We are delighted to be able to provide the following extracts from recommendation letters and emails we have received from groups who have toured to various destinations with us in recent years.


On behalf of the coaching staff and my students I'd like to thank you for a fabulous trip and all the hard work you put in to make it so successful.

The well organised and run two weeks went by far too fast. The boys had a great time, they played in some good matches, and some of them even grew up a little as a result of this tour.

Please give my heart-felt thanks to all our hosts and billet families who welcomed our students into their hearts and homes.

Please thank Santigo for his contribution and relay my open invitation to both of you when you are in Vancouver.


Mike Johnson
Head Coach - West Vancouver Secondary School
Vancouver, BC, Canada


Endorsement of Mérito travel: Charlie's Golf Tours been in the golf tour business for 13 years and in that time we have arranged 81 golf tours for New Zealanders travelling overseas. Group sizes vary between 20 and 32 and destinations have included a number of Australian locations such as Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Tasmania. We have also run tours to South Africa, Vietnam and Argentina. The tours are very popular and we have a very high return rate due in no small part to the fact that we demand a good standard of accommodation and services and expect accuracy and efficiency from our suppliers.

We first started working with Mérito travel early in 2008 with a plan to take a tour there later in the year. The Itinerary put together by Merito was an exciting mix of golf, scenery, cultural diversity and entertainment. We went to Argentina in May 2008 on 10 day a familiarisation trip to check things out for ourselves and were completely satisfied with the way Mérito travel conducted business and the standards they would be providing for our customers. The tour went ahead with 32 pax in October 2008 and was a huge success – one of the best things we have ever done. We returned in 2010 with 26 pax and that tour was just as good. We will be heading back there in 2012 and early interest suggests it will be fully booked soon after New Year. The success of these tours has been due to excellent planning and organization by Mérito travel. The support provided has also been faultless. Both tours have had English speaking guides all the way and on one occasion when we had a seriously ill tour member requiring hospitalisation, it was all taken care of in the most professional manner.

Mérito travel is a small company that is big on service, attention to detail and commitment to its customers. We have complete faith in this company and are happy to recommend them to any other sports tour operator looking to establish a connection with a reliable supplier in South America.

Ian and Rosie Armstrong
Charlie's Golf Tours Ltd
Christchurch, New Zealand


I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mérito travel and in particular Joaquin and Marcelo Zabaloy for their continued assistance with our rugby tours. This has been our 7th trip to Argentina and the support, knowledge and professionalism shown by your company ensured yet again a successful and rewarding tour for the entire party. I look forward to working with you again soon.

Ken Pope
Christchurch High School Old Boys Rugby Club,
New Zealand



It was the best tour I've been on with students. (I've taken teams to New Zealand (2x), Australia (3x), Japan (2x), and Argentina). It was the easiest tour I've ever organised. All you have to do is get the kids to sign-up. All you do is coach on the tour. They set up EVERYTHING. I have cc'd THE MAN: Joaquin. He put my tour together and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.

You have a full time chaperone the entire tour so language is not an issue. Country is amazing. I hope you go.

Tom Larisch
Head Coach - Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver, BC, Canada


To Whom It May Concern

I have known Richard Page for many years and his involvement with Mérito travel. His attention to detail, knowledge and commitment to customers has to be commended. Tours for sporting groups are popular especially rugby as Richard has played and lived in Argentina. He understands the rugby culture and the demands of touring groups. Mérito Travel makes sure their touring groups have a balance of sporting and leisure activities go give each person new life experiences that will live with them forever. I have no hesitation in recommending their service.

Allanah Uren
Executive Officer
Christchurch Boys High School
New Zealand


Hi Joaquin,

We arrived safely back in Vancouver this morning. Just wanted to thank you again for an amazing tour. The boys and the coaches had an absolutely memorable experience, and I will happily recommend your services to any touring side coming to Argentina!

All the best in Spain and France.


Mike Stiles
Head of Rugby - St. George's School
Vancouver, BC, Canada



You may like to know I have just had an e mail from Colin Veitch who said that the tour had gone really well and that you and Santi had been fantastic and everything had run like clockwork – I told them you guys were top guys before the tour left UK and you’ve certainly made their tour for them, so a big big thank you for that.

Peter Churchill
Intoursport World Travel
Sevenoaks, England