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The Different Travel Company in the Media

See below for some articles our trips have been featured in. If you see us mentioned somewhere, do let us know where and when or send a link/scan to info@different-travel.com

2013

13-Nov-13: Uxbridge Gazette
A place full of love, hope and cockroaches

2012

24-May-12: Southampton Employee of the Year announced in Business Women Awards
Lexi Quinton of The Different Travel Company named Employee of the Year

22-May-12: The Southampton Venus Awards
At the historic Grand Cafe, Different Travel joined many other business women across the SO region in the final awards ceremony for the Southampton Venus Awards. We are delighted to announce that Lexi was declared the winner of the Employee of the Year award and Different Travel a finalist in the Dot Com award category! We are very grateful for your ongoing support.

24-April-12: The Southampton Venus Awards
Following a public vote, Lexi Quinton, Sales Support Executive at Different Travel has got through to the finals for the Southampton Venus Awards Employee of the Year award, sponsored by Heart FM. Thank you everybody for your support.

17-April-12: The Southampton Venus Awards
Watch Lexi's Venus Awards video application to get her through to the Finals of the Southampton Venus Awards Employee of the Year Award.

5-April-12: The Southampton Venus Awards
Different Travel are now into the finals of the Southampton Venus Awards in the Dot Com Award category.

29-March-12: The Southampton Venus Awards
Different Travel are very honoured to have been nominated for the Southampton Venus Awards Dot Com Award and are into the semi finals. Thank you everybody for your support. In addition, Lexi Quinton has been nominated for the Employee of the Year Award!

04-March-12: Becoming an orangutan snob
Kate Elliott writes about her experiences trekking in Borneo with The Blue Cross and Different Travel during her gap year.

30-Sept-11: The Grantham Journal
Salvation Army members journey to the 'roof of the world'

26-Aug-11: The Lowestoft Journal
Lowestoft friends face Mount Everest challenge

February-12: Trekking in Borneo
Kate Elliott writes about her experiences trekking in Borneo with The Blue Cross and Different Travel during her gap year.

2011

16-Jun-11: Pick Me Up:
A Scorching Proposal

6-May-11: Evening Gazette
Hartburn dad's expedition to Inca site for Butterwick Hospice

16-Apr-11: Road.cc:
Mission Malawi 2012 launch at Look Mum No Hands this Thursday

17-Jan-11: Darlington and Stockton Times:
Over the Andes to help hospice

13-Jan-11: The Hampshire Chronicle:
Winchester jewellers take charity hike to the extreme

2010

27-Jul-10: The Journal:
Hospice Walkers Battle Elements - Group raises £35,000 for St Oswald's

23-Jul-10: The Sunderland Echo:
It's a trek to get your teeth into

29-Jun-10: Time Out:
Make the most out of your gap year: work your way around the world

2009

5-Nov-09: The Gazette and Herald:
Malton businessman Rob Davies climbs Kilimanjaro to raise money for Ryedale Special Families

1-Jan-09: The Daily Echo:
Still picking up the pieces following the 2004 tsunami

2008

15-Sep-08: Unconditional Compassion:
Volunteers swing into action in Seenigama

22-Jan-08: Volunteer Tourism 'one of the best ways to ensure tourism helps reduce poverty'

Jan-08: The Trip That Changed My Life

2007

26-Sept-07: Jaunted
Volunteer Travel: Experience the Real Peru

18-Aug-07: The Guardian - Saturday travel section: Mini Gaps
Can't spare a year? Get a gap fix in a fortnight - see Way to Goa

13-Aug-07: PR.com - Conservative Party Rwanda Social Action Project Boosts Volunteer Travel
Fresh from volunteering on social action projects in Rwanda with David Cameron and the Conservative Party, trip organisers Different Travel highlight the benefits of short-term volunteering and voluntourism.

10-Aug-07: Conservative Party Rwanda social action project boosts volunteer travel firm

Jun/Jul-07 Wanderlust: Is Voluntourism doing any good? The Debate
Different Travel promotes that well organised, ethical voluntourism benefits locals in Wanderlust magazine


04-Jun-07: Different Travel Calls for an Ethical Code of Practice for Volunteering Companies

17-Apr-07 Telegraph: Avoiding the guilt trips on a feel-good holiday.
Doing something "worthwhile" with your annual leave has always held a certain appeal for those with a social conscience: digging a well in an African village, perhaps, or painting an orphanage in India has got to be a better way to spend time than lying on a beach topping up the tan.

2006


04-Dec-06: Voluntourism growing because of 'ethical revolution' says Different Travel

06-Sep-06 Glasgow Herald: You can't save the world, but holidays spent helping others make a big difference.
Painting and digging may not be your idea of an overseas holiday, but Rebecca McQuillan found her small contribution went a long way

27-Jul-06 Guardian Unlimited: Give and Take: Volunteering Holidays
How much can be achieved in just two weeks? Justine Reilly heads to Sri Lanka to find out.

2005

01-Jul-05 TTG Digital
Holidays with a heart

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