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Over 1,000 testimonials from members of the Howzat Travel family

This is our favourite page on our website! Here you will find the words and thoughts of Howzat Travellers from every tour we have ever hosted. Have you travelled on one of our tours? If so, we’d like to hear your thoughts. Please email any comments, suggestions or pictures of you and your fellow Howzat Travellers to [email protected]. If any you would like original copies of any of the photographs shown on this page, just email us to ask. Plus, don’t forget to check out the dozens of tour diaries that can be found on the Tour Reviews & Photos area of our website.

This was our 4th tour with Howzat and it gets better every time. The trip to Namibia between tests was completely different to anything we’ve ever done before and everyone who went thoroughly enjoyed it. Although it was a superbly organised tour we didn’t feel any obligation to do things we didn’t want to. The Tour Managers gave us plenty of space to do our own things but we knew they were there and very accessible and efficient if we did need anything. We will definitely be using Howzat Travel again.
Kevin & Rocsand Bateman

I can’t speak highly enough of the organisation and efficiency of all the people in the office and on the trip. All the arrangements for the cricket were really good and all my individual activities were well catered for. I enjoyed the whole trip from start to finish. The full hospitality was really good, particularly in Cape Town. One of my transfers wasn’t quite right but this was soon rectified without any hassle. Can’t wait to go again! Thank you.
Carolyn White

Good value. Much better value than the more expensive operators (can’t see what extra they provide for the extra money) and much better package and extras than some of the cheaper operators. You can’t really put a value on the personal touch. We had an absolutely fabulous trip, met some lovely people and enjoyed every minute. Howzat Travel and the Tour Managers (all fabulous) go the extra mile to make the trips really special.
Caroline & George Thompson

Thank you for making my tour to South Africa such a pleasure. I have travelled with Howzat Travel before (Sri Lanka) and find it so comforting to know that whatever I requested was fulfilled. Flights were organised, hotels, transfers, tickets, touring between matches all went as planned. I have already advised a number of friends that a) they should watch a Test Match abroad and b) travel with Howzat. Howzat has many virtues and the Tour Managers are a real strength.
David Owen

However well you may organise a holiday, for me the Tour Managers are everything. And those on this trip were absolutely fantastic. From Maggie who ran around organising the Ubers in Jo’berg to David/Ross who always kept an eye out for me. But I must make particular reference to Andy who went way beyond the call of duty to help me on so many occasions. A special thank you to him. No one looks after me like Howzat Travel. I feel safe and secure on your tours and that means everything to me, considering my circumstances. A superb tour, simply couldn’t fault it.
Paul Taylor

Just wanted to say thanks to the Howzat Travel team for ensuring that the trip to SA for me, it was as smooth and efficient as it could possibly be.
Vic Marks – The Guardian

My trips to New Zealand and South Africa have shown Howzat Travel to be at their very best right from my telephone and email discussions in the UK, to face to face meetings. I do not believe that anyone could surpass my experiences – and yet you do on each occasion, for us all.
Michael Smith

What an amazing 3 weeks over Christmas and the New Year in South Africa. As a family, we have had the real privilege over the last 6 years to travel to Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka and South Africa with Howzat and we are often asked which was the best trip – the reality is that all have been fantastic with unique features and again this was no exception. Each of the five segments of this trip were exceptional: Christmas at the superb Tshukudu Bush Lodge with exciting game drives got the trip off to a great start; although ending in defeat the Centurion test was absorbing with a good atmosphere generated by the home crowd; New Year’s Eve in Cape Town and visiting the beautiful wine regions of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek set us up perfectly for the 2nd test; the Newlands test will live long in the memory with a great 5 days and securing the first win there in 63 years in that dramatic final session where taking 5 wickets looked unlikely at tea – celebrations continued with an excellent farewell dinner with Aggers and Boycott; our tour then concluded with a relaxing drive along the picturesque Garden Route interspersed with interesting stop-offs. As we have always found, Howzat input and assistance building the schedule was first class, with then pro-active on-the-ground support and advice available throughout the trip. The prospect of future Howzat tours watching a young, improving England cricket team is very exciting!
Nigel, Hazel, Laura and Hazel Maxfield

Congratulations on running such a successful tour for such large numbers. We requested shade, and that was provided, transfers were always on time and easy to find and with the quality of hotels provided Howzat Travel had obviously done well to negotiate such keen prices. There is a danger that attention to detail will slip with so many guests but so far no sign of that. I continue to recommend Howzat to all friends who want a cricket tour.
Rod Homer

Lizzie was exceptional for her first tour, as were all the other Tour Managers. What can he said Howzat Travel are still simply the best in the business, often imitated never beaten!
Paul Humphreys

This was our first organised cricket tour and we have never had a finer holiday. It felt like an initiation into a very special club, whose members share a passion for cricket. The atmosphere is caring without ever being overbearing and a glass very rarely falls empty! The heroics of day 5 in Cape Town were the perfect end to an unforgettable trip!
David & Susan Smith

Overall, just about perfect!
Steve & Sheena Bescoby

This was my 3rd tour with Howzat Travel and another one to remember. The booking process is excellent, everything is arranged with nothing to do but look forward to the tour! I particularly enjoyed the extra days free before the Cape Town test and the excellent tour to Hazyview and Kruger. As always the Tour Managers were great but I must mention Ross who was absolutely fantastic and great fun, he really makes our time with him enjoyable. I must say again that anyone who is thinking of doing a cricket tour need look no further than Howzat Travel, can’t wait for India next year! Thanks again for another great trip.
Graham Ashton

I would highly recommend Howzat Travel, all the stress is taken away! Great tour.
Dave Evans

Another wonderful bespoke tour with Howzat Travel. A huge thanks from us to all the team and particularly Ian, Phil and Charlie. Nothing was too much trouble and it was the trip of a lifetime. Can’t wait to book our next tour with Howzat again.
Anne, Vanessa & Michelle Gifford

Maggi was brilliant and couldn’t do enough for us, she deserves a medal!
Andrea Coulson

Another fantastic tour in a beautiful country, our 3 highlights:
1. Christmas Day at Irene, a chilled out lunch in fab surroundings.
2. New Year’s Eve at Bobo’s, a fantastic party with fellow Howzat Travellers.
3. The Kuzuko Lodge on the garden route, breath-taking.
The cricket was pretty good too!
Thank you again for a brilliant month, we look forward to our next tour!
Liz & Dave Lynch

This was my first tour. I was travelling on my own and was pleased to be made so welcome by your tour reps Karen and Steve. I also met some nice people and had many laughs.
Bernard McCarthy

South Africa 2019/20 was another fantastic cricket tour courtesy of Howzat Travel….thank you. From booking the holiday, throughout the trip, everything ran smoothly. The Tour Managers Carol, Nick, Des, Dave, Charlie, Bob, Maggie and Andy were excellent in their management role and fantastic company, the cricket very special and not even a spot of rain could dampen the spirits. We will be booking again soon…
Andy, Michelle & Holly Tyler

I had a great trip. The level of customer service and friendliness and approachability of the tour managers from Howzat Travel was so much better than that received on a previous trip booked with another company.
Robin Mitchell

Value for money was very good and the added touches of the complimentary drinks on the first evening & the dinner with speaker Mark Butcher were very nice touches. The accommodation in both Cape Town & Johannesburg were excellent. There were enforced changes of the coach pickups at both Cape Town & Johannesburg which were dealt very efficiently by your team. While all information provided prior to the tour was very informative. I had a great time. All went smoothly.

Eight days in South Africa with six flights covering three one day internationals in three different cities takes some organising but the Howzat Travel team in UK and on tour managed it beautifully.
Philip Evans

Absolutely loved the trip and cannot thank you all enough for everything you all done. Will definitely be booking again, hopefully the Windies tour in a couple of years’ time. I was concerned that travelling on my own I would feel Isolated but everyone on the trip was extremely friendly. We also had 2 speakers, Mark Butcher and David Boon. These were both very good!
Cannot thank Howzat enough for organizing an amazing tour, this will be our 3rd and we said we may not go another anytime soon. However we are now thinking Bangladesh, India and returning to the West Indies!!! Absolutely amazing tour from start to finish, particularly loved Cape Town and the location of the hotel was superb. We met some great people and watched some brilliant cricket, what more can you ask for?? You must be doing something right, keep up the great work!
Sarah & Gregg Matthews

Thank you for a magnificent South Africa tour. Undoubtedly one of the best I’ve been on. The tour to Vic Falls/Zim and Botswana was excellent and the accommodation at Vic Falls was first class. Two Test match wins helped, of course, but the hospitality at Cape Town and PE was also very good indeed.
Graham Francis

Having now recovered from flitting around South Africa for six excellent weeks we thought we’d drop a line to say that we value Howzat Travel’s help very highly. We gave them plenty to do both during the booking process and, particularly, when we needed a short notice flight from Jo’burg to Cape Town following the cancellation of our booked Premier Classe train. Our experience is that all these tasks were carried out with aplomb – great customer relations! Thanks once more.
Chris & Di Wilkinson

This was our first cricket tour and our first with Howzat Travel. Can I say how much we enjoyed ourselves; the organisation behind the scenes, the quality of hotels and transfers, and the tour hosts were all first class, not to mention the enthusiasm of our fellow cricket fans. It was also a splendid idea to share the hotel in Durban with both the SA and England teams, and the match officials but I didn’t see anybody speak to the latter! It is always difficult to pick out individuals for praise because I know every team member is required to produce success. However, it would be remiss of me to fail to highlight the excellent support we received from David, Des and Carl back in the UK when a crisis arose at home that required my wife to return home on the evening of Saturday 8th February. With just a few hours notice the guys were able to find a flight back to the UK with BA; there is no finer phrase at such a time as “just leave it with me”. I am pleased to say that the crisis had a happy ending.
Robert & Jennifer Bruce

Very good at tickets at Newlands. Brilliant tour and it was so good to meet such nice people.

We just got back from South Africa and wanted to let you know what a fantastic time we had and to say thanks to you. I am sure we shall be in contact again but until then, thank you very much for all your hard work and arrangements.
Carl Needham

We have used Howzat Travel on several occasions and once again they delivered. Would make Howzat my first choice for any future tours.
Colin & Christine Young

The evening speakers were all excellent and added to the overall experience. In particular I would name Mike Atherton, Scyld Berry and Dale Steyn.
John Brown

Good advice throughout the tour was always on noticeboards and reinforced by spoken word. Despite the large numbers and therefore what must have a complicated tour to organize and run there were no noticeable problems. Any that did occur were dealt with quietly and only came to light by small talk. Throughout the tour even when numbers were very high the tour staff were always on the ball and would pass the time of day with everybody.

As always the Howzat team and organisation was top notch. This trip to South Africa was probably our best ever. Thank you for making it special.
Gill Hayward

Excellent SA Tour. Very helpful Howzat Team. Great value for money and very flexible booking so I got exactly the holiday I wanted. Well done Howzat and looking forward to Sri Lanka in March.
Ray Hutchings

A brilliant tour excellently organised by Howzat! All of the arrangements including our special requests were handled with the brilliant customer service we have come to expect. All the Howzat staff were brilliant and extremely helpful. The Garden Route with Maggi was a particular highlight. Then to top it off with wins in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth was the icing on the cake.
Nigel & Jackie Crickmore

Our Tour Managers Don, David and Des were superb.
Mike & Joan Stevenson

This was our third tour with Howzat and we are never disappointed. Staff are on hand 24/7 including all add-on tours. Everybody is so friendly and we enjoy meeting old and making new friends. Roll on the next one!!
Kenny & Gay Allison

We thoroughly recommend Howzat Travel for providing personally tailored tours. The staff are highly competent, enjoy their work, are friendly and knowledgeable and will go out of their way to ensure that travellers have a great time.
Deb & Steve Castle

Maggi was her usual knowledgeable pleasant helpful self and managed the tour magnificently – once again a thoroughly enjoyable tour.

As I’ve found in the past the Tour Managers add enormously to the overall trip with their knowledge, experience and expertise. Plus a huge amount of good humour when things get challenging! I hope Howzat Travel keep up the high standard that they have set.
John Moore

We had another excellent tour with Howzat – our fifth – and it was great to see some winter sunshine, catch up with old friends and see two stunning England wins over five days each. What we especially like about Howzat, as well as the friendly, experienced and efficient staff, is the flexibility to match our own personal travel plans with an organised tour. Many companies just offer you a range of ‘take it or leave it’ packages but Howzat will always go the extra mile to let you drop in and out of a tour and do your own thing, while still offering a full joined up travel agency service. Highly recommended.
Ross & Alison Midgley

We liked the flexibility offered.
Rob & Lesley Cairns

I have been with Howzat Travel many times but they just seem to get better. Cape Town was a great example of a well-run tour. Many thanks to my Tour Managers, Ross and Bob.
Graham Ashton

Thank you to Howzat Travel for giving me tickets in the shade because I burn so easily – I didn’t think they’d remember but they did!
Stella Wallace

The Tour Managers were always proactive, attentive and cheerful.
Alastair Scott

We thoroughly enjoyed it, we have enjoyed all the tours we have been on with Howzat Travel.
Ann Matthewman

The hotels were both excellent, the Tour Managers were always available and the booking process was very well organised. The most enjoyable tour I have been on. Excellent. No problems.
Colin Stock

Great way to see cricket as a single female traveller, as you are looked after without being ‘fussed over’ and made to feel very much part of the group. I have been on a number of tours now and will be booking up for next year’s Test. I have only been back three days and I have already had friends wanting Howzat Travel’s info to book up themselves!

