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Wanderlust Travel Awards — Top Tour Operator 2022

Readers of Wanderlust Magazine ranked us in top spot in the Best Tour Operator category at the 2022 Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards.

Travel + Leisure A List 2022

Travel+Leisure 2022 A-List

(2018, 2019, 2020, 2022)

Audley is proud to have three of its Country Specialists feature in the 2022 A-list - Travel + Leisure’s collection of the world’s top travel advisors, for the fourth year in a row. Southeast Asia Specialist Jack Tydeman, Southwest USA Specialist Mary Cropper, and India Specialist Niall Causer were honored among only 149 advisors in the world, for going above and beyond for their clients, offering unique itineraries, exclusive access, and years of travel experience in their regions.

Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards

Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Choice Awards 2020 — Top Tour Operator

Audley was recognized in the 2020 Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards for the second year in a row as one of the top tour operators in the world. A record 715,000 readers from the US and UK rated their travel experiences this year, and we are incredibly thankful to everyone who voted for us.

Telegraph Travel Awards

(2017, 2019)

In the 2017 and 2019 Telegraph Travel Awards we were named Best Tour Operator — all the more special knowing over 90,000 people voted.

The Travel Awards 2019, Best Luxury Tour Operator

The Times Best Luxury Tour Operator 2019

(2017, 2019)

Readers of The Times and Sunday Times voted us the Best Luxury Tour Operator in the 2019 Travel Awards, highlighting our specialist knowledge, great service and range of hand-picked experiences. This is in addition to finishing as runners-up in 2017.

Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company

(2018, 2019, 2020)

"Inc." magazine ranked Audley Travel No. 4 in the Travel & Hospitality category in 2018, No. 14 in 2019, and No. 10 in 2020 in its annual "Inc." 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and mid-sized businesses.

Travelers' Choice Awards 2020 Finalist

AFAR Travelers' Choice Finalist

(2018, 2019, 2020)

Audley was selected as a finalist in the AFAR Travelers' Choice Awards under the category "Cultural Trips" in 2020 and 2019, and under the category “Travel for Good” in 2018.

BostInno’s 10 Coolest Companies in Boston

(2015, 2019)

Out of hundreds of nominated companies, each vetted by a panel of judges at BostInno, Audley was selected as one of Boston’s 10 Coolest Companies in 2015 and again in 2019. We are honored to be considered an example of a workplace, which is equally committed to impacting our industry and fostering a fun, enriching work environment.

Wanderlust Readers’ Travel Awards

(2018, 2019)

Readers of Wanderlust magazine ranked us in the Top 10 Best Tour Operators in 2019. This is an accolade we’re proud to have held for a number of years.

Magellan Gold Award Winner 2018


Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards are judged by the biggest names in the travel industry and honor the best in travel — from quality of service to design and marketing — and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

Top 100 Women-Led Businesses

Top 100 Women-led Businesses in Massachusetts

(2014 - 2019)

Each year, Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute compile a list of the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts. Jacqui Lewis, Audley Travel North America's President and Managing Director, has been included on this list six years running. The innovative leaders on this list are all helping to define the future of the state's economy and come from fields as diverse as health care, education and high-tech.

Sunday Times Travel Magazine Value for Money Award 2018

Sunday Times Travel Magazine Value for Money Award 2018

We have been named the top Tour Operator in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine 2018 Value for Money awards based on the breadth of destinations and the added value we offer.

Magellan Silver Award Winner 2017

Travel Weekly’s Magellan Awards are judged by the biggest names in the travel industry, and honor the best in travel – from quality of service to design and marketing – and salute the outstanding travel professionals behind it all.

Best in Biz — Best Place to Work Award 2017

Audley was named a gold medal winner in the Best Place to Work (for medium sized companies) category at the Best in Biz awards. Now in its seventh year, Best in Biz attracts more than 650 entries from companies across the US and Canada. It’s the only independent business awards program judged each year by prominent editors and reporters from top-tier publications (like Forbes and Entrepreneur) in North America.

Best in Biz — Fastest Growing Company Award 2016

Now in its sixth year, Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Audley Travel North America is proud to have won the bronze award in 2016 for Fastest Growing Company.

National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime

Two years in a row, Audley tours have been chosen by the editors of National Geographic Traveler for their 50 Tours of a Lifetime list. Our 'Ultimate Botswana Adventure' was included in the 2014 list and our Vietnam’s 'UNESCO Discovery' followed in 2015.

Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Places to Work


Each year, Outside Magazine works with Best Companies Group to compile a list of their top 100 places to work based on corporate culture, policies, perks, and employee satisfaction. In 2015, Audley was proud to have been included in the list.

Outside Travel Awards’ Best Alternative to Group Travel

In 2014, Outside Travel awarded Audley with the Best Alternative to Group Travel, exhibiting and applauding our efficient, but detail oriented planning process. “With UK-based Audley, you pick a country, they put you in touch with a certified country specialist, and the two of you hammer out an itinerary within your budget, traveling with or without an in-country guide.”

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