Author: Rayburn Tours

“A pining for Ski Season” – An Austrian IV

This year’s IV to Austria left me pining for ski season to start. The drive south from Salzburg Airport to the Ski Amadé area could have been less eventful. My first time driving abroad in years did lead to the occasional reminder from the passenger seat of which side of the road I should be driving on, but we arrived safe and sound with our hosts for the night, the Gruber family of Grossarl. We were welcomed by our lovely hosts and panoramic views of the mountains. Their family-run guesthouse built in the traditional Austrian alpine style felt ideal...

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From the Big Apple to the country’s political powerhouse

Incredible… the one word that sums up our trip to the USA! Our exciting journey all began in the famous Big Apple. New York is visually stunning, defined by the people and the buildings. People here are so full of energy and constantly on the go – it must be because of all the fantastic coffee New York has to offer! There’s so much to see and experience, so much so that if you spent a whole month here, there’d still be more to see. We experienced many of the iconic sites of the Big Apple; the colossal sculpture...

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How to choose the perfect geography tour destination?

How do you choose the perfect Geography Tour destination? Everyone has their own motivation; experience, personal desire, price, student input. But it’s you who picks where’s next on your school’s hit list. And it’s you who has to be confident that it gives your students lots of opportunities to witness live geography that links back to specific areas of the curriculum. So how can we help?          We’ve created the table below that shows you the most popular geography tour destinations, from Iceland and Italy to the USA and Singapore, and which areas of the curriculum they...

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Fancy a Football Tournament?

Tournaments can provide an ideal pre-planned itinerary for any tour and with ready-made fixtures, on-site accommodation plus the chance to mix with like-minded teams, you are truly onto a winner. You’ll receive a full trip itinerary, allowing you to experience pre-planned excursions off-site as well as participating in your football tournament. If you’ve got a tournament in mind but don’t want to deal with logistics, let us do the hard work for you. We’ll work with you to arrange your transport, accommodation and any excursions you’d like to tag on to create an epic tournament experience. Simply put, you...

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Rayburn Results Predictor – Week 2

Welcome to our brand new Rayburn Results Predictor! Each week we’ll select 8 fixtures from across the Football League, with 1 point for a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) and 3 points for an exact score. As always it’s Marketing (Dan & Sean) vs Sports (Andy & Ben) with the following predictions: Actual Score Marketing Predictions Sports Predictions Leicester v Everton  1-2 2-1 1-1 Watford v AFC Bournemouth  0-4 2-1 1-0 Middlesbrough v Nottingham Forest  0-2 2-0 3-1 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County  1-1 1-1 0-1 Luton Town v Scunthorpe  3-2 1-1 0-0 Wycombe Wanders...

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The Benefits of an International Football Tournament

“Nothing improves your confidence and brings a team together more than winning a cup.”  - Gary Neville The great thing about football tournaments is that whether you win or lose, you’ll always learn and gain something new from your teammates. Here at Rayburn Tours, we believe that travel broadens horizons and an international football tournament is the perfect platform for your players to obtain a sense of trust, decision making, finance management and goal setting like no other. It’s also a great way to observe different languages, technical abilities, tactics, systems and mind-sets. Sounds good, doesn’t it? That’s why...

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Cancelled flights – what happens next?

Hitting headlines last week was the news that Ryanair had cancelled 250 flights, causing disruption and delay for tens of thousands of passengers across Europe. Strike action is taking place across 6 of Ryanair’s 37 markets in relation to workers conditions – unions want staff to be given contracts in the countries where they live, rather than under Irish law. Whilst some passengers were notified earlier in the week, around a third of the flights were not cancelled until the day of announcement, giving passengers little to no warning. There’s no doubt about it, it’s a stressful situation that...

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Rayburn Results Predictor

Welcome to our brand new Rayburn Results Predictor! Each week we’ll select 8 fixtures from across the Football League, with 1 point for a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) and 3 points for an exact score. This week it’s Marketing (Sean & Dan) vs Sports (Andy & Ben) with the following predictions: Actual Score Marketing Predictions Sports Predictions Arsenal v Watford 2-0 2-2 2-1 Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest 2-2 2-0 0-1 Bolton Wanderers v Derby County 1-0 1-2 0-1 Burton Albion v Scunthorpe 0-0 1-0 1-1 Manchester City v Brighton and Hove Albion 2-0 3-0...

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