Author: Rayburn Tours

Rayburn Mastermind – Italian Education Tours

Rayburn Mastermind is back and today it’s Silvia Avvertenza, Tour Co-ordinator, Educational Tours, whose in the hot seat. Silvia’s specialism is Italian Education Tours, and she has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as she can. Does Silvia know the location of the Colosseum and the oldest University in Europe? Let’s find out… Find out more about our tours to...

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Introducing Rayburn Mastermind – Professional Coaching

Introducing Rayburn Mastermind – our take on the classic game show. Today it’s Michael Varley, Ski & Sports Tours Manager at Rayburn Tours whose in the hot seat. Mike’s specialism is our Professional Coaching packages, and he has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as he can. Remember, Mike can pass on any questions he doesn’t know, but this will work against him on the leader board! Does Mike know his alley-oops from his half volleys? Let’s find out… Find out more about our Professional Coaching...

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Rayburn Mastermind – Trefoil Guild

Rayburn Mastermind is back and today it’s Katie Bonas, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator for Venture Abroad whose in the hot seat. Katie’s specialism is Trefoil Guild, and she has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as she can. Does Katie know her WAGGS from her Woggles? Let’s find out… Find out more about the Trefoil Guild...

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Rayburn Mastermind – Girl Guiding

Rayburn Mastermind is back and today it’s Katie Farrell, Senior Tour Co-ordinator at Venture Abroad whose in the hot seat. Katie’s specialism is Girl Guiding, and she has 60 seconds to answer as many questions as she can. Does Katie know her Rainbows from her Brown Owls? Let’s find out… Find out more about our Girlguiding adventures...

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Why Montpellier Is A Great Place to Visit!

I have recently returned from an observation trip to Montpellier – a trip that I was really looking forward to and it didn’t disappoint! I accompanied a group of year 10 French language students and enjoyed watching them immerse themselves into their experience and their confidence grow throughout the trip. Here are a few reasons why I think Montpellier is a great place to visit: The Language School The students took language lessons during their visit to Montpellier at Accent Francais language school every morning. The staff were so friendly and welcoming meaning that the students were able to...

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Burlington Youth Soccer’s Rey Cup Experience

Burlington Youth Soccer, from Boston, USA, recently travelled to Iceland to participate in the 2018 Rey Cup –  an International football festival  held in Reykjavik. We caught up with Team Manager, Gene Visco, to see how he and the boys got on during the tournament and how he found the experience of working with Rayburn Tours. “Rayburn were great to work with. I couldn’t have done it without them. They were always available and took care of all the details.” Gene Visco Team Manager Burlington Youth Soccer 1. Please can you tell us a bit about yourself and your team?...

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Free Battle of Verdun Learning Resource

To mark the 104th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, we have chosen to remember the long and visceral Battle of Verdun with a learning resource that states some of the key facts and figures. The Battle of Verdun was both the largest and longest battle of the First World War, lasting for almost eleven months from February 21st to December 16th. Fought on the Western Front, it was a German offensive attack, the aim of which was to defeat the French army and reduce the Allies’ power before they could amass in numbers. However, as...

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China’s Growing Population

With the release of our new destination for geography trips, we have put together a fact file to introduce you to the true scale of China’s population. Between 1949 and 1976 the population of China almost doubled from 540 to 940 million. This massive growth rate in such a short period of time was causing a variety of problems. The government decided it was time for drastic measures and, inspired by international discussions on the potential effects of global overpopulation, they put together the One Child Policy. Established in 1979, this policy meant that each couple was allowed just...

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