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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Auguit 1V7J THI iciriBKiuirt HEKALV 4irline changes name LONDON The name Brit- sh European Airways will to be used as of Sept. vhen it will become British European division. BOAC on that date will become British Airways Overseas Division. Henry managing lirector of British said that a major advertising designed to establish the name British Airways around the world would be launched in September. is jut one more step in Dur development from two great airlines into an even jreater he said. Welsh bardic ceremony set Welsh expatriates from all jver the world will be attending he Royal National Eisteddfod ivhich takes place in North Wales in August. The National major cultural is this year being held at Ruthin. in the Vale of from Aug. 5-11. It is a competitive festival jf arts and designed to fos- er and strengthen the langu- age and culture of Wales. An Esteddford is t h e tradi- tional of the bards of a tradition which goes back to the seventh century. The even is held wholly in the native Welsh but translation facilities are avail- able. Visitors can go soaring in Manitoba The sky is literally the limit in a summer-long attraction oT- Fered by the Red River Spr- ing Association at Sainte-Aga- Manitoba. The popular gliding dub iakes visitors aloft for a one day membership fee of and a cost per flip of the art of using Eolumns of rising warm air to gain is a comparative- ly new sport in and ts popularity Is spreading. The Red River club's facili- ties include a Bergfalke JII high performance two seater two single seater sail- a medium performance L-Spatz and an all-metal Schweizer 1-26. Since its founding in fhe club's longest flight has lasted six hours and 22 minutes. The nighest altitude attained was and the longest dis- tance flown was 194 miles. Much in common Cruise ship ts lied up In corner o f Helsinki's one of the many colorful cruise ships that keep it busy with their sum mer visits. Canada end Finland have so much in common. Both countries are failing both command great forest resources. One of the great pulp and paper mills puts Finland in the same forest-products league as Canada. Tourists overrunning Spanish vacation spots Advertising dollars begin to pay off By FENTON WHEELER MADRID The hotels on Spain's south coast are jam- med. The beaches of the Costa Brava glisten with suntain oil smeared on bodies from all Passport Photos Wxtdlngi Picture Framing Photo SupplJK. A. L CROSS STUDIO Phon. 331-0111 710 3rd Av.. S. Phone 328-0222 CHRISTMAS in LONDON Charter Leave from Calgary 17th 1973 Return to Calgary 7th 1974 21 Days S80 Deposit Reserves Your Seat Final Booking Deadline 17th 1973 FABULOUS GALAXY OF STARS TOUR TO LAS VEGAS CIRCUS CIRCUS HOTEL SpA CASINO Frequent from Calgary 5 Days and 4 Nights Per Person en Double Call fn er A.M.A. World Travel For The Best In Travel A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 60S- 5th Ave. Lethbridge 328-7921 or 328-1181 Cuitomer Parking al rear of over Europe. Traffic clogs the border crossing from France. It's another record tourist year in the mecca of bargain- hunting travellers. But some Spaniards complain that cheap charter tours are cutting into their profits. Others say unoffi- cially put at 12 per cent during the last malces it hard for the natives to enjoy their own country. Before the last flamenco Is the last blood swept from the bullring and the last hair curler cleaned from the the number of tourists this year may surpass the coun- try's 34-million population. The pro-government news- paper Nuevo Diario said the av- erage vacation in Spain costs only a sum tourist workers claim doesn't jingle enough cash registers. By Nuevo Diaro said the average vacation in France costs and in Italy HOTELIERS COMPLAIN Jose Ramon president of the hotel industry de- scribed the problem this tour groups are ar- riving at luxury paying 86 25 daily for two meals and tea at five o'clock You can't make money this way. When don't lose it's almost a Some Spanish hotel operators complain they are at the mercy of the big foreign tour oper- ators. In 1972 Britons booked million holidays 36 per cent of them in of which more than half were package tours. For a week in the Ba- learic island of air fare from Copenhagen costs a tour operator Is al- most letting his clients live free in said Alonso. tounst arrives with ev- erything paid for so he spends nothing at restaurants or night said a discotheque owner in Alicante. Las Palmas in the Canary two hours from Madrid by is one of the resort areas hardest hit by the ups and downs of tour group book- ings. BEDS INCREASE In the last 10 years the num- ber of hotel beds in Las Palmas has increased from to Most are filled in the winter months but occupancy in mid-July this year was less than 30 per cent. big tour companies be- gan selling the Spanish Med- iterranean coast because it is cheaper than flying said a barman in a Las Palmas ho- tel. get summer tours only when the cheaper ones are sold To combat the package tour the Melia hotel the country's allots only 10 per cent of its space to groups during the summer months. Only the Hotel Ritz in Madrid does not accept group tours at all. Tourists have transformed the ambiance of the southern coast. The town Benidorm has more than 20 English-style pubs. It is difficult to find Span- ish spoken or written among the hamburger neon ana highrise apartments in Tor- remolinos. THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Wind C_ Colgory and matt mft a Bountiful tourist harvest