aims from the holiday were to visit and see some of NZ, to relax, get some sun on my back and watch some cricket, preferably with England playing well and winning! Howzat does all the hard work... and does it very well. There was a good mix of things to do, both independently and together. The touristy bits were fun and well done, and the overall offer is good value. Given I booked late, the arrangements were timely and organised. When booking, I received a good, personal service - friendly, approachable and thus, confidence-building."
Anne Kensall


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Silver Fern Tour... I was mightily impressed by the efficiency of the organisation before the tour and more than pleased with the itinerary, so that the tour was able to encompass a few of the many best bits of NZ. Would I travel with Howzat Travel again? Most definitely - I have nothing but praise for Howzat and I've started saving!"
Anne Hare-Brown


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"10/10! A very good itinerary between Wellington and Auckland, and great coach drivers. It was nice to have met Ian and Steve, and all the other members of staff. Keep up the good work."
Jeremy Majumdar


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Very well organised with plenty to do between tests, and I must commend you on a brilliant farewell dinner. In Des and David you have two of the best tour managers I have ever come across."
Colin Wilkes


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Great tour, great country... pity about the cricket! Excellent value for money, first class communications and the tour managers were amusing and knowledgeable - all of them!"
David Donaldson


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"A great mix of watching the cricket and seeing the sights of New Zealand. 10/10!"
Paul Badger


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Well done Howzat, another fabulous tour. The selected tours/itineraries were out of this world, in probably the most beautiful country on Earth. Hotel selection was first class, including locations. All this is down to excellent management and tour managers. This one is going to take some beating!"
Graham Aldridge


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Our first time with Howzat Travel... the included evening at the Maori village and the farewell dinner were both excellent. Laurence & Helen couldn't have been better - they offered advice and made us feel very welcome. Overall, we were impressed and look forward to our next tour with you."
John & Janet Virr


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Very good and helpful tour managers. I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Peter Baring


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"We had a great time in NZ, we were well looked after and it was nice to meet new faces in our group, and also the Howzat Travel staff."
David Bruce


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I enjoyed myself very much in New Zealand - once again Howzat Travel operated to a high standard."
Gordon Mackintosh


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"I can’t say how impressed I was with the tour managers, particularly Laurence & Carl... 11/10! This was my first cricket tour and I was very impressed with Howzat Travel from start to finish. The work put in by the tour managers to smooth everything was so impressive. I also wanted to put a word in for our coach driver Cam, who was superb. So good to see the directors of the company also being so visible. I’ll be back!"
Duncan McGrath


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Overall, we were very satisfied with the tour with a good balance between social, tourist and cricket activities. The tour managers were very helpful and we would like to commend Helen on her attention to detail and care in looking out for people's needs. Also Des was very helpful and got the correct balance between work and social interaction. Your company displayed a good level of flexibility and communication in arranging our tour. We certainly would consider touring with you again and recommend to friends..."
John & Jackie Yeomans


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Another great tour. I’ve now been on six trips with Howzat Travel and really enjoyed them all... roll on Australia!"
Nigel Boulter


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"My tour manager Carl was absolutely first class - always kept us well informed and was always available if help was required. Give him 11 out of 10! We were very well looked after from start to finish... the other Howzat Travel staff were brilliant too. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and it provided excellent opportunities to see much of what New Zealand has to offer!"
Peter White


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Another excellent tour; well planned and organised - helpful and friendly tour leaders, and the sightseeing aspects were great. Although I was on my own for my stopover in Hong Kong, the arrangements there also ran like clockwork and met my needs perfectly."
Chris Phillips


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"l have been on cricket tours since 1982 and really enjoyed this tour of New Zealand with Howzat Travel. A very happy tour - thank you."
Mark Nash


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Thank you for a great tour - please give my regards to all the Howzat Travel team for all their help."
Jim Nixon


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Tour managers 12/10 (!)... what can I say? Very tolerant and found some great bars and restaurants. Value for money 10/10."
Richard F


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Excellent! There's not much more you could do to make the tours better..."
Charles Simpson


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"We were very happy with the way the arrangements were made, our requests were dealt with promptly and efficiently. The tour managers were great fun - incredibly intent on making sure things went well. We felt we had good value, as everything was so well organised. We very much enjoyed the talks by special guests and the departure dinner. The best thing was the flexibility of the arrangements and the enthusiasm of the managers, so don't change that."
Brian & Valerie Anness


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Dear Steve & team. I wanted to say a big thank you to you, all your staff and, most importantly, all your clients who adopted The Playhouse Bar for your stay in Auckland. It was a fantastic test match, with a result that saved me from months of ridicule at the hands of my Kiwi regulars! We really enjoyed hosting your group, and would like to wish you all the best with your future tours. Cheers, David & team."
The Playhouse Bar, Auckland


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Well organised and removed all the stress normally associated with long distance travel."
Gordon Linsley


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"This was a very enjoyable holiday. Very little went wrong and I was particularly impressed with New Zealand. The additional activities such as the Burns evening and the Q&A evening at Dunedin with John Etheridge were well organised and enjoyable. I was pleased with the accommodation on the tailored section of my tour. Good and helpful tour managers, and good value for money."
Andrew West


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Very good value for money and Carl is an excellent tour manager. I enjoyed the end of tour dinner with Aggers – nice venue, nice food.... it was sad to go home before Auckland. The trip was a fantastic experience and I will forever remember Milford Sound and paragliding at Queenstown!"
Kathy Taylor


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Arrived home last night after four weeks in New Zealand. Thanks to Howzat Travel for organising such a brilliant trip. Shame we couldn't come away with a series win, but the last day of the last test was well worth the agony! Thanks Ian, Steve and the tour managers... cheers!"
Anne Gordon


New Zealand v England Tour, Mar 2013
"Home after a superb holiday in New Zealand! Pity the cricket wasn't brilliant & was spoiled by the weather, but still had a fantastic time..."
Paul Cooper


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"This was our first tour with Howzat Travel and after our experiences it may not be our last! Nothing was too much trouble, from the initial pre-tour organisation through to the final taxi back to the airport. We had a wonderful time and saw some great cricket. We enjoyed the company of all our fellow travellers and became quite a close knit group. Phil, our tour manager, was both fun to be with and always very helpful. John, our driver, was the fount of knowledge on all subjects NZ and made our journeys both interesting and a learning experience. Again nothing was too much trouble."
Keith Morphett & Shirley McEwan


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"Most enjoyable! Package was very effectively 'tailor made' to our spec/constraints. The suggestions from Howzat's NZ ground partners in building our South Island extension itinerary were very helpful. When with the main group, Phil was good and worked hard throughout - very efficient with tickets etc, and organised 'extra events'. Our driver John was also first class throughout the tour."
David & Mary Rance


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"Great value tour, and a good way to see cricket and a new country. We had a really pleasant tour and always felt confident everything would go to plan. Our tour manager Phil provided a good balance between being organised and letting us get on with things. Our driver John was extremely knowledgeable about New Zealand and its history, and he made long journeys pass by quickly. We think you strike a good balance for us - we enjoy the ODIs and T20s alongside tourist attractions."
Mark & Jo Thomas


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"We had a wonderful time. New Zealand is a special place and on this tour there was a great balance between sightseeing and cricket. Tour manager Phil was considerate, fair, fun and organised. A special mention must also go to John our driver, who was excellent. We wouldn't hesitate to book with Howzat Travel again, or recommend them to others."
Brian & Linda Mothersole


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"This was an excellent tour... not only did we see six good games of cricket, but we saw lots of the North Island. Our driver John was excellent too. I wish I had stayed on for another week..."
Duncan Holloway


New Zealand v England ODI & T20 Tour, Feb 2013
"The whole trip was wonderful from start to finish. A very friendly bunch of fellow travellers, marvellous weather and two series’ wins. Perfect! The journeys between venues were made easy by an excellent coach driver who knew his country inside out, and nothing was too much trouble."
Tony Brown


India v England Tour, Jan 2013
"A most enjoyable tour. Very good... package was very effectively 'tailor made' to our requests and time constraints. We appreciated Steve staying 'on our case' while we were on our tailor-made trip. Also, late (weather-related) changes to our return travel from Dharamshala to Delhi needed quick and decisive action by Howzat Travel, which was taken."
David & Mary Rance


India v England Tour, Jan 2013
"Everything went very smoothly, and it was great to be able to rely on the flights, hotels and drivers."
Russell Fuller, BBC


India v England Tour, Jan 2013
"First time I have travelled with Howzat Travel on a press trip, and they did a top job - from Kerala in the south to Dharamasala in the Himalayas, a top trip. Transfers on the ground worked efficiently. Many thanks."
Andy Wilson, The Guardian


