Teletext R Podcast, 22 November 2020 – We’re all going on a Ceefax Holiday
As soon as the medium of teletext started offering package vacations in the 1980s, the Ceefax Holidays legend was born. ‘Ceefax Holidays’ soon became a generic term for holidays advertised on any teletext service. Package holidays to Magaluf, weekend breaks on the English Riviera, cruises around the Mediterranean… wherever you wanted to go, Ceefax Hols could get you there for low, low prices.
Because the human brain is suggestible, the Ceefax Holidays snowball continues to roll down the steep incline that is the Internet, fuelled by speculation and a silly April Fool joke that got out of hand. Or did it…?
On today’s studio episode of Teletext R, Dan and Carl explore the Ceefax Holidays phenomenon in greater detail, analysing the societal and psychological impact of this teletext legend.
Note: Ceefax Holidays is certainly not to be confused with T******* Holidays.