A great time was had!
Andy May

All of the Howzat Travel Tour Managers were good and pleasant and provided help and advice when asked.

A super trip! My wife didn’t go to the cricket but still loved the atmosphere in the hotel! We were very well looked after – Don Topley was first class at and around the hotel and Des was well appreciated on the match visits. The Bobo’s New Year’s Eve event and Robben Island outing were great add-ons, great result too!
Neil Bunyan

This was my first tour, and certainly won’t be my last. Superb from start to finish.
Sean Cole

We really value the flexibility to add a Howzat Travel element into a longer holiday and the bespoke nature of our arrangements. The Tour Managers are excellent.
David Hall

The staff went above and beyond, the experience of getting back to the buses after the close of play was made incredibly simple by the staff directing us. The seats were brilliant, with great views and the rooms very clean and tidy.
Jon Burrowes

It was a good choice by myself and my travelling partner, we would choose Howzat Travel again.
Cyril Green

The Tour Managers are sensible, sensitive and caring, and never “in your face” – much valued!
John Burdett

As a first time tourist and a single traveller, I cannot recommend Howzat Travel strongly enough. Their organisation and value for money is outstanding compared to the competitors. Having spoken to other fans on alternative tours, I am delighted to have chosen Howzat for my adventure! Hope to be back on tour again soon!

Great seats and very friendly and helpful staff.
Liz Le Breuilly

Always a bit of trepidation as a solo traveller, but the Tour Managers made everything very inclusive and the entire tour group were a pleasure to be with.

Carole brilliant, always upbeat, helpful and up bright and early to see everybody, well done and Des always fun and enjoyable and likes a good laugh, Karen and Steve were great and very helpful on the Hazyview & Kruger tour.
Andrew & Lynne Turner

Enjoyed the whole thing.

We thought Australia 2017/18 was our holiday of a lifetime but South Africa and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe has just been amazing. We have got the travel bug and will continue to use Howzat Travel for future tours .Thank you so much we have had the best time.
Sue & Mick West

Fantastic Tour Managers, always available with great communication throughout.

The Howzat Travel Tour Managers were excellent throughout the trip.
Simon Eaves

Our first tour – and it was all we hoped it would be and more. The cricket first rate, the tickets and organisation excellent, Howzat Travel know exactly what they are doing and they are focussed on ensuring that the traveller’s needs are to the fore. It was relaxing, exciting, stimulating, and people-friendly – it was a quite exceptional and brilliant holiday. Surpassed our expectations – and we couldn’t recommend Howzat highly enough for all their work, organisation, efficiency and humour. Very professional with a strong empathetic human touch.
Richard & Jenny

It’s hard to comment on value for money as I have never spent so much on a holiday before nor had such an amazing time. However, it was worth it to have it all arranged for me. I could never have done all that myself and it was stress free when all I had to do was check the notice board to see what time I needed to be ready! All the Tour Managers worked really hard to make sure we had a good tour. I’m so glad I chose Howzat!

I had a great time, it was very well organised and I would definitely consider using Howzat Travel in the future.
Stephen Wilkinson

Responses to all our email requests and telephone queries were quick and efficiently dealt with and all the information we were told was accurate, the advice we were given to any queries was good and proved to be correct. The transfers were prompt and efficient, the shaded seats were much appreciated and Tour Managers were extremely helpful and efficient. Thank you for everything you did to make this a wonderful experience which we hope to repeat. We will hopefully be travelling with Howzat Travel again soon!
John & Anne Cusworth

From initial booking to departure it is a smooth operation. I really enjoyed the holiday with Howzat Travel as usual. I’m looking forward to going with you again. Very good value for money.
David Lowe

My Wife and I enjoyed the break very much indeed – thanks to the planning, the company/companionship and, outstandingly, the Howzat planning and personnel. Very few aspects fell beneath Howzat’s desired standard. Of particular merit were – without exception – each and every one of the Howzat personnel.
Gordon & Margaret Smart

I was so pleased with all the arrangements that I opted to extend my tour by ten days! This also proved to be no problem.

Hope to go to the West Indies tour in 2022 and will definitely be going with Howzat Travel!
Tony & Sue Higgins

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and great to see England win finally abroad! Cricket arrangements were all excellent, the variety of day tours was good and it was good to meet up again with friends.
David & Julia Wilson

Perfect organisation, 2 Test wins at great grounds & interim stay at Vic Falls sensational. Very good accommodation & Tour Managers superb – Greatly enjoyable tour. I’m now personally 4-1 up in away wins & will hope to see you in Windies 2022 (avoiding India & Australia to keep record in place!)
Paul Stevenson

All in all a very enjoyable tour.

Can’t think of anything offhand to enhance the tour, it was very well organised throughout, just a big thank you again to the three tour managers.
Trevor Ware

The office staff were very helpful with my requests for Business class travel and a 6 night stopover in Dubai.

We enjoyed the tour, and witnessed some good cricket. Our Tour Manager, Bob, was always available and helpful if you had any questions. His job was made more difficult by the abandoned match in Durban. He hastily made other plans for a City Tour. He kept us well informed.

The UK office offered a rapid response to my bespoke requirements requests and were very flexible. The Tour Managers worked very hard to deal with problems with the coaches and the weather. Well done!
Robert Watson

Overall the tour was well organised and managed. All the arrangements worked well and none of my worries about possible mishaps materialised. Altogether we enjoyed it very much.

Our Tour Manager did everything they were asked of. Nothing was a problem. Great sense of humour too!
Robert Lewis

The hotels were all well chosen for their position. David and Des were the Tour Managers with whom we had most of our dealings and they were really excellent and hope they may do other tours in future. When the weather intervened they were on top of all the changes required.
John Jones

Extremely well organised everything we wanted.
Ian Jones

South Africa ODIs was our first cricket tour with Howzat Travel. Overall value and quality was very good. Having travelled previously before with another operator to enjoy ODIs in Australia, we were delighted with the better quality of service and attention we received from Howzat’s team in SA. Many thanks to David and Des. We will definitely book again with Howzat!
Tim & Fiona Hunt

The booking process was all good, with communication and responses very timely. I was also very pleased with the quality of the hotels on this trip – locations were first class too.
Richard Chapman

All three hotels were excellent.

Highlights were Xmas lunch at Irene, effortless elegance at Cape Grace, the Falls at VF, and modern chic at Da Vinci. All the food options were great. The entire organisation with flights, match day transfers, dinners was seamless.
Peter Loft & Marilyn Horne

Thank you Howzat Travel for putting together such a wonderful trip for us, it has been truly memorable, we are already looking forward to the next one!
Stephen & Brigitta Rathbone

We had a wonderful time enjoying the cricket and the experiences along the Garden Route. We cannot begin to comprehend the organisation that is required to sort out flights, hotels, excursions etc. and can only say a massive thank you to The Howzat Travel team for producing such a seamless product. We always knew what our next steps were and all the tour managers were helpful and available when you needed them. Special thanks must go to Don for his care and concern after my fall on Table Mountain and the extra dimension he brought to the tour with his cricketing background.
Anthony & Gill Reidy

Just back from a fantastic trip to South Africa for the 1 day series. My first trip to South Africa and the first time I have travelled with Howzat, I will be back! Thanks to all the team at Howzat Travel for organising so well a superb holiday and a big thanks to our tour Tour Managers David and Bob who looked after us really well throughout.
Richard Grove

Thank you so much for putting on yet another great tour in South Africa and for sorting my tailored 3 day game park visit, which was superb and I would recommend to anyone interested in doing similar. Bob & Des, as usual, were excellent tour managers and nothing was too much trouble for them. A great tour, including bespoke arrangements, in an amazing country with decent cricket and like-minded fellow travellers and in the sun away from wintery England. What more can you want!
Neale Pickerill

Just to let you know how much I appreciated being part of the Howzat touring party over the last two months. All the tour managers were brilliant but special praise is due to Des and Bob, who were ever present throughout the entire trip. They were fantastic tour managers and great ambassadors for Howzat. Nothing was too much trouble for them and their organisation of everything – and more – that was needed to ensure that the tour ran smoothly was seamless. They also went above and beyond what was expected of them. They were always available and quick to sort out any problems with the minimum of fuss.
Robert Peacock

Overall it was a great tour, hosted brilliantly by Des and Bob (and David). I met some old acquaintances and some new people who made the experience very enjoyable. The hotels were really nice both facility and staff wise. The talk by David Boon was brilliant and the evening with Mark Butcher was very good too.
Alan Metcalfe

Overall a very enjoyable tour meeting lots of familiar faces.
John & Jackie Yeomans

This tour we went to Victoria Falls and the Port Elizabeth test. Another excellent and professional tour provided by Howzat Travel, we loved every minute and will be back to see more of this beautiful country and Cape Town especially. It is hard to choose a highlight (apart from the cricket of course!) but Victoria Falls staying at the Safari Lodge was amazing and we would recommend the Amakhala Game Reserve trip. Our favourite tour so far, we loved every minute of it and England won the cricket!!
Julie & Nick Abbott

Great fun throughout.
Rob & Judy Naylor

Favourite tour so far!
Patrick Fitzgerald

We had another great tour. Helped by two wins at the cricket but also the social aspects. It’s always good to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Excellent tour organisation. We really enjoyed our trips to Victoria Falls and game parks.
Nick & Liz Morton

Great tour and nice to have the usual flexibility re flights dates etc.
Margaret Watton

First class tour to South Africa by Howzat Travel, everything and more than you would hope for.
Paul Smith

There were many highlights and Howzat Travel again delivered well.

This was our fifth overseas tour with Howzat Travel, so that in itself tells you how much we enjoy the service they provide. The rapid response to email queries, plus the friendly and accommodating approach when on the phone gives you the impression of being a valued customer. The Tour Managers all go out of their way to ensure that everything is to your satisfaction, and they well and truly go beyond the call of duty on occasions. Our first visit to South Africa, what a beautiful country, and of course the results in the cricket helped to make it a truly memorable tour.
Kieron & Gill Weatherstone

We remain very impressed with all of the tour managers and how they work together as a team.
Ernest & Yvonne Taylor

My 16th tour with Howzat Travel I always have a great time roll on Sri Lanka.
Nigel Boulter

I thought our Tour Managers, Charlie and Maggi, did an excellent job on the tour.

The tour managers at our hotel, Nick and Carole Joyce were very good hosts who got the tone just right. Well organised but amusing and relaxed which suited the situation perfectly. Gordon Bacon and some other managers chatted at the cricket and helped with information and buses etc. All the managers were helpful and good company. My wife and I enjoyed the tour and Howzat Travel would be our first choice for another cricket tour.
Jon Chant

Thoroughly good and enjoyable holiday and thank you for overcoming the few unforeseen problems like wet weather.

Our first time with Howzat Travel… definitely not the last!
Barrie Duckett & Pat Harfield

The comprehensive information pack received a fortnight before departure was very helpful. I cannot speak to highly of the service provided by Des Newton (Cape tour and Newlands transfers) and Ross Parry (battlefields tour). Both were dependable, hardworking and very helpful guides. Perhaps most importantly, both were excellent company.

Excellent tour, good Tour Managers and staff on tour, lots friends from past tours as well as making new ones AND the match result made it a great trip!
Neil Draper

Very enjoyable.

Throughout the tour I posted pictures and updates on my f/book page and have had a lot of positive feedback from friends telling me how great it looked! The amount and quality of the excursions – especially Victoria Falls – was excellent and the Tour Managers were super. The quality of the tour was exceptional.
David Baxter

Second cricket tour both booked with Howzat Travel. Another fantastic tour that was well organised with excellent Tour Managers. Thank you Howzat!
John & Anne Porter

My first experience of such a tour, it was just what I needed.

Howzat Travel “deliver” what they promise and your Tour Managers are great ambassadors for the company. The sightseeing trip to Namibia exceeded our expectations in all aspects, and we appreciated the great amount of flexibility when it was needed during rain delays in PE taking people back to the hotels early if they wanted to go.
Des & Maggie Whitelock

All the staff were very helpful.
Keith Riddle & John Hutcherson

A great tour, finally seeing England win some Test Matches after 8 failures made it a real treat. Great weather, good company, excellent beer and new friends made.
Mark Shaw

Another great tour and already looking forward to the next one.
Nigel Lord

Don’t change a thing. You guys are great!
Paul Jenkins

Personally I feel I got good value for money. Would I recommend Howzat Travel? Absolutely.
Gary Paddon

Our second trip with Howzat Travel. The attention to detail was appreciated and we were very grateful for the advice from Maggie & Des as “locals”.
Geoff & Sue Addy

Another great tour, good hotels and an England win.
Richard Crompton

My first tour – would tour again!
Ben Peverall

The tour was fantastic and of the standard that we expect from Howzat Travel.