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Excellent! This was the first time we as a family had gone on an England tour and had never been to India. Ian and Steve were extremely helpful, answering my questions and putting my mind at ease. Both the hotel in Nagpur and the Kenilworth Beach Resort in Goa were fantastic, as were Des and Dave. They worked hard ensuring everything was organised and ensured everyone was included. They are both 'best mates' of my children now. They could not do enough for the group. The whole package was worth every penny. The whole experience cannot be put into words and we definitely want to repeat it. It was the best holiday we have ever had. The company at the cricket was brilliant and everyone took to Harry and Holly, it was a real family atmosphere. Christmas in Goa was excellent and a definite 5-star experience. All of us are looking forward to next year and hopefully a trip to the Ashes. Thank you from the Tyler family for providing us a fantastic holiday, with special thanks to Des and Dave. Holly and Harry are still talking about the experience."
Andy, Michelle, Holly & Harry Tyler


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the outstanding England performance. An interesting group of travelling cricket aficionados - it all worked with the mix of people all at different stages of their India experience. The tour managers were excellent - well organised and good fun. We're looking forward to joining another Howzat Travel tour before long."
Olivia Cooke and Dave Maddox


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Thank you for letting my family come to India. We all had a great time especially me. I had the time of my life and hope to do it again. I met lots nice people - Des and Dave were amazing tour leaders. My favourite part was either the Dhoni run out when he was on 99, or Anderson bowling Sehwag."
Harrison Tyler, age 10


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Excellent! Des was once again outstanding. My third tour with Howzat in 2012 (UAE, Sri Lanka & India) and what a tour - fantastic cricket, sightseeing and organisation. Very impressive, once again. Just keep doing what you are now - it is obviously working!!
Steve Amos


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"The organisation - as ever - was first class, as were the hotels. Nothing was too much trouble both from the hotel staff and the tour managers. Des was an absolute gem to know and we look forward to meeting him in the near future. David was excellent, nothing too much trouble for him and very sociable. We look forward to bumping into friends old and new in New Zealand."
Mick & Josie Spencer


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Excellent! Very good from start to finish, with good company throughout. This is my third tour with Howzat Travel this year (UAE, Sri Lanka & India). I'm very impressed with Ian and Steve's hands-on approach, which makes Howzat stand out from other tour companies. Looking forward to Australia..."
Colin Webb


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"This was a wonderful tour with many fantastic sites, plus two marvellous test matches to boot! Howzat Travel has a marvellous opportunity to grow its business and really cement its position as the leading cricket tour provider. I'm very satisfied with the value for money I got on this tour."
Rob Turton


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Des was very professional and the tour was very enjoyable. I look forward to the next one. Excellent! "
Vivien Carroll


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"A good, fun tour... David and Des were excellent tour managers. They worked hard to involve everyone and make sure we all knew where to be, and when. David was very attentive and organised without being overbearing, and Des’ enthusiasm and knowledge of cricket was great, particularly for our younger tour members! The tour was better as a result of both their efforts. At the cricket - a great position relative to play and we enjoyed the comfy seats at Nagpur! With respect to the sight-seeing holiday... we were very impressed - the guides were all very good too. Excellent value for money overall on both on the cricket tour and our tailor-made sightseeing holiday elements. We wanted a 5* experience and we got it. We paid what seemed a fair price. I think one of the unique elements of this holiday (the whole holiday) is how the Howzat Travel team added the personal touch. Excellent!"
Karen Fitzgerald and Nick Jackson


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"We had a brilliant time, made even better by our tour manager Des Newton who was fantastic - excellent personality, always in control and made sure no-one was left out of anything. We felt a sense of independence as we had time to do our own thing and not just cricket. We were happy with every aspect of our holiday and we would not hesitate to travel with Howzat Travel again. We hope to meet everyone again in the not too distant future."
Joe & Anne Carr


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"What a holiday! Thank you very much indeed for an outstanding tour of India - it's so much appreciated. Truly fabulous... I seriously loved it! Thank you for all your help ensuring that my time in Mumbai, Kolkata and Nagpur was magnificent. Des is a brilliant tour manager and it's a pleasure to be in his company."
Andrew Tipple


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Thank you for a wonderful experience. After 30 years of seeing England on tour, this was my first with a tour operator. Your tour managers were helpful, attentive, friendly, entertaining and thorough. I shall catch up with some new friends in New Zealand, especially Des, Helen and Laurence. I shall recommend you to those sports travellers who need that extra bit of reassurance when in foreign places. I hope your company goes from strength to strength..."
Stanley Jacques


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"I had a great time. The best tour yet for cricket, weather, food, hotels and people on the tour..."
Margaret Watton


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Thanks for a fabulous trip!"
Howard Jones


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Thank you to everyone on my second Howzat Travel cricket tour to India - I had a wonderful time. Des and David were superb hosts throughout (and I know more about Ostriches than ever before)! The whole tour went smoothly and I met some wonderful new people in the process. I look forward to going on future tours""
Colin Baty


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Thanks for a brilliantly-organised tour. I had a great time and it goes without saying I met some lovely people."
Dave Holmes


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Fantastic cricket and a good crowd of people One of the best tours I've ever been on! And Des was great..."
Richard Crompton


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"I had a fantastic tour of India with the Howzat group and I’m looking forward to New Zealand in March 2013. Des is a top tour leader. I’ve been on five tours with Howzat Travel and had a great time on them all."
Nigel Boulter


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Can I just take this opportunity to praise every single member of the team in India. Des, David, Laurence and especially Helen. I have had an absolute hoot, and the meal with Aggers was an amazing surprise. Thank you very much."
Martin Gamman


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"I enjoyed the tour to India and Des' company. Good value for money. I'd definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Jim Atkinson


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"Excellent tour, good value for money."
Michael Adler


India v England Tour, Nov-Dec 2012
"I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Peter Neville


Twenty20 Sri Lanka, Sep-Oct 2012
"I had a blast and certainly won't be going with anyone else when I do my next cricket tour. Excellent value as usual... and for Des - what more can be said? 10/10!"
Paul Humphreys


Edinburgh Tattoo, Aug 2012
"Fantastic! Hotel was excellent, and so convenient for everything. We really enjoyed ourselves and are thinking of going again next year as there is so much to see. Thank you for the excellent arrangements - you really excelled yourselves."
Margaret Hughes


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Excellent! My second tour with Howzat Travel and I enjoyed every day. I saw Sri Lanka at its best... every day was a new and interesting experience. I have met some lovely, friendly people and enjoyed the touring aspects as well as the cricket. We visited some very interesting places and the farewell dinner in Colombo was the best I have ever experienced. Our tour leader Carl was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Just keep doing the things you're very good at - good tour leaders, communications etc - and keep the personal touch."
Colin Webb


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"The tour was excellent - we both enjoyed every minute. Laurence and Helen were very good hosts; friendly, fun and eager to organise anything required. I don’t think there is anything more that you as a tour company can do. We thoroughly enjoyed the excellent farewell party and many thanks for making David's 'big' birthday very special. Howzat Travel went the extra mile for our celebration. Assuming we do another cricket tour, Howzat Travel would definitely be our first choice. Well done on organising such a great tour."
Christine & David Hewitt


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We were in a really lovely group of people and we all got on really well. We really liked the hotels we stayed in and the staff were excellent! The coastal areas were stunningly beautiful and we loved the cricket and great atmosphere. The Howzat Travel team are excellent and we would highly recommend you to anybody. Nothing is too much trouble for you - your personal approach is one of the things which makes your organisation so special. Whilst on tour we heard it mentioned many times how much everyone valued the personal approach of Howzat Travel staff, as well as their efficiency. Our local guide, Jay, was also amazing and so good at everything - and very informative too. We also had a wonderful coach driver. What a special trip - such an enriching experience."
Anne & Stuart Finney


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Absolutely first class! You have reached your goal in pleasing everyone. It was an excellent tour which ran very smoothly. The farewell dinner was the best I have ever been to - the location, ambience, atmosphere... first class! And in Des and David you have two of the best tour leaders I have ever come across."
Colin Wilkes & Eddie Mills


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We would like to say how much we enjoyed our tour with your company to Sri Lanka. Your organisational skills are truly amazing and all the Howzat Travel staff put 100% into making it another brilliant trip. Special thanks to Des and David who kept our group on the move around the sights, which were stunning. We will - as always - recommend you as 'Simply The Best'!"
Nigel & Lynn Holman


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Graham was excellent... we certainly recommend Howzat Travel!"
Dave & Josh Long


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A very good tour - I would travel again with you. Well done!"
Bill Wardrop


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed it - Phil was everything you could ask for in a tour leader; good humoured and friendly throughout, organising things where appropriate and leaving people to their own devices when not. Our local guide Daniel was also excellent. Overall - very good value for money".
David & Margaret Crapper


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"As always, a great tour with good company and I met lots of lovely people. The Orchid tour was expertly run by Laurence and Helen - a lovely couple, I hope we meet again in future. The Lion Rock tour was great, as was the extension - Graham is such a nice chap. All in all, 'on the button' - a top tour! Well done, top marks Steve, Ian and all the tour leaders. A satisfied customer - I will be back."
David Lumb


