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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Winnipeg, Manitoba WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, TUESDAY. JULY 30, 1974 Prairies Expecting Best Tourist Year By KERRY BOURDEAU The Canadian Press The easing energy shortage and ever-increasing costs are expected to be important fac- tors this summer in the travel habits of both Canadians and foreigners. While gasoline supplies are expected to be abundant, especially in Western Cana- da, higher prices should af- fect travel plans, a Cross- Canada Survey by The Cana- dian Press shows. Provincial spokesmen say they expect an increased number of United States visi- tors but guess they will use other modes of transportation than cars. Long-distance travel also is expected to decrease, with most visitors finding a cot- tage, iiotel or camping site and staying nearby. The picture by province: ONTARIO Resort operators expect a substantial increase in the number of vacationers al- though accommodation rates will be increased 10 to 18 per cent. Some operators rates will increase more than anticipated because of infla- tionary factors. A provincial government spokesman said holiday spots in central Ontario are fully booked for July and August and inquiries to government tourist offices near the United States border have increased 10 to 20 per cent. CANNEBS ASSOCIATED BALTIMORE The Bal- timore Canned Goods Ex- change was formed in 1883. It is believed to have been the first association of its kind. Its purpose was to protect .Bal- timore canners and to raise the standards of the business. OPEN 9 TO t MM! MIND NIINITWI AT MSCOIWI HICK PH. 942422S 14 In SCANDINAVIAN TEAK FURNITURE The spokesman said this is a sure sign U.S. travellers arc feeling the pinch of the energy problem and are look- ing for areas with good sup- plies. The lure of plentiful sup- plies of fuel in Ontario was to have been emphasized in tourism advertising in the U.S. but the idea was dropped when it was suggested it might cause political embar- rassment. But despite high supplies, the government spokesman said, more tourists are using public transportation to get to holiday spots. Night life, cottages, swim- ming end fishing are the major drawing cards for the Ontario tourist industry. QUEBEC Tourism is big business in Quebec, second only to the pulp and paper industry, said Claude Simard, provincial tourism minister. It generated about bil- lion in direct receipts in 1973 and promoted economic ac- tivity worth billion, he said. About 80 per cent of visitors to Quebec travel by car and Hobert Preyost, deputy min- ister of, tourism, does not ex- pect higher gasoline prices to change this trend. "No one can know what the situation will be for August... but all'indications in the past few, weeks show we should not suffer from the.en- ergy .crisis." Mr. .Prevost feels tourists are attracted to Quebec be- cause of its different culture and the variety of natural scenery. V Montreal is the big attrac- tion. About five million people visited the city in per cent of them Canadians, 42 per cent from the U.S. and six per cent from .other coun- tries. They spent an estimat- ed million. Quebec now Is In the process of making a concen- trated effort to attract U.S. tourists in the next two years during its bicentennial cele- bration. PRAIRIES The Prairie provinces ex- pect one of the best tourist years on record. All are plac- ing emphasis on abundant gasoline supplies and lower prices than elsewhere. They expect a large In- crease in U.S. visitors and of- ficials predict that some Ca- nadian travellers who usually PHOTO FINISHING AT ITS BEST npwtly it pr tost PHOTO ITD. 224 Natra Bonus films given with films developed. Mack and white or Kodocolor, or more out of 12, or 14 or more- out of 20 eiposure film you bonus Him. No coupons needed. Just pay for what you get. head east for their holidays will turn west this year be- cause of lower gasoline prices. Alberta spokesmen say will attract many travellers who will head to the fair by Expo 74 in Spokane, Wash., way of the Prairies. Bob Finlay, a spokesman for the Saskatchewan .Chamber of Commerce, laid his department has "received more inquiries about Saskat- chewan and all of Western Canada so far this spring than we usually receive in an entire year." He said more tourists are turning to the northern re- gions and'many residents are buying camps in the north be- cause-it offers attractive in- vestment opportunities.. More than three million tourists spent about mil- lion in Manitoba last'year-and' more are expected this year, said Will Organ, director of the provincial tourism branch. Like the other Prairie prov- Manitoba emphasizes its northern region and hopes to attract an increased number of. U.S. and Eastern Canadian visitors. BRITISH COLUMBIA British Columbia expects about 10 million tourists this year, a five-per-cent increase over 1973. Tourism has be- come the No. 1 industry in Vancouver and region and is third provincially, behind for- estry and mining. "We will have more tourists from other parts of Canada visiting us. They will not wish to change gasoline shortages in the nid Hugh Main, general manager of the Greater Vancouver Vis- itors anil Convention Bureau. Camping and outdoor recre- ation are big incentives for vacationers who decide to visit the coastal province. Ancient Wreck In Peril KYRENIA, Cyprus (AP) What may be the world's ol- dest shipwreck is in danger of being destroyed because of the fighting on Cyprus, an Ameri- can archaeologist said recent- ly. Chip Vincent, 29, of Boston, said the wreck is in a.museum In the Kyrenia Castle, now being used as a Turkish command post. He said a constant level of temperature and humidity must be maintained to keep the ship from rapidly deterio- rating, but since the Turkish invasion nine days ago the electricity has been turned off. "It's the world's oldest ship- Vincent, a member of the Kyrenia ship expedition, said. "It's very important. I'm worried about it." He said had been spent during seven years to haul the ship from the bottom of the sea a mile off the Cyprus coast to the museum. Tourist organizations have started a new advertising campaign designed to attract visitors from Pacific-rim countries. THE MARITIMES Although expecting the usual influx of U.S. and cen- tral'Canadian travellers, the Atlantic region has tradi- tionally relied on fellow Marl- timers for a large proportion of its tourist traffic. All four provinces boast scenic wilderness parks. Earlier this year, the New Brunswick government. an- nounced an advertising cam- paign expected to increase tourism by five per cent over 1973. New Brunswick, Prince Ed- ward Island and Nova Scotia advertise heavily in the bor- dering U.S. states but they also have been using national television in'Canada to pro- mote Atlantic-region travell- ing. About 88 per cent of the tourists who travel to New- EYES SOVIET METHOD CALCUTTA (Reuter) Health officials In India hope to use blood from corpses for transfusions to patients suffer- int' from chronic, ailments, State Health Minister Ajlt Panja said recently. He told a news conference the "cadaver" blood transfusion system had been successful in the Soviet Union arid the government's health department was assess- i n g it spossible application here to make up for the severe blood shortage from living donors. foundlandhy automobile come from Nova Scotia, On- tario and other eastern prov- inces while 20 to 25 per cent originate in the U.S. Camping visitors In New- foundland increased 19.9 per cent in 1973. TERRITORIES For those looking for some- thing different and willing to pay more for gasoline and other services, the Yukon and Northwest Territories offer a variety of outdoor activities. From mountain climbing to travelling by train or foot over the gold-rush trail, the territories have enjoyed a re- cent increase In the number of tourists. Camping, hunting, fishing, boating and the call of true frontier country are begin- ning to lure vacationers from southern regions and the U.S. Tourism added more than million to the Yukon econ- omy in 1973 with visi- tors counted, compared with a resident population of only The largest number of visitors came from California 13.4 per cent. On the other hand, 79 per cent of the visitors to the Northwest Territories were Canadians. CROWNED BEAUTY QUEEN A firefly is a beetle, not INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) A 24-year-old modeling in- struetor has been crowned Miss Black America. Von Gret- chen Shepard- of San Diego, Calif., a UCLA graduate, won the fifth annual Miss Black America beauty contest this week. fly. 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