The previously unknown peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter was running the country, The Knack’s ‘My Sharona’ topped the Billboard charts and Mork & Mindy, Different Strokes and The Dukes of Hazzard were the top viewed TV programmes.
Technology became smaller as Sony released the $200 Walkman, leg warmers were in vogue and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ packed them in at the cinema. 1979 was the birth year of the singer Pink and the year we said a sad farewell to a Hollywood legend and the greatest cowboy of all time, John Wayne.
Meanwhile, back in the UK in 1979, two golf fanatics and lovers of all things North America - both coincidentally named Alan - started Bon Voyage in Winchester, Hampshire selling flights to the USA from £199 per person! In 1987, Bon Voyage relocated to Southampton where we've been ever since.
Alan Orsmond retired a few ago, but Alan Wilson (on the left) is still at the helm and recalling the good old days when he'd await delivery of the post on Mondays for the bulk of mailed-in booking request forms. There was no way to request a quote through our website back then - website? That wasn't to come for another 20 years!
Trust us to plan your tailor-made holiday to North America. We've been to every one of the 50 US states, multiple times, and visited every Canadian province. There is no doubt we are the most travelled and experienced North America holiday team in the UK.
If you're ready to start planning your next adventure, call our team (many born prior to 1979!) on 0800 980 7091, email, or visit our website for North America inspiration and itinerary ideas.