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Audley Travel Overview

Witney, England
501 to 1000 employees
1996
Company - Private
Travel Agency
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Audley connects discerning travelers to a deeper, more rewarding experience. Our certified Country Specialists know first-hand the best guides, food, lodging and local secrets for creating tailor-made journeys with clients.

The heart of our business has ... Read more

Mission: The ethos of Audley is to provide our clients with exceptional customer service and a trip which surpasses their expectations. As a result, they return to us year after year and recommend us to others.

That’s why our people are crucial. We rely on ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We were delighted to win Best Tour Operator at The Telegraph Travel Awards last week for the third year running. An enormous thank you to everyone who voted for us!

  • Audley is currently wrapping up support for our 2017 Charity of the Year, WE. Thanks to some great fundraising efforts on both sides of the pond, we will have raised over £71,000 / $93,000 for this outstanding organization!

    Looking forward, we are excited to announce our 2018 charity ShelterBox! Right now, around 85 million people around the world have been made homeless by natural disaster and conflict. By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, ShelterBox is transforming despair into hope.

    Audley is proud to give to those in need and is looking to deliver similarly impressive results for ShelterBox this year!

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Audley Travel – Why Work For Us?


Your next career journey starts hereLife at Audley


Since 1996 we have been dedicated to creating tailor-made trips for discerning travellers. There are three key aspects in achieving this – our unique product, the expertise of our staff and the Audley way of doing things. Through hard work, determination and a love of the extraordinary we have become market leaders in what we do.  We continue to grow by striving for excellence in all areas whilst remaining loyal to what really matters to us, authentic and immersive travel experiences. 


Whether you work in London, Witney or our US office in Boston you will notice that the atmosphere is filled with a passion for travel and a positive energy. Our business is built on great people and their unrivalled, first-hand travel knowledge.

At Audley there is always something going on and in 2016 alone we celebrated our 20 year ‘Audley-versary’, the launch of Europe for US clients, our newly structured and growing product team and more opportunities than ever for promotion and progression. We want our employees to love coming to work and our culture is as important to us now as it was back in 1996 when it was just Craig, John and a flight to Vietnam.


Benefits

We offer industry leading salaries and an uncapped commission scheme for our sales teams. In addition to this all employees benefit from:

  • Twenty-five days holiday per year increasing by one with each year of service, and you can even take your birthday off!
  • A Familiarisation trip of 4 weeks when you commence work as a Country Sales Specialist.
  • Additional Educational trips - we aim to send specialists away on an average of one trip every 18 months.  Other non-sales employees may also travel on educational trips to Audley destinations. These trips will be based on business need.
  • Staff Discounts - Our Staff Travel Executive is on hand to find the best discounts and deals in travel for all employees
  • A pension scheme to help you save for your future
  • In Witney you can use our on site gym and take part in various fitness classes at lunchtimes and after work, for our London employees we will pay you a gym subsidy to use at any gym of your choice
  • Subsidised sports clubs, massages and yoga classes to keep us feeling healthy
  • Free fruit, smoothies, tea and coffee to keep us going throughout the day
  • Cycle to work scheme offering the opportunity to purchase a bike tax free
  • In order to retain and reward our employees we have developed the Audley Partnership Scheme, the scheme will reward those employees that contribute to the growth and success of Audley in the coming years


If you're interested in hearing more about a day in the life of a Regional Travel Manager check out the video to hear what the job entails.

We currently have Travel Sales Manager (RSM) vacancies in both our London and Witney offices

A Regional Travel Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Country Specialists, you must have the ability to inspire, motivate, engage and develop a team. A positive and results-driven individual, you will have excellent organisational and attention to detail skills coupled with the ability to manage a high workload. You will be a clear and confident communicator who is resilient to pressure with excellent problem solving skills.

Audley Travel Reviews

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    "An excellent travel business"

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    Pros

    Audley is an excellent place to work. There are numerous other travel businesses but I'd be amazed if they have the culture and positive spirit Audley has. I have worked for one previously and there is simply no comparison. Audley has a good working environment (each office is nice), progressive approach to employee benefits and a commitment to improving. That's what I want which is why I'm still there.

    Cons

    It's hard work. Relentless but because Audley want to be the best. Work is measured and it's supervised - recognised and appreciated when good and supported when not so good.

    Advice to Management

    Audley is a growing business putting constant strain on communication and technology. Need to ensure it keeps up with growth.

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Audley Travel Photos

Audley Travel photo of: Witney sunset
Audley Travel photo of: Our CEO Ian hand delivering Christmas treats to the office
Audley Travel photo of: Christmas festivities has began in the London office
Audley Travel photo of: LatAm team at the 2017 Christmas Party - Natural History Museum
Audley Travel photo of: SCA team making new friends at lunchtime
Audley Travel photo of: SCA team in Witney enjoying the first snowfall of the year
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Audley Travel Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Audley Travel (Witney, England) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online using the form and submitting my CV. They contacted me the following day via email, but also text me to tell me to check my emails which I think is great. Arranged an initial call very quickly and they were flexible. Gave immediate feedback on the initial phone call and invited me to an interview at the office. Again, flexible with times and after a little back and forth, arranged an interview for about a week later.

    Face to face interview was well run. I knew who was hosting it before I arrived which was nice. Interview was long, and included a simple grammar test. Approx 90-120 mins all in all. However, it didn’t feel like it dragged on and the questions were straightforward - nothing to catch you out. Felt at ease and it was a pleasant experience.

    They got back to me the following day with an offer and also some feedback. Really impressed. It seems as though they are investing a lot in this process and it’s working.

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Audley Travel Awards & Accolades

  • Best Tour Operator, Daily Telegraph, 2017
  • Best Tour Operator, Travel Mole Web Awards, 2017
  • Recommended Holiday Company, Which?, 2017
  • Wanderlust Readers' Travel Award, Wanderlust, 2017
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, The Sunday Times, 2016
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