We found our Tour Manager to be approachable, thorough and professional.
John & Janet Virr

This was our third tour with Howzat Travel which certainly lived up to our two previous superb experiences. We thoroughly enjoyed The Newlands Traveller Tour in Cape Town followed by the excellent Hazyview & Kruger Park experience. As with our previous tours the organisation by Howzat and the calibre and contribution of the Tour Managers were outstanding, all adding to our overall enjoyment. We also enjoyed meeting many like-minded fellow Howzat Travellers and sharing the fantastic atmosphere in Cape Town enhanced of course by England’s memorable win! Well done to all the Howzat staff – already looking forward to the next time!
Alan & Elaine Hume

This was our 6th trip overseas with Howzat Travel and our 2nd trip to Cape Town. This time we also did the Garden Route and Port Elizabeth Test. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip, South Africa is a beautiful country and once again we met old friends and made new friendships. Thanks to Howzat for their excellent and professional organisation, with sincere thanks to our tour reps, Phil, Maggi, Des and David.
David & Marion Inglis

A great tour of South Africa with excellent hotels, transfers, match tickets and Tour Managers. The only way to go and watch cricket abroad! Well done the Howzat Travel team.
Gerard & Anne McGrath

It was better than I expected, excellent over all (and we won!)

The seating arrangements were as good as they could have been, the Commodore and Victoria Falls Safari Lodge were fantastic and I liked the Fifth Avenue Beach house in Port Elizabeth. I have to say that the Victoria Falls sightseeing trip was the highlight of the whole tour! The accommodation was superb and the days at the Falls and Chobe game park will stay long in the memory.
Ivan Segal

Very enjoyable.
June Burt

We thoroughly enjoyed our Howzat Travel experience in Cape Town and felt very well looked after by the Tour Managers.

Mostly excellent. Weather, food, people very good. Even the result in CPT!
Stephen Astley

Des and Maggie were fantastic, always helpful and if they did not know the answer, even to a trivial question, they would by the next time you saw them. They took it from good to excellent.

We had a wonderful time.

We had a fabulous tour, two great Test matches, met old friends and made new friends – what more could you ask for?!
Jean & Alan Terry

Very good value for money. Well planned from the UK. We would definitely use Howzat Travel again.

It is easy to see a lot of research goes into your tours and everyone seems to be having a great time and enjoying the cricket, country and camaraderie.

We would have no hesitation recommending Howzat Travel, they sure are a very professional company!

‘Howzat Travel offered a comprehensive service, with information about VISAs and car picks ups sorted. The Tour Managers were brilliant, I felt like part of an extended family! They were always cheerful and helpful. As a woman travelling on her own I was very impressed by the welcoming and inclusive feel of the tour from beginning to end. I will not look anywhere else for future tours and hope to take advantage of extra trips and flexible arrangements.’
Cate Mawston

‘Howzat Travel, as ever, provides an efficient personal approach for their clients. This continues on tour through their excellent Tour Managers supplanted by local support staff. Gordon (as ever) did a great job in his efficient but unobtrusive manner and we had an excellent driver, Bruce on the Red tour. I’ve been to 125 countries (out of 193). NZ is #1 in my opinion. This was my fifth time here.’
Bryan Tomalin

‘It’s been sensational! l just want to say thank you very much indeed for a magnificent holiday in New Zealand. It ranks up with the best cricket tour l have experienced with the best cricket tour company HOWZAT TRAVEL! It is much appreciated. Gordon Bacon the tour leader is absolutely brilliant and it’s been a pleasure to spend time with him on tour and l hope he continues working for you!’
Andrew Tipple

‘The Tour Managers were top draw and the end of tour ‘do’ with Aggers and Steven Finn was great!’
Kim & Mark Good

‘I was at the T20 Internationals, this was the 3rd time I had been to NZ to see cricket, it remains a lovely country. The hotels were top notch plus I didn’t know how I would react to T20 games but I found them relaxing and not too serious, I think games 2pm to 5.30 worked, it gave us time to be “tourists” before the games and wind down afterwards. Our group with Gordon Bacon was a very friendly bunch. No one got lost or misbehaved!!  Gordon was a kind and supportive guide, as a retired railway worker I thought the Train ride from Christchurch to Picton inspiring.  On the cricket itself, I reckon that the ICC are going to issue hard hats to spectators given the no of big 6s! THANKS AGAIN!’
Andrew Beere

‘You will no doubt have heard that it was a wonderful trip and everyone had a great time. Thank you for sorting out the flights via Los Angeles. On the return journey I had the company of the England team. It is only just over two weeks before I go to South Africa. Already looking forward to it!’
David Moss

‘I’ve had another successful trip (this time without the rest of the family) following our half term break in Barbados. There were more activities included in the tour than were included in the information that I received and had been advertised. This exceeded my expectations and represented very good value for money.’
Julian Mellor

‘The Howzat Travel team on the ground – Nick, Carole and Gordon – were brilliant. Nothing was too much trouble and they were great company too. Also, many thanks to you for handling my booking and dealing so swiftly with all my last minute changes to my itinerary!’
Robert Peacock

‘Thank you so much for your friendly and efficient organisation around my New Zealand tour. It was excellent and Gordon (Red Team Leader) was friendly, very efficient and covered all bases. Nick & Carol were also excellent when I came across them from time-to-time. They were all together a wonderful team. I thought the package was excellent value for money.’
John Shaw

‘An absolutely brilliant time was had by all.’
Denis & Jean Lawson

‘This was my fourth Howzat tour and the third going to a new country. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of them. New Zealand is a fantastic country with great people and very nice beer! Put on half a stone in weight and hoping to make my t-shirt suntan last till Xmas… Thank You.’
Marc Parry

‘I thoroughly enjoyed all three parts of my tour – my personal excursions to the Bay of Islands at the beginning; the cricket in Hamilton; and the South Island tour afterwards.’
Matthew Stevenson

‘We were kept well informed while also asked for input and throughout the tour there was a good relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.’

‘Very lucky to have a great group of fellow travellers on the Red tour who with an excellent tour manage made for an excellent tour.’
Terry Chilcott

‘Kudos to Howzat Travel, neither my travelling partner nor I could come up with a single suggestion of how to make the tours better!’

‘Thanks for an incredible tour, the tour managers were fantastic, great to meet new friends with fellow travellers, some siteseeing during the non-cricketing days, the whole package was one I will not forget!’
Neil Garden

‘I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the cricket!’
Jim Atkinson

‘Thanks again Howzat Travel, who were very proactive in initial contact, and our Tour Managers in particular. They were fantastic company, superb hosts and welcoming and inclusive for all. My grandfather has some mobility issues yet nothing was too much or a bother. Thank you both enormously. See you at the Ashes down under!’
Andrew Brackley & Ron Fine

‘All went very well. A nice set of people who got on well together.’
Geoff Marshall

‘This was my first tour with Howzat. I was very impressed with the organisation and how smoothly everything went. Will definitely use you again and recommend to friends.’
David Gould

‘A brilliant way to have a great touring holiday of New Zealand combined with cricket at some amazing grounds. It was quite an intensely scheduled tour and never a dull moment. Coach drivers were very good. It was good to be on holiday with a purpose, and with a lovely group of sport minded people. The dinner at the end was a great way to round off the trip with new friends, and it was a treat to listen to Aggers.’

‘Very pleased with the tour, it was a great winter break, and very relaxing. I forgot all about work!’

‘Howzat Travel arranges everything for a brilliant cricket holiday. Everyone is so friendly and it was noticeable that those travelling alone were included with others and didn’t feel left out. Everything from the tickets arriving, getting to the hotel, cricket ground, end of test night out and getting home is considered to the final and minute detail. We can’t wait for the next time. The trip met all our expectations and we look forward to doing it again with you.’
Jenny Mason

‘A superb experience. A lovely part of the world, beaches, sunshine and lovely people both locally and on the tours. This was our fourth trip with Howzat Travel and up there with any of the previous three. Howzat make things so easy, from pre-tour arrangements, to everything while you are there, and credit must go to the Tour Managers for this. They were friendly, approachable, and always on hand to deal with any concerns. The end of tour dinner with Jonathan Agnew and Sir Alastair Cook was a fitting finale to a memorable tour.’
Kieron & Gill Weatherstone

‘We both enjoyed the tour, our first, and found nothing to complain about, it all met our expectations fully. We loved the entire experience, thought the welcome drink meeting was very useful and a great gathering and enjoyed the farewell dinner immensely.’
Jeffrey & Steven Edwards

‘We really could not fault a thing; the care taken by Howzat Travel to ensure we had a good time was amazing – and we met some great people too!’
Tim & Kate Hinch

‘I have been absolutely delighted with the whole package. We had Bob and Ross as our Tour Managers and they could not have been more helpful. Steve and Karen were also fabulous, particularly at the evening with Sobers & Aggers. What an evening that was, without doubt the highlight for many of us. This was my first tour and I hope will not be my last. Rest assured, I will look no further than Howzat Travel for my next trip. Thank you so much & congratulations on making my time there so memorable.’
David Rossiter

‘Yet again Howzat Travel have proven themselves to be better than the rest. Their pre planning and attention to detail means they out perform their competitors in all departments. The professionalism and approachability of the tour managers help to make everything run smoothly and all their hard work is gratefully appreciated.’
Sarah Drewe

‘I have just returned from the Antigua test match tour and I would like to thank Howzat Travel for the excellent service provided. Everything went like clockwork. The Tour Managers were fantastic and very helpful. I couldn’t have asked for a better first trip with your company.’

‘A good value for a carefree holiday with everything taken care of. A good focus and emphasis on what cricketing fans want, Keep up the brilliant work.’
Mike & Pam Hibbert

‘It was what I have come to expect from Howzat Travel. Professional, flexible and helpful with good customer care and excellent guest speakers at the end of tour dinners. All the reasons they have become market leader in a few years of operation against well-established competition.’
Geoff Marshall

‘I was a first-timer and would definitely book again. Howzat Travel offer a great service.’
Gary Marshall-Nichols

‘I thought the organisation from all personnel at Howzat Travel both in the office and on the islands was outstanding. We booked a bespoke tour which involved a fair bit of communication but this was never an issue and everything worked out very well. I will definitely be booking with Howzat again in the future.’

‘The additional evening with Jeffrey Dujon and the dinner with Aggers were the icing on the cake.’
Clive Bazeley

‘Phil and I just wanted to thank you wholeheartedly for our recent trip to Barbados. We were really happy to upgrade to hospitality for the match. It was brilliant! Our hotel was gorgeous in a fantastic location. I didn’t make the end of tour dinner but Phil said it was absolutely fantastic. Not only the location on the beach, but the wonderful interview by Jonathan Agnew of Sir Garfield Sobers. We want to thank the Howzat Travel Tour Managers who looked after us. It was great to see Dave, Nick and very briefly Des on the cricket days. It felt like meeting up with old friends. This says so much about your team. Gordon, our lovely group leader, was excellent too and we really enjoyed getting to know him as we did with Carol in our hospitality box. You are a wonderful company and we can’t thank you enough.’
Karen & Phil Wood

‘I think that you have got a perfect formula, keep up the good work. I loved the extras that you included e.g. the Q&A with Jeffrey Dujon, and the farewell dinner with the added bonus of Aggers and Sir Alastair Cook. Thank you!’

‘An excellent tour made easy with very professional Tour Managers. The pre tour arrangements were superbly organised with lots of variation.’
Terry & Sue Cunningham

‘The tours are great. We enjoyed the post- match dinner and enjoyed the Q&A with Sir Alistair!’

‘We have enjoyed a wonderful experience in the Caribbean seeing selected days from two test matches and the chance to explore the islands of St Lucia and Antigua. Thanks to all the Tour Managers that helped to make this a memorable holiday.’
Richard & Angela Arter

‘A very enjoyable tour. I will definitely travel with Howzat Travel again.’
John Stretton

‘A brilliant trip set in the wonderful Caribbean. My wife Karen is not a cricket fan and she loved the holiday, enjoyed meeting others and the cricket celebs at the farewell dinner.’
Martin Evans

‘A very good tour – met some great people. The evening with Agnew and Sobers was a real highlight, the kind of unique experience you wouldn’t normally get.’
Matt Hawkins

‘We thoroughly enjoyed everything except the Cricket and even that was a great experience. Our Tour Managers, Nick and Carol Joyce, have been exceptionally helpful to me.’
Jack Miller

‘We went with Howzat Travel to Antigua and St Lucia primarily because they offered flexibility in accommodating our wives joining us part way through the trip even though they weren’t planning to go to the cricket. Our wives then decided they would like to attend the cricket on one day and tickets were obtained for them at short notice by the ever-helpful Tour Managers. This trip was organised around my 60th birthday and Howzat arranged for a card and for the hotel to provide cake, wine and a card also. All very much appreciated. The cricket in Antigua and St Lucia finished early and impromptu optional trips were organised at short notice to help fill the empty days. All the Tour Managers were all terrific people who went out of their way to make our experience with Howzat a very happy one.’
Paul Jenkins

‘I always recommend Howzat Travel. They must be doing something right because they are so popular. The Howzat philosophy of making the individual feel important is crucial and the Tour Managers understand this and include everyone in their plans. Maggi is a brilliant Tour Manager and loves her job – it’s obvious. Her enjoyment is seeing people happy, whatever that may mean, to each individual. Thanks to Howzat for even organising trips when matches finish early…certainly helps with the result!’
Hilary Morris

‘This was our second tour with Howzat Travel and we are waiting to book our next in South Africa. Absolutely fantastic Tour Managers, nothing too much trouble, really friendly and everything arranged so professionally. Anybody who is thinking of doing a cricket tour then look no further than Howzat Travel.’
Graham Ashton

‘My trip to the Caribbean has been another truly excellent holiday organised by Howzat. On this occasion my trip needed to be tailored to meet my timescales and requirements and they were extremely helpful in accommodating this. As ever, all the Tour Managers were unfailingly helpful and did whatever they could to resolve my questions and requests. I don’t hesitate in recommending Howzat Travel to friends considering travelling overseas to watch the England cricket team.’
Phil Cork

‘Superb, ran smoothly and all communicated in a great manner. Excursions organised on spare days very quickly and efficiently. Great fun and a great tan! Thank you!’
Paul Stevenson

‘Great trip once again, exceptional customer service before and during the trip. Farewell Dinner was a superb event.’
David Welch

‘An excellent trip. Tour managers very helpful without being intrusive.’
Kevin O’Brien

‘This was our first cricket tour and we were uncertain as to what to expect. Howzat Travel gave us plenty of help before booking and we were not disappointed. The whole experience was wonderful and we won’t hesitate to use you again.’

