Employment Opportunity – Schools Department

The LWTL Schools team are enjoying a very successful year and are looking for experienced staff members to join the operations team in Conderton.
Candidates should:
– Demonstrate a high degree of accuracy in your work, have a commercial focus, and possess good creative skills in terms of building itineraries and making amendments once a tour is in place to keep it within budget or maintain the flow of the itinerary.
– Be able to manage their workload effectively, be well organised, flexible, determine priorities, act on their own initiative as well as being a strong team player and able to work longer hours if necessary.
– Have experience within travel and preferably within schools and/or sports travel.
You will receive:
– Competitive salary
– Plus participation in target driven annual bonus scheme
Click here to see more: http://stage.livingwiththelions.co.uk/school-tours/careers/

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The British & Irish Lions Tour – One Year To Go!

A little bit of history and a look at the forthcoming test series between The British and Irish Lions and New Zealand in 2017.
36 past tours, 44 playing captains, 5 strips, 114 test matches and 4 countries The British and Irish Lions is a tradition that dates back to 1888. It’s a tradition that was threatened briefly by the onset of professionalism but I’m sure if you were to ask any home unions international, outside of a World Cup win, they would regard it as the pinnacle of their profession. A sentiment encapsulated perfectly by Jim Telfer’s famous, ‘many are considered, few are chosen’ pre-test speech to the forwards in South Africa in 1997.
The current crop of players has the prospect of a tour to New Zealand to look forward to. Theirs will not be a tour party of 21 nor will they have 19 games of Aussie Rules to negotiate as in 1888 or will they stop in Sri Lanka – or Ceylon as it was then – for a warm up game on the way there as was the case in 1930 and 1950. However, what they will find is an opposition that is as determined to beat them as on every tour since that first unsanctioned trip in 1888.
An overall test series win percentage on all tours of 42% makes for pretty grim reading but if placed alongside the 9% of tour victories when the side have travelled to the Land of the Long White Cloud then it starts to look a bit better. What it really does do however is outline how hard it is to win down there at the bottom of the planet; or if Keith Richards is to be believed the actual bottom of the world. Especially if you travel to Invercargill.
So how do the sides measure up now? The hosts are allegedly rebuilding and it could be argued the home unions are looking strong. The English saw off the Australians with alacrity, the Irish really should have beaten South Africa for the first time and the Scots sort of beat the Japanese easily. Even if they struggled in the heat to score points of the 5-point variety and Vern Cotter had a touch of the Roy Hodgsons about him when it came to deciding who his captain should be.
As for the Welsh they employed their new style and played with an openness not seen since someone at the Sunday Times shouted ‘Warren Ball’, which even drew praise from Justin Marshall. Though a fantastic scrum half he is also an honorary Welshman following his time at the Ospreys and it may well have been him blowing smoke up Warren Gatland in preparation for next year’s main event. Patronising or not the truth was there for all to see. In spite of periods of each test where they competed and indeed outscored their sheep loving cousins they were given an absolute seeing to when it really mattered. Perhaps the All Blacks don’t really ever rebuild. Certainly not since they had captain dilemmas with Taine Randell and Rueben Thorne.
As with most things the facts are a little more complicated. What is in our favour is that with all the home unions being led by Southern Hemisphere coaches we must stand a good chance of competing strongly. Indeed 3 out of the 4 are from New Zealand so that will surely be of some assistance. Though it is of course ultimately the players who have to perform. A steely backbone of a newly confident England led by that reformed naughty boy at hooker, goals kicked from anywhere by any number of fantastic goal kickers and with a sidestep of wingers ready to play behind a strong pack and a creative midfield we can run the hosts very close.
Hell, if we collude with the supporters’ groups to pinch Aaron Cruden’s skateboard, hide Sam ‘Samson’ Cane’s headband and give Beauden Barrett a Chinese burn until he cries we may just win outright. And if he recovers from injury I’d probably also advocate a quick switch of Nehe Milner-Skudder’s boots for a set of green flash. It’s also (I hope) a given the head coach won’t dream up a new anthem nor commit cultural hari-kari with a mocking response to the Haka that so infuriated everyone from both sides in 2005. Just ask BOD and Tana Umaga.
So a prediction based on well… just a hunch, zero science and the fact we are a year out so a ludicrous forecast is mandatory. The British and Irish Lions to win 2-1. Or an aggregate score over the 3 tests of 76-72 in favour of the British and Irish Lions. Plus, I recently went to a safari park and saw a lion housed near a flock of kiwis and considered briefly who would triumph in that particular battle once the lion had awoken from his afternoon (4 year) snooze.
What we can be sure of is that it is going to be a fantastic battle for the players to even get on that plane and we as supporters are in for a real treat between now and that final minute of the final test when, after 18 phases of patience and lung bursting forward work Stuart Hogg ghosts round the New Zealand second-five eighth with those tiny steps of his to pinch victory from the hosts to begin the mother of all celebrations in the Viaduct Harbour. See you there. It’s going to be fun.

