Questions and Answers
How long have you been involved with
Our first tour was in 1977, since then we have
organised tours for teams from all over the UK
and Ireland, as well as countries as diverse as the
USA, Bolivia, Taiwan, Sweden, Norway, Japan,
Panama, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and the
How does Group Size affect our Tour
Larger groups definitely save money and benefit
from the economies of scale. So, consider bringing
two or more teams, and encourage family
members to come along, as you will all save money
by creating a larger cost effective group.
Does Currency Fluctuation affect our
In recent years the currency market has been
nowhere as stable as it used to be. Your tour
package will be priced based upon an exchange
rate that will be set at print date. If the exchange
rate alters by more than 10% we may need to pass
on the extra costs.
What is our guarantee of financial
The European Community legally requires all
Travel & Tour Operators to be bonded within the
very strict guidelines of Article 7, thus
guaranteeing the financial security of our clients'
money. See, the EEC does do some good!
Can we get refunds if individual group
Deposits are non-refundable, but in most cases we
transfer individual deposits to the remainder of
the groups account. Up to 8 weeks before travel
only the deposits are lost, and then a graduated
scale of charges applies. We explain this fully in
your booking contract.
Are Age-Groups defined the same way
across the World?
Most countries throughout the World (apart from England and America) use January 1st to define their team age groups. For instance for the 2012/13 season U12's in England are usually born August 2000 and later, whilst elsewhere an U12 will be born after January 2001. Many tournaments are aware of this difference and give age concessions, check with us when you are choosing which event to enter.
What about the level of competition we
Many teams travel to foreign countries and play mis-matched games, either losing or winning heavily … both are equally bad!
A key part of GoBYSA’s expertise is to carefully match your opponents with your own standard of play, especially in Friendship Games. In tournaments it is more “pot luck”, but we will advise which events are most suitable for your team’s playing abilities.