Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Tour Operator
  • Year established:
    2001
  • Website:
    http://www.audleytravel.com
  • Contact
    • Audley Travel, New Mill Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 9SX

About Audley Travel

Audley Travel are a tour operator that designs tailor-made trips for clients. They cover Africa, Asia, North America and Australasia, Central and South America, the Indian Subcontinent and Europe.

The company was founded by director Craig Burkinshaw in 1996 with John Brewer, under the original name of Asian Journeys, covering Southeast Asia, North and Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

In 2001, the company was renamed Audley Travel as they expanded to include South America as a destination. Over the years they’ve added more locations to their portfolio, becoming a global luxury tour operator.

In seeking to maintain and enhance the wellbeing of their staff, they haven designated rooms called ‘snugs’ that are only allowed to be used for employees to relax and wind down during the day. They are big open rooms with comfortable couches, books and a TV.


What is it like to work for Audley Travel

My Manager
My Manager
Buddy groups take place on a monthly basis between Regional Sales Managers. The purpose of which is to give the managers opportunity to discuss challenges, share successes and swap best practice to ultimately keep the learning alive, whilst providing peer support.
My Team
My Team
Audley Travel has a strong focus on team-building. Each team manager has a budget of £100 per head to spend on team-building activities throughout the year. Examples include: a Ready, Steady, Cook style event, scavenger hunts and escape room challenges.
My Company
My Company
They use a visual called 'The House' to summarise their business vision and strategy. The House is updated quarterly and annually with their targets for the year. Their progress is shared through ‘Town Halls’, company meetings and the intranet.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Staff Turnover:

    23%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    45%

  • Staff:

    495

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