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

Independent Travel Agent Whitley Bay

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. This way we can ensure you get exactly the holiday you are dreaming of.
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 !

Step Inside 

Step inside Destinations by John and youll find a welcoming lounge area and in our Childrens Area called Oscar's Den we have real aircraft seats!
With world-wide travel experience and in depth cruise knowledge we are there to help and guide you as we know booking a holiday can be a daunting experience.
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. 

Ready for your next holiday?

When you are ready to start thinking and planning your holiday contact us.  We can either assist you over the phone.  You can email us. You can even message us on Facebook.  If you want to come and see us face to face we will arrange that too.


Destinations By George

Destinations By George - Travel Agent Monkseaton

Welcome to Destinations By George! We are a family run, independent travel agent in the heart of Monkseaton, Whitley Bay.

Our reputation has been built by referrals and recommendation. Selling not only leading brands like Jet2holidays, Kuoni, Easy Jet, Disney but also UK Holidays by Haven and Warner Hotels, to name but a few.

Client's come to us to book their:

family holidays


friends trips


and so much more.  Whether you are looking for travel at home in the UK or going further afield we will create the perfect holiday experience for you.

As an independent we can put deals together just for you. You can rest assured that you and your holiday are fully protected.  YOUR holiday can be as unique as you are, regardless of the destination being Blackpool, Benidorm or Barbados!

Travel Agent Monkseaton - COVID

As we are in such strange times with COVID it is always going to be best for you to speak to us about your holiday.  For the time being, when you click on one of our holiday's above you will be directed to send us a message. This way we can book your holiday on the very latest information provided by the Government. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call, or fill in our contact form and we'll be in touch. Learn more about Destinations By George here

We will be opening our Monkseaton Shop on Thursday 6th May, 2021 so you could always arrange to pop in and have a chat too.

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