The team here at Tynemouth Travel are extremely well travelled and have many years of travel trade experience. Whatever your preference of holiday types, one of us will have probably been there or if not, we will certainly know of an expert within the travel industry who can help.
Jim Louth – Director
Jim developed his passion for travel from a young age. Before leaving school he had already travelled widely across Europe, mostly by train. Then he began to explore further afield: Greyhound bus across America, an independent overland trip through Africa and the Trans-Siberian railway all by the time he was 20. Two years living and working in New York were followed by a couple of years teaching English in Brazil, plus plenty of travel in between. It was then time to settle down and this meant a move to the north east where he worked at the local branch of the UKs leading independent travel agency Trailfinders. After five years Jim decided to take the plunge and in 2004 he set up Undiscovered Destinations. Whilst he remains responsible for the overall management of the business Jim still likes to keep his hand in and will often be available in the shop to meet customers and to discuss their travel plans. Exceptionally well-travelled, Jim’s number one passion is exploring the world by train and he is an expert at arranging tailormade rail holidays.
With a long and varied career in travel, including time at British Airways and Trailfinders, Aled will often be in the shop meeting customers and helping organise their perfect tailormade holiday. Aled is very well-travelled and has visited more than 60 countries around the world. Favourite destinations include Sri Lanka, Costa Rica and Spain. He also likes to get off the beaten track and his adventures have taken him to bustling Bangladesh and even to a country that officially doesn’t exist, Somaliland.
We feel very fortunate to have Estelle as part of our team. Originally from the Savoie region of France, Estelle was working for our local partner in Madagascar when she met Mark, who recognised her talent and managed to persaded her to come to the UK to work for Undiscovered Destinations. And now she has chosen to broaden her career by relocating to Tynemouth Travel. As well as an excellent knowledge of one of Africa’s most amazing countries, Estelle has travelled in Central Asia, West Africa, New Zealand and across Europe.
With a wealth of experience Mark is our senior sales consultant. He is also responsible for developing new tours, so when he’s not behind his desk he will be out on the road doing the research vital in making our trips a success. His specialist areas include the Caucuses and in particular Georgia which is rapidly becoming a must-see destination. Mark is also widely travelled in Europe, Australia, India, South East Asia and in Africa where he is one of our Madagascar experts. Mark’s passion for travel and for discovering what really makes a country tick is infectious. You will be impressed by his level of first-hand knowledge and attention to detail which his countless repeat clients appreciate.
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Only The Best Operators
At Tynemouth Travel we only use the best tour operators such as Kuoni, Gold Meal and Kirker Holidays.
Being independent allows our team at Tynemouth Travel to select a holiday that is best suited to you.