Ask your parents what travel was like in the 1970s and 80s. Actually, don’t do that. You might find out you were conceived in the back of a Contiki Kombi van (yes, Contiki actually used them)!
Things were different back then. Today’s tourist hot spots were quieter; transportation was minimalistic, moustaches and double denim were the height of fashion – oh, what a time to be alive.
So take a step back in time to Contiki’s early days and see what travel was like without selfie sticks or GoPros, but rather with new friends and great experiences – just like today’s 21st century Contiki tours.
Imagine a time when you took in your surroundings with your eyes – not your iPhone. What kind of Sorcery is this?
But here’s proof that it can – and was done on Contiki tours back in the 1980s.
You weren’t Facebook friends in the 1980s; you were pen pals.
And guess what? Hotel Edison where these letters were posted in 1987 is still in operation!
PS: Feast your eyes & ears on this 1980s Contiki advert [sound on 🔈]