Remember when this was how we used to book our holidays?

It's at this time of the year that thoughts turn to booking a holiday away.

Monday, 1st January 2018, 8:00 am
Updated Monday, 1st January 2018, 1:35 pm
Do you recognise the travel agents?
Do you recognise the travel agents?

So we decided that it would be appropriate to features a selection of photos featuring South Tyneside travel agents and their staff from the 1960s through to the 80s.

The oldest, from 1966, shows the rather stark interior of Graham and Warren’s travel agency in Fowler Street, South Shields.

Susan Butler, right, a representative from Jetsave, presents a plaque to John Brown of Panovista Travel. The firm won the award for holiday sales to Canada, America and the Far East. Also pictured, Julia Gosling and Dawn Nicholson, travel consultants with Panovista.

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Since then, holidays have changed beyond all recognition, with people being able to fly off to distant destinations undreamed of in 1966.

Now, with money so tight, many of us are once again holidaying at home.

How have your holidays changed over the years?

Panovista Travel, in Prince Edward Road.
Susan Butler, right, a representative from Jetsave, presents a plaque to John Brown of Panovista Travel. The firm won the award for holiday sales to Canada, America and the Far East. Also pictured, Julia Gosling and Dawn Nicholson, travel consultants with Panovista.
Panovista Travel, in Prince Edward Road.