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.
Articles by Louise Hayes
Our annual summer party was always going to be a massive celebration this year, as it’s been exactly 20 years since Audley Travel was created back in 1996. The party theme was ‘Full Moon Party’ to tie in with our roots, organising group tours to Southeast Asia.
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.
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.
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
We are pleased to announce that Audley has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for in 2016.