‘This was my first trip with Howzat and I have already started looking at future tours!’
Martin Walker

‘Our first ever overseas cricket tour and our only criticism is that the eight days went far too quickly! Nick and Carole Joyce were absolutely brilliant as our Tour Managers. Thank you.’
David Benton

‘It was a wonderful experience. Everything about the tour was professional and slick. Absolutely hassle free and could not be better.’
Chris Wade

‘Thanks for making this experience, our first cricket tour, a positive one despite the performance of the England team!’
Neil Hughes

‘Thanks for another great tour! Howzat Travel continue to deliver top quality tours efficiently, flexibly and with a friendly personal touch.’

‘We really enjoyed the trip- despite the cricket! Looking forward to the next one!’
Ian Chambers

‘We wanted to say thank you to the Howzat Travel team for arranging our stay at the Sugar Bay Resort in Barbados and arranging the tickets for the test match. Everything went extremely smoothly. A special thank you to our Tour Manager David Stewart and his friendly nature, he was very informative and thorough in arranging our transfers. Thank you again, we will certainly recommend your company.’
Malcolm & Susan Batty

‘Our first tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We really enjoyed the evening with Jonathan Agnew and Sir Garfield Sobers. Our Tour Managers were very conscientious and friendly in all matters.’
Steve Horn

‘A great trip. I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel. All the tour managers were excellent. Any queries would be dealt with straight away, always politely and with a smile.’
Paul Ogden

‘We had a great time. We travelled with a great bunch of people. Our Tour Managers were just great, friendly and very helpful. At times they had a lot to sort out but it was done with a smile on their faces!’
Pat McGown

‘Just back from Barbados and Antigua, I had a great time. The efforts made on our behalf on the free days brought about by a lack of cricket were appreciated. Howzat Travel delivered all they said they would and more.’
Derek Hubbard

‘All of the staff and the fellow travellers were fantastic. It was great to meet up with fellow cricket lovers from previous tours. There is a real family feel about the Howzat travellers and Tour Managers.’
Steve & Deborah Castle

‘From the initial enquiry, questions raised, to booking, everything dealt with quickly and efficiently. The trip exceeded all my expectations; it was everything I hoped for and more. Well done Howzat Travel, a brilliant, professional organisation offering excellent value for money. I would definitely book any future cricket tours with you and have no hesitation recommending you.’
Stephen Cliffe

‘It was our first trip abroad to see cricket, first trip to the West Indies, first trip with Howzat. For me, it was a totally painless experience and that’s all that one can ask for. Tour Managers, Transport and Logistics were all seamless from a user perspective.’
Paul Looby

‘Howzat Travel actually cared about the guests they took on tour. I would definitely use again and recommend to all my friends. Our Tour Managers were brilliant. They were always enthusiastic and always were prepared to do that bit more for their guests.’

‘We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of Antiguan trip. The Cricket was a massive part for us but every other aspect went amazing well. Thank you to the Howzat Team.’
Linzi Cottam

‘Thanks to Nick for being such a great tour manager. Everything was so well organised. Both my brother and I loved the holiday and will definitely look to go with Howzat again.’
Darren Warner

‘This is the first overseas cricket tour I have been on and it was a wonderful experience. Howzat made it very easy to enjoy with the professional way they organised the trip. Howzat made it an experience that we will only have good memories from.’
Andy Farrell

‘Another well organised and enjoyable tour. Look forward to seeing everyone again on future tours.’
Mark Goddard 

‘Great “First Cricket Tour” and we were looked after so well. Cannot fault any aspect of the tour in any way and we look forward to joining you for more tours in the future.’
Carol & Mark Harbon

‘Another great trip with Howzat. I’m sure I’ll be back for more!’
Andrew Pearson

‘This was our first time on tour and wow what a brilliant experience in Barbados. Hotel was superb, our Tour Managers were just lovely and we met some fabulous like-minded people. You have a great formula, a great team, don’t change anything… Roll on the next one!’
Debbie Wallis

‘My first tour, I can’t wait for the next one. You were all magic and the event and the experience was first class.’
Ken Copson

‘Our Tour Managers Nick and Carole couldn’t do enough for us – fantastic people! Thank you Howzat for a memorable experience!’
Phil Higginson

‘First time user and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Exceeded expectations, I will be back.’

‘I think the best testimonial I can give is that someone like me, who has always arranged these kinds of tours himself, would not hesitate to go on another Howzat Travel tour. I had an amazing time.’
Gary Paddon

‘Good package. I have done a mix of tours and self-organised cricket trips so always price both. This was great value given the additional features over the DIY priced version, then add on the quality of tour service and it was a winner against my experience of some of your competitors. I hope to be a regular tourer so I am sure I will use you again in the future.’
Mike Lawler

‘We had a fantastic time. Steve was a superb Tour Manager and we’ll definitely choose Howzat again.’
John Staab

‘First time with Howzat Travel, lots of our friends from Worcestershire CCC have always spoken highly about your tours. We hope to travel with you again.’
John Meredith

‘We had a fantastic trip to Barbados with Howzat Travel. We felt incredibly well looked after and having seats in the box was money very well spent. The tour managers, other travellers, farewell meal with Aggers and Sir Garfield Sobers all contributed to the trip being the dream holiday we had hoped for. We are planning more trips with Howzat, which says it all.’
Sue & Malcolm Simpkin

‘We would happily recommend Howzat Travel to all our friends – we had a great time and the service was professional and friendly.’

‘Howzat Travel filled that middle space excellently. Our Tour Manager was superb, the arrangements faultless, and we’d use Howzat again without hesitation.’
Susan & Andrew Forrow

‘A great tour – value for money and the quality was excellent. We would definitely use Howzat Travel in the future.’
Amanda Lawler

‘I thought Howzat were brilliant. The managers were all very helpful.’
Jack Cooper

‘Thank you to Howzat Travel for the holiday of a lifetime in Barbados. I had always wanted to go to Barbados to watch England play a test match & we are so pleased we chose Howzat. Everything was so well organised from start to finish. Our reps Stephen & Karen were so friendly & helpful & we met some great people in our tour group & made some good friends who we had some memorable nights out with. A special & unforgettable holiday so again a massive thank you to everybody involved in making it so.’
Stephen Crofts

‘From initial discussions with the team and throughout the tour I felt like I was a part of a big friendly family.’
Glyn Cooper

‘The tour to Barbados was fantastic. Howzat Travel excelled in every way. They really did look after us beyond anyone I’ve been with before. Our Tour Manager was exceptional and would travel with him time and time again. Well done guys. See you in Cape Town!’
Terry Boynes

‘Wonderful first-time experience and would not hesitate to book again in the future, thank you for a great trip!’
Louise Forrest

‘This was our first experience of following England abroad and we were very pleased with the friendly and efficient service provided by Howzat Travel.’
Rick Everitt & Corinna Huxley

‘The whole trip was excellent, providing fantastic value for money. I would not hesitate to use Howzat Travel again or recommend to friends.’
Glen Forrest

‘A great trip, easy booking and excellent post booking support. The tour managers were full of information and always seemed available; my first organised sports tour and would definitely use Howzat Travel in future, 10/10.’
Gary Knight

‘This was another amazing tour. The choice of hotels, the organisation of transport and the tour managers were all excellent. The day trips were fantastically facilitated by the tour managers and this included extra trips when cricket finished early. As ever, we enjoyed the welcome drinks, Q & A and end of tour dinner – all of this contributes to a fun group atmosphere. This trip allowed us to catch up with close friends from previous Howzat trips and to make some new friends. We loved it.’
Nick & Liz Morton

‘I enjoyed my recent tour to Barbados and Grenada to see the ODI’s. The travel arrangements from start to finish first class and of course Charlie and Nick were splendid Tour Managers and did much to make the whole trip worthwhile. We were in very good hotels and our fellow travellers were very friendly people. I would have no hesitation in touring with you again and would of course recommend you to others.’
Terry Hague

‘I found the whole experience excellent, have never been on a cricket tour before but could thoroughly recommend Howzat Travel.’

‘A fantastic experience. We were so impressed with the friendly and professional approach of all aspects of the tour from the Howzat Travel team. We cannot recommend them highly enough.’
Roland & Avril Hills

‘A well organised and highly enjoyable tour, we would recommend Howzat Travel to anyone.’

Gerard & Anne McGrath

‘Our first cricket tour abroad and from the very first phone call to Howzat Travel with an enquiry, we were made to feel very welcome. Every aspect catered for leaving us to thoroughly enjoy our time without having to worry about anything. Any questions were always answered. An excellent tour, we will travel with Howzat again.’

‘A very well organised tour with a nice group of people, we really enjoyed our trip. Maggi was an excellent tour manager, attentive, informative and very friendly.’
Julian Mellor

‘The Howzat team were brilliant from start to finish – easy to deal with and they really know their stuff. Thanks to you all.’

‘I thought everything from before we travelled to when we unfortunately had to return was superbly well organised by yourselves all went to plan, thank you. I had a great time from start to finish! I will definitely book to travel with Howzat again.’
Stephen Wood

‘This was our first tour and we loved it. All the tour staff were great, Nick Joyce was our tour manager and he was great. We are looking to do another tour in the not too distant future, where and when will be decided once we have got the details of the next tours.’
Ronald & Sue Forster

‘We would strongly recommend Howzat to anybody interested in travelling to watch the England cricket team. Everything is well organised and the tour managers do an excellent job & are a pleasure to spend time with.’
Steve & Mandy West

‘Top tour!’

‘We enjoyed our first experience with Howzat Travel.’

‘Another excellent tour from Howzat Travel, each one is different and the organisation, accommodation and standards continue to be high.’
Adrian Mitchell

‘This is the third time I’ve been with Howzat Travel – my first choice of company.’
Roger Cunningham

‘The others on the trip where very good company and to see everyone smiling says it all!’
John Ellis

‘This was our first cricket tour and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Staying in hotels with the England and West Indian players made it special. Our Tour Manager was a very interesting character and we enjoyed his company.’
Francis & Sheelagh Lobo

‘I enjoyed the guest events, had a great time. It was a bonus staying in team hotel in Grenada. Great games, the Caribbean – what’s not to like, would go again tomorrow!’
Carolyn Harrison

‘All jolly good, in fact I had a whale of a time. You have a winning formula so do not change too much at all.’
Jamie Stokoe

‘We had a fantastic time and could relax knowing that we were in the capable hands of Howzat Travel.’
Mark Davies

We would just like to thank you and all the team involved in making our stay so memorable. We will remember this trip for a long time. Thank you once again.’
John Ellis & Dave Moore

‘It was outstanding, the perfect trip.’
Ann Hartley

‘We had a wonderful time. Keep up the good work.’
Mel Smith

‘I had a great time. Travelled with some great people and would love to travel with them again. There is a special camaraderie with cricket fans which does add to the enjoyment of a trip like this. The tour leaders give you confidence in the trip as it is good to know you have someone with a wealth of experience and a backup team to turn to should you have either a minor or major problem. I felt secure, comfortable and relaxed because of this. It was all very enjoyable.’