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England Cricket in Bangladesh 2016 – Fixtures confirmed


Fri 7th October – 1st ODI: Bangladesh v England, Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Sun 9th October – 2nd ODI: Bangladesh v England – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Wed 12th October – 3rd ODI: Bangladesh v England – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong


Thurs 20th – Mon 24th October 1st Test: – Bangladesh v England – Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

Fri 28th Oct – Tues 1st Nov 2nd Test: – Bangladesh v England – Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

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West Indies 2017 ODI Tour On Sale



Windies ODI Tour Includes:

  • Return International flights
  • Inter Island flight from Antigua to Barbados
  • All airport & match transfers
  • Guaranteed Official ODI Tickets
  • 5 nights All Inclusive accommodation in Antigua
  • 4 or 5 nights accommodation in Barbados – either self-catering (breakfast is included) or All Inclusive – depending on your chosen trip duration and hotel.
  • Services locally of a LWTL representative
  • Tour merchandise


Tour Excludes:

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than where specified
  • All optional excursions


9 nights’ from £2445 – per person sharing (Single Supplement: £655)
– 5 nights Halcyon Cove, Antigua
– 4 nights All Seasons Resort, Europa Apartments
BARBADOS HOTEL UPGRADE SUPPLEMENT: 4 nights Discovery Bay £420 Sharing, £790 single occupancy


10 nights’ from £2575 – per person sharing (Single Supplement: £725)
– 5 nights Halcyon Cove, Antigua
– 5 nights All Seasons Resort, Europa Apartments
BARBADOS HOTEL UPGRADE SUPPLEMENT: 5 nights’ Discovery Bay £525 Sharing, £985 single occupancy


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2017 West Indies ODI Tour Dates Announced

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Register your interest for the West Indies ODI Tour with LWTL and be the first to see our tour packages before general release. The West Indies is such a magnificent place to visit with friendly people, great weather and exciting ODI cricket.



Saturday 25 February: England v WICB President’s XI, St Kitts
Monday 27 February: England v WICB President’s XI, St Kitts
Friday 3 March: 1st ODI v West Indies, SVRS
Sunday 5 March: 2nd ODI v West indies, SVRS
Thursday 9 March: 3rd ODI v West Indies, Kensington Oval
2017 West Indies ODI Tour Dates Announced preregister

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Venues for 2016 India Cricket Tour (Tests, ODI’s & T20s)

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LWTL’s Craig and Patrick exploring Queenstown NZ – Videos

New Zealands Adventure Capital!

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2001 saw our first Living With The Lions tour to Australia and next year’s tour to New Zealand promises to be our best tour ever. We are excited to announce our appointment as an official sub agent which means our LWTL supporters will benefit from guaranteed hotels and match tickets carefully selected to work within the Lions travel programme. It is well known that there is a shortage of good accommodation in New Zealand’s main rugby cities, a problem only enhanced by the arrival of thousands of eager Lions fans. So don’t worry, you’re in safe hands when you choose to travel with us.
We are working hard to ready our packages for sale as soon as possible, but this may well take a few more weeks, so we ask for your patience. But remember, the hotels and tickets remain guaranteed. In the past we haven’t launched until a year before the tour, so there is plenty of time and no need to panic! We are keen to ensure that we have all the details in place before we launch our tours to our loyal supporters. Also, despite our appointment, we will remain small so that you still get the personal service that you have come to expect.
We thank everyone that has already registered interest in this trip, with this announcement we will be opening our £100 pre-registration scheme today. This is fully refundable at any time until you either commit to a package of your choice or decide not to travel. By doing so, you will further advance yourself and your group forward to be the among the very first people able to choose from our packages as soon as they are released. Please call today as we will have to limit the number of deposits that we take at this time to avoid any disappointment.
To join the refundable deposit scheme, call 01386 808600 today to pay by debit of credit card.