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I loved it! It was pretty much perfect. I really enjoyed the trip and other than because Sri Lanka’s a very nice place and Mahela and KP managed to bat like legends in the cricket, this was mainly due to the smooth operation that Howzat Travel provided and the fun people I met on the trip. Our tour leaders; David was cool and always full of stories and tried to keep everyone involved at all times, Des is just a legend. They both couldn’t do enough for the people they were with - and I know they organised extra events through their network of contacts. Des also deserves plaudits for his incredible Swiss Army Knife impression!"
Gareth Davies


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"It was great meeting you last month. We thought the tour was brilliant, and your lot were terrific. See you again, I hope."
Kevin Whately


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Keep up the high standard. My first trip with Howzat Travel and I was very impressed all-round. All tour leaders were excellent - really great company. Thanks again to all at Howzat Travel for a truly unforgettable trip."
Lynn Davies


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"First class... excellent!10/10 for our tour leader Carl.""
Mick Pollard


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Our first cricket tour with Howzat Travel and the first of many. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and especially the second test in Colombo - well always better with a win - and met many delightful people on the trip. Graham - you were a star as our tour leader. The problem is we are now hooked and want to go on the next tours - we will have to join the Twenty20 trip to the beautiful Sri Lanka again, as well as the Test Series in New Zealand 2013, plus the Ashes 2013/14... they just cannot be missed with Howzat Travel. Well done and thanks for the farewell dinner - and Aggers! But no more quizzes!"
Lynne & Andrew Turner


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"My third trip with Howzat Travel and they get better and better. You clearly have the right formula; great value, excellent organisation whilst still allowing individuality, and the personal touch. And last but not least, Jenn our tour leader - an absolute star! Thank you."
Clark Willetts


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Excellent! Efficient, friendly, and some particular touches made the week - for instance the farewell meal on the beach, which was a wonderful evening. Jenn was a top class tour leader - very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her... thank you, Jenn. I honestly think you have the right combination of a relaxed, friendly attitude with an underlying efficiency and commitment to your customers - keep up the good work and see you again in the future!"
Tony Hewson


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Both Brian and I had a great experience - all the Howzat Travel tour leaders were helpful and friendly. The booking process was smooth and efficient, with all my questions and requests promptly responded to. All the information provided was accurate and helpful. Jenn was excellent, always approachable and helpful... and congratulations on the farewell dinner. Having enjoyed the overall experience, I have no recommendations regarding how the tour could have been improved!"
Mark Browning


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"This was my first experience of an organised overseas sports trip, and it has left me looking forward to my next one. Quite simply superb value, with all potential stressful moments removed. I had a brilliant time from start to finish. The organisation and arrangements were perfect as far as I was concerned. Steve and Jenn made sure that we were all happy and certainly all the comments that I heard were totally positive and supportive. Thank you for making the trip such a wonderful experience. I cannot speak more highly of Steve and Jenn as they were perfect tour leaders. Bright, articulate and caring - what more could we ask for!"
Jamie Stokoe


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Our thanks to Jenn, our tour leader, and everyone at Howzat Travel for making our visit to Sri Lanka so enjoyable. We have travelled independently to watch England overseas but this was our first organised tour. To be so well looked after and enjoy the friendships of our fellow tourers was priceless. Nothing was too much trouble and we would not hesitate to recommend Howzat Travel. On a personal note we would both like to thank Steve and Jenn for looking after us so well - we really appreciated it."
Alan & Gillian Henson


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We had a great time! Met some new friends and were able to meet up with some old friends too."
Kirsty & Jeremy Haslehurst


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A good tour and an excellent beach location for our hotel in Hikkaduwa."
Stephen Lyddon


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A most enjoyable tour... a good mix of people and good interrelations between all."
Ian Hoffler


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We enjoyed the experience, and Phil - our tour leader - was an all-round good egg! We would recommend Howzat Travel."
Trevor Dobson


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Very good. It was our second time with Howzat Travel and we would travel with you again. Our tour leader Graham is a lovely man and he was very attentive."
Rob & Sue Carkett


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Very enjoyable tour, well led and great company. Thanks to Steve and the team for a memorable trip."
John & Chrissy Clegg


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"My first tour with Howzat Travel but certainly not my last. I met some lovely people who I will look forward to seeing on future tours. I would have no hesitation recommending Howzat Travel to family and friends. You have a perfect product, keep up the good work."
Linda Glover


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Great cricket, great country, great tour leaders, great food! Great arrangements and the bonus of an England win to finish with. Graham was an excellent tour leader who made the entire trip very pleasurable (as did all the Howzat Travel staff)."
Dick & Mandy Cooksley


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Very well organised and the extensions tour was very enjoyable. Graham was excellent - always helpful with advice. Farewell dinner was an excellent evening. Very good value for money. Many thanks."
Wendy Makins


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I had a fantastic fourth tour with Howzat Travel and am looking forward to the next one. Graham was our tour leader and I must say was excellent and went the extra mile for us, as Ian, Rob and Des have done on previous tours."
Nigel Boulter


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I congratulate Howzat Travel on an a very good cricketing tour to Sri Lanka. Both the beach resort for the first test at Galle and the Hilton accommodation for the second test in Colombo were very good. The people in our group mixed well with each other, the end of tour dinner was excellent, and our tour leader Graham was also very good - very proactive on organisation within our group. Very good value for money - just keep doing what you're doing, you have got it just about right!"
Anthony Townsend


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Thanks for a excellent trip to Sri Lanka - I enjoyed it very much. Good company, both on the Orchid tour and when we changed to the Lion Rock tour in Colombo. Tour leaders on both groups were excellent - nothing too much trouble for tour leaders and staff. Keep up the good work!"
Neil Draper


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"We had a superb trip with Howzat Travel. As you know, we were let down by another tour operator, so we booked with your company and Howzat Travel is every bit as good - if not better. The hotels, tour guides, tickets to the grounds (down behind third slip and gully - which I think is a great position) were spot on . If I had to nit-pick and try to find something that I wasn't happy with or something that you could improve on, then I have failed. Keep up the good work and roll on New Zealand!"
Dennis & Ruth Latchford


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I was very sceptical before going as I don’t like to be 'organised' by others – I prefer independence etc. But was very pleased with the management of the tour – tour leaders were not intrusive. Nick was very helpful and friendly. I was very impressed with the care offered by Steve to clients - those actions are special and need to be commended. Thank you for a memorable trip. "
Lyn O’Reilly


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Our first tour - we really enjoyed it and will definitely do again. Excellent hotel - perfect in standard and location. Nick was also excellent - he did everything asked for and checked we were alright throughout. Also a very nice and knowledgeable person."
Martin & Gemma Lockwood


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A great trip and a great mix of age ranges too, which was good. Also the ability to deal with slightly different customer requests (i.e. business travel and post tour extensions) was handled very well. You managed expectations very well and communicated early changes to arrangements so that new choices could be made. On tour, Nick was excellent - very personable and very efficient aswell. A winning combination. Very good value given selection of hotel accommodation, flights and cricket tickets and seat locations in the ground."
Julie Whitaker & Peter Oldham


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Excellent value for money. Our first time with Howzat Travel and we were very impressed - nothing was too much trouble and we will not hesitate to travel with you again. Both David & Des were great, interesting, knowledgeable companions throughout."
Nigel & Deborah Walker


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Excellent. David and Des made everything run smoothly. Very enjoyable... we particularly enjoyed the range of evening entertainment arranged by Howzat Travel such as the farewell dinner and the various Q&A sessions. See you on a future tour!"
Mike and David Taylor


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Very good value for money - an excellent tour to a very friendly country. I was very glad that I did the sightseeing as an extension. The people on the tour were very friendly and sharing with two complete strangers worked out really well. Thanks for all your efforts."
Mick Cooke


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"For me, it was the best tour I have ever been on. Unquestionably."
Lee Trice


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Excellent - a great mix of cricket, touring and relaxing time on the beach. More friends made and Carl was fantastic - well organised, friendly and always available - could not be faulted. The 'hands-on' approach from Ian and Steve is to be congratulated. Looking forward to India!"
Steve Amos


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I thoroughly enjoyed it. Tour leader 10/10 - Carl was quietly efficient."
Paul Badger


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"What a great time we had! I'm missing everyone, but have some good memories. Very enjoyable, great crowd of people on the Elephant Tour. Good to meet others too at the end of tour dinner, which was well-organised... you did well! Excellent tour leader – Carl is a real asset to you, and I’d be most happy for him to be my tour leader again."
Kathy Taylor


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Great tour and well-organised. I am a big Howzat Travel fan and will come again. I think you are doing well - simple with a good personal touch. Your tour leaders are good without being in your face all the time. I hope you go from strength to strength..."
GT


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Exceptional value for money, brilliant tour leader and difficult to improve the service. A busy tour but I had a great time meeting new and old friends and seeing interesting places as well as contrasting cricket. I look forward to seeing you soon and plan to travel to New Zealand with you guys next year. A new marketing slogan for you; 'The sports travel firm that goes the extra mile!'"
Eric Lummis


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Another well-organised tour. Howzat Travel managed the 200 plus travellers in such a way that I still felt I was receiving good service."
Chris Phillips


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Without hesitation I'd recommend Howzat Travel to friends. A superb country, venues, people & food... and tour leader Carl was just perfect."
Duncan Nield