‘Well organised and great tour managers. A fabulous tour, what more can I say!’
Paul Taylor

“This was our first tour with Howzat Travel and we will have no hesitation with booking again. The organisation and communication were first class from start to finish and our tour managers took a genuine interest in our enjoyment of the tour. Steve, Karen and Bob, with the support of the excellent local agents, did a magnificent job and were very adaptable to everyone’s preferences, especially given the level of weather-related disruption. As well as seeing our boys win the series, they arranged some fascinating tours which greatly enhanced our experience of Sri Lanka and gave lots of useful tips such as negotiating use of tuk tuks which was brilliant fun. Thinking about it? Just do it, you won’t regret it!”
Penny & James Huggard

‘A really good trip. As a single female travelling alone, I felt very welcomed and looked after.’
Elaine Roberts

‘Overall a brilliant tour. Excellent Tour Managers and I came away believing that Howzat Travel did everything possible to make me feel as an individual and as part of a group that we were valued tour members.’
Chris Hardaker

“Thank you for organising a fantastic three weeks in Sri Lanka. We enjoyed every minute. All the hotels were fantastic and, as you can imagine, we made full use of the ‘facilities’…even the gym (once)!! The food was excellent, the country is beautiful, and I thoroughly enjoyed the site seeing, even the drives between locations. The elephant orphanage was awesome, and the spice garden was educationally enlightening. Steve, Karen and Bob were great company and all over their jobs. Their organisation of match transfers and hotel moves was spot on. I felt for them when it rained at the cricket because some wanted to leave and others (me) wanted to hang on. They accommodated everyone really well. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. The evening with Darren Gough was a highlight, with good food and drink, coupled with an excellent and funny talk. Once again you have provided us with memories we will never forget. Thank you all.”
Andy & Michelle Tyler

‘Best one yet – I’ve recommended Howzat Travel to several independent travellers.’
Gillie Fisher

‘Our first international cricket tour. Howzat ensured it was a resounding success and we really cannot think how anything could have been done better. The England team also played their part! Can’t wait for the next tour with Howzat: and many more after that hopefully. Thank you.’
Karen & Phil Wood

‘I shop around and know what value for money Howzat Travel offer. The pre-tour information was faultless, clear, precise and accurate and if anything, the hotels on the ‘Red tour’ were undersold! Both were excellent. A brilliant, memorable tour with so many highlights. So many smiling people, charming and thoughtful. Thank you for organising such a wonderful tour.’
Clive Pickles

‘I have just returned from a fantastic two tests in Sri Lanka organised by yourselves and I have has an incredibly enjoyable  experience-probably my favourite tour so far. Aside from the cricket itself ( for which I cant give you credit!) I found the quality of the hotels that you chose to be exemplary and all the transport worked like clockwork. I thought that David Stewart was an exemplary Tour Manager. He took time to establish our needs ,and checked in on us on a regular basis without being intrusive in any way. Anyway thanks again for organising such a great trip to such a lovely country populated by such universally friendly people!’
Ian Mintram

“Good quality, comprehensive pre-tour information. Very enjoyable and well organised itinerary – good tour group, well led by the managers. First ever police escort to a match was a bonus and a unique experience …. especially the first attempt!”
Adrian & Jane Mitchell

‘Rolls Royce of an organisation, well done!’
Richard Winter

‘Tour Managers had some tricky situations to deal with and from what I saw they handled it with great empathy, patience and professionalism. A really enjoyable trip, very well organised. The whole group were very convivial.’
Nigel Lord

‘Great from start to finish! Everything was very well organised. You didn’t have to worry about a thing. Office staff and Tour Managers on the ground were fantastic. Looking forward to my next trip already. What can I say, two weeks in the sun watching cricket for a great price. Excellent.’
Phil Lambert

‘A most enjoyable trip – very impressed with Howzat Travel.’
Cliff Richards

‘This was our fourth Howzat tour and a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and to make some new ones. Sri Lanka is a fabulous country and we were lucky enough to have ten days to explore between the ODIs and the Tests. We told Howzat Travel what we wanted to see and they worked with their excellent local partners to put together a brilliant itinerary. Everything worked flawlessly and our driver was a delight. We were very impressed with the accommodation and the Tour Managers, not to mention our first overseas series win! We will certainly travel again with Howzat and will encourage friends to join us.’
Ross & Alison Midgley

“Thanks guys for another wonderful tour. Without the amazing logistical talents at Howzat, this rain affected ODI series would have been a disaster. It is credit to your organisation that we all still had a fantastic time despite the constant uncertainty and Monsoon conditions.”
Anne Gifford

‘We had the most wonderful time. Howzat are a highly organised company who obviously only employ the very best tour managers. It’s was our second trip with Howzat – can’t wait for the third!’
Lindsay & Chris Thorne

‘Fabulous trip, very well organised as usual and great hotels.’
Terry & Margaret Bigby

‘All the tour information was very well explained and I found the staff extremely helpful. I felt very well looked after throughout the tour.’
Paul Krendel

“Always well researched tours, very professional and efficient. Howzat Travel always manage to accommodate our bespoke requests when we cannot make the set itinerary which we appreciate very much. We can guarantee you will be well looked after and you will meet some lovely fellow cricket fans. Looking forward to travelling with you again soon.”
Nick & Julie Abbott

‘It was an exceptionally enjoyable tour. Sri Lanka is a magnificent country to visit, the people are friendly and hospitable, the hotels were fabulous, the cricket was wonderful and Howzat organised everything in splendid fashion.’
Andrew Wright

‘A great tour, well organised with attentive and personal Tour Managers and a lovely group of people.’
Malcolm & Rosemary Welborne

‘So looking forward to the West Indies tour we have already booked and seeing Howzat people again. We would now not even look at another cricket tour operator, we are so delighted with what we have got!’
Terry & Sue Cunningham

‘I don’t think anything could be done better from our point of view. The end of tour farewell dinner with a cricketing celebrity is the icing on a very enjoyable cake! We would like to thank everyone at Howzat for a wonderful holiday especially Nick & Carole for their excellent hosting. Also thanks to the England team for breaking our ‘away’ test duck at the fifth attempt!’
Gary Speight

‘All the Tour Managers were helpful, friendly and available. Overall the tour was brilliant. Will sign up again when timing and circumstances permit.’
Norman Smyth

“The staff in the office were brilliant. Answered emails promptly – don’t know when they got time to sleep!! Nothing too much trouble and gave sound advice when needed. This was continued on the ground by the fantastic Tour Managers. Friendly, helpful, good knowledge of the local area e.g. where to eat, how much to pay for Tuk Tuk ride, things to be aware of. Nothing was too much trouble, they organised a birthday cake for my husband’s birthday, which fell on the quiz night they had arranged. He was overwhelmed by it! They organised a 20% discount at the Columbo hotel, which was great. They were always available to help with any problems or just to have a chat. They all had a good sense of humour and made the whole trip a pleasure. This is the first time we have used Howzat travel but hopefully it won’t be the last. From initial contact regarding the tour to when we arrived home it was excellent, and excellent value for money! We have made so many new friends whom we hope to visit during the cricket season. Thank you Howzat travel for a wonderful holiday.”
Kathryn & Geoff Hall

‘One of the reasons I chose Howzat over other companies were the speed of response to queries. Immediate responses made me feel you really wanted my custom. A tremendous tour with a group of very diverse people drawn together by the love of cricket and welded as a friendly group by the efforts of the Howzat team.’
Ken Storey

‘I feel Howzat Travel have a winning recipe for cricket tours. It’s the second tour I have been on with Howzat Travel and would be more than willing to go on another!’
Mike Williams

‘We enjoyed the whole experience and all aspects of our tour which went very smoothly.’

‘We had such a good time! Great to catch up with friends from previous tours. Great cricket. Food was good. Q & A sessions good. End of tour dinner was good. Such a lovely country to see. Logistics great – really well organised. Brilliant Tour Managers.’
Nick & Liz Morton

‘Another tour with Howzat and another amazing experience! As always, Howzat provided an excellent service starting with helpful planning to craft the schedule that we wanted. A driver and min-van were arranged for our sight-seeing, and we loved seeing most of the iconic parts of Sri Lanka, including the Cultural Triangle, the train journey to Nuwara Eliya along with a safari and whale watching. And on this occasion the England cricket team delivered, and both games were memorable in their own right – an entertaining T20 win in front of a partisan home crowd and a wonderful test match victory at the unique venue offered in Galle. Throughout the cricket part of our trip all the Howzat team were really helpful, with Bob and Helen a great partnership at our hotel. And a really enjoyable dinner was arranged with Matt Prior speaking, to conclude the trip. Thanks to all concerned and needless to say we are already debating which will be our next Howzat tour!’
Nigel, Hazel, Laura & Graham Maxfield

‘Absolutely fantastic, my first experience of both Howzat Travel and overseas sports tours. Would highly recommend.’

“We had a blast, even though we were unlucky with the weather when it came to the cricket. Karen and Steve couldn’t be more helpful and professional, everything went like clockwork! Very enjoyable tour.”
Liz & Dave Lynch

‘Howzat Travel has built its reputation on excellent customer care and flexibility. It continues to impress. We were incredibly lucky with the weather especially at Galle where the forecasts on arrival made us wonder if we would see any cricket there at all. Fortunately the forecasts were very wrong. When the team you support wins that is always a help. There were a good set of people who got on well together.’
Geoff Marshall

‘Our first visit to Sri Lanka, but not our last. So looking forward to the next tour.’
Ernest & Yvonne Taylor

“We trust Howzat Travel to deliver what you offer and trip after trip you do exactly that.”
Des & Maggie Whitelock

“This tour lived up to all of my expectations, the balance of organised tours, free time and optional expeditions was excellent.”
Lucy Hay

‘Overall an enjoyable trip to this beautiful country and I look forward to reacquainting with all the Howzat team next winter in South Africa!’
Bryan Tomalin

‘Thank you for the planning and conduct of a fine trip. Excellent pre-cricket tour and great organisation around the matches. The hotels were good, the transport was consistently on time and the fellow travellers were good company.’
David Owen

“This was our second trip with Howzat Travel and once again we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday. We met some wonderful people and the Howzat Tour Managers were there if they were needed – they made themselves an integral part of the group. We look forward to our next trip whenever that is…”
Clive & Ann Parrish

‘Great organisation ensured thoroughly enjoyable tour can’t wait for next one.’
John Moore

‘This was my third time with Howzat Travel – I will be back again!’
Marc Parry

“The whole package from start to finish was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend Howzat Travel to anyone interested in a cricket tour alongside some excellent tours or the area.”
Jan Holmes

“I’ll be using Howzat Travel again.”

“Our Tour Managers were superb and worked very hard to make sure all clients were ok and enjoying themselves.”
Mel Smith

‘Top Tour Managers.’
Stephen Robson

“Very well organised, excellent tour managers, friendly group and lovely country. Really good group of people which made the tour for us. Love Sri Lanka.”

‘Certainly fulfilled all of our requirements for a cricket tour. It goes to prove that using an experienced operator like yourselves makes the experience more fulfilling and less stressful than organising it for yourself.’
Allan & Kath Monkhouse

‘This tour was one of the best that I have been on with cricket that entertained throughout. The country is so appealing both in term of the views and the people.’
Mick Cooke

‘All brilliant, 100%! I am using Howzat Travel again in the future!’
David Oudot

“Our Tour Managers were very good, they did a great job and were very nice to talk to. I liked the consideration of those wishing to stay at the cricket matches while it rained and those wishing to go back to the hotel and organizing the coaches accordingly. Great police escort to the matches at Dambulla!”

‘From professional pre-travel arrangements to the tour agenda and overall service – excellent.’
Derek Lavill

‘Another thoroughly enjoyable trip with like-minded people.’
John Clegg

‘Another great experience with Howzat Travel. I’ll definitely be coming on future tours. The tour leaders were, as usual, excellent.’

‘Remembrance Sunday at the Fort unforgettable. Hope to see you in South Africa.’
Mike Bingold

‘This was my first cricket tour and I took a long time deciding who to go with. It wasn’t an easy decision. If I go on another tour, which I would like to, I will use Howzat Travel.’

‘It was an exceptional 4 weeks for me. The trip up Pidurangala was a real highlight. Thanks Howzat Travel and look forward to seeing you all in the future.’
Mike Turner

‘This is our second time with Howzat Travel and we can’t fault you. Exceptional hosts and organisation. We will definitely use you in the future.’
Kevin & Rocsand Bateman

‘Howzat Travel offered a very good balance between top class efficiency and relaxed environment and manner. Exceeded all our expectations.’
Richard Bell

‘A most enjoyable trip.’
Ian Paterson

‘We have thoroughly enjoyed our 5th trip overseas with Howzat. This was our 1st trip to Sri Lanka (Galle and Kandy), meeting up with old friends and making new friendships. Thanks to Howzat for their excellent and professional organisation, with sincere thanks to our tour reps, Carol, Nick, Des and Ian. See you in South Africa!’
David & Marion Inglis

‘This is the first England cricket tour I have been on, I thought the Howzat Travel ran an excellent tour. I will certainly go with you again. Thank you.’
David Evans

‘Exceptional experience so enjoyable. Hotels first class. Good positions tours gave the opportunity to see Sri Lanka and enjoy the country. The Tour Managers were exceptional. My first time with Howzat Travel. Would really like to go with them again.’
Mary Ray-Choudhuri

‘Our second tour with you and the quality of the accommodation and organisation was exceptional.’
Steve & Mandy West

‘Thank you for a fantastic holiday to Sri Lanka!’
Ian Potter

‘The last night dinner was excellent and evenings with Gareth Batty and Matt Prior added to the overall quality of the tour. Another wonderful tour, thank you to everyone, especially those we never met.’
Christine Lord

‘Terrific. This was my first Howzat trip and I will definitely come again.’
Malcolm Pim

‘Another great tour!’
Richard Crompton

“We would highly recommend Howzat for anyone considering doing a cricket tour. The staff and our fellow travellers were a great bunch of people. This was our first Howzat (or any) cricket tour and was the holiday of a lifetime.”
Steve & Deborah Castle

“As usual, Howzat Travel came up trumps again. They have put themselves on a high plateau now over the last few years and we hope they can maintain these standards and your glowing and burgeoning reputation. I think it speaks for itself that the Howzat group in NZ was bigger than all the other groups added together!”
James & Annette Owen

“My first tour abroad to watch England. A truly wonderful experience. Brilliantly organised and great value for money. The tour hosts were excellent and the whole organisation ran well. Nick and Carole looked after us superbly on the South Island Tour. Charlie as the Red Tour Manager, what can I say… He was hospitable, knowledgeable, approachable, organised, supplier of pens, everything really you need in a ‘tour rep’. A great advert for our company. Top bloke! When researching the tour Howzat were the cheapest and appeared to offer best value for money. Others were looking to charge the same I paid for the whole tour including the South Island tour for just the test matches. It was great way to enjoy the country you are visiting and meet likeminded people. The addition of a couple of Q&A sessions with cricketing celebrities were a great addition to the tour. Howzat are the company to use. I will be using them again for future tours.”
Dave Weston

“We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and found that the group, though large, gelled very well. Our Tour Manager, Phil, was always very pleasant, available and helpful. We look forward to going on another tour soon.”
Lorna & Bernard Harper

“Howzat Travel looked after us from start to finish. our travel arrangements were never too much trouble for the staff and they were happy to accommodate us with bespoke travel arrangements. The tour was professionally managed, and any unexpected problem were quickly dealt with by Phil Brown, our friendly tour manager. We would not hesitate to book with Howzat Travel again.”
Julien & Ann Mitchell

“The booking process was clear and straightforward. If there was any query it was quickly resolved over the phone. We chose Howzat because it looked like value for money and it was.”
Rob & Judy Naylor

“A great tour, especially the South Island tour, unbelievable scenery!”

