A Petersfield travel agency has been named the best in the British Isles for business travel.

Meon Valley Travel was named the UK and Ireland’s top business travel agency as part of the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2023: an annual power-list of the nation’s best agents by Travel Trade Gazette (TTG).

Meon Valley Travel managing director James Beagrie said: “It’s such a privilege to be surrounded by a team of exceptionally talented people whose sole focus is on customers’ needs.

“The bi-product is an amazing place of work and truly humbling recognition such as this.”

About Meon Valley Travel’s win, judges said: “This travel management company has had a fantastic year, with a new self-booking tool that has freed up consultants to offer a personal service, translating into incredible customer satisfaction scores.

“We were also impressed to see Meon Valley’s commitment to sustainability, having undergone a project to measure the carbon footprint of the business.”

TTG editorial director Pippa Jacks said: “Our TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies initiative sees us tour the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland to find those travel agents who have worked smartest, provided the best customer service and done most to contribute to a fairer travel industry in the past year.

“We were delighted to see travel agencies performing so strongly, with almost every finalist reporting a record year of sales in the past 12 months – reaping the rewards of the extraordinary service they offered to clients during the challenges of recent years.

“There is no doubting travel agents are here to stay – and that holidaymakers are valuing their expertise more than ever.”