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Meon Valley Travel buys specialist schools group operator

Schools group specialist Longreach Travel has been taken over by Meon Valley Travel for an undisclosed sum.

Longreach will continue its growth in the specialist schools sector.

However, the deal will also further strengthen Meon Valley’s meetings, incentive, conferences and events division as well as the overall group’s capability which also comprises specialist repatriations, leisure and corporate arms.

Longreach Travel is a partner and founding member of the Advantage business travel consortium of independent travel management companies.

Meon Valley Travel director Colin Boddy said: “This acquisition of the fantastic Longreach business into the Meon family will bring a much enhanced service capability to our respective schools, groups and events customers within one distinct offering.

“Longreach’s proven track record in delivering exceptional levels of customer service and value complements our own ideals.”

Longreach Travel managing director Jim Long said: “Meon Valley’s professional and experienced team will enable Longreach Travel to move forward to develop enriched opportunities for existing and new customers.

“We are open for new business and looking forward to a bright and exciting future together.”

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