We believe our reputation is our greatest asset and we are always striving to improve the experience and value for money that our events offer. Below are some examples of the praise for our efforts.
"Having returned home safely and had a few days to reflect on our Beijing tour I realise just how fantastic it was. From the accommodation, the meals, the sight seeing and the competition it was faultless. I feel so enriched to have been part of this wonderful cultural experience.I have done many tours but none of them come close to the China Stars one. Your organisation, attention to detail and care for us was simply superb. A HUGE thank you for all you did for us. It was an opportunity of a life time And I am enjoying sharing it with family and friends. Congratulations on a wonderful friendship games. I must make a special mention of our 2 wonderful guides, they were top class and the whole tour group were heart broken when we had to say good bye. Both Sunny and Gloria have left a special imprint in our hearts for all 33 of us. They are 2 really wonderful ladies.Their passion for what they do and their love and care of people is quite unique. We were truly blessed to have them teach us about their culture and to show us around."
-- Tour Leader South Africa (hockey and basketball)
"Really enjoyed the hutong tour (we ate lunch in a locals house which was brilliant) , and seemed to have more time at places like Summer Palace which was far more enjoyable than last time. Travel time was also reduced due to the hotel location – this was beneficial. There were no supermarkets close to the hotel (which was not a problem due to the guides doing supermarket stops), and in some ways this was better as staff did not need to worry about girls leaving the hotel. Hotel food and breakfast – lovely and enjoyed by all. China Stars staff and guides – brilliant. All so accommodating and helpful. I had a trip to hospital with a student, and our guide stayed with us the whole time, the hospital was outstanding, and at all times felt very assured and secure that we were getting the best possible treatment."
-- Returning Tour Leader, Australia (girls' hockey, soccer and tennis)
"...thanks heaps for an absolutely wonderful experience. We all had a great time – Beijing was amazing to visit, from the traffic, history, culture, architecture, diversity, sport, our guides and of course the shopping. Absolutely everyone on the trip enjoyed the week and are still buzzing. It was a bit surreal on Monday – it was like on Friday I was standing on the Great Wall of China and Monday I’m at work in Lower Hutt – go figure. Took a while for that to sink in and I know many of us were thinking the same."
-- Tour Leader, New Zealand (girls' hockey and soccer)
"Thank you so much for the most awesome life experience. The tour was superb on all levels and our girls learnt the most amazing things. ….Our girls were very tearful when we left and have made many promises to e-mail mates in New Zealand and Australia. It was also lovely for me, as I met and have promised to make contact with fellow coaches – and that was what the Friendship Games was all about……So finally, from all of us here, thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of such a wonderful event."
-- Leader, South African tour group (hockey, tennis, netball)
"The standard of competition was excellent, our girls really enjoyed participating in the competition, as well as experiencing the fantastic cultural experiences throughout the week. The entire week ran smoothly and is very well organised."
-- Returning Coach, Australian tennis team
"We had a great time and so did all the boys. I asked them to write down the likes and dislikes of the trip and rate it from 0-10……Of the rankings, ten of the boys gave it 10 out of 10, six gave it 9 and one gave it 8 for an average mark of 9.53 out of ten - pretty good going on your part. I'm sure ( we ) will back with a team in three or four years - and I'll mention it to our other sports teams."
-- Returning Manager, New Zealand football team
"Friendships were made, sports were played, lots of laughs and fun. We experienced Beijing and all the beautiful places. We came together and developed our hockey, created a passion and learned about the Chinese culture! Well done for organising such a fantastic China Stars Tournament! These are memories that will last with us forever!"
-- Coach, South African hockey team
"……it was a great week far better and bigger than I’d expected. To organise so many students and events must’ve been a huge undertaking……great work to allow us to play tennis at a great venue ( National Tennis Centre, Olympic Games and China Open venue ) and to do all the sightseeing and get the boys fed too!... and we were all impressed to be able to sneak onto the big show court for a hit…."
-- Manager, Australian tennis team
"Taking part in the China Stars International Friendship Games was an extraordinarily special opportunity for our girls, and I am exceptionally proud of the way in which they embraced the challenges and experiences you made available to them. Although the Chinese food and toilets took us furthest from our “comfort zone”, every aspect of our visit to China had been carefully considered, and reconsidered, and your focus on our enjoyment and safety was outstanding. Our entire group loved this tour – thank-you!"
-- Leader, South African tour group
"Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful opportunity and for all the assistance you gave us...and for this amazing experience. Our girls had a marvelous time and have so many incredible memories."
-- Coach, South African hockey team
"The tennis was of a very high standard, played at a great venue and the players gained a lot from the experience."
-- Coach, Australian tennis team
"I would like to thank you for all you did for us during our tour of Beijing. The boys and I had a wonderful time. It was truly an unforgettable experience. We loved Beijing and you and your team went out of your way to give us an enjoyable time. Every thing was better than I expected....We enjoyed the sightseeing trips and I think we all learnt a lot from Sam our tour guide. The soccer competition was very good..... Every aspect of our trip was so well managed and the whole experience was worth every cent we paid for it....the boys feel very special and I don’t think they are going to be able to stop smiling for weeks to come. Everyone of the boys has spoken to me about the wonderful time they had in China and I know that this has been an experience they will never forget. I would like to thank all concerned with the China Stars IFG for giving us “ The Time of our Lives” . I certainly will recommend this tour to other schools."
-- Manager, South African football team
"....every one of us enjoyed the China trip; many thanks to you for making it all possible...Many thanks again for your superb organisation - it was a memorable experience for us all."
-- Manager, New Zealand football team
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience on this tournament so thanks to you and your team for your work in making it happen."
-- Coach, Australian football team