Twice voted in the top 2 UK travel agents by the Sunday Times

Carolyn Lodge joins the Meon Valley Travel Family

Meon Valley Travel has acquired the business of Carolyn Lodge to embrace one of the UK’s most experienced and best reputed travel agents. This will see Meon Valley Travel’s dedication to creating exquisite holiday experiences develop as one of the most respected and award-winning teams in the business.

Carolyn and her team will continue to help customers realise true value from their insatiable appetite for crafting delicious travel, now further strengthened by Meon Valley Travel’s specialist reach. Meon’s embracing Carolyn Lodge’s vast wealth of experience, cherished relationships and passion complements their own and places her amongst faithful friends.

Karen Beagrie, Director, Meon Valley Travel said: “Acquiring the fantastic team at Carolyn Lodge Travel brings an enormous wealth of experience to the business complementing customers with clear counsel and added value. We have always admired Carolyn and her business for delivering exceptional levels of customer service and care that complements our own ideals and I am delighted we will be working together”.

Carolyn Lodge, Managing Director, Carolyn Lodge Travel said: “’I am truly delighted that we are joining Meon Valley Travel. Their professionalism and experience will enable us to move forward with the comfort of continued security and longevity for our lovely loyal clients whom we truly treasure. We shall now also be able to broaden our horizons with the greater resource reach and support that we have respected from afar for many years. We are therefore open for business as usual and I am looking forward very much to an exciting and bright new future together with Meon Valley Travel.”

For more information please contact – 01730 711010 or Carolyn Lodge – 01483 276197


Carolyn Lodge

About Carolyn

Carolyn started her business from scratch 30 years ago in March 1987. In order to comply with the ABTA rules Carolyn sat and passed the relevant exams in London and was then deemed to be ‘qualified’ to open her own agency. As soon as the agency received its ABTA membership the business went from strength to strength. Two years later the business gained IATA membership. Then when the airlines started to cut the commission they paid, Carolyn decided to add another string to her bow by becoming a small tour operator and in January 2001 she launched La Joie de Vivre, a collection of luxury hotels all personally recommended by her. Thirty years on Carolyn is still passionate about travel and still derives huge satisfaction in having clients who return from their holidays thrilled with their experiences and eager to start planning the next one.

Areas of expertise

  • Africa
  • Indian Ocean
  • Far East
  • Middle East
  • Europe
  • In-depth knowledge of the Caribbean
Contact Carolyn
  • 01483 276197