The eagerly awaited Ashes dates are known, but still unconfirmed. The chances of these changing are slim, but until they are announced by Cricket Australia and ECB, they can still change.
In reply to many that have Whatsapp or emailed since the dates have been leaked;
1 - Once dates are confirmed, Official Tours will be released later in the year giving you time to book holidays, flights, and other needs, and ask a million questions if need be, before booking your tour. It takes time to confirm 3000 hotel beds, so relax, there will be plenty of time to book
2 - If you have paid a A$10 deposit per venue, we will contact you with final pricing asking if you wish to keep your place/s. We will not have packages for anyone that hasn't paid a deposit. We are not offering places to 'the public' per se
3 - If you wish to keep your place/s, you will be asked to rebook. There is no obligation to proceed, and either way your deposit will be refunded
4 - We will offer you ALL test matches. You don't have to rebook your original venue/s, you're welcome to book whichever venue/s suit your time, knowing the series is now in June - July
5 - If you choose to enjoy the Ashes 2023 with us, you will have 7 days to rebook with a non-refundable payment of A$1000* per person per venue
*Due to payments we need to make to CATO, this initial deposit has changed from A$500 to A$1000 per person, on Oct 4, 2022.
6 - You can make full payment or by installment. All payments are non-refundable. Once you confirm with us, we are obliged to buy your full package/s from Cricket Australia Travel. We pay them, so you must pay us. There is no going back. Installment dates will be given
7 - Cricket Australia select hotels, and then create, price, and sell 6-night base tours (incl. profit) to ALL official tour operators (us!), that include hotels with breakfast, reserved seat match ticket, and pre-test match function. We add apparel and our 28 years of touring knowhow
8 - Our 6-night packages will be as close to cost as possible. Other operators add travel, transfers, day tours, Europe, and extra nights for a lot more money. We don't. We just want to help you enjoy a very-expensive tour as affordably as possible, with the convenience of an official tour.
9 - Pricing on our website is a high-end guide. We would rather suggest a higher price than a lower price only to then ask you for more. Final pricing is subject to match ticket prices, hotel rates, and foreign exchange. Current GBP exchange to the AUD is helping immensely
10 - If travelling alone and wish to twin share, we will partner you with another lone-traveller of the same gender. If we have odd numbers, you may be asked to pay the single supplement. If you do not wish to share a room with a stranger, then please book a single room
11 - If your partner does not want to go to the cricket, there are no packages at this stage for partners that do not need match tickets. I suggest you book a single room and your partner can join you for 6-nights without any inclusions, including breakfast
12 - If you travelling as a family, kids up to an age (that won't go to the cricket) can use the parents' room (bed) for a small fee, if any. If your kids are going to the cricket, a full package must be booked. Lower pricing for kids is unavailable
13 - If you are one of the many cricket clubs coming, your guests must book separately, but we still need to know how many to expect to reserve the correct number of packages. All payments still need to be received within 7-days so start winding up players now to save the $500pp (and the rest). There is no obligation to proceed, but stragglers may miss out
14 - If you baulked at booking, please reconsider paying a fully refundable deposit. We can't offer you a place if we don't know you want to go
I believe that covers everything. None of the above are terms and conditions of booking, it is just blanket information to help you prepare. If there is something not covered, please let me know so I can answer it, and add it to the page.
Thank you to everyone that has booked, and thank you in advance to those that will.
If you still need to, please book here
Many thanks from all at ACT.
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