“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