OTTAWA It's har- vest time for the tourist in- dustry. Summer is when most people think of travelling and when all those advertising dollars spent between January and June start to produce tangible results. With four major anniversaries being observed across the the harvest promises to be a Cross-Can- ada Survey by The Canadian Press shows. The RCMP centennial cele- bration is in full swing with ceremonies scheduled in all parts of Canada. The proprietor of Diamond Tooth Gertie's in Dawson City is applying the final spit and polish to the brass rails in the country's only legal gambling casino as the Yukon gears for the 75th anniversary of the Klondike gold rush. A mil- lion federal construction proj- ect is restoring Dawson to its 1898 grandeur. Prince Edward Island rolls out the red carpet for the Queen and Prince Philip June 30 to July 3 in one of the high- lights of its year-long centen- nial celebration. And in Kingston is sprucing up the barracks of Old Fort Henry as the city's observance of its 300th birth- day reaches a summer peak. PROMOTION VIGOROUS While each province extols Its particular the national travel under the direction of Dan is nursing what is potentially the country's biggest dollar- earner with one of the most sophisticated promotional sys- tems in the world is a un- inter- esting ex- citing and quite Mr. Wallace declared. has ev- Tourism is Canada's sec- ond-biggest be- hind automobiles and auto parts. With a little hard said Mr. tourism will be the biggest by reaping billion or 94 billion in United States tourist dollars compared with the present billion spent an- nually by U.S. visitors. are hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Ca- nadians in the hands of the travel he said in an interview. The bureau also hopes to convince more Canadians to spend their vacation money in their own country. Canada ranks fifth in the world in tourist dollars earned from foreigners but Canadians last year spent billion out- side the the third- highest spenders in the world. ORGANIZATION SPREADS The federal travel bureau was set up in 1934 to promote travel to Canada from the US. In 1962 k moved over- seas. There now are 29 bu- reaus in eight Ja- West and the Nether- two offices in Ot- tawa. In 1971 the bureau began selling Canada to Canadians. The first-year budget of 000 for promotion in Canada has grown to an estimated 6 million for 1973. see the but don't neglect to see the wonderful things that are right within your own Mr. Wallace ex- plained. The provinces warmly sec- ond the motion. British Columbia gets most of its tourists from the in a pro- vincial travel industry spokes- man says the number of bor- der crossings is running ahead of last year's figures. Besides two annual attract- ions in the Pacific National Exhibition in August and the Sea Festival July 14- New Westminster and Burnaby will house the Can- ada Summer Games Aug. 2- 12. In more than five million visitors are expected to visit 46 developed provin- cial parks. A comprehensive radio reporting system at Banff and Jasper will let people know what camping facUities are available. A museum caravan which has attracted more than 000 visitors in the northern United States since the start of the year is expected to draw more U.S. tourists than ever to where a permanent RCMP museum is scheduled to open to honor the force's centennial. The popularity of camping is growing rapidly in Mani- where the provincial government concentrates much of its promotion in nearby particularly the Minneapolis area. A Your Own cam- paign is also under way. which operates tourism offices in 16 coun- drew 22.7 million U.S. tourists who spent mil- lion in 1972. The province of- fers Niagara Upper Canada Village near Morris- theatre festivals at Stratford and Niagara-on- the-Lake and thousands of lakes and rivers for boaters and fishermen. A fast-growing second to the pulp and paper industry in tourism attracts campers and fishermen and passengers for river cruises along the Saguenay. Boat trips to the nearby French islands of St. Pierre-Miquelon have been sold out for the last two years. Increasing numbers of Ca- nadians are discovering the outstripping the number of U S. visitors every year since 1967. has been building since said a Nova Scotia motel operator. think Ca- nadians are becoming aware that we have a unique tourist New which at- tracted 800.000 Canadians and Americans last sum- mer despite continuing wet hopes for a better year in 1973. Newfoundland tend to vacation at home. About 90 per cent of visitors to the 41 provincial parks were Newfoundlanders. Coastal ships offer summer cruises to Labrador and fer- ries brought gbout mainlanders to Port-aux-Bas- ques and Argentia last year. Canada's tourist are buitt with both the big spender and small-budget vis- itor in mind. like a department said Mr. Wallace. aiming at everybody. We like you to come and buy fur coats but we don't mind if you buy a This Week's Special 1970 Toyota Vz ton Good running order 1970 Datsun ton Engine very good condition. 1964 Datsun ton Reliable transportation 1973 Arctic Cat Snowmobile like only 133 miles. Foreign Car Ltd. 11023rd Ave. S. 328.9651 _ The glorious of Copenhagen AT' REGULAR PRICES Now brewed in Alberta Carlsbeighaslongljeentheworld'smost exported this glorious beer of is brewed right here in Alberta. And because it's now brewed you can enjoy Carlsberg at tegular prices. Carlsberg brewed with all the skill and tradition of Denmark to the taste of Canadian beer drinkers. Discover Carlsberg for yourself. 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