“The overall tour was excellent, and the pre and post sightseeing options were just about the right length. Having Sir Richard Hadlee at the leaving dinner was a treat. The venue was very good too. It was our 3rd tour with Howzat and was excellent, the tour leaders were first class and a thoroughly good time was had even after the first session at Eden Park! Still waiting for our first overseas win!”
David & Julia Wilson

“This was our first tour and we were very pleased with the outcome, a very professionally organised tour.”

“As ever, everything went smoothly. I cannot fault the work done by “Cheeky Chappie Charlie” ( well come on he has got the look!!). Also, on the South Island Tour the assistance given by Nick “the Super Cool ex Rugby Number 5” and his wife “ex Head Mistress” Carol was very good. Big thanks to Carol for the help she gave my tour pal John “The Tractor Boy”, when he was taken ill on the bus ride back from Milford. I would recommend that anyone who thinks about going on an overseas cricket tour looks up “Howzat Travel”. My third tour now and all excellent!”
Dave Mathias

“Mine was a very bespoke tour – the cricket was only a minor part of it. I am extremely grateful for the way Howzat Travel staff worked round this. They provide seemingly unlimited flexibility for me (and anyone else) to design their own tour round your multiple-choice offerings – which is great.”
John Waller

“Our Tour Managers Gordon, Nick, Carole and Charlie were approachable, friendly and helpful. Good fun with good people and I made some new friends. Thanks, Howzat Travel.”
David Lowe

“It was great to meet up with old and new friends, to share such a beautiful country as New Zealand. I felt as if Howzat showed me the best that the country had to offer.”

“All the hotels were excellent, and we can’t fault Nick and Carol, nothing too much trouble and always helpful and with great humour. Helped to get my insulin delivered after I left in previous hotel 11/10. The whole tour was start to finish – Excellent.”
James & Linda Leith

“Superb. A holiday of a lifetime – no! Only because there are plenty of other places I’ll go and see with Howzat over the coming years. Thank you Howzat for a fabulous holiday.”
Paul Taylor

“Enjoyed everything, all people friendly and helpful.”
Mervyn Yates

“I think Howzat is a slick organisation – the Tour Managers are excellent and very friendly, the company sorts out individual requests very well.”

“Our Tour Manager, Phil Brown was superb. As was Tony. Very well organised, calm and in control. Probably like swans, paddling furiously underneath, but we can’t praise them enough. A huge ‘WELL DONE’ from us both and a big thank you. We will, and have done, recommend Howzat Travel to anyone looking to go on a well-organised cricketing tour. Great value for money and very well organised. Thanks to you all at Howzat Travel.”
Trevor & Jennifer Ware

“I really appreciate how enthusiastic the Howzat Travel team are about helping people design their own bespoke tours around their packages.”

“Very happy with the arrangements – the upgraded ticket offered at Mt Maunganui was excellent and really helped our enjoyment. The effort taken with providing folding chairs for the grounds with grass bank seating was also much appreciated.”
Jason Rowley

“I loved the Bay of Islands to start the tour, it was very relaxing. The hotels were all to a good standard and our Tour Managers, Gordon and Charlie were excellent – 10/10!”
Andy May

“I took the hospitality package in Christchurch Hagley Oval. It was excellent. You could sit in shade or sun, drinks and food provided. The standard of the food was high, much better than the burger and chips generally available. Good viewing position and pleasant staff. I enjoyed Richard Hadlee at the farewell dinner also.”

“The accommodations were excellent and Carol and Nick were very good managers. Nothing too much trouble! 9/10 – The tour will always be remembered!”
Brian Found

“All well-organised and ran smoothly, with Charlie always on the case.”
Phil Mellows

“This was my 2nd tour with Howzat and once again it was an outstanding experience in a great city. I look forward to touring with you in West Indies next year!”
Mark Goddard

“My request for pre-tour visit to Hamilton for the warm up matches and sightseeing in Auckland handled efficiently and promptly.”

“Cricket Rubbish, weather iffy but that’s not Howzat’s fault!  In all matters they could control it was excellent.  A special mention is appropriate about the excellent end of tour dinner and Richard Hadlee interview with Aggers.”
Geoff Marshall

“This was our eight time with Howzat. We’ve enjoyed them all. To be honest, we’ve not felt the need to go with anyone else!”
David & Mary Rance

“Very enjoyable tour.”
Roger Marbrow

“I would change absolutely nothing. Top class from beginning to end.”
Steve Haycock

“Charlie was excellent and did his job well. He didn’t let me down and joined in many meals and drinks in the evenings with our group. Once again, another excellent tour, thanks Howzat Travel.”
Philip Sharratt



“Howzat Travel provided a high-quality experience for all travellers. The recommendation to travel with Howzat was certainly borne out. The information provided before travelling was very good with a very helpful and knowledgeable staff at the end of the phone. Nothing was too much trouble. Arrangements for travel were detailed and worked very well. The trip was very enjoyable with good hotels, friendly effective reps and good company. Pity about the cricket!”
Jeff Hooper

“Following our first Ashes tour with Howzat in 2013, this time we did the Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth tests and once again it was a wonderful experience. Each test had periods where the cricket was competitive and enjoyable from an England perspective and we witnessed history with the first day-night test and the final WACA test. And between the cricket we loved the fantastic trips to iconic places in Australia – the Great Barrier Reef, Barossa Wine Valley and Uluru. As we have always found, Howzat delivered a first-class service with everything always in place as you would want. The main “team” of Ian, Steve, Carl and Charlie all contributed throughout with particularly helpful flight advice and arranging a bespoke element to our trip between the first two tests. In addition, the match tickets selected were excellent. And the “on the ground” Tour Managers Karen, Helen, Stephen and Gordon provided great ongoing, pro-active support throughout the tour, which was really appreciated.
Just under four years to the next Ashes and we are already counting and saving – and of course will be calling on Howzat to guarantee another memorable trip – and who knows perhaps an England win!”
Nigel, Hazel, Laura & Graham Maxfield

“All the arrangements went like a dream, pity about the cricket! It goes without saying that all the Howzat staff were equally friendly and helpful. Already looking forward to our next trip!”
Barry & Lorraine Johnson

“Excellent tour from start to finish all as a result of the highest standard and attitude from all of the staff at Howzat Travel. From the Directors at the top & all the other staff who represented the company I really can’t praise them enough. Thank you all for making our tour so special.”
Terry Groves

“The whole trip was brilliant, the Christmas dinner venue in Melbourne was fantastic and the New Year’s Eves night in Sydney was magical, the whole family had a great trip and it is something they will never forget. The cricket options were great, we chose hospitality and as a family this really worked out well as my son suffers with the heat and to have the options of being inside or outside was well worth the money spent. Also, the cricket stars talking in hospitality was amazing, Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Peter Siddle, Ian Botham, Jeff Thompson, Damien Fleming and Mitchell Johnson and all were engaging and stayed for at least an hour. The Howzat Travel end of tour dinner in Sydney was great, especially as I had the honour of Glenn McGrath sitting next to me, wow! We all have very fond memories of the trip and one we will never forget.”
Stuart & Dawn Draper

“All information was given to us before and was clear and informative, Howzat Travel were able to clarify any queries by email. We have had the most amazing experience. As newcomers we didn’t know what to expect but we’ve just had the best time with lovely people in great hotels some brilliant organised evenings in great locations with fantastic food. Carl was right when he said “That walk to the MCG is amazing”. We met some lovely people during the tour and the Christmas dinner and special event evenings we attended were amazing with the locations and food marvellous. It all added to the overall experience. Thank You Howzat.”
Sue & Mick West

“I did the Great Ocean road tour between Perth & Melbourne and it could not have been improved, 10/10. Our tour manager, Karen, was first rate. Never forgot the smallest detail/request. One feels like a member of a family and is no problem for people travelling alone. Clients are looked after so very well.”
Margaret Jobling

“This is the first time I’ve used Howzat and I would highly recommend them to anyone. They were super organised and had very friendly staff on the ground as soon as I landed in Adelaide. During my stay I was very impressed how there always seemed to be a member of staff available if needed. Karen, Dave, Des, Charlie all excellent. During my trip they had everything covered and hotels and transfers were excellent, buses were new with air con and guides informing you of the surrounding area. The organised tours were also very good and super organised I didn’t have any stress or to think it was all taken care of by Howzat travel managers – EXCELLENT COMPANY WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMEND THEM!!!”
John Andrew

“FAB trip. What life’s about. Wonderful memories. Great organisation. Happy.”
Andy Barnes

“Charlie was fabulous sorting out all our arrangements including add-ons, stopover & special requests. He was always very quick to respond to my (many) e-mails. Also secured a very good price for business class flights. No complaints at all. I felt that the option of a small group Platinum tour was really good & suited us really well. We felt well looked after & appreciated the extras.”
Caroline & George Thompson

“We will use Howzat Travel again because the whole experience was excellent!”
Nick & Jane Bird

“Huge thanks to Howzat for an amazing tour experience to Brisbane and Adelaide and the short break in Sydney. Despite some bizarre weather in Adelaide, arrived in 38 degrees and two days later Day 1 at the match one of the coldest December days they had experienced in decades, at which point we raided the ski shop! In spite of some mediocre spells of cricket from England, there were also sessions with optimism and particularly Day 4 in Adelaide when we left the Stadium buoyed after a fantastic day of cricket. The match results did not impact on my enjoyment of the tour, the memories will all be of new friends made, old friends revisited, fantastically funny moments throughout both matches and amazing banter with Aussie fans. Howzat arranged for sessions and Q&As with Mike Hussey, Geoffrey Boycott and Michael Vaughan – all were excellent. In between there were beach days in the sunshine, relaxing in fantastic bars and restaurants and walking through the beautiful botanical gardens. Sydney is just as incredible as it appears on the TV and my helicopter ride over the Opera House, harbours and beaches was a perfect end to a perfect trip despite virtually waving goodbye to the Ashes. Thanks again Howzat for some truly amazing memories.”
Anne Gifford

“This tour was worth every penny, well done the Howzat Travel Team!”
Pete Hall

“Our very first tour with Howzat, totally professional from start to finish. We dealt with 3 individuals Carl, Ian and Bob and they all exceeded our expectations. Would highly recommend Howzat and will certainly utilise company again. We enjoyed the fact that special guest dinners and Q&A’s with ex cricket players were included.”
Tony & Lynda Sutton

“This was a well-managed tour with no problems. Included were the very enjoyable Christmas day meal and farewell dinner, both were excellent!”
Peter Roberts

“With Howzat, it’s always an easy task to get the tour you want. The tour managers were always very helpful and the ‘Howzat Traveller card’ that gave us a range all deals around each city was very well received, good idea.”

“The Christmas Day & Final Dinner were excellent. I keep coming back. What better proof of excellent value is there?”
Richard Crompton

“This tour was fantastic, up to Howzat Travel’s usual high standard.”
Alan Metcalfe

“We did not go solely for the cricket although that was enjoyable. For us, the trip provided the opportunity to see something of the country. We enjoy just taking ourselves off on local transport to see various sights. The botanical gardens in Adelaide and Perth were lovely, as were such places as Glenelg, Carrick Hill, Fremantle, Cottesloe. Visiting Perth also gave us the opportunity to see our friend whom we have not seen since our last visit there some 25 years ago. Thank you Howzat Travel for giving us the opportunity to go to Australia to see not only the cricket, but to experience the country if only a small part of it.”
Stephen & Brigitta Rathbone

“All my tour managers showed me great consideration and kindness. To single one out would be unfair, although Charlie volunteering to push me around the wildlife park did go above and beyond. But to all, I would like to say a big thank you! A fabulous holiday, organised by a Company that takes care of the detail. A holiday of a life time! There is New Zealand in March and Sri Lanka winter 2018 and many others to come, I hope!”
Paul Taylor

“Our trip came up to the usual high standard, lovely to see old friends and make some new ones.”
Jean & Alan Terry

“The tour was easy to book & you are kept informed of anything you need, as well as being very good value for money. Howzat Travel is a really professional company, everything is done for you, so you have nothing to do but enjoy the tour.”
Philip Sharratt

“Great first tour with Howzat, will be back!”
Dave Welch

“I really enjoyed Adelaide and Perth, the test tickets were all in great positions. The tour reps were all very good and friendly, it was a nice atmosphere right through the holiday and I met some really nice people. I will certainly be booking with Howzat Travel in the future.”
Bob Lancaster

“I want to state unequivocally that my experience with Howzat, albeit brief, was excellent in all respects. They answered all my pre-visit queries promptly and clearly, and I received the same “full Monty” service although I only took the accommodation and tickets package for the Gabba Test.”
Jay Amrith

