NewsPE BoardIoW Tours – Statement from the PE Board

8th October 202011
IOW Tours

The PE Board is very saddened to learn that our long-term partner IoW Tours ceased trading on Wednesday 7th October 2020. We understand that despite trying very hard to keep the business afloat, the 90% loss of trade which has resulted from the COVID-19 epidemic has proved too much for the company to bear, particularly as it was faced with further cancellations for 2021.

IoW Tours has been a great supporter of pétanque in England and they always gave us a first class service in arranging our annual Inter-Regional Championships (IRC). We are very sorry indeed for the loss of jobs that has resulted, affecting people that we count as our friends.

PE was in the process of working with IoW Tours to secure a new venue for our IRC and we had made a lot of progress on that together. We are not affected financially by the closure of the company, but will obviously need to find a new way of ensuring we can finalise the arrangements for our IRC 2021 which we aim to organise for our members. We are confident that we will be able to find a positive way forward.

We would like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation for the all the work carried out by IoW Tours over the years in creating so many great experiences and memories for our members and officials. We wish everybody associated with the company all the very best for the future.


  • Pete lynas

    9th October 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Very sad news


  • Colin Senneck Anne Senneck

    9th October 2020 at 12:43 pm

    Grateful thanks to to I of W Tours for their support of petanque over the years. We had several happy dealings with the staff over the years.


  • David Mason

    9th October 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Really sad. Great service over many years from great staff at IoW Tours. Special thanks to Geoff and Kim


  • Kath Brooks

    9th October 2020 at 1:56 pm

    So sad to hear. They provided a great service.


  • John Proctor

    9th October 2020 at 5:19 pm

    So sad they have had a good record of helping Petanque clubs I have used them on several occasions and will miss they positive contribution and help.


  • MICHAEL moore

    9th October 2020 at 6:10 pm

    will really miss our annual IOW petanque holiday/


  • Eileen Allcock

    9th October 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Such sad news. Had some great Petanque weekends with them on Isle of Wight.


  • Jerome Morais

    9th October 2020 at 10:35 pm

    So sad to hear your news. Thanks for all you have done for us in the past. Hope all ends well for all of you.


  • Jenny Robb

    10th October 2020 at 8:36 am

    My heart goes out to all the wonderful hard working people at IOW tours and their families .

    Thanks for the exceptional service provided and memories made over the years .

    My best wishes to all for the future .


  • Andy Rose

    12th October 2020 at 5:26 pm

    This is sad news at such a difficult time, maybe after the restrictions are over there could be a resurrection.
    all the best for the future.


  • June & Mike Ricketts

    13th October 2020 at 9:12 am

    Many thanks to Isle of Wight tours for all their organisation and help at the Regionals which made it so enjoyable. Best wishes to all the staff in the future.


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