Hello, I am Sue and I first started at Tates Travel covering maternity leave and now 10 years later I’m Agency Manager and I love it!

I work with a great team of girls which makes my role as Manager easier.

I have worked in travel for 23 years and still enjoy the experience of searching for the right holidays to suit our customers’ needs, whatever they require.

I love to have a chat with my customers when they come into the office, whether it’s for a holiday or just a social chat as most customers become friends, and I personally like to get to know their likes and dislikes and what I can do to make their holiday a special one.

Like all the girls I too love my holidays abroad, especially travelling to Tenerife, like my colleague Thelma. We would both love to go and live there!

I have travelled to many destinations in Europe and the UK and I have recently persuaded to try and cruise for my Silver Wedding Anniversary. We travelled with Marella Cruises on a Med Cruise, and I must say I am converted! I had a fabulous time which has given me a great insight into cruising we I can relate back to my customers.

If you would like to pop in and see me, I’d love to see you, or call me on 0191 514 55 11 for any information and I will be happy to help in any way I can.



Hi, my name is Joanne and I have worked at Tate’s Travel for over 20 years although I have worked in travel for over 28 years.

As a company we are very lucky to have many regular customers and enjoy helping to find the right holiday for them.  I also look forward to them coming in after they have been away to have a chat about how their holidays were and this feedback helps us as we can pass on recommendations to other customers. So if you have been away with us recently come in and tell us as your experiences really do help us to make other’s holiday as good as yours was.

Over the years I have been fortunate to travel to quite a few destinations within the UK, Europe, USA and the Caribbean and if money allowed I would like to visit Canada and Alaska so I just need to win the lottery!!

I have been lucky to have taken quite a few cruise holidays with P&O Cruises, Fred Olsen, Cruise and Maritime and Marella Cruises, so if you would like to chat about any of these give me a call on 0191 514 55 11 or pop into the office to see me and I will try to help you out with finding the right cruise (or any other holiday) for you.


Hi, I’m Tracy and I have worked for Tate’s Travel for nearly 8 years but have worked in travel for over 28 years and still love my job!

I am fortunate to work with a great bunch of girls and enjoy the interaction with our customers who have become our friends over the years.

I have been lucky enough to travel to many different destinations within Europe but my favourite place to visit is Asia.

Over the last few years my husband and I have visited Singapore, Penang and Melaka in Malaysia, different areas of Thailand and this year we went to Vietnam for the first time. We both love the food, culture and history of this part of the world with many of the areas being UNESCO world hesitage sights.

Visiting these destinations has given me the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experiences to other staff members and also our customers to make the most of their own holidays.

So if you would like me to help you find the perfect holiday, please pop into the shop to see me or call me on 0191 514 55 11.

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