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.

World cup charity events raise money for charities in South America

One of the fantastic cakes made for the charity cake sale

One of the fantastic cakes made for the charity cake sale

Our South America team have been busy fundraising over the last couple of weeks for their favourite charities.

They held cake sales in our Witney and London offices, raising over £270, and also a penalty shoot out between the different departments in our Witney office (strangely the South America team won!).

The total raised is just shy of £500, meaning we could pay for a nurse at Casa Mantay in Peru for three months, or buy food for everyone at the house for ten days.

We will be splitting the money with Amigos de Santa Cruz in Guatemala, and many families will benefit from the nutrition classes that the association gives.

Find out more about the charities we support on our website.

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Tour de Audley for the charity SSNAP

Tour de Audley

Tour de Audley

In the true spirit of the Tour de France, 35 Audley staff members will take part in a bike ride this weekend to raise money for charity.

Covering roughly 80 miles, from the New Mill office in Witney, to the new London office in Shepherd’s Bush, the aim is to raise as much money as possible for Oxford based charity SSNAP.

The Charity supports sick and premature babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

To find out more or to make a donation, please visit our ‘Tour de Audley’ charity page.

Good luck everyone! Tour de Audley

Good luck at the Triathlon European Championships Fiona!

Fiona taking part in a triathlon

Fiona taking part in a triathlon

Qualifying to compete for Great Britain in any sport is no easy feat and considering Fiona had no intention of getting involved in the first place, makes qualifying for the 2014 ETU Triathlon European Championships even more impressive.

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Audley team take part in charity Monster Run

The Monster Run team

The Monster Run team

A group of nine intrepid Audley staff took part in an adventure race on 17th May at Charlbury (Cornbury Park) Oxfordshire.

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Our new London office is officially open!

New London office official opening

New London office official opening

Today marks another milestone in the history of Audley Travel. Our new office in Shepherd’s Bush is now up and running.

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Staff steer their own career development

Staff set their objectives

Staff set their objectives

Here at Audley not only are we keen to develop our staff but we’re always trying to improve systems and processes and last month a workshop was held to present to staff the changes that have recently been made to personal development plans.

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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.