Sam Wadsack, a senior consultant at Travelbag’s Alton store, has celebrated her 30th anniversary of working for the business.

The Hampshire-based agent was honoured by a visit from the local mayor, councillor Derek Gardner, and she was presented with a long-service award by Adam Duthie, B2B/B2C sales director at Travelbag’s parent, dnata Travel Europe.

She attributes her longevity to her Travelbag colleagues over the years, her clients, and a love of travel – she has visited dozens of destinations, including her favourites of South Africa and southern Florida many times.

Also, as part of her work at Travelbag, she is a big charity supporter and estimates she has raised more than £20,000 for organisations including Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the juvenile diabetes charity JDRF.

She has completed the London Marathon and 100-mile Prudential Ride London three times each, and hosts regular charity comedy nights in Alton.

Paul Hopkinson, Travelbag’s marketing director, said: “We’re so pleased for Sam. As Travelbag itself celebrates its 40th birthday in 2019, it’s fitting that we’re able to share our anniversary with that of someone who embodies our commitments to expertise, good customer service and professionalism. She’s a great example for our whole team to follow.”