About

Destinations By John and By George

Destinations By George is situated in the heart of Monkseaton with FREE car parking close by. 

Destinations By John is situated in the heart of Whitley Bay a few steps from both Greggs and the pick up point for Alfa Travel.

We are ABTA Bonded and sell ATOL protected holidays so you are safe in the knowledge that your holiday is secure. 

We are Independent so you get open honest advice and brilliant deals.
 
We don't have a live bookable website preferring to work direct with clients and the grass is always greener with us , why , well you have to pop in to find out ..........
 
Dealing with all the leading tour operators and many that deal with the trade only you will be hard pressed to find a better deal locally.  Also our ATOL allows us to put together protected packages just for you !
 

Inside Destinations By George

 
Step inside Destinations by George! and you will find we have lush grass covering the floor and a very wide range of brochures for you to select. We even have an area where you can sit and browse through the brochures.
 

Inside Destinations By John

Step inside Destinations By John and you will find a welcoming lounge area and in our Childrens Area called Oscar's Den we have real aircraft seats!
 

Independent Travel Agent North Tyneside 

 
Being INDEPENDENT we have no need to try and sell one brand over another, its all about you , you trip and of course budget!
 
either over the phone or face to face we love to chat to find out about your needs, likes , dislikes and preferred destinations as the more information we gather the more suitable holidays we can offer.
We never forget , its your trip and with that in mind want to work with you to make sure its right, by George we do! 
 

The boring bit .........

 
Payment methods
Cash/debit /credit cards: no charges
Cheques: not accepted
 
Any prices shown on this website are per person, based on 2 adults sharing, unless otherwise stated.
All prices and offers are subject to change and availability, offers can be withdrawn without notice.
Cruise itineraries are subject to change, even while at sea 
Bookings are subject to terms and conditions
 
ABTA - Travel with confidence
Destinations by George! is a member of ABTA Our membership number is P7315.
Destinations by John is a member of ABTA Our membership number is P8323
 
 
ATOL Protection
 
Destinations by George! act as agents for ATOL protected tour operators.  Accredited Body Member - Destinations by George! is a trading division of Barrhead Travel Services Ltd. Registered in Scotland with the registered number 57208. VAT No 264 9079 28. Registered Office 190-194 Main Street, Barrhead, Glasgow G78 1SL. 
 
Destinations by John act as agents for ATOL protected tour operators.  Accredited Body Member - Destinations by John is a trading division of Barrhead Travel Services Ltd. Registered in Scotland with the registered number 57208 
 
All flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. 
 
Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.
 
Please see our terms and booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate
 
Destinations by George! 11a Front Street, Monkseaton, NE25 8AN is owned and operated by Cuckoos Nest Limited , Registered Office  11a Front Street, Monkseaton, North Tyneside, NE25 8AN . Reg No 10716962
Destinations by John 254A Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, North Tyneside NE26 2TE is owned by Destinations By John  Limited , Registered Office  254A Whitley Road, Whitley Bay , North Tyneside, NE26 2TE . Reg No 13155001
 
 

Destinations by John and by George!

We respect the privacy of our customers and are committed to the following privacy policy. It outlines what personal information we collect, whether via our website, the telephone or face to face, why we collect it, how we use it and is designed to give you peace of mind and confidence. By using our services and submitting your personal data you agree to the transfer, storing and processing of the data we collect in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to our use of your personal data as set out below we may able unable to progress or accept your request or booking. You may opt out of marketing at any time, see below for details.

What personal information do we ask for?

Whether you make an enquiry, request or booking, we will usually ask for name, address, email address and telephone number. If making a booking for travel and the airline or supplier requests it, we will also require your passport number. For all bookings we also require the date of birth for all persons travelling. If you choose to pay by credit/debit card we will also require these details which will be destroyed once payment is taken.

Why we collect it?

We require these details in order to carry out our obligations to you and to provide an effective service, and to arrange travel and other services you are requesting. Also to communicate with you regarding your booking, to notify of any changes to our services, and to provide answers to any of your own queries. We may also need to collect more sensitive personal data such as any medical conditions, disabilities and special requirements dependent on the type of holiday you are booking. We will also use your details to provide you with information about products, services and promotions that may be of interest to you, usually, but not exclusively in an email newsletter. This will always be sent to the contact person or email given when making the request/booking.

Will we share or disclose any of this personal information?

We will not share your personal data unless we have to. When making a travel booking, as we are a Business Partner of Barrhead Travel Services (BTS) your data will be disclosed BTS where it will be stored on their systems. Should we stop working with BTS your data shall be retained by them or as the case may be transferred to them. Likewise, some of the personal data you provide will need to be passed to and processed and stored by relevant third parties, such as airlines, hotels and transport companies to facilitate your booking. Some of these parties may be based outside of the UK. Organisations that are based outside of the UK may not be subject to the same level of controls in regard to data protection as exist within the UK. In order for you to travel overseas, we may be required by law to disclose some of your personal data to government bodies or other authorities in the UK and in other countries, such as those responsible for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism. For bookings to the United States of America please note that in accordance with an International Agreement between the European Union and the United States, we are required to transfer to the US Department of Homeland Security certain travel and reservation data about passengers flying between the European Union and the United States of America.

How do we protect customer information?

All the information you provide us with online is protected by a secure server. Any credit/debit card details will be destroyed once payment is made. We will never share your private details with anyone else, unless as specified above to facilitate your booking.

Cookies

We do not use cookies to identify individual users and store personal information. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most modern browsers will now automatically accept cookies but you can turn this off using your browsers settings panel, however this may limit the website from working as it is intended. We may use cookies to enhance our user's experience, and some of the process that benefit from cookies are; monitoring traffic and user behaviour to help deliver improvements to our service, plus cookies remember if users have already subscribed to our newsletters.

Data Retention periods

We will hold your personal data for as long as required to deliver the products and services you have requested or shown an interest in. This includes; If you are an existing customer, information which relates to previous bookings and/or quotes will be kept for 5 years. Your email address will be retained indefinitely for marketing and will enable us to keep you updated with our latest special offers and destination updates. You can opt-out of this service at any time.

Your Rights

Accessing your information

We are a Data Controller, and we are notified with the UK Information Commissioner. Under UK Data Protection legislation, you are entitled to see a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and how it is being used. If you wish to do so, please send us your request in writing, signed and dated to: The Data Controller The Premier Travel Group Building 1020, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 69DW Along with: Your full name and address and a photocopy of your passport or driving licence. If you would like to update any of your details or be removed from our database at any point, you can contact us in writing or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Complaints
 
 If you  have a complaint you have access to Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) for online sales. Should you want to complain to us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and head your email COMPLAINT Along with your Booking Reference starting 184 
 
You can also access the European Commission online dispute resolution (ODR) platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint; it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

If you have a complaint with the way in which we have handled your personal data, please contact us. You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority; in the UK this is the Information Commissioner www.ico.gov.uk.

Stop Marketing

To unsubscribe form email marketing from us you can click on the unsubscribe mechanism on all marketing emails, or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask us to cease using your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to update or alter this Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice.
 
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