“This was my first cricket tour facilitated by Howzat. Not only were the flights, hotel accommodation and match tickets arranged with utmost professionalism, Howzat provide much more for their clients and this is reflected by the numbers in the group, particularly for the Opal tour covering Melbourne and Sydney. The welcoming luncheon held in Melbourne and the tour farewell dinner in Sydney were both superb occasions and ones not to be forgotten. Thanks are due to Ian Kerr and to the entire Howzat team for all their efforts and help for the three weeks involved. Special appreciation from me to Des Newton who looked after my particular group with utmost dedication with much fun and humour thrown in. For future tours (I am looking especially at South Africa 2019/20), I will have no hesitation in choosing Howzat once again.”
Adrian Walmsley

“All the arrangements went like a dream, pity about the cricket! It goes without saying that all the Howzat staff were equally friendly and helpful. Already looking forward to our next trip!”
Barry & Lorraine Johnson

“Much better value than my previous trip with another company.”
Mark Cripps

“I would give tour managers Nick and Carole Joyce more than 10 points if possible. I was travelling alone, and they made my trip by making me feel welcome and comfortable from Day One. I noticed they were quietly aware of not just mine, but others’ individual needs throughout the trip, even when these weren’t specifically stated. They discreetly took care of everyone, well above and beyond the call of duty in my opinion. How on earth they managed that super-quick and smooth check-in/bag-drop at Melbourne airport is beyond me. Nick and Carol were open and friendly, always available, and happy to deal with any queries or questions. The tour exceeded all my expectations and I will be booking again with Howzat very soon, maybe even for New Zealand in a few weeks’ time!”
Stella Wallace

“I want to say a very big thank you to everyone at Howzat during my family’s trip to Brisbane, we cannot thank them enough for the hospitality, and the friendliness of all staff cannot be underestimated we have had the time of our lives. The tour surpassed all expectation, we are planning when we can go on another!”
Andy, Sue & Becky Craven

“As usual everything was spot on from the moment the first enquiry was made. Top class hotels, good seats for the cricket and Rugby League (especially the World Cup Final) and helpful friendly tour managers. What more could you want, apart from a different result in the Final?!”
Garry Clarke

“I was very impressed by the faultless way it had been organised and congratulate Howzat Travel on the choice of accommodation, which surpassed all my expectations. I would particularly like to thank both Nick and Carol for whom nothing was too much trouble to sort. I am now bitten by the touring bug and will most definitely be looking to repeat but to a different location!”
Nick Newman

“It was my first trip with Howzat but I am already thinking about the next one!”

“My first Howzat cricket tour and because of the great service I received it won’t be my last!”
Andy Jones

“The staff were friendly and inclusive which gave the tour a great feel, All very helpful and efficient. I was impressed with their availability – they never went walkabout! We would definitely tour with Howzat again.”
Chris Harris

“Christmas Day lunch was superb – food, venue, wine. We also enjoyed Farewell Dinner. We had an add-on at end of tour to Port Douglas and Barrier Reef. We had priced this up ourselves but the trip you organised for us was brilliant. Excellent hotels (luxurious in Port Douglas just when we needed to relax!), transfers and transits were perfect, and the excursions were really good. The trip you organised for us turned out to be good value and well-tailored to our needs. The tour managers were excellent as ever. We had a great time, it was a shame about the cricket!”
Liz & Nick Morton

“Steve and Carl pulled together a bespoke package for us based on the Flinders tour. The statements were clear and concise. Before the tour, we received a full pack of information that was complete and accurate. We had 8 flights in total, the pick-ups worked well. The group check-in on internal flights helped proceedings immensely. This Ashes tour was a great experience.”

“Trip of a life time!”
John Prior

“A thoroughly enjoyable tour, well organised with some excellent dinners, shame about the cricket!”
Michael Gurd

“As always, we received clear and accurate information and prompt responses during the booking process and ‘meet and greets’ were ready and waiting when we arrived at each airport. We had a fantastic holiday again! As usual, Howzat made us feel that we are their friends as well as their customers – so nice to see the familiar faces of Tour Reps too. Karen and Steve were both fantastic. Karen had extensive knowledge of all of the cities we stayed in and was always available to answer any questions and help out with queries.”
Des & Maggie Whitelock

“10/10 Excellent!”
Andrea Watson

“The pre-tour information was all very well organised, and all questions were answered swiftly. I loved Australia, the country and the MCG and the SCG. Everyone very friendly and lovely Christmas dinner and Farewell Dinner with Glenn McGrath. This was my first Cricket Tour and I hope it will not be my last. I enjoyed every minute, although the cricket was disappointing!!”
Ged Jepson

“In the booking process the team were very responsive to our plans to put together a bespoke holiday either side of the Opal Tour in Melbourne and Sydney by staying for a few days in Thailand, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Nick and Carole were so very helpful once in Australia in every way – they got the balance just right and always seemed to be right there when we needed them! Christmas Day lunch and the end of tour dinner were wonderful occasions and also a very interesting Q&A with Mike Atherton in Sydney before the test. No doubt it was an expensive trip, but we absolutely loved it! This was our second Howzat tour and we hope there will be more!”
John & Jane Wheeler

“The booking process all worked perfectly, and we appreciate Howzat tailoring our tour as requested. Another brilliant tour. Great hotels in great locations, overall fantastic value for money, logistics worked perfectly. The Christmas Day lunch and tour farewell dinner were both excellent with superb food and the wine flowed. Thanks again to the whole Howzat Team.”
Nigel & Christine Lord

“Our Tour Manager, Des, was a legend – charming and nothing too much trouble. An asset to the business.”
Michael Brown

“Having Mike Atherton for a Q&A was great add on and the meal with a talk from Glenn McGrath was excellent!”
Bob Bruce

“Good value for money.”
Mike Newman

“Our tour manager, Karen, was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and she never failed us when there was a setback or mistake.”

“Having travelled with Howzat Travel previously we were not surprised to find the whole Australian experience was absolutely wonderful. The tour was everything, and so much more than, we expected thank you to everyone at Howzat for giving us so many happy memories that will live with us for a very long time. Here’s to the next tour!”
Malcolm & Sue Oliver

“Very enjoyable experience, helped by Howzat Travel’s flexibility.”
Graham Thomas

“As usual a very well organised and enjoyable tour, just a pity about the results! You would not be able to get better for the price, or even a lot more.”
Garry Clarke

“First tour, great experience, will repeat!”
Derek Harrison

“Ian and the team were also very patient and extremely helpful with our stream of questions. We’d never done anything like this before so had plenty! Howzat Travel are an excellent company. Friendly, efficient and beautifully organised. Highly recommended.”
Peter & Julia Hill

“All my requests were catered for and the pre-departure information was very comprehensive. Very professional & good value for money…why pay more?!”
Howard Hudson

“This tour met all expectations (apart from England’s performance!) Howzat came recommended to me from four sources. The Christmas lunch and end of tour dinner were both well organised functions with a very good standard of food and wine and I appreciated the calibre of speakers – i.e. Mike Atherton for the Q&A and Glenn McGrath for the dinner!”
Peter Lindsay

“The Christmas lunch, Mike Atherton’s Q&A and the farewell dinner with Glenn McGrath were the icing on the cake! Overall a superbly organised trip which we thoroughly enjoyed. Sincere thanks to all Howzat staff.”
Liz Hooper

“During the booking process, Charlie was very helpful in patiently providing detailed and swift responses to the questions I had. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, I met a number of likeminded people. I also thoroughly enjoyed the evenings with Atherton, Healy and McGrath.”

“Top notch hotels and great seats. Really enjoyed the small scale, informal meetings with commentators and ex England Captains to discuss the series – Vic Marks, Aggers, Vaughan, Atherton, Hollioake, Healy etc which was something special offered by the Platinum Tour.”
Gary Alderson

“During the booking process We dealt mainly with Carl, who was excellent in helping us. Gordon Bacon was our tour manager and he was excellent. We will certainly be very interested in future cricket tours!”
Ernest & Yvonne Taylor

“Des was a credit to Howzat Travel – diligent yet entertaining. The tour was a nice compliment of “togetherness yet also do your own thing”.”

“We used Howzat for Cape Town two years ago and were so impressed that we decided to use them for our proposed trip to Australia. The service is exceptional and pleasingly personal. We are made to feel part of a family and we like the way sole group members are looked after. The only way to make the tours better would be England winning more often!”
Mervyn & Brigid Brooker

“These folks know what they are doing, that gives you confidence knowing it’s going to all go OK and if it doesn’t, they sort it there and then. Just can’t sort the England team!”
Stephen Fox

“The tour was excellent, well planned and executed. Our tour manager Gordon was great, the right combination of helpful and giving us space. He handled it with style and grace. We liked the free additions, Q&A’s with ex-cricketers or members of the media in each city.”
Claire Alderson

“Des, Jenni, Karen & Steve were all excellent! First rate. They did a fantastic job. Made me feel welcome and included at all times. I’d like to say Thank You!”
Judie Grant

“Our tour manager, Gordon, was a star. He was friendly and thorough and didn’t put a foot wrong. An experience of a lifetime and way above my expectations!”
Don McCrickard

“First time with Howzat Travel and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well organised with friendly Tour Managers and looking forward to the next one.”
Phil Lambert

“For me, the highlight was the final dinner with Glen McGrath. I also enjoyed the sessions with Adam Hollioake, Mike Atherton and Michael Vaughan. The quality of what I received was very good and I felt it was worth it. Less said about the quality of England’s cricket the better!”

“Howzat Travel were happy to remove international flights which other companies wouldn’t. Speaking to others in Australia they had similar experiences – so Howzat are more flexible than other companies.”
James Parkinson

“All the arrangements were handled efficiently. I had a couple of queries and requests for clarification that were responded to promptly. Very good seats at all venues. Efforts had obviously been made to ensure a fair rotation of seats that had maximum shade.”
Joh & Jillian Lipscombe

“I was happy all round!”
John Nicholas

“The Christmas day lunch and farewell dinner were excellent events.”

“Our tour managers, Helen and Karen, were excellent – very friendly, helpful and available. We were most impressed with them.”
Christine & Colin Young

“An excellent trip with good organisation and attentive staff from booking to the flight home.”

“Excellent tour and great to meet with many friends from previous tours!”
John & Jackie Yeomans

“Very satisfied, thanks to all concerned.”

“Cricket rubbish from England perspective, weather rubbish (cold when we were in Adelaide and Perth; hot in those Cities when we weren’t there!) but apart from that – Excellent tour from Howzat Travel!”
Geoff Marshall

“Thank you for the holiday! I met lots of people on tour different groups or travelling independently, they all had their pros and cons. With you Howzat Travel, it was a stress-free holiday… they arranged everything. The tour managers were friendly, knowledgeable, and always available for a question, a chat or a beer. I just had to concentrate on enjoying myself!”
Marc Parry

“As ever, well organised with tour managers always available. Met some great people and will continue to use and recommend Howzat Travel!”
John & Janet Virr

“Howzat Travel have a good product and in the eight tours I have undertaken with them I have always been satisfied!”
Chris Phillips

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A great trip!”
Andrew McLeod

“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

“Great trip, we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves even if the cricket wasn’t very closely contested -always good to see England win though.”

“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

“Already looking forward to our next trip!”

“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

“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.”

“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

“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.”

“No problems with the booking process, great hotels and excellent tour managers. 10/10.”
Paul Humphreys

“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

“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.”

“Our first tour and we both loved it.”
Andy & Susie Old

“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

“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

“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

“We were very satisfied with the assistance we received in booking.  We were very satisfied with the overall tour.”
Anita & Colin Masters

“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

“The tour dinner excellent and Charlie Dagnall was excellent with Sir Gary Sobers.”
Paul Williams

“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

“Everyone was very helpful to adjust my tour to include the extras I wanted.”
Neale Pickerill

“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!”

“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

“A marvellous experience, very well-orchestrated by the Howzat team (especially Des and Carl) – looking forward to the next one already! Wonderful!”
Kevin Tristram

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Howzat is a first class business that offers real value for money without skimping on quality.”
Stan Tucker

“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.”

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I had a great time. Very pleased I went not only for the cricket but the companionship and the experience.”
Ted Booth

“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

“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

“Excellent throughout.”
Chris Ashton

“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

“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

“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

“I really enjoyed it!”
David Rance

“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

“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

“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

“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Very good value for money and roll on the next trip!”
Robert Lancaster

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

“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!”

“The hotels were exceptional and Maggi’s attention to details was quite remarkable!”
David Grierson

“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

“Quality of hotels, tourist packages arranged and quality of tour reps made this an unforgettable and amazing trip.”
Nick & Liz Morton

“Howzat Travel were excellent as usual.”
Anthony Townsend

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Everything was run like clockwork all I had to do was choose what to have for breakfast!”
Phil Goddard

“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

“Thanks very much for another great tour. Everything was incredibly smooth, good hotels, good transfers… all good!”
Paul Newman, Daily Mail cricket correspondent

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“The tour was well planned and good value for money, many thanks Howzat. I will certainly travel with you again!”
Jeff Moore

“Cannot speak highly enough of Howzat Travel, they exceeded my expectations and we will travel with them again, most definitely!”
Shirley Thomas

“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

“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.”

“Excellent tour! Well organised, with lots of fun and laughter. A shame about the result in the ODIs!”
Bill Wardrop

“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.”

