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Bringing The Ashes Down Under, One Booking at a Time

January 5, 2018 Sports No Comments Email Email

An England Ashes cricket tour to Australia is always one of the most highly anticipated sporting visits to this country.

 The return of the English Men’s and Women’s cricket teams for their respective Ashes campaigns is the culmination of months of planning to ensure both series are a success on the field for players, spectators and for all stakeholders.

 Planning commenced for the 2017-18 season some years in advance by Cricket Australia as the host nation with the England and Wales Cricket Board; and travel, transport and accommodation by sports and entertainment travel company Stage and Screen Travel Services.

 With the England squads touring in Australia from October to February The Ashes series will ensure a highly attended summer of international cricket in Australia.

 Tiziano Galipo, General Manager Stage and Screen Travel Services said, ”The Ashes is a long and complex tour to arrange and requires close cooperation between all parties involved.

 “We started making bookings eight months ago as soon as the touring calendar was set and then look at fine tuning requirements as the tour unfolds.” 

Stage and Screen are required to book over 8,800 hotel room nights across 12 different hotels with over 1,100 bags of luggage required to be transported.

 Transport arrangements include booking 36 internal flights and 270 vans, cars and coaches to move the teams and support staff around the country.

 Additionally, the teams will use over 37 dozen cricket balls for training on top of the match balls.

The five-match Magellan Ashes Test Series commenced on 23rd November 2017 in Brisbane and is followed by five Gillette One Day Internationals and a Twenty20 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series involving New Zealand.

The Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Series has been played in Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Canberra and North Sydney.

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