Press and Media

OutOfOffice.com was founded in 2016 and has grown to become the world's largest LGBT travel company thanks to its acquisition of TravelGay.com. For further information about Out Of Office please vist our dedicated page or take a look through our press and media appearances below.

We are always looking to speak to successful bloggers and journalists about potential opportunities that arise.

If you're a journalist and looking for more information or to run a story about Out Of Office please get in touch with us on 020 7157 1571 or at [email protected].

On Television

Managing Director Darren Burn was a former ITV journalist and has appeared on television several times to talk about the brand and as a commentator on various issues regarding travel. He even took on The Graham Norton Show red chair!

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 OutOfOffice.com alongside travel journalist Simon Calder.

BBC Radio Scotland, February 2016

In The Press

TTG Media, May 2018

OutOfOffice.com acquires TravelGay parent

LGBT travel company OutOfOffice.com 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. OutOfOffice.com, founded by Darren Burn, a former ITN News journalist, yesterday acquired Out4You, the company behind the TravelGayAsia.com and TravelGayEurope.com 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

OutOfOffice.com acquires LGBT travel specialist Out4You

LGBT travel firm OutOfOffice.com yesterday acquired Out4You, the company behind the TravelGayAsia.com and TravelGayEurope.com websites.

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

Director, November 2016

OutOfOffice.com entrepreneur Darren Burn seeks rapid expansion of LGBT-friendly travel brand

LGBT-friendly luxury travel company OutofOffice.com 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? OutOfOffice.com 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 OutOfOffice.com, 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 OutOfOffice.com. "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

OutOfOffice.com, 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

Evening Standard, January 2016

Awkward moments inspired me to create gay-friendly tour firm

Gay Times, January 2016

This travel firm wants to save gay holidaymakers from awkward experiences

Attitude Magazine, January 2016

Gay travel - but not as you know it

British Airways Business Life, December 2015

Out Of The Ordinary

Travel Trade Gazette, December 2015

OutOfOffice.com aims to become "first port of call for gay travellers"

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

British Airways Business Life, October 2014

What Darren Did Next

The Times, October 2014

Apple unveils new (role) model: a gay CEO

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