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"The tour was very good. We were fortunate to watch a great Test that England actually won! The Howzat Travel Team were always very welcoming and helpful. The flexibility shown in organising the sightseeing section of our holiday was first class. Our tour leader Phil did a great job, always ensuring that arrangements were in place and people were happy."
Barry & Lorraine Johnson


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A very good tour and Phil was an excellent tour leader."
Robert D Buckler


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I had a great time!"
Richard Crompton


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"A well-organised tour with good accommodation and ground seating. You maintained your reputation for good value tours - well done."
Rod & Joan Homer


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Thank you for the excellent time I enjoyed with Howzat Travel while in Galle/Hikkaduwa. Me and my friends had an excellent time and Carl Sutton was a very friendly and approachable tour leader, so couldn't have asked for any more. I would certainly recommend Howzat Travel to friends (in fact have already done so!) and would certainly put you top of my list if looking to go on an organised tour again."
Chris Morgan


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Quite simply the best cricket tour I have ever been on! Having travelled the world with every cricket tour operator going, this experience will take some beating. The attention to detail and value for money was simply outstanding and exceeded my expectations in every way!"
Jamie Rowan


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Got back from Sri Lanka yesterday evening and wanted to thank you for putting together a good tour. I had a great time, met some really lovely people and will certainly be making another visit to support England in the future. Obviously seeing an England win was the icing on the cake. The gala dinner was extremely well put together and Aggers made a fine guest speaker."
Richard Jones


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"I just wanted to let you know that everything went as well as it could have. No problems with transfers, accommodation good, company welcoming and our tour leader Carl well up to it. I was well impressed. The tour itinerary was pretty intensive and I could not imagine going all that way and not seeing some of the things we saw. I just want to thank you and you team for making it possible, all very much 'can do' (particularly compared to others!) and I would not hesitate to recommend Howzat Travel to anyone. Indeed, if I venture on something like this again I will be coming to you first! Please pass my thanks and appreciation along, particularly to Carl."
Michael Bird


Sri Lanka v England Tour, Mar-Apr 2012
"Thank you very much for assisting with my extended trip in Sri Lanka... absolutely fabulous. Howzat Travel were absolutely excellent - please pass on my thanks to all, especially Ray & Megan, also Laurence & Helen. Good luck for the future."
Steve Gooch


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Excellent - you can show other travel agents how to do it! Considering I was travelling around on my own (outside the organised tours), I was very happy with the travel and hotel arrangements. I was also very appreciative of Ian's attention to any query raised and I felt Howzat Travel were very efficient and professional at all times. Without a shadow of a doubt, I'll be recommending Howzat Travel to friends."
Bob Hughes


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Excellent tour - thoroughly enjoyable! Just keep on doing what you're doing..."
Colin Wilkes & Eddie Mills


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Good value for money... a great trip - despite the cricket!"
Richard Crompton


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Excellent... including our 'Cape Town' sandwich! Good tour, good tour leaders... we recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Geoff & Judy Goodson


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Excellent seating at the cricket... and very good value for money. A very enjoyable tour."
Peter Scott


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Perfect seats for the cricket and brilliant accommodation - a first class tour. Keep up the current level of customer focus and ensuring satisfaction!"
Geoff Bonnett


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"We had an enjoyable time - it was well-organised with minimum of fuss... and very good value for money."
Nick Mehlig


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"My first cricket tour - I soon made lots of new friends and am looking forward to meeting them again in Sri Lanka. I was most impressed with the organisation both before and during the tour. I felt totally relaxed and at ease. Des was fantastic - organised everything very well and was always available - very impressed. Many thanks!"
Steve Amos


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"A thoroughly enjoyable trip - good company and an interesting country to visit. Ray & Megan were absolutely great - nothing was too much trouble for them - excellent! Just a shame we didn't win any of the cricket matches..."
Kathleen Smith


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"This was my first tour with Howzat Travel, I thought it was very enjoyable, well run and good value. A number of the group had travelled with Howzat Travel before and were very happy to do so again. I am looking forward to the Sri Lanka tour now...!"
Colin Webb


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Excellent tour!"
Jeremy Majumdar


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Thoroughly enjoyed it! I'd definitely recommend Howzat Travel..."
Paul Badger


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would certainly use Howzat Travel again. We met some great people, were impressed by the overall organisation - and by Ray & Megan - and we had a great time."
Graham & Carol Parker


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"What an enjoyable trip it was to Dubai for the third test, apart from the result. I have been on several cricket trips with other companies, but none compared to Howzat Travel. Very well organised and a great group of friendly fellow travellers. I would certainly recommend Howzat Travel to anyone and would have no hesitation in booking for future tours."
Garry Clarke


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"I really enjoyed the trip despite being on my own as my friend had to drop out at the last minute. Megan and Ray were great - kept you informed of what was happening and good company. Excellent value for money! I look forward to travelling with you sometime in the future."
Dave Fox


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"I had a great time. I already knew many of the tour party, plus some new faces made a good mix. I have exchanged some numbers for future tours. Spot on!"
David Lowe


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Thank you for the excellent tour to Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Although the cricket was less than successful the pre-tour organisation by Howzat Travel and the professionalism by Des on the ground was superb. From a personal point of view, meeting a fellow traveller on this tour has completely changed my life!"
Vivien Carroll


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"I had a wonderful holiday and Des did a wonderful job. Pity about the cricket!"
Brian Newsham


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Thanks for a great time in Abu Dhabi. Ray & Megan our tour leaders were exceptional in their duties to ensure all went smoothly - a truly lovely couple. Having just dropped into the tour for the one test in Abu Dhabi, we were made very welcome at the party on the first night in the Holiday Inn, a great introduction to a very friendly group of tourists. We hope to meet up with many of them again in Sri Lanka as well as lots of new faces. Thank you again for all your hard work to put together such great tours."
Nigel & Lynn Holman


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE January 2012
"Thanks for the excellent arrangements and to Des in particular."
David Simpson


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE January 2012
"Just to say we enjoyed our trip to Dubai and many thanks to you and your team for excellent organisation. Please pass my thanks to Des who did a great job on the ground."
Ian Sandles


Pakistan v England Tour, UAE Jan-Feb 2012
"Very good value for money, and our tour leader Des was simply the best!"
Graham Aldridge


India v England Tour, October 2011
"Thank you very much indeed for a fabulous holiday to India. I'd go to India on every tour you do. I love watching cricket in the sub-continent because of their passion and their lifeblood, but also what wonderful, gifted players the Indians are. Please keep me informed about your next trip to India. Once again, many thanks!"
Andrew Tipple


India v England Tour, October 2011
"Even though this was my first tour with Howzat Travel I would strongly recommend them to anyone. The whole tour was fantastic and the tour atmosphere was excellent."
Paul Humphreys


India v England Tour, October 2011
"It was good to be with a group of people ranging from those experts who have been all over the world following cricket, through those who knew a little, to me with only very limited knowledge of cricket and there mainly to support my husband. I had no idea cricket could be SO exciting! I also feel that the balance between cricket and cultural visits etc was just right and added to my enjoyment of the trip. All the members of the party were very helpful, friendly and informative as was Des. We gelled as a group and this always helps. Pre-departure information was excellent - it was very helpful having the pre-tour report from the visit Des made prior to our trip. Keep up the good work!"
Judith Follows


India v England Tour, October 2011
"Howzat Travel's approach made them stand out - they are ones to be used ahead of other tour companies. The group had a good mix and I had some nice conversations with the younger and older members of the group. Accommodation was perfect - allowed a mix of enjoying the facilities but also allowed a bit of downtime in luxury hotel / room."
Dipesh Shah


India v England Tour, October 2011
"Better value than other companies! Very well put-together - a good balance of cricket and leisure. There's only one Des Newton!!"
David Coram


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"We really enjoyed our trip with you to Australia and were very impressed with all the travel arrangements and Steve's professionalism. Our group of fellow travellers were great and we have lots of happy memories of time spent with them."
Joy & Raymond Jones


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"I have been on several tours with other providers and this ranks as the best by a long margin. What a great trip, and exceptionally well-managed by Howzat Travel. If there was a template as to how it should be done, then this was it! Superb organisation and a most pleasurable experience with a great group of people for my first trip to 'Aussieland'. Can't wait for the next tour. Sincere thanks to Steve and the Howzat Travel team. That was special!"
Geoff Bonnett


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"Very good and competitively-priced. We spend much of our time travelling the world and have seen many travel companies' efforts. Let us assure you, that you not only did a great job, but managed to give that special value added as well."
Nigel & Lynn Holman


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"A wonderful tour, excellently organised and excellent value for money - much cheaper than other tour companies and standard of accommodation just as good - very convenient for all facilities and cricket grounds. Everything ran smoothly and we were kept informed of events, transfer etc at all times."
Margaret Hughes


Vodafone Ashes Series & Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"We really enjoyed the Wombat Tour and the company of those that made up the party. We hope to be able to join you on further cricket adventures - Sri Lanka next for us. A big 'thank you' to you and all at Howzat Travel for making our Oz trip so mightily enjoyable."
Gordon & Lynn Harrison


