Articles by Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes

Louise has been in the E-Commerce team at Audley for over two years now and currently looks after South America, the Indian Subcontinent and the Polar region sections of the website. Previously she worked on websites for 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 Nepal and Peru next on her wish list.

Winner of Patrick Moon’s latest book announced

Patrick Moon's latest book

Recently we held a competition in our enewsletter, offering readers the chance to win a signed copy of Patrick Moon’s latest book ‘What else is there for a boy like me?’. The deadline for entries has now passed and we are pleased to announce the three winners:

Congratulations go to…

  • Gordon Watson
  • Carol Knight
  • Sarah Little

Signed copies of Patrick Moon’s book will be in the post to you shortly. If you weren’t lucky enough to be picked as a winner you can still check your answers below.

1. In which year was the Jaisalmer Fort built? 
Answer:  1156

2. Which of the following is NOT in Jaipur?
Answer: 
Jag Mandir Palace

3. Which of these palaces was the first to be turned into a luxury hotel? 
Answer: Rambagh, Jaipur

To find out more about Patrick Moon you can visit his website or to sign up to our enewsletters visit our website homepage.

The latest buzz at New Mill

The new bee hives

The new bee hives

Last weekend two hives were installed here at New Mill by Chris Clothier, a member of the British Beekeepers Association, who lives locally in Charlbury. He has been a bee keeper for three years and is also a tutor on the subject.

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British Airways Flight Safety Awareness Day

BA Flight Awareness day

BA Flight Awareness Day

A selection of staff were lucky enough to be sent on a BA Flight Awareness Day at Heathrow last week and had a brilliant time. One of the participants, Lorraine (far right in the photo), describes the day below:

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An outing to London for our hardworking staff

A private pod in the London Eye

Enjoying a private pod in the London Eye

A selection of our staff were rewarded with a couple of days in London last week. They started their day inspecting the new London office in Shepherd’s Bush, before continuing on to Kensington Gardens for a lesson in cocktail making.

It was then on to Vinopolis for lessons in wine tasting and a nightclub, before staying overnight in the big city! The next day the entertainment continued, with a trip into the sky on the London Eye and chocolate tasting with Hotel Chocolat.

To find out more about life at Audley Travel visit our careers website.

Audley staff take part in OX5 Run at Blenheim Palace

Staff stand proud with their medals

Staff stand proud with their medals

A number of staff took part in the OX5 Run at the weekend. Held in the beautiful grounds of Blenheim Palace, the 5km course is open to everyone, with the proceeds going to the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

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US office farewell party

US office farewell party

US office farewell party

Last Tuesday was the farewell party for the US staff leaving the UK to set up the new Audley office in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading »

Audley makes ‘Best Companies’ list in The Sunday Times

One of the many Audley summer parties

One of the many Audley summer parties

We are pleased to announce that Audley has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for, achieving position 30!

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Audley London office to open in the spring

The new Audley office in Shepherd's Bush

The new Audley office in Shepherd’s Bush

We are pleased to announce that our new London office will be opening in the spring.

Located in Shepherd’s Bush near the Westfield Shopping Centre, the office will be in the ‘Yellow Building’, the award-winning head office of Monsoon Accessorize, and is within walking distance of Latimer Grove (Hammersmith and City line) and Shepherd’s Bush (Central line). It is also easily accessible from Oxford and Witney and from across London.

We plan to create the same unique culture in London that we have at our New Mill office in Witney.

If you have a passion for sales and wish to work in the travel industry we’d love to hear from you. We are currently recruiting for Country Specialists for our new London office, to find out more visit our Careers website.

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New BBC series ‘Wild Brazil’

Giant anteater in Brazilian grassland

Giant anteater in Brazilian grassland

Have you been watching the new three-part BBC series Wild Brazil?

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Caricaturist visits Audley at Christmas

Nicki has her portrait drawn

Nicki has her portrait drawn

On Christmas Eve we were lucky enough to be visited by who other than…a Caricaturist! (Father Christmas was a little busy).

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