World cup charity events raise money for charities in Latin America

One of the fantastic cakes made for the charity cake sale

One of the fantastic cakes made for the charity cake sale

Our Latin 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.


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!

(29/7/2014) To date we have raised a staggering £3,500 for SSNAP – an Audley fundraising record!

Tour de Audley

Audley celebrate being double award winners this week

We’ve had a great start to the week, scooping two awards: from the Which? travel survey and the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2014.

Which? travel survey

Which? Holiday Companies June 2014 logoThis year, we were the only company to achieve 5 stars all-round in the Which? travel survey. Stars are awarded for customer service, accommodation, description matching reality, and value for money.

We also received a joint top customer score of 93 per cent, reflecting customers’ overall satisfaction. Which? members praised us for our ‘superb’ planning and personalised itineraries.

Oxfordshire Business Awards 2014 Employer of the Year

And, last Friday we took home Employer of the Year in the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2014.

Judges from The Blue Law by Darbys were impressed by our investment in people and how we endeavour to create a collaborative culture.

Visit the Audley website to find out more about us.

Singapore Airlines just got even better

Singapore Airlines

Enjoy greater standards of entertainment, comfort and hospitality with Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s leading carriers as evidenced by their five-star rating from SKYTRAX as well as direct feedback from Audley clients.

Operating the A380 and newly delivered Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its long-haul routes has allowed Singapore Airlines to introduce new cabin products across its classes.

The airline now features one of the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment systems, with larger screens and touch-screen handsets, as well as more spacious and comfortable seats in First, Business and Economy classes.

Singapore Airlines is now setting the industry benchmark for premium air travel.

New routes

silk_air_B737SilkAir, the regional wing of the airline is launching services to two new Southeast Asian destinations, increasing its network to 47 destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

Its thrice-weekly services will operate to Kalibo in the Philippines, and between Mandalay and Yangon in Myanmar.

In addition, SilkAir will operate 35 times weekly to Phuket in Thailand, up from the current 30 times weekly, while in Australia, services to Darwin will be increased to five times weekly, a rise from the current four times weekly.

Finally, in Indonesia, services to Palembang will be increased to five times weekly and subject to slots approval, and services to Balikpapan will also increase from the current six times a week to daily flights.

If you would like to find out more about an Audley tailor-made trip to a destination in Southeast Asia, please ring one of our specialists on 01993 838 100 or contact us online.

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 Travel US hosts its official launch event

Audley ice sculpture at the Boston launch party

Audley ice sculpture at the Boston launch party

Audley Travel’s Boston office officially made their presence known last week at a launch event hosted at the Meritage Restaurant in the Boston Harbor Hotel. Continue reading »

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.