Vodafone Ashes Series & Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"Thank you for tailoring and organising such a wondrous adventure for me 'Down Under'. To be in the hands of knowledgeable, experienced professionals - who care - is perfect. You are always flexible, readily allowing independence if required, and as tour leaders you were exemplary - unobtrusive, available and enthusiastic. For my additional tailor-made trip to New Zealand, it was also exactly what I hoped for. The whole trip was worth every penny and I hope to go on a similar venture with you in the future. That I will recommend you goes without saying."
Vicki Taylor


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"A great tour with a wonderful crowd of people. Just a shame we didn't win more games, but that's the way it goes!"
J Tidboald


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"Thanks for organising everything so well - it all went beautifully, except for the cricket - maybe next time you need to work on the England team!"
Alison McCreedy


KFC Twenty20 Internationals and Commonwealth Bank Series, Australia 2011
"Many thanks for a very enjoyable trip - we had a great time and are really grateful to you for organising everything so well."
Mark & Jo Thomas


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Excellent all round! A brilliant tour - my first - and I found the whole experience inch-perfect and thoroughly enjoyable. It was a real pleasure to meet you Ian, and the rest of the team, and also to meet some well-travelled, very knowledgeable and extremely friendly supporters."
Carl Rollinson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"A great tour with a great result. It doesn't get any better than that! Good quality at a fair price."
John Davis


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"The whole experience more than exceeded my expectations and I would certainly advise any prospective customers to check with Howzat Travel before they look at any other provider as far as cricket tours are concerned. The organisation was effective and efficient without being too overbearing and the quality of the cricket was, of course, a real bonus. Howzat Travel are very competitive when compared to other providers and there were no ‘hidden’ additional costs, which is a rarity these days. Very impressive."
Andy Timpson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Extremely good value for money. The tour was well conducted from start to finish, with excellent transfers, tour leaders and communications."
Colin Wilkes


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"The first time we had been to watch England abroad and we thought the tour and organisation was absolutely fantastic. Excellent value for money too."
Stuart Coverley


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We enjoyed our trip greatly. We have been visiting Australia since 1994 and have never seen a win, so to see two wins and see the Ashes retained was marvellous. Although you cannot claim responsibility for the results, you were responsible for the choice of hotels and having young children in the party, we found the apartment/hotel rooms excellent. Every one of the Howzat Travel staff were extremely pleasant and we will have no hesitation in using you again. Many thanks."
June & Peter Lloyd


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Your organisation of the Opal Tour was excellent, with an excellent mix of fellow tourists and capped by great cricket and the result we wanted. My stopover in Singapore was organised perfectly for me. I would particularly like to thank Steve who was on hand to reassure me when there were delays with my flight and responded immediately to my texts. When I then flew on to Melbourne, Carl was waiting for me at the hotel. The personal service element was even there on my last morning when I had a 6.30am departure. Thank you Jenn who was around to say goodbye to me and to ensure my transfer car was on time so I caught my flight. I expect to be touring with you again in the near future as it is such a pleasurable experience."
Chris Phillips


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I have just returned home from watching us win the Ashes. I went to the Brisbane and Adelaide tests with Howzat Travel on my own and such was the superb organisation (as it was when I did the ICC Twenty20 win in 2010) that I just had to go back. Howzat incredibly came up with six places for my family and friends to make the Melbourne and Sydney tests. The weather was a huge concern, but Steve kept me updated almost by the hour. On arrival we were treated like returning heroes by Ian and it was superb to again witness history with Howzat Travel. My family and two friends cannot speak highly enough of Howzat - with Steve and Ian singled out for special mention. It is hard to describe how well-organised and yet informal the trip was, yet they managed both. Thank you again for trips of a lifetime where history and memories were made."
Dave Millard


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We both had a wonderful and memorable time in Australia. It was genuinely the 'holiday of a lifetime'. The ability to combine our wishes to see Australia with the cricket tour was everything we could have wished for."
Diane & Bruce Ramsden


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"What a fantastic hat-trick over the last 12 months and all with Howzat Travel! South Africa, the ICC World Twenty20 and now the ultimate, the Ashes. I was apprehensive on the first trip to SA , but not anymore. I have gained new friends and can't wait for the next trip! Organisation, hotels, etc were up to usual high standards - big thanks to Ian, Steve and their much better-looking other halves! Roll on Sri Lanka 2012."
John Crawshaw


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Brilliant tour leaders, excellent transfers, excellent hotel and spot-on value for money. Fantastic!"
Allan Martin


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"My first experience of Howzat Travel and I was very impressed. Thanks for a great tour, and to Steve & Jenn for their friendliness and good humour in Sydney. A great experience that I will remember forever."
Steve Davies


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Thanks for a fantastic trip and for looking after us during our maiden voyage with Howzat Travel."
Frankie & Elaine Moore


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Thank you and the Howzat Travel team for organising a superb tour. I wanted not only to get to see all the Ashes Tests (having suffered in 2005-6) but I also wanted to explore parts of Australia that I had not previously visited, and the itinerary and arrangements enabled me to achieve this. I really cannot think of anything you need to change or more that you could do."
Peter Hanford


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Having just returned from a most memorable trip down under with Howzat Travel, we would like to thank you all for your part in making this tour exceed our expectations, as first-time organised tour travellers. Your experience and professionalism shone through from beginning to end, and we would have no hesitation in recommending you (indeed we already have) and look forward to another tour in the future. Many thanks and best wishes to you all."
Adrian & Debra Bucksey


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We had a fantastic tour. Many thanks to Phil, Ian and Rob. Hotels were excellent, fellow tourists all good company, and one or two had remarkable stamina! We are already looking forward to the next tour... "
Tim Gorman


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"The tour was excellent - I had a wonderful time, probably helped by the fact that England dominated the cricket that I saw. I made new friends and I am looking forward to my next tour."
Mike Dodd


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We both really enjoyed our first experience of following England abroad and already saving for the next! Thank you to Howzat Travel for making our trip of a lifetime so enjoyable, leaving us with memories that will last a lifetime. The atmosphere at the SCG throughout was fantastic, with hardly an Aussie to be heard! The only problem is how will they top that next time?"
Ian & Angela Cox


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"A very enjoyable tour and good value for money - I would recommend Howzat Travel."
Kathy Taylor


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"First class all round - you have it all covered. Everyone seemed to have a great time. The accommodation was excellent and Rob was brilliant - can't fault him in any way! I've already recommended Howzat Travel to friends. "
Tony Goff


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Top dollar value for money - I'll be back! Well worth it - a chance in a lifetime never to be forgotten."
Colin Baty


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"All the Howzat Travel team were excellent. I would definitely recommend."
Bill Brooks


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Excellent tour - just the right balance between organised and easy going. People will always want changes to suite own personal needs, and for me you are just right - very flexible."
Robert Buckler


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I've just arrived home... what a great tour it was. The New Years' fireworks were spectacular and the cricket was awesome. Nice to meet up with Ian and Leanne again and also meet Steve, Jenn, Carl and the rest of the team. Also great to meet up with old friends and make new ones - I look forward to seeing you again on future tours. Thanks again and best regards to all. "
Eric Lummis


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Most enjoyable - by far the best company I have travelled with. 10/10 all round. Very good value for money - well worth it. "
William Little & James Cresswell


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Very impressive - excellent value for money and the tour leaders were always helpful."
Michael Hopkinson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I thoroughly enjoyed the trip in Australia - it was an amazing time
and I'd like to thank you for organising a fantastic holiday. The
hotels, cricket tickets, flights and transfers were outstanding. Hopefully, I will see you in the future on a Howzat Travel tour."
Colin Pullen


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Great tour, great value - 10/10. No complaints at all."
Ted Richardson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I really enjoyed the trip - went without a hitch... Good organisation and great company."
Anthony Peters


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Excellent. A really enjoyable tour and well-thought-through."
Michael Joseph


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"A very good tour and to see England win a Test Match in Australia was brilliant. Thank you also for helping to arrange my tailor-made itinerary - a truly memorable journey that went like clockwork and one that I will always remember."
A Customer


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Just wanted to say a personal thank you for the arrangements and organisation for our trip to Sydney for the final Ashes Test, follow by the extra week to see the sights of Sydney. We truly had the trip of a lifetime! The experience was exceptional; the Ashes victory, the city of Sydney with its climate, beaches, bars and restaurants were all fantastic. Our thanks go to you for your organisation and making it all go so smoothly."
Scott & Lynsey Wilson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I struggle to think of anything that I would change to make tours better in the future. Rob, Phil and Ian all brought knowledge and enthusiasm to the experience, which enhances the trip, and their own enjoyment of travel and cricket makes them a pleasure to be with."
John Moore


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I had a super time and your hospitality was the very best. Thank you so much for making this trip a trip of a lifetime. I really appreciate all your efforts and hard work, so much so that I'd love to join you again in 2012!"
Brian Newsham