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South Africa Cricket Tour 2015/16 – TOUR PHOTOS


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Tour Schedule Announced – World Twenty20 India March 2016

Wed, 16 Mar – West Indies v England (M) (PM), Mumbai
Fri, 18 Mar – South Africa v England (M) (Eve.), Mumbai
Wed, 23 Mar – England v Q1B (M) (PM), New Delhi
Sat, 26 Mar – England v Sri Lanka (M) (Eve.), New Delhi

(‘M’ denotes men’s match; ‘W’ denotes women’s match; PM means afternoon match and Eve. means night match. Match timing to be confirmed in due course)
Tue, 8 Mar – Zimbabwe v Hong Kong (PM), Nagpur; Scotland v Afghanistan (Eve.), Nagpur
Wed, 9 Mar – Bangladesh v Netherlands (PM), Dharamsala; Ireland v Oman (Eve.), Dharamsala
Thu, 10 Mar – Scotland v Zimbabwe (PM), Nagpur; Hong Kong v Afghanistan (Eve.)
Fri, 11 Mar – Netherlands v Oman (PM), Dharamsala; Bangladesh v Ireland (Eve.), Dharamsala
Sat, 12 Mar – Zimbabwe v Afghanistan (PM), Nagpur; Scotland v Hong Kong (Eve.), Nagpur
Sun, 13 Mar – Netherlands v Ireland (PM), Dharamsala; Bangladesh v Oman (Eve.), Dharamsala
Tue, 15 Mar – India v Bangladesh (W) (PM), Bengaluru; New Zealand v Sri Lanka (W) (Eve.), New Delhi; New Zealand v India (M) (Eve), Nagpur
Wed, 16 MarWest Indies v England (M) (PM), Mumbai; Pakistan v Q1A (M) (Eve.), Kolkata; West Indies v Pakistan (W) (Eve.), Chennai
Thu, 17 Mar – England v Bangladesh (W) (PM), Bengaluru; Sri Lanka v Q1B (M) (Eve.), Kolkata
Fri, 18 Mar – New Zealand v Ireland (W) (PM), Mohali; Australia v New Zealand (M) (PM), Dharamsala; South Africa v England (M) (Eve.), Mumbai; Australia v South Africa (W) (Eve.), Nagpur
Sat, 19 Mar – India v Pakistan (W) (PM), New Delhi; India v Pakistan (M) (Eve.), Dharamsala
Sun, 20 Mar – South Africa v Q1B (M) (PM), Mumbai; West Indies v Bangladesh (W) (PM), Chennai; Sri Lanka v Ireland (W) (Eve.), Mohali; Sri Lanka v West Indies (M) (Eve.), Bengaluru
Mon, 21 Mar – Australia v New Zealand (W) (PM), Nagpur; Australia v Q1A (M) (Eve.), Bengaluru
Tue, 22 Mar – England v India (W) (PM), Dharamsala; New Zealand v Pakistan (M) (Eve.), Mohali
Wed, 23 Mar England v Q1B (M) (PM), New Delhi; India v Q1A (M), (Eve.), Bengaluru; South Africa v Ireland (W) (Eve.), Chennai
Thu, 24 Mar – England v West Indies (W) (Eve.), Dharamsala; Australia v Sri Lanka (W) (PM), New Delhi; Pakistan v Bangladesh (W) (Eve.), New Delhi
Fri, 25 Mar – Pakistan v Australia (M) (PM), Mohali; South Africa v West Indies (M), (Eve.), Nagpur
Sat, 26 Mar – Australia v Ireland (W) (PM), New Delhi; Q1A v New Zealand (M) (PM), Kolkata; England v Sri Lanka (M) (Eve.), New Delhi; South Africa v New Zealand (W) (Eve.), Bengaluru
Sun, 27 Mar – West Indies v India (W) (PM), Mohali; India v Australia (M) (Eve.), Mohali; England v Pakistan (W) (Eve.), Chennai; Q1B v West Indies (M) (PM), Nagpur;
Mon, 28 Mar – South Africa v Sri Lanka (W) (PM), Bengaluru; South Africa v Sri Lanka (M) (Eve.), New Delhi
Tue, 29 Mar – Rest/travel day

Wed, 30 Mar – Women’s semi-final (2nd group A v 1st group B) (PM), New Delhi; men’s semi-final (Super 10 Group 1 2nd v Super 10 Group 2 1st) (Eve.), New Delhi
Thu, 31 Mar – Women’s semi-final (1st group A v 2nd group B) (PM), Mumbai; men’s semi-final (Super 10 Group 1 1st v Super 10 Group 2 2nd) (Eve.), Mumbai
Fri, 1 Apr – Rest/travel day
Sat, 2 Apr – Rest/travel day
Sun, 3 April – Women’s final (PM), Kolkata; men’s final (Eve.), Kolkata
*Warm-up schedule to be confirmed in due course

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