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Edexcel English Language Non Fiction Reading Anthology | Travel

pdodd | Friday January 01, 2016

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Travel

20th Century Extracts

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This article is written by someone remembering their first package holiday in 1968.

At last, foreign travel available to many

After many years of foreign holidays not being possible for those on lesser incomes, the gates opened and Tour Operators became the flavour of the month, well decade I should say.

My first experience was with a friend of mine in 1968, a 14 night holiday in Diano Marina on the Italian Riviera. I recall it was around the £24 mark, approximately £380 in today’s money.
We could have gone to Spain for much less, but we wanted to be posh!!

Getting there was interesting; a DC6-AB flight from Manston Airport in Kent to Basle. It was my first flight and I’m still amazed it got off the runway, it seemed to go on forever. Even then by the other side of the Channel we were probably still at about 2,000 feet! The seats were of the hanging canvas variety.

Landing in Basle had its moments, down and down we went hitting cloud the further down we went. We then, out of the fog saw the runway. Unfortunately the runway was about 200 feet to our right and the Pilot had to climb, turn round and do it again. Successfully thank goodness.

Beaches soon to be smothered with likewise...


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