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In Video

Out Of Office has appeared on television several times, including on the legendary Ru Paul's Drag Race. Managing Director Darren Burn has also spoken about the brand and as a commentator on various issues regarding travel. He even took on The Graham Norton Show red chair!

Proud Experiences, June 2019

Ru Paul's Drag Race, May 2019

BBC News, BBC News and BBC World, April 2019

BBC Business Live, BBC News and BBC World, September 2018

WTM London, August 2018

Sky News, October 2014

Graham Norton Show, November 2017

On Radio

Darren appeared on BBC Radio Scotland with Kaye Adams to talk about the reason he founded alongside travel journalist Simon Calder.

BBC Radio Scotland, February 2016

In The Press

National Geographic Traveller, March 2022

Travelling with pride: how the travel industry is embracing LGBTQ+ travellers

Understanding these nuances was key for Darren Burn when he founded Out of Office, a tailor-made luxury LGBTQ+ travel company, in 2016. “One day, there might not be a need for companies like ours,” he says, “but the reality is that it’s just not always straightforward for our customers.”

National Geographic Traveller LGBTQ+

South China Morning Post, November 2018

Safe travel destinations for LGBT people? There’s an app for that now

“The LGBTQ community has 23 per cent more disposable income than their heterosexual counterparts, they travel more frequently and spend more when in resorts,” says Darren Burn, the managing director of, a gay travel, entertainment and lifestyle guide, and, which arranges tailor-made holidays and gay group trips.

British Airways Business Life, June 2018

Business Life competition winner Darren Burn is on a "social mission" to open up the world to LGBT travellers acquires - British Airways magazine 2018

TTG Media, May 2018 acquires TravelGay parent

LGBT travel company has purchased travel guide website operator Out4You for a “six figure sum” to help accelerate its growth plans.

The Times, May 2018

Out and About

Ross Marshall may be best known as the boss of Your Golf Travel, but he is also an investor in the biggest LGBT travel firm in the world., founded by Darren Burn, a former ITN News journalist, yesterday acquired Out4You, the company behind the and websites. It is aiming to raise £10 million to invest in growth. Given that Grindr, the gay dating app, was valued at $380 million in its recent sale, it could be money well spent.

Travel Weekly, May 2018 acquires LGBT travel specialist Out4You

LGBT travel firm yesterday acquired Out4You, the company behind the and websites.

The Independent, February 2018

Bermuda same-sex marriage repeal means some cruise ships can't host gay weddings

Darren Burn, founder and managing director of the upmarket gay travel specialist, Out Of Office, said: ”It’s disastrous, a backward step. They’re taking a lot of money from cruise lines.”

The Independent, March 2017

The best gay and lesbian holidays to celebrate a same sex wedding anniversary

Three years on from same-sex marriage in the UK, LGBT travel expert Darren Burn picks the best gay-friendly honeymoon destinations

The Sun, November 2016

All aboard Trans Europe sailing

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Director, November 2016 entrepreneur Darren Burn seeks rapid expansion of LGBT-friendly travel brand

LGBT-friendly luxury travel company has enjoyed month-on-month growth since launching in January. As co-founder Darren Burn - an IoD 99 member - looks towards expansion, he asks our expert panel how best to attract venture capital.

The Independent, October 2016

From South Africa to the Maldives: Surprising holiday destinations for LGBT travellers

A new survey showed a quarter of LGBT travellers hide their true selves on holiday. Where, aside from the obvious hotspots, can you feel safe? spoke to the Independent to give our top destinations.

Attitude Magazine, April 2016

Israel Tourism Ministry say reaction to controversial Tel Aviv Pride ad was "priceless"

Speaking to LGBT travel company, Naama Oryan-Kaplan, director of the UK and Ireland for the Israel Government Tourist Office, said: "Initially, social media was buzzing with disgust and bafflement at the teaser billboards plastered across London, and it is easy to see why; our messaging was controversial and lacked information.

Various, March 2016

61% of LGBT travellers wouldn't travel to destinations where it is illegal to be gay

Out Of Office ran a travel survey to examine LGBT consumers' travel trends. The results found that 61% of LGBT travellers wouldn't travel to destinations where it was illegal to be gay.

Attitude Magazine, 7 March 2016

Gay Times Magazine, 7 March 2016

Gay Star News, 7 March 2016

TravelPulse, 7 March 2016

TTG Media, 16 March 2016

The Guardian, February 2016

New gay travel firm increases holiday choice for LGBT travellers

It was personal experience that drove Darren Burn to launch LGBT travel specialist "I went to Egypt with my ex-boyfriend a couple of years ago and I spent ages researching where was safe and open to go," he says. "But when we got there the hotel was really unwelcoming - we had to find somewhere else. I realised I should be able to go anywhere in the world and have that reassurance."

The Mail On Sunday, February 2016

A flying start for LGBT travel firm hoping to revolutionise the sector

Outofoffice, a new internet-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) luxury travel company, has turned over £250,000 since launching last month.

The Telegraph, January 2016

Travel agency for gay-friendly holidays turns over £1m in three months, a new start-up offering gay-friendly holidays, has proved a hit with travellers across the globe.

Gay Times, February 2016

Our Top 14 destinations for 2016, Press and Media

Evening Standard, January 2016

Awkward moments inspired me to create gay-friendly tour firm

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Gay Times, January 2016

This travel firm wants to save gay holidaymakers from awkward experiences

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Attitude Magazine, January 2016

Gay travel - but not as you know it

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British Airways Business Life, December 2015

Out Of The Ordinary

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Travel Trade Gazette, December 2015 aims to become "first port of call for gay travellers"

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Gay Star News, December 2015

Former ITV News journalist launches gay-friendly travel company

A new LGBTI-friendly travel company is being launched by former ITV News journalist Darren Burn.

Metro, June 2015

LGBT-friendly stays a click away

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British Airways Business Life, October 2014

What Darren Did Next

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The Times, October 2014

Apple unveils new (role) model: a gay CEO

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