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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Why not try a cookery class in Marrakesh?

Cookery class in Morocco

Cookery class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakesh, Morocco

When in Marrakesh – if you can tear yourself away from the sights and smells of Jemma El Fna and the wonderful souks – why not try a cooking class?

Cookery class in Morocco

La Maison Arabe

I recently enjoyed a few hours one afternoon trying my hand at a cooking class at the  La Maison Arabe hotel in Marrakesh. Here, their fantastic chef taught me a little about the key spices and ingredients needed to make tasty, traditional Moroccan food.

After visiting the nearby spice shop and bakery for ingredients, the practical cooking began. Over the next few hours I learned how to cook a delicious chicken tagine, bread and a Moroccan side-dish.

The best part? Sitting down with a glass of wine to enjoy the fruits of my labour.


Marrakesh plays host to some wonderful stretches of coastline, including two wonderful beach hotels, Villa De L’O and La Sultana. To find out more about Audley’s Hidden Beach collection please ring one of our specialists on 01993 838 250 or contact us online.

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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Mara Rianda, one of our Africa charities, has reached its ten year anniversary

The head teacher outside the new school

The head teacher outside the new school

One of our charities in Kenya, Mara Rianda, has just reached its ten year anniversary. The charity started when the founder Richard Long asked a local school teacher what they needed and was told ‘chalk would be a miracle’. Their most recent achievement is the opening of a new medical centre, which Richard visited in October.

He reported that the community were ‘just overwhelmed to have their own medical centre; it was truly an answer to their prayers’.

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