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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE IETHBRIDGE December 1971 Japan extending Youth travel villages TOKYO A new system of youth travel im proved tourist and of tourist resources ami of cultural properties lire among the projects hemp un dertaken during the 1971 fiscal vear in to enhance the enjoyment nf Tlic yovoniiMcMi nnderl lik ings ucre anniunred recently in the WTO White Paper on Tourism puhlished by the Min istry of if indicated Unit the govern ment intends to establish the youth travel villages to pro vide proper sites for healthy and inexpensive recreational Under the new sys a lutal of ir scat tered throughout the A new nf winter vacation bargains in ihc sin spots of Southern Eu rope and Africa are being of fered by Scandinavian Airlines at prices uf only 519 to 2 a day including airfare from This is on the new low S197 excursion fare which can lie extended from 7 days to 90 das and is expected In be come effective as of February Pedestrian Paradise is success TOKYO More than a year lias now passed since the Pe destrian Paradise de signed to shut out vehicular traffic from busy streets on Sundays and National holidays was And the in Tokyos representa tive Shin Ikebukiiro and Shibuya has been a great The idea uas tc emancipate the people al least once a week from the disruptions caused by automobiles and to provide an environment more attuned to the human than the During the last year approxi mately mlnn rnop ed out to enjoy the Pedes trians Paradise about four times Tokyos subject In government ap SAS winter specials include two week package tours to Tu nisia and Majorca for SS9 or less than a day Costa del Sol in Spain for or less than S23 a day and the Canary long famed as the Ha waii of the for or less than S29 a A threeweek SAS package to Torrcmoiinos in Spain sells for or less than SI a All routings are via Copen hagen and ail packages include air transfers by first class breakfasts at Co penhagen and all meals in the sun spots aJid all taxes and ser vice If you stay overnight in Co the Danish Tourist Boanf invites you to sample life in Copenhagen at their This is the famous Day on the Danes which includes sightsee car and bicycle sur prise gifts from several depart ment lunch eon and many other delightful things all will be prepared as Be sides the rapidly growing demand for recreation in nat ural surroundings in rural areas has resulted in the gov ernment deciding to set up natural recreation These will be created by pro tecting nature in rural villages and building and improving orchards anil fish farms which harmonize with In the current fiscal year a total of 30 areas will be designated throughout the The countrys system of na tional parks is also to be im proved and A plan to do this is being the Bonin Islands are teing designated as a national and preparations are being made for designating areas with superb landscapes and seascapes in Okinawa as na tional Tourist facilities will also be wiUi the emphasis being placed on improving fa cilities in areas where people can enjoy walking in an un spoiled natural areas which excel in natural land and marine park The government will also fa cilitate the construction of ho tels because the number of for eign visitors is expected to in crease sharply and hotel fa cilities in big cities such as Tokyo