LYME Regis’ only travel agents, Your World Travel, will close down permanently later this month.
Owner Sue Langdon has worked in the travel industry for more than 40 years and in the Lyme office in Bridge Street for 35 years.
She announced today that she had intended to retire in a few years’ time but COVID-19 had “immensely impacted” the travel industry and it was now financially unviable to continue with travel unlikely to return to normality anytime soon.
Sue now plans to close the Lyme Regis office on November 20 and transfer all existing bookings to the Hays Travel office in Sidmouth.
Hays will be sending out a communication to all existing customers the week commencing November 23.
Sue commented: “I have worked with Hays Travel Independence Group for several years and have had an excellent relationship with them and am fully confident that they will look after you.
“Travel has been my life. I will surely miss it and all our wonderful customers but I’m not getting any younger and feel this is the right decision to take now in order that customers bookings can be protected.
“I really do appreciate all your support and loyalty over the years.”
The Your World Travel office is open today (Wednesday) from 10am to 4pm and will then be closed due to lockdown and staff will continue to work from home until November 20.