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I would like to thank the team at Howzat Travel for an enjoyable trip to Melbourne and Sydney. As a first-time traveller on a cricket tour, I wasn’t sure what to expect. With the pre-Christmas travel chaos due to inclement weather in the UK, I was decidedly concerned, but the staff in the UK kept us all informed as to what was happening and what would happen should the flight not take off. The accommodation was very good, at the Clarion Suites in Melbourne, and the Rydges World Square, both within 30 minutes walk of the respective grounds... I would travel with Howzat Travel again, maybe Sri Lanka in 2012."
Jason Lees


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"On behalf of myself and Josh, I would just like to say how thoroughly we enjoyed the trip and Howzat's organisation of everything was brilliant. From the time we boarded the plane at Heathrow, we didn't have to worry about a thing, which was just how we wanted it. Once again, thanks for everything."
David & Josh Long


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"To Ian, Rob and all staff who were in Australia for the tour - thank you all for looking after us through the seven weeks. You all did a great job I had a wonderful time. It's just a pity it had to end. I am definitely interested in coming on future tours with you. Once again, many thanks."
Neil Draper


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I had a great time - I'm not sure about my liver!"
Richard Crompton


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I had a fantastic trip thanks to you all at Howzat Travel!"
Margaret Watton


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful time we had in Australia. We are currently watching the Twenty20 and wishing we were still there. Enjoy the rest of the cricket and once again, thank you."
Valerie Bolton


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Very good tour and result."
David Lumb


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Thank you for the excellent Flinders Tour. From my point of view, everything went well - the staff of Howzat Travel were excellent and highly-professional. I think the trip was excellent value for money. I will definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends and cricketing acquaintances. Thank you once again for a fantastic time."
David Donaldson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I just wanted to say thank you (Ian) to you and your colleagues for all your hard work. I very much enjoyed the tour and the organisation was excellent throughout."
Ian Sandles


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the best four weeks ever! We feel we made the best choice of tour company as the whole tour was organised perfectly and the welcome dinner, Christmas Day and particularly the Great Ocean Road trip were brilliant. Also, just to say that Carl was excellent as our tour leader on the Ocean Road trip. We hope to see you again in the next Ashes tour and hopefully in Sri Lanka. Thanks again..."
Mike Taylor & Emma Jones


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Thanks for a brilliant, well-organised holiday."
Bob Thompson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Thanks to all at your company for the excellent way that everything has been organised."
Peter Chalk


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Just a note to thank you for a well planned, wonderful tour and many thanks to Ian, Rob and Phil - the tour leaders - for their laid back and friendly approach with nothing being too much trouble. The hotels chosen in Brisbane and Adelaide were excellent and in great locations. We were lucky to see fantastic cricket being played by England at the Gabba and the great win at Adelaide. Another highlight was the 'Question and Answer' session (arranged by Howzat) with Jonathan Agnew, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. This has been the trip of a lifetime - we could not have had a better time. Again many thanks."
Ralph & Mark Wylam


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Excellent tour, no problems - we recommend Howzat Travel."
Emily Russon


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I would just like to say a huge thank you to all at Howzat Travel for making my son's recent 21st birthday trip to Australia so special. He has said the organisation on your Boomerang Tour was brilliant, the organisers and the other members of the group were really friendly, and the cricket was fantastic. As for the visit to the TMS radio commentary box, where he was lucky enough not only to meet some of his cricket heroes but also to watch KP reach his 200… well what can I say - what a superb surprise for you to organise for him. You managed to make his special birthday trip one he will always remember. The word Mike has used to sum up the whole experience is ‘AWESOME’!"
Debbie Collinson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Extremely well-organised, but you are still able to do your own thing. All the advantages of a tour group, without being chaperoned everywhere."
Tony Wood


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Enjoyable tour, excellent accommodation and value. The tour leaders were there if I needed them and were relaxed and sociable guys. I would certainly recommend Howzat Travel to friends."
Tom Wood


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"I had a fantastic time in Australia - Howzat Travel are a brilliant company to go on tour with. Nothing is too much trouble for them."
Nigel Boulter


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"The tour was superb. I really enjoyed it, the atmosphere was first class. I heard from several people that once you travel with Howzat Travel, you would not go back to another company. I agree."
Mr T.


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"Very enjoyable. A good touring group, well led by tour leaders who were very friendly and approachable. Tremendous value for money! I'd be happy to travel with Howzat Travel again."
Bill Polson


Vodafone Ashes Series, Australia 2010-11
"We had a wonderful time. Congratulations to Howzat on its organisation; good company, great cricket. We will certainly use Howzat Travel for any future tours. Now back down to reality on a cold frosty Sunday morning..."
Dave and Mary Whitticase


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"Howzat Travel can be very proud of the tour put together for the ICC Twenty20 - it was fantastic and the result was just the 'icing on the cake'! Everything - from the flight arrangements, hotel locations and ticketing for matches, through to making sure everyone was looked after and made to feel part of the group - was first class. Jo and I have made some terrific new friends and we will definitely be travelling on tour with Howzat Travel again in the future - and we'll be encouraging some others to join us! Finally, a particular thank you to you Steve, for all your hard work."
Gary Watson


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"This was my first tour with a group. I enjoyed it very much and I would recommend it to my friends. It was made even better by England winning! Thank you for a great trip, and Steve and John for their help and understanding, and being good friends."
Carole Bowles


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"I didn't realise that it would be so easy and financially viable to go on a cricket tour to a foreign country. Steve and John were very approachable and a big help to us all. All in all, a very enjoyable tour - I would go on another with Howzat Travel in the future."
Neetesh Mistry


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"A wonderful two weeks... England were superb and we were lucky to be there for the historic events. I am fully appreciative of the tremendous part you played in making the fortnight run smoothly and I thank you for your help, support, company and
good humour throughout the whole time we were there."
Tom Buck


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"An excellent tour all round - Steve and John were great hosts. I've now had a fantastic time in both South Africa and the Caribbean with Howzat Travel - keep up the good work."
John Crawshaw


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"It was a pleasure to take my 12-year-old son with me to watch England win the ICC T20 in Barbados and St Lucia under the stewardship of Howzat Travel. The tour was excellently-organised with professional-yet-informal leadership whilst on tour. I would wholeheartedly recommend Howzat Travel and would be amazed if anyone was not totally satisfied with them. Thank you for making the trip so memorable and also for arranging the result! Everything was delivered to above expectations and I will definitely be booking with Howzat Travel again."
David Millard


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"Thanks to Steve and John for another fantastic tour - you are great hosts. The organisation was, just as I expected, spot on again with nothing too much trouble. This was my third time with Howzat Travel and will definitely not be my last. The friendship we gained from the group will remain, we hope, for years to come. And just to cap it all, an England win! What more could you ask? Fantastic... this was the perfect tour."
David Bowles


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"A great tour. It seems that England can't help winning when Howzat travel with them. Grand organisation, good rum, good sun, great company and terrific cricket! Many thanks to all."
Richard Fairhead


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"Thank you Steve and John for an excellent time - your skills in organising are second to none. It was a fantastic trip, with a fantastic outcome. Many thanks to everyone at Howzat Travel, especially Rob Hall, as without a long and kindly conversation with him, I wouldn't have booked the trip and would have missed England's win and meeting the great people I did."
Doreen Smith


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"I arrived back earlier today and would like to thank Steve and John, who did a fantastic job on this in-many-ways remarkable tour that I will always treasure. I would also like to thank those at Howzat Travel - who I am sure worked very hard to make this tour a success - who did not actually get out there themselves. Lastly, I would like to add how much I enjoyed meeting the rest of the group. An excellent trip with great people and a great result! And to think we nearly got knocked out the night before we left Gatwick..."
David White


ICC World Twenty20, West Indies 2010
"My thanks to Steve and John - the tour was superbly organised and hosted to perfection. This was a truly magnificent tour, arranged perfectly by Howzat Travel. My son Mark also sends his grateful thanks for an exceptional tour at a fantastic price - great value for money. Congratulations and best wishes for the future to you all."
Barrie Neville


Bangladesh 2010
"Everything was organised perfectly and prepared meticulously, so I can’t fault it. The peace of mind in having everything organised for you is priceless as it makes for a far more relaxing time. Ian was fantastic and a great host; he made us feel welcome and was prepared to put himself out for his customers, which was well appreciated. The trip was everything I hoped it would be and I was also pleasantly surprised by how friendly and sociable the majority of the other people were. My appetite is certainly whetted for attending future tours..."
Jon Godfrey


Bangladesh 2010
"Just to say we enjoyed the blog and photos. Congratulations on a trip well-organised in sometimes difficult circumstances, which we all enjoyed."
Sandra Spence


Bangladesh 2010
"Ian's a top man and I really enjoyed the tour and the company."
David Lumb


Bangladesh 2010
"We enjoyed the Bangladesh trip and, as Howzat virgins, it was made so much better by our very friendly travelling companions. We would certainly hope to travel with you again."
Rob & Sue Carkett


