Articles by Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Louise has been part of the Digital & Marketing team for almost five years, having previously worked at Steppes Travel and the National Trust. Her favourite travel experiences include scuba diving in the Maldives, sky diving in New Zealand and dog sledding in Alaska, with French Polynesia and Peru next on her wish list.

Helping to protect tigers in India through TOFT

Tigers in Ranthambhore National Park, India

Tigers in Ranthambhore National Park, India

TOFT (Travel Operators for Tigers), is an organisation who’s prime objective is to save tigers and their forests across the Indian Subcontinent, liaising with travel operators, parks, communities, government and visitors to achieve this. Continue reading »

Audley Partnership launched

sunflowers-final420

Our newly launched Audley Partnership is designed to invest in our people, and share the company’s success as it continues to grow.

Continue reading »

Happy 20th Birthday Audley!

Happy 20th Birthday Audley!

Happy 20th Birthday Audley Travel

Today marks a very significant day in the history of Audley Travel. It was back in 1996 when Founder Craig Burkinshaw joined forces with his friend John Brewer to create ‘Asian Journeys’, a company specialising in tailor-made and group travel to Southeast Asia.

In 2001 ‘Audley Travel’ was born, when the name ‘Asian Journeys’ became obsolete with the creation of the company’s South America programme. The name related to Stratton Audley where the offices were at this time.

Now, in 2016, Audley has grown extensively, with offices in Witney, London and Boston and over 500 employees.

We’re celebrating the day in style, with bubbly, cake and a nineties fancy dress day. Hopefully we’ll be celebrating many more years to come.

To find out more about the history of Audley Travel visit our website.

Audley win Telegraph Travel Award for Best Tour Operator 2015/16

A number of staff with the Award at New Mill

A number of staff with the award at New Mill

We are delighted to have been awarded the Telegraph Travel Award for Best Tour Operator 2015/16. 

75,000 Telegraph readers voted in the awards, selecting the tour operators, people and places that exceeded their expectations in the last year, and the awards have long been recognised as the most trusted in the industry.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

The Telegraph Travel Award

The Telegraph Travel Award

Cake sale raises money for deprived children in Cambodia

The Goodwill Centre, Cambodia

The Goodwill Centre, Cambodia

Our Southeast Asia team baked an abundance of delicious cakes this Easter, and thanks to the generosity of Audley staff, a whopping £400 was raised for their sponsored charity the Goodwill Centre in Cambodia. The centre provides education and essential healthcare for some of the poorest children in the country.

More about the Goodwill Centre

Continue reading »

2016 Audley Charity of the Year announced

We Day UK 2014

We Day UK 2015

Free the Children has been chosen by staff as the Audley Charity of the Year for 2016.

Continue reading »

Audley make the Sunday Times Best Companies list for the third year running

Tea ladies Ian and Mark

Tea ladies Ian and Mark

We are pleased to announce that Audley has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for in 2016.

Continue reading »

Audley picks its charity for 2016

Charity of choice

Voting for the Charity of the Year

Three charities have been shortlisted for the Audley Charity of the Year. Collection boxes have been positioned in all three offices and the deadline for staff to vote is Friday 26th February.

Continue reading »

Skiing with Heroes charity event update

Vanessa taking part in the slalom

Vanessa taking part in the slalom

Last month we mentioned the Business Challenge in Klosters in our blog, and why a few members of staff were taking part to raise funds and awareness for Skiing with Heroes.

Continue reading »

Skiing with Heroes

Skiing with Heroes

Four Audley staff members, including our CEO Ian, will be taking on a demanding ski marathon in Klosters this month, raising money for Skiing with Heroes.

Continue reading »