James Beagrie appointed to Advantage Board as a Non-Executive Director


London, May 2021 – James Beagrie, owner of Meon Valley Travel joins the Board of Advantage Travel Partnership this May 2021 as a Non-Executive Director. Advantage is the UK’s largest independent travel agent consortium collectively producing over £4.5bn of travel sales annually.   Having purchased the business of Meon Valley Travel from First Choice Plc in 2002 Beagrie understands the need for good judgement and the commitment required in running […]

MP Damian Hinds Interviews James Beagrie from Meon Valley Travel


MP Damian Hinds and James Beagrie owner of Meon Valley Travel filmed an interview at the popular Petersfield Lake, following on from the agency’s win at the National TTG Top 50 Travel Agency awards. Beagrie said: “Following the award, our group marketing manager Andrew Jones said the local MP has a big social media reach, […]

The Five Best Travel Industry April Fool Campaigns

5 Best Travel Industry April Fool Campaigns

There are several travel companies that dominate April Fool campaigns each year such as Virgin and WestJet who consistently show their brand personality through their campaigns. April Fool campaigns often provide a great way to cross-promote services, show creativity and poke fun at the industry or challenging situations like flying with kids. Below is a […]

Meon Valley Travel Voted Top Travel Agency in South East England


Petersfield travel agency scoops the top award for the South East region at major national travel awards Petersfield, UK, 22 March 2021: Meon Valley Travel scooped the best travel agency award in the South East at the prestigious TTG Top 50 Awards on 19 March 2021.   The Petersfield travel agency held off stiff competition […]

The Six Best Baggage Reclaim Marketing Campaigns


  The UK has the third-largest aviation network across the globe*, and the second largest aerospace manufacturing sector. The aviation industry has a turnover of over £60 billion and this contributes over £22 billion to our GDP with around one million UK jobs directly or indirectly supported by it. It is therefore no wonder that […]

Marcia Roberts – Attempting a world record


Few people can say that their goal for 2020 was to attempt a world record. Andrew Jones interviews business traveller and coach Marcia Roberts. 2020 saw Marcia turn her plan to tackle a cancelled cycling challenge in the Netherlands into a world record attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to Land’s End. […]

Meon Valley Travel Appoints New Sales Director to Drive Strategic Business Growth


Meon Valley Travel has appointed Julian Munsey as the companies new Sales Director to drive strategic business growth in 2021 and beyond. Julian Munsey, a twenty-plus year veteran of the travel management industry, joins from Reed & Mackay where he held the position of Senior Manager, Strategy & Consulting. Prior to this and the acquisition […]

Covid-19 Travel Management Tracker

In a period of change within the world, being able to easily identify and locate your travellers has never been so important. The quick, “ I’m just on the airline / hotel website directly, I will book it myself” scenario can be the stuff of nightmares for employers, especially when it comes to a business […]

Online Vs Offline Travel Bookings


We have gone through the great revolution from the old days, when everything needed to be booked over a phone call or personal visit, to the new, when a few minutes online can connect you with almost anything you could want or need. But, like with all revolutions, we tend to throw out the baby […]

Refunds on Railcards


Amid the current turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic trains have seen record low passenger levels, with the government stepping in to address the shortfall to the sum of £3.5bn. Train usage is still less than half compared to pre-pandemic levels and is expected to remain subdued for the next 18 months. We look at […]