Coronavirus - Covid-19 Pandemic

Firstly and most importantly, we hope you are and your family are all safe and well and we wish you all the best over these difficult times.

In view of the well documented implications of the unprecedented worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure you that that the safety and well-being of all of our touring groups is very important to us and that we are closely monitoring advice from the Government, Foreign & Commonwealth Office and ABTA.

We have been dealing with the repatriation of clients stuck in Spain and are supporting our staff who are in self isolation.

Our office is now in full lockdown and we have very limited email access but those who are able to work are working around the clock to ensure that we can assist our customers with the most urgent needs and our goal is to ensure that anyone due to travel in the next seven days has been updated on their tour and given a list of options available to them, we will not however have the resources to enter into conversations over these options at this stage.

We will continue to contact tour organisers whose travel plans have been effected.

Best wishes at what is a difficult time for us all and thanks for your understanding,

The Burleigh Travel Team

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Ryan Barnett

Burleigh Travel Sports Tour Co-ordinator Team Supervisor

Ryan Barnett

Ryan Barnett Profile


After completing his school years Ryan followed in the footsteps of many of his family and began a career in the construction industry. He soon realised that wasn’t for him and the opportunity to work in the Sports tours industry seemed the perfect fit as it combined his passion for both travel and sport.

One of the ‘old guard’ of the company Ryan joined in 2004 and currently supervises the companies sales team. Having played numerous sports since a very young age he has enjoyed a variety of tours and working to provide others with similar experiences is what he enjoys most about his “job”. He has been fortunate enough to visit some fantastic places such as Dubai, Canada and Barbados, as well as many many European destinations.

In his “heyday” Ryan played Rugby to a high level and represented Gloucestershire County at all the junior age groups before being part of the Gloucester Academy. He then moved onto Senior Rugby with his local club Coney Hill and enjoyed over a decade of successful Rugby, winning promotions and the local cup 10 years in a row. He has now moved into a coaching role and is currently head coach of Spartans Rugby Club and tasted success in his first full season, winning the league and also reaching the National Cup Final!

Ryan is married to Sharon and has two children, Ethan and Amelia and he enjoys nothing more than spending his spare time with his family.

He is the self-proclaimed social secretary of the company and enjoys planning staff events, whether it be an overseas “inspection” trip, a day out to watch an event or just a few beers. He is also the most consistent performer on the inter-company fantasy football competition!

Favourite Sports Tour Destination

"Barbados... nothing better than sitting on the beach with a cold Banks beer, or Rum and Coke, or Both!" 

Most Memorable Sports Tour Experience

 "Saturday 5th April 2008, sat in the stand at Empire Cricket Club in Barbados watching the veterans Final between Empire (with Roland Holder keeping wicket) and Isolation Cricket Club (with Carlisle Best bowling and a batsman called “Dogfoot”)! Case of beer, Fried Chicken and a bunch of sledging Bajans!"

Ryan playing rugby for Coney Hill RFC

Ryan playing rugby for Coney Hill RFC

Ryan on a Familiarisation Trip to Dubai

Ryan on a Familiarisation Trip to Dubai

Fact File:

Nickname:  The Fox / Barno

Favourite Sport (s):  Rugby & Golf

Best Achievement: Sport related -  Reaching the National Cup FInal at Twickenham with Spartans RFC in my 1st year of coaching. Non - Sport related - My Children, Ethan and Amelia!

Favourite Sports Team:  Spurs (Football), Team Europe (Golf),

Favourite Sports Personality:  Paul Gascoigne... in his prime!

Countries Visited:  Barbados, Dubai, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Mexico, Sweden, Latvia, Malta, Gibraltar, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Ireland

Random Fact:  Don’t ever challenge me to downing a pint of beer... I’m pretty quick!

Ryan's's Burleigh Travel Inside Line:
Peptak / Gaviscon / Neurofen / bottle of water by your bed – recovery made easier!

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  • The football was fantastic – we played all 15 fixtures, winning 11, drawing two and losing two. Referees, hosts and facilities were great and your planning and paperwork was absolutely outstanding

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