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The Telegraph Winner, Best Tour Operator 2019

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

Travel+Leisure A-List 2019

Travel+Leisure 2019 A-List

(2018, 2019)

Audley is proud to have two of its Country Specialists included in the 2019 A-list - Travel + Leisure’s collection of the world’s top travel advisors. Southeast Asia Specialist Jack Tydeman and Japan and Thailand Specialist Tesia Smith were honored for the second time, among only 117 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.

Inc. 5000 Award

Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Company

(2018, 2019)

"Inc." magazine ranked Audley Travel No. 4 in the Travel & Hospitality category in 2018, and No. 14 in 2019, 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 2019 Finalists

AFAR Travelers' Choice Finalist

(2018, 2019)

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

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 Reader Travel Awards 2019

Wanderlust Readers’ Travel Awards

Readers of Wanderlust magazine ranked us in the Top 10 Best Tour Operators in 2018. This is an accolade we’re proud to have held for a number of years.

Magellan Gold Award Winner 2018

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, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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 five 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

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 Awards 2017

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 Awards 2016

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 50 Tours

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 Award

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.”

Travelstride Premier Tour Operator

Audley Travel has earned the accolade "Premier Tour Operator" on — the world’s largest search and reviews site for tours and adventure trips.

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