Venture Abroad and Rayburn Tours accredited Investors in People Gold Standard

4 Oct 17



Rayburn Tours and Venture Abroad has been an accredited Investors in People company for over 15 years. Having recently been awarded the Gold Standard for the 6th year running, it is hugely encouraging for both our staff and our customers to know that the company has received this recognition for upholding the very best in people management excellence. We pride ourselves on our superb customer service and a happy workplace means happy customers!

We ran a Q&A with Rayburn Tours and Venture Abroad Director and General Manager, Katie Boyden, to find out a little bit more about what this achievement means for the company.


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Visiting the Menin Gate; what to expect

29 Sep 17


More often than not, groups visiting Belgium on a Scout or Guide trip will want to take a trip to Ypres to attend the Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate. Whether you simply attend the ceremony or choose to participate, it is a moving experience for any group. 

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Visiting the Menin Gate FAQ’s

29 Sep 17


Attending the Last Post Ceremony is a deeply moving and important experience so we anticipate you’ll have a few questions about what to expect.

We’ve compiled a list of FAQ’s to help answer any questions you may have about attending and participating in the Last Post Ceremony but if you can’t find the answers you’re looking for, you can call the team on 01332 342050 and we’ll be happy to provide you with more information.

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Girlguiding Lancashire Border’s Canadian Adventure

5 Sep 17

Earlier this month, all 20 members of Girl guiding Lancashire Border travelled to Canada for a trip of a lifetime. Here is their trip summary…

After arriving in Toronto Pearson Airport, all 20 members of Girl guiding Lancashire Border were escorted to their mini-coach to load their luggage and head to Toronto International Hostel.

Monday morning, after being split into two groups, the Guides enjoyed a delicious bagel breakfast at the hostel… well, when in Canada!

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Summer, we miss you already!

4 Sep 17

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This summer, there have been smiles all round as Scout and Guide groups have returned from their adventures in Iceland, Norway, India, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands with high spirits and happy memories.

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The VA Book Club

25 Jul 17


Recommended Summer Reads for Adventure Lovers

Summer is here and now’s the time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains or to the world of a good book!

As a team of adventure enthusiasts, we’ve always got a good adventure book on the go and we wanted to share some of our favourites with you.

So put the kettle on, pull up a chair and tuck into one of our top summer reads…

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