Howes Etc, in partnership with sports travel specialists Traveleads, continued their successful Rugby League supporters tours Down Under with nearly 100 fans touring Australia and New Zealand for the 2010 Four Nations tournament.
OZ10 followed on from OZ06 for the 2006 Tri-Nations and OZ08 for the World Cup with the option of four, three and two week trips in the autumn of 2010, following England in their three qualifying matches in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland and staying on for the Australia v New Zealand Final in Brisbane.
With stays in eight different venues, the month-long OZ10 tour was led by Rugby League personality David Howes, Managing Director of Howes Etc, accompanied by Tour Ambassador Shaun McRae, Head Coach of Salford City Reds and Sky Tv pundit, plus Danny Hope from Traveleads.
To provide maximum variety, OZ10 had stays in Christchurch, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, Rotorua, Auckland, Cairns or the Gold Coast, and Brisbane, mainly using Rydges and Accor hotel groups. Long haul flights were with Emirate and Singapore Airlines, internal flights on Air New Zealand and Qantas.
More than 20 social events and excursions were organised for the OZ10 tourists, who included parties mainly from Hull, Castleford, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Rochdale, Manchester, St Helens, St Helens, Widnes, Wigan and Cumbria.