Yes, I remember my parents and younger brother off on a 'jolly' to Asmara back in 1965 courtesy of BP with the carrier being Aden Airways... and yes you are right, as the company had decided that a break from the 'troubles' was more than needed by many of the staff, and as such many took up the offer of a week away. As I remember a good time was had by all! As a matter of interest I still have all the silver souvenirs that Mum bought on the trip.
On a completely different subject, what have you done with the 'Tuggies' site? Can't find it anymore!!