Bangladesh 2010
"The tour of Bangladesh will live in my memory for a long time, not just for the sights and sounds but also the friendship of my fellow travellers. This was indeed a great tour and an education. 10/10."
David, Nottingham


Bangladesh 2010
"Thanks very much for the tour; it was well organised and had a good mix of people. I really enjoyed it and the only pity was that I didn’t have longer over there. As a confirmed DIY man when it comes to cricket tours, I certainly would not have expected to use your company again in future unless it was for a similar tour, but I might have to think twice now. All the best."
Richard Nichols


Bangladesh 2010
"Congratulations to you on a really well-run tour in a challenging location. The choice of local agents, the value of the inspection tour and the detailed preparation you did came through in the excellence of the hotels and transport arrangements. I will certainly recommend Howzat Travel."
Rod Homer


Bangladesh 2010
"Thanks for sorting everything at the last minute, I really enjoyed the trip."
Nick Towers


South Africa 2009/10
"Howzat Travel has managed to keep a personal feel to the tour despite a large increase in numbers from previous tour to India. Credit goes to Ian and the team for doing this, I hope it continues in the future."
Dennis Freeman


South Africa 2009/10
"An enjoyable tour with some exciting Test cricket and excellent environs and scenery from Kruger to Cape Town."
Mark Davies


South Africa 2009/10
"A good tour and mix of company."
Chris Phillips


South Africa 2009/10
"Our tour leader Carl was great fun, friendly and enthusiastic. Overall, the tour was great fun and we have met lots of new friends who we hope to tour with again."
Kirsty O'Connor and Jeremy Haslehurst


South Africa 2009/10
"Thank you very much indeed for a wonderful period in South Africa this winter - it's so much appreciated. I think you, Ian, as a tour leader, were absolutely brilliant with your organisation on the Two Oceans tour. Everything went according to plan and I'm very proud to book with Howzat Travel each year - you get better and better... fantastic! Leanne and John were also both a big help. Have an enjoyable and safe trip to Bangladesh. Thanks!"
Andrew Tipple


South Africa 2009/10
"I certainly enjoyed the whole journey. The hotels were great and it was good not having to worry about transfers. My safari was a wonderful experience; everything I hoped it would be. I am the envy of many of my friends in that I saw all the 'Big Five'. (Of course, you can't take credit for the last bit!). All the best for the Bangladesh trip."
Ann Busfield


South Africa 2009/10
"I just wanted to say thank you for a really great tour. Matt and I had a great time and the whole thing was even better than we expected, although I do think we had the best tour leader!"
Catherine & Matt Spikings


South Africa 2009/10
"Howzat Travel rose superbly to the challenge of organising a tailor-made trip to South Africa for my group of 18 cricket and wildlife fans. We were in Cape Town for New Years Eve and fireworks over the bay. After five absorbing and tense days at the Test Match, we flew to Jo'burg and a self drive trip for a six-night stay in Kruger Park. We drove ourselves round the park and most of us saw the 'Big Five'! We stayed within the park and all thought that Oliphants Camp was fantastic. Every stage of our trip was without fault and I have no hesitation recommending Howzat Travel for their organisation and value."
Geoff Goodson - Chairman of Egerton Park Cricket Club,
Melton Mowbray


South Africa 2009/10
"We enjoyed our holiday immensely and it will remain in our minds forever. We would have no hesitation in travelling with your company again and would recommend you to anyone interested in such trips. Thanks to you and all your team for your excellent organisation and we wish you every success for the future."
Philip & Beryl Charlton


South Africa 2009/10
"I had the most enjoyable time on the Two Oceans tour. Your organising was first class, and I will travel with you again."
Edward John Draper


South Africa 2009/10
"I must say the whole tour went as I hoped with the major bonus being the game itself. Your organisation of the 'background' stuff such as buses, tours, transfers, hotels etc worked well and if that all goes to plan, then the 'major' part falls into place. We had a good mixture of people on the tour, which made for some very amusing moments and some good company. Good luck with your Bangladesh tour and the West Indies coming up, and best wishes to you all and your continuing success - we may meet again on another tour. Best regards."
Paul Hardie


South Africa 2009/10
"Thanks to all of the party for making this first time traveller feel so welcome. I am looking forward to Australia and the 'Kookaburra tour. All the best."
Keith Moran


South Africa 2009/10
"An excellent holiday. Thank you for all your hard work both before and during our trip. The trip was brilliantly organised, which enabled me to concentrate on enjoying the cricket and Cape Town. I had a fantastic time and have not stopped raving about Howzat Travel since I returned home! The excursions were excellent and I don't remember a tour with such seamless organisation. I did not spend one second feeling hassled. I have made new friends who I hope to meet again on future cricket tours. A big thank you to everybody at Howzat Travel - I will be in touch very soon to book my Ashes trip next winter."
A Williamson


South Africa 2009/10
"Excellent on all counts - Well done."
BJC & JA Gibby


South Africa 2009/10
"An excellent trip. The personal touch of Ian, John etc. Takes some beating. Many thanks."
John & Chrissy Clegg


South Africa 2009/10
"First time with howzat, had a great time. Cannot fault organisation, all tour leaders very good. Very good value for money, will use again."
David Iliffe


South Africa 2009/10
"I can't think of anything to improve, the trip was excellent. Everything ran very smoothly and was very well organised."
David & Sharon


South Africa 2009/10
"Now we are safely back in snowy England and I’m in the office working away I thought a quick email to thank you all for providing us with such a great holiday / cricket tour in Cape Town should be my priority of the day. So here we go, it was a thoroughly fantastic experience for both Sue and myself of which we enjoyed every single minute, your arrangements, planning, etc. were faultless and the hotel destination just perfect we even had great cricket thrown in almost to order!!! "
Malcolm & Sue


South Africa 2009/10
"After travelling with Gullivers for the last six times, Howzat has been as good and great value. Keep it simple and succeed."
Anthony Townsend


South Africa 2009/10
"Just a quick email to thank you for a great time in Cape Town, everybody was easygoing and good to get along with. I know the little group we formed had a lot of fun even though we were complete strangers from the start. We are hoping to meet up again with you for the Sri Lanka tour but Tony and I might be bringing our partners which might slow us down a little. Once again on behalf of Eric, Mike, Tony and myself, many thanks, Best regards"
Ian Holmes


South Africa 2009/10
"Just to say we had a brilliant time in Cape Town, the organisation, hotel, transfers, excursions were first class. Many thanks!"
Rhys & Margaret Williams


South Africa 2009/10
"Thanks again for Cape Town. We could not fault the trip and thoroughly enjoyed it."
John & Chrissy


South Africa 2009/10
"Had a great time, saw two great test matches and made some new friends. I will definitely be going on another tour"
John Davis


South Africa ODI Tour 2009
"We both really enjoyed the trip and the "Howzat experience" and look forward to doing another tour with you. Happy Christmas to you and all the rest of the Howzat team. Kind regards"
David & Mary


South Africa ODI Tour 2009
"Thank you for ensuring that we enjoyed our cricket holiday in South Africa. Steve was excellent in his diligence at looking after people; always friendly and caring, nothing was too much trouble for him."
Pat & Joe


South Africa ODI Tour 2009
"We just want to say that we had a fantastic time and are now saving up for the next trip. You were a great host and we couldn't recommend you or Howzat highly enough to anybody. Enjoy the port. Will keep in touch. All the best Steve and thanks again."
Jill & Janet


West Indies 2008, India 2008 & West Indies 2009
"I have now done three tours with you and each one of them has been outstanding. The packages you have put together have been holidays I will always remember and the level of service has been brilliant from all of you at Howzat (Ian, Martin, Craig, Steve, Rob). I have made many new friends through your company and look forward to doing many more tours with you. Regards."
Minesh Patel


West Indies Tour 2009
"Having just watched on Sky the rain affected one day games between the West Indies and India in St Lucia it brought back memories of the last one day international we witnessed at the end of the tour we shared with you earlier this year. Mat has just reminded me that we haven't thanked you for a thorughly enjoyable tour with great company and we would both have no hesitation in recommending the Howzat experience to friends."
Doug & Mat Chalmers


West Indies Tour 2009
"I didn’t really have time on our return to Gatwick to thank you for the West Indies tour. It was the best holiday iv had more many years and look forward to South Africa. Speak to you soon"
Mike, Sutton Coldfield


West Indies Tour 2009
"Dear Ian, we're now settling back into life on the Isle of Man and just wanted to thank you for a really enjoyable trip. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, the organisation was excellent and laid back which just added to the Caribbean atmosphere. We do hope we'll be back to enjoy some more cricket with you."
Mark, Jo & Helen, Isle of Man


Antigua, Barbados & Trinidad 2009
"A shame Howzat can’t manage the England cricket team, if they could then their tours would be a success as well. We have already recommended Howzat to friends."
Ian & Susan, Chesterfield


Barbados & Trinidad 2009
"Absolutely fantastic from start to finish, we have had a fantastic 3 weeks – have lots of memories and cannot thank Ian enough for his help and organisation – 1st Class – Will definitely recommend Howzat to friends."
Dennis & Mary, Durham


Jamaica & Antigua 2009
"We enjoyed the trip and people we met, it was nice to have a variety of age ranges and a good mix of people who were serious about Cricket."
Kirsty O’Connor & Jeremy Haslehurst, Jersey


Jamaica & Antigua 2009
"Had a great time and made new friends."
John Davis, Southampton


Antigua & Barbados 2009
"Fantastic three-week holiday. Hassle free and well organised."


