T+L Celebrates 35 Years
This year marks Travel + Leisure's 35th anniversary. Since 1971, T+L has been guiding its readers around the world each month, reporting on the places and trends that define modern global culture. Here, a look at where T+L readers were going then, plus see the winning photos in Travel + Leisure's 35th-anniversary contest.
1971, By the Numbers
$35 A night in a suite at the deluxe Hotel Málaga Palacio, in Costa del Sol; a night at the nearby Parador Gibralfaro ($10 for a double) came with three meals a day.
$5.37 Daily rental fee for a Fiat 850 in Rome. Avis in London offered a Rolls-Royce for $58.60 per day, including insurance.
$250 Airfare for one to Paris in June; Air India featured a $450 round-trip special from New York to Bombay.
$385 Weeklong cruise in the Virgin Islands or along the Adriatic coast—on a private Aqua-Home yacht that slept eight.
$402 A two-week package to the U.K., including airfare, the use of a Lambretta scooter, accommodations, and admission to 400 area attractions.
$555 million Preparations for the 1972 Winter Olympics Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Turin is hosting this winter's Games.)
Top Destinations in 1971
The Bugaboos, B.C.
The French Riviera