“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

“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 is the first time I have been with Howzat Travel and everything was really good. I will definitely travel with Howzat again.”
Gary Brown

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

“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

“Our tour managers were solid and approachable and the farewell dinner was really good, Mr Boycott was his usual entertaining self.”
Graham Hillier

“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

“The booking and arrangements for the trip were straight forward and easy to deal with. I enjoyed my tour.”
Charles Hewitt

“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

“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

“I had a fantastic tour with good friends – saw some fantastic sights and great cricket. Well done Howzat Travel!”
Jim Nixon

“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

“Howzat Travel do an exceptionally good job, very professional, very enjoyable and achieve a personal touch at the same time.”
Stuart Finney

“All tour managers I had were very good. I loved the whole tour!”
Linda Glover

“A really well organised trip.”

“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

“Already looking forward to my next trip with Howzat Travel!”
Barry Jenkins

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“This was my first time with Howzat Travel, having used other companies and will definitely repeat with Howzat. Amazing fun!”
Andy Gagen

“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

“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

“Keep up the good work!”
Barrie & Sandra Rose

“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

“Another wonderful tour from Howzat, my third. The standard never slips.”
Anne Hare-Brown

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Our tour manager was excellent and one felt they would go to great lengths to deal with guests issues.”
Peter Stefanini

“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

“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.”

“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

“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

“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

“Best organised cricket tour we have ever been on. A very good farewell dinner.”
Peter & Eileen Fisher

“A second great trip with howzat. Very pleased! 10/10”

“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

“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

“Most enjoyable tour I have been on with Howzat Travel!”
Peter Baring

“My congratulations to all the Howzat Travel team for making the trip to South Africa such a wonderful success!”
Arthur de Sybel

“The Howzat Travel team very professional and friendly, nothing too much trouble. ”
Peter Sykes

“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.”

“A very well organised tour, wonderful experience.”
Ann & Michael Neilan

“Thoroughly enjoyable tour- good personable attention to detail. Everything was well organised. I would go again with Howzat Travel.”
Roger Thompson

“All very well organised. Excellent tour guides. Great location in Cape Town.”
John & Liz Carter

“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

“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

“The whole holiday booking process and the holiday was a very good experience and well organised.”
June Burt

“Best organised cricket tour we have ever been on.”
Peter & Eileen Fisher

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Everything was really good and tour managers helpful. We will be back with you sometime!”
Heather Wright

“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

“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

“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

“Thanks to the Howzat Travel team for such a superbly organised tour.”
Peter Hort

“The [email protected] 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

“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

“Fabulous trip. Lovely people. Wonderful time and memories. I’d do it all again-and hopefully will do!”
Andy Barnes

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“10/10 from start to finish, a very enjoyable tour. Keep up the good work!”
Terry Hague

“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

“Yet another fantastic tour!”
Richard Crompton

“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

“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

“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 Caribbean 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

“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

“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

“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

“An extremely good tour. All staff and participants were friendly and the end of tour party was brilliant!”
Frank Jenkins

“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

“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

“10/10! All very good… and Maggi was excellent!”
Daryl Griffin & Brian Boumphery

“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.”

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

“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

“A very good tour. Excellent communications and all requests were satisfactorily dealt with. We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Elizabeth Dobson & Angela Place

“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

“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

“Thanks for a well organised tour.”
Norman Martin

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Excellently-organised yet again by all concerned. Graham and Carl made sure everyone in the group knew what was going on.”
Alan Jones

“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

“Thanks for a great tour – the farewell dinner was a highlight. The tour managers were very friendly, social able and professional.”
John Lord

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

” 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

“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

“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

“A good booking and payment process, and the full time staff are all brilliant!”
Gillie Fisher

“10/10 for our tour manager Des! We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Colin & Christine Young

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“I enjoyed the tour very much. Good accommodation and transfers, and good value for money.”
Eric Child

“A very enjoyable tour and Karen was very good. The personal touch is  a great strength of the team.”
Paul Badger

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Good seating at the cricket, brilliantly-organised transfers, wonderful tour managers (as always) and good value for money. A really enjoyable tour!”
Jo North

“10/10 for Maggi! I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
David Fry

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Very good seats at the cricket, accommodation and transfers… and excellent tour managers!”
Rose Baring

“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

“A most enjoyable tour. I thoroughly enjoyed the farewell dinner with Graeme Swann. The tour managers were always helpful.”
Roy Steele

“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

“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

“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

“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!”

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Hedley Jenkins

“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.”

“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

“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

“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.”

“I had an excellent time and the tour was very good value for money. Jenni was great – clear communications and well-organised.”
Graham Glynn

“The tour managers were very efficient and smashing people as well! I can’t think of anything offhand that would improve the tour.””

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“10/10! Everything went to plan. Very good tour management and very good value for money.”
Dave Coram

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A most enjoyable tour – the hotels were in beautiful locations and the farewell dinner was good.”
Anne Jacob

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Overall, a very good tour. Good seats at the cricket, excellent accommodation, and friendly and approachable tour managers.”
John & Linda Laffey

“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

“A good tour… we would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Colin & Sandra Williamson

“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.”

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A very good tour, and the seats at the cricket were good. We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends. ”
David & Val Farnell

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

“A thoroughly enjoyable tour. Good seats at the cricket, with a good view and in shade most of the day.”
Rod Homer

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A very good tour. Very good value for money and excellent tour managers.”
Charles Simpson

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“An exceptionally well-thought out and catered for tour. The tour managers were very good – helpful, friendly and informative.”
Brian Perry

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A great time was had. Regards to all and thanks for everything…”
Margaret Watton

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Thank you for another brilliant experience. Excellent value… and all with smiling faces!”
Bob Thompson

“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

“Everything went well… good value for money, excellent accommodation, transfers and tour managers. Pity about the cricket.”
Richard Crompton

“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

“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

“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

“The fact that Ian replied personally to my emails made me feel that my custom was important. Keep up the good work.”
Geoff Marshall

“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

“I went to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, and loved every minute! Thanks again for everything you did for us.”
Sydney Smith

“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

“We always felt like we were in good hands with Howzat Travel due to the tour managers and the pre-departure organisation.”
Margaret Dolby

“Australia is very expensive, but Howzat Travel is definitely the best value around!”
Paul Badger

“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

“Well organised, good hotels and all went smoothly.”
Rob Homer

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“It’s impossible to suggest improvements to the excellent service provided by the organisation in the UK and staff in the field.”
Alex Miller

“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

“I enjoyed every minute of the tour and hope to do another one someday.”
James Kane

“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

“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

“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

“The flexibility of approach is a great benefit. Many thanks for a great experience, very well organised, lots of fun!”
Robert Gilbert

“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

“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

“We really enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Looking to do Barbados with you next year, and definitely Bangladesh next time!”
Tony & Diane Garton

“All brilliant, looking forward to future tours.”
Anthony Ashworth

“A very good tour, shame about the cricket. The staff were extremely good and all arrangements worked well.”
John Simmonds

“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

“Everyone at Howzat Travel are very friendly and helpful. The guest speakers were also outstanding.”
Nigel & Marilyn Hind

“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

“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

“The Howzat Travel team are brilliant, friendly and approachable. The tour went very well and I had an excellent time.”
Michael Hopkinson

“The Howzat Travel tour managers are very good in an emergency!”
David Rush

“Excellent! We would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Philip Sharratt & Gerald Smith

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Trevor Northfield

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I had a brilliant time in New Zealand. The tour managers were all very welcoming and approachable.”
Lee Bailey

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Another excellent tour… no complaints regarding organisation and I would definitely recommend Howzat Travel.”
Ross Parry

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A great mix of watching the cricket and seeing the sights of New Zealand. 10/10!”
Paul Badger

“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

“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

“Very good and helpful tour managers. I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Peter Baring

“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

“I enjoyed myself very much in New Zealand – once again Howzat Travel operated to a high standard.”
Gordon Mackintosh

“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

“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

“Another great tour. I’ve now been on six trips with Howzat Travel and really enjoyed them all… roll on Australia!”
Nigel Boulter

“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

“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

“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

“Thank you for a great tour – please give my regards to all the Howzat Travel team for all their help.”
Jim Nixon

“Tour managers 12/10 (!)… what can I say? Very tolerant and found some great bars and restaurants. Value for money 10/10.”
Richard F

“Excellent! There’s not much more you could do to make the tours better…”
Charles Simpson

“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

“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

“Well organised and removed all the stress normally associated with long distance travel.”
Gordon Linsley

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Everything went very smoothly, and it was great to be able to rely on the flights, hotels and drivers.”
Russell Fuller, BBC

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Des was very professional and the tour was very enjoyable. I look forward to the next one. Excellent! “
Vivien Carroll

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I had a great time. The best tour yet for cricket, weather, food, hotels and people on the tour…”
Margaret Watton

“Thanks for a fabulous trip!”
Howard Jones

“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

“Thanks for a brilliantly-organised tour. I had a great time and it goes without saying I met some lovely people.”
Dave Holmes

“Fantastic cricket and a good crowd of people One of the best tours I’ve ever been on! And Des was great…”
Richard Crompton

“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

“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

“I enjoyed the tour to India and Des’ company. Good value for money. I’d definitely recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Jim Atkinson

“Excellent tour, good value for money.”
Michael Adler

“I would recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Peter Neville

“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

“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

“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

“Excellent tour – thoroughly enjoyable! Just keep on doing what you’re doing…”
Colin Wilkes & Eddie Mills

“Good value for money… a great trip – despite the cricket!”
Richard Crompton

“Excellent… including our ‘Cape Town’ sandwich! Good tour, good tour leaders… we recommend Howzat Travel to friends.”
Geoff & Judy Goodson

“Excellent seating at the cricket… and very good value for money. A very enjoyable tour.”
Peter Scott

“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

“We had an enjoyable time – it was well-organised with minimum of fuss… and very good value for money.”
Nick Mehlig

“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

“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

“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

“Excellent tour!”
Jeremy Majumdar

“Thoroughly enjoyed it! I’d definitely recommend Howzat Travel…”
Paul Badger

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I had a wonderful holiday and Des did a wonderful job. Pity about the cricket!”
Brian Newsham

“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

“Thanks for the excellent arrangements and to Des in particular.”
David Simpson

“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

“Very good value for money, and our tour leader Des was simply the best!”
Graham Aldridge

“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

“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

“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

“Better value than other companies! Very well put-together – a good balance of cricket and leisure. There’s only one Des Newton!!”
David Coram

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A great tour with a great result. It doesn’t get any better than that! Good quality at a fair price.”
John Davis

“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

“Extremely good value for money. The tour was well conducted from start to finish, with excellent transfers, tour leaders and communications.”
Colin Wilkes

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Brilliant tour leaders, excellent transfers, excellent hotel and spot-on value for money. Fantastic!”
Allan Martin

“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

“Thanks for a fantastic trip and for looking after us during our maiden voyage with Howzat Travel.”
Frankie & Elaine Moore

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A very enjoyable tour and good value for money – I would recommend Howzat Travel.”
Kathy Taylor

“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

“Top dollar value for money – I’ll be back! Well worth it – a chance in a lifetime never to be forgotten.”
Colin Baty

“All the Howzat Travel team were excellent. I would definitely recommend.”
Bill Brooks

“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

“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

“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

“Very impressive – excellent value for money and the tour leaders were always helpful.”
Michael Hopkinson

“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

“Great tour, great value – 10/10. No complaints at all.”
Ted Richardson

“I really enjoyed the trip – went without a hitch… Good organisation and great company.”
Anthony Peters

“Excellent. A really enjoyable tour and well-thought-through.”
Michael Joseph

“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.”

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I had a great time – I’m not sure about my liver!”
Richard Crompton

“I had a fantastic trip thanks to you all at Howzat Travel!”
Margaret Watton

“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

“Very good tour and result.”
David Lumb

“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

“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

“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

“Thanks for a brilliant, well-organised holiday.”
Bob Thompson

“Thanks to all at your company for the excellent way that everything has been organised.”
Peter Chalk

“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

“Excellent tour, no problems – we recommend Howzat Travel.”
Emily Russon

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Ian’s a top man and I really enjoyed the tour and the company.”
David Lumb

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Thanks for sorting everything at the last minute, I really enjoyed the trip.”
Nick Towers

“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

“An enjoyable tour with some exciting Test cricket and excellent environs and scenery from Kruger to Cape Town.”
Mark Davies

“A good tour and mix of company.”
Chris Phillips

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Excellent on all counts – Well done.”
BJC & JA Gibby

“An excellent trip. The personal touch of Ian, John etc. Takes some beating. Many thanks.”
John & Chrissy Clegg

“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

“I can’t think of anything to improve, the trip was excellent. Everything ran very smoothly and was very well organised.”
David & Sharon

“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

“After travelling with Gullivers for the last six times, Howzat has been as good and great value. Keep it simple and succeed.”
Anthony Townsend

“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

“Just to say we had a brilliant time in Cape Town, the organisation, hotel, transfers, excursions were first class. Many thanks!”
Rhys & Margaret Williams

“Thanks again for Cape Town. We could not fault the trip and thoroughly enjoyed it.”
John & Chrissy

“Had a great time, saw two great test matches and made some new friends. I will definitely be going on another tour”
John Davis

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Had a great time and made new friends.”
John Davis, Southampton


“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 “

“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

“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

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

“Great trip, Great people, I feel 10 years younger!”
Richard Crompton, Scawsby, Doncaster

“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

“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

“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!” 
Catherine and Michael Skinner

“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.”
Heather Hope, London

“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.”
Peter Sandall

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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