Antigua & Barbados 2009
"A superb holiday. Rob allowed us to be as involved as we wanted to be and was always on hand when needed. Howzat Travel is a highly recommended tour operator."


Antigua & Barbados 2009
"A thoroughly enjoyable trip with a great group of people and a fantastic tour leader in Rob, who was always helpful and approachable"


Antigua & Barbados 2009
"We have really enjoyed the holiday and would recommend it to our friends with no hesitation."


Antigua & Barbados 2009
"We had the freedom to do as we liked, but helped when we needed it. A very enjoyable holiday!"


Antigua 2009
"Thank you on behalf of all who came to Antigua - we all had a lovely time - bit sunburnt but better than frostbite! Shame about the result - very frustrating! We watched till the bitter end on TV and Rich was convinced he saw you when the camera went in close to the crowd! With best wishes"
Karen Perks, Halesowen, West Midlands "


India Winter 2008
"Just to say thanks for the trip to India. To go so smoothly after all the last minute alterations was incredible."
Richard Crompton. Scawsby, Doncaster


India Winter 2008
"Just want to thank you for the candle holder, it was a lovely gift. Also to wish you well on you next tour.

Thanks to for the trip to India, I really enjoyed it all. Didn't think it was going to be KP's last game as captain!"
John Duffield


India Winter 2008
"Thanks again for such a great holiday in India & Look forward to seeing you in the Windies"
Andrew James, Huddersfield


Stanford Super Series, Antigua
”I have to say this was a fantastic holiday and a lot is down to Howzat for their superb organisation and reasonable pricing. There was general positive feeling amongst group and word of mouth from this will go a long way. I would like to thank Howzat team for their efforts and will happily spread the good work through my many links."
Kev Ziants


New Zealand Spring 2008
"Great trip, Great people, I feel 10 years younger!"
Richard Crompton, Scawsby, Doncaster


New Zealand Spring 2008
"The Howzat group have produced a performance to outshine the England team itself. Great Captaincy- unbeaten at drinking wine, eating and devil daring adventures, even 50 year olds were throwing themselves out of planes! We even took on a New Zealand pub team and were not disgraced (certainly not in the pub), seriously a wonderful trip, excellent value for money and everything from travel, match tickets and accommodation was of the very highest standard! I'm sure any future Howzat cricket tours will be great fun and not to be missed! Thanks again,"
Tony and David Bradley


New Zealand Spring 2008
"Thank you for a really good trip, well worth the money. I had a brilliant time. All the best for the future."
Graham Carr. Sudbury, Suffolk


New Zealand Spring 2008
"THANK YOU for a wonderful tour.

Having never heard of 'Howzat Travel' or been on a cricket tour we were apprehensive to say the least! All our fears were unfounded, what a great time we had in New Zealand. Your director/tour guide, Mr. Ian Kerr, could not do enough for the group and all the accommodation, travel and seats at the test matches were all first class. We particularly needed special seats on the plane and this was arranged by Mr. Kerr.

The ages of our group could not have been different, from mid 20's to mid 80's!, but facilities and entertainment were ideal for all. Although some trips were arranged for us we had the freedom to do anything or join in with others as and when we wanted.

Once again thank you to Ian Kerr and please, please don't forget to advise us as soon as possible of your future cricket tours!

Best regards
Catherine and Michael Skinner
"


New Zealand Spring 2008
"Thank you and everyone at Howzat Travel for organising such a fabulous tour to New Zealand. Everything was just right, from the excellent seats at all the matches to the superb hotels which were so close to the grounds. The whole experience was fantastic.

I’m sure that for everything to run as smoothly as it did meant that you and your colleagues put in a lot of hard work, but for those of us on the tour it meant that everything was in place for us to simply relax and enjoy the cricket; and all the other fun activities that you arranged.

I would like to express a particular thank you to Steve Eatherington who re-arranged my flights (twice) when I was unable to leave with the group on the departure date. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for him and it was a pleasure to deal with someone who was so friendly and efficient.

I was thoroughly impressed by the level of service provided by Howzat Travel and the well-organised tour that we all enjoyed so much. I shall be passing on my experience to my friends and I very much look forward to going on another tour with Howzat Travel in the near future. Thank you all again. Yours sincerely"
Heather Hope, London


New Zealand Spring 2008
"Just wanted to thank you for a wonderfully enjoyable tour to NZ. Your hard work and organising skills are much appreciated and I look forward to joining another Howzat tour soon. All the best,
All the best
Peter Sandall


Sri Lanka Tour 2007
"Both Alice and I wanted to say what an absolutely fantastic time we had in Sri Lanka; it really was the holiday of a lifetime.

The hotels that were provided for us were of a far superior standard than we could have hoped for and the initial welcome meal upon arriving in Colombo really was a genuine touch of class.

In fact, the entire trip was coordinated with great expertise and it was obvious that an awful lot of behind-the-scenes effort had gone into ensuring that your customers received the very best that Sri Lanka had to offer in respect of both the hotels and the many varied organised excursions.

Regarding the cricket itself, again, we couldn't see where any other tour operator had access to obtaining better - and equally, more comfortable - viewing seats for both the Colombo or Galle stadiums either.

Howzat Travel provided us with an absolutely outstanding and professional touring package for a truly affordable price and we look forward to contacting you again when we undertake our next cricketing holiday.

I would not give a moments' hesitation in recommending Howzat Travel to anyone who wanted to undertake a cricketing holiday. 10/10. Many thanks again"
Lee Trice and Alice Perfect, Kent


Sri Lanka Tour 2007
"First things first thank you very much for picking me up at Trowel services to take me Heathrow, secondly I arrived home safely for Christmas Eve from London.

I want to say thank you very much indeed for having me on tour with you to the wonderful country of Sri Lanka its so much appreciated. I had a fantastic time in the sub continent despite England’s woeful display’s but you have to admire the Sri Lankan’s they are a brilliant team at home.

The excursions were excellent. Particularly the elephant orphanage which was out of this world and “Lion Rock” with the spiral stairway was an experience in itself on the day. It was great that you and I made it to the very top.

So all in all Ian everything could not have gone better, so once again many thanks and I hope you have a great time in New Zealand. Please keep in touch and ill see you in November for your India tour which I’m looking forward to it already! Happy New Year!"
Andrew Tipple


Sri Lanka Tour 2007
"This was our first time out with an organised party after doing 3 tours independently. Speaking on behalf of Will and Packet we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We had a good mix of personalities ranging from the Mayor of Redditch to Adam and the ants.

We found the tour very well organised the first day we contacted Howzat Travel until we completed the trip at Heathrow, the accommodation was fine and the excursions were well planned and delivered by Akther and the team.

We look forward to seeing Howzat Travel again, hopefully for the West Indies trip early in 2009.

Many Thanks from all the Gloucester Boys "
Richard Mosson, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire


Sri Lanka Tour 2007
"Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, the balance between cricket and seeing the country was about right. I was keen to get a feel for the real Sri Lanka and the period between tests although intense was really rewarding. I even enjoyed the journey from the jungle to Galle, since the route took us through very different environments.

Akthar was an extremely good tour guide, patient and very knowledgeable across a wide field.

I will recommend Howzat Travel to friends "
David Kirby, West Lulworth, Dorset


Sri Lanka Tour 2007
"We think that we were delivered everything that had been promised in the Howzat Travel advertising information. We have both been delighted to be part of this Sri Lanka experience. Over the Christmas period we will write a full detailed letter once we have had time to digest the experiences. Please be assured it will all be entirely positive. Having had experience at organising groups of people in the past, we fully appreciate the stresses that are involved 24/7. The boy done well "
Bruce & Diane, Bournemouth


Ashes '06 '07 Tour
"Excellent Holiday, We both thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Ian and Michelle were very friendly and our group all got on fantastic. We will take home loads of memories and would recommend Howzat Travel to anyone wanting to watch England abroad. Itinerary was very good and enabled us to also have a few days at leisure to see sights. Fantastic Holiday."
Paul & Julie, South Yorkshire - Ashes '06 '07 Tour


Ashes '06 '07 Tour
"The trip was always professionally overseen by Ian & Michelle, whilst allowing the travel party to do their own thing. There were no hitches with the internal connections and the group were looked after throughout. The entire trip was great value for money and a memorable holiday for my son and myself.
Howzat provided us with a dream holiday at extremely good prices and we will always be grateful."
Peter, Nathan Sherratt & Barry, South Wales - Ashes '06 '07


Ashes '06 '07 Tour
Hi Ian, Just a few pics of our time over there. Thanks for all you did, we all had a great time and we'll go back for sure... but to see them win. We're watching the ODI and they're doing ok!
Tony Smith & Family

 

 

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