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Choosing the right resort for your school ski trip – top 3 recommendations

Seeking big ski areas, well-groomed pistes, high altitude skiing and spectacular views? We’ve got you covered with our new trips to the French Alps. France’s proximity to the UK makes it the...

Is language learning a dying art?

The continued decline of modern language teaching and learning across the UK has been given much press coverage over the past five years. With an official from the Department for Education admitting...

Career quandaries for students aged 14-16: Bringing the outside world into Derbyshire Schools…

I recently woke to feeling the pleasant pressure of attending and presenting a careers talk hosted by a local Derbyshire School. It’s a great opportunity to share my career path to date with the...

Bringing the Outside World into Belper School

I’m up early and feeling the pleasant pressure of attending and presenting a careers talk hosted by Belper School. It’s the second year running for me and it’s a great opportunity to share my...

Advice for first-time skiers to Andorra

This February Half Term, Rayburn Tours’ Megan signed herself up as a ski rep, heading to the resort of Andorra. With high-altitude trails, sweeping panoramas and interlinked ski areas, Andorra is...

A Guide to Branding Your Music Ensemble

Branding is all about creating an image that captures who you are as an ensemble. It’s a feeling, an association, an identity – something that people think of when they hear your name. So to get...

What was life like before social media?

What was life like before social media? News headlines around the world read “Facebook Outage: WhatsApp and Instagram also affected” – and it seems the world went into meltdown! According to a...

Who will win the Six Nations 2019?

England, Wales and Ireland head into the final weekend of the Six Nations all dreaming of winning the championships – but only one team will get to lift the Championship Trophy. With Wales...

How can an international concert tour benefit your youth ensemble?

‘Next level’ inspiration With over 50 years of experience creating inspirational tour experiences for youth ensembles, we at Rayburn Tours know how much young musicians stand to gain from going...

The ideal base for your Icelandic adventure

The perfect stop for school groups Located in the south of Iceland in the town of Selfoss, the Selfoss Hostel welcomes intrepid travellers looking for a place to spend the night after a day of...

Putting the ‘Grand’ into Grandvalira: a guided tour

Midway through my week-long ski trip to Andorra, I was lucky enough to meet up with Balkis de Seguin, International Sales for Grandvalira. On the cards was a guided tour of the wide variety of ski...

Tour Operator vs. Do It Yourself

So, you’re looking to book a school trip but you’re unsure whether it’s better to do it yourself or book through a tour operator? Well, if money is your biggest concern then yes, doing all of...