We Care

Red Carnation Hotels is part of the TTC family of brands and works in proud partnership with its TreadRight Foundation to #MakeTravelMatter.

At Summer Lodge, we are committed to our community and to supporting local charities such as Longmead Community Farm and Julia’s House Hospice. We grow many of our own vegetables, fruits and herbs in our kitchen gardens and take any food waste that cannot be recycled in our compost pile to a bio-digester to be converted into electricity. As part of our sustainability efforts, we work closely with local charities to reuse amenities such as, soaps, which are recycled into paints for children at the Bootmakers Workshop. In our hotel, we will be using CleanCoat A/S an effective and sustainable self-disinfection solution, further improving the wellbeing of staff and guests.



Our Initiatives

Projects and progress

Gavin Tollman
Innovation – our past, our present, and our future

Gavin Tollman, CEO of Trafalgar, Costsaver, and Brendan Vacations, reflects on how innovation shapes everything we do..

27th October 2020

Woman celebrating at The Oyster Box
Tales from our travellers

In honour of World Tourism Day and TTC’s 100th anniversary, we share our favourite stories from guests which remind us why we do what we do.

25th September 2020

Ella Lurie Tollman family trip
‘Bringing the future into focus’

Ella Lurie Tollman explores what international travel meant to her growing up and its future in this uncertain time.

26th August 2020

July hero image
With a little help from our friends

In celebration of International Day of Friendship, we reflect on friends we have made on our travels.

24th July 2020

Premium Purity
Creating a healthier environment

Through a proprietary coating, our hotel surfaces are now self-disinfecting and an active participant in the continuous decomposition of microbes such as bacteria and viruses.

20th July 2020

Earth Day
Happy Earth Day

Managing Director Jonathan Raggett, shares his thoughts and reflections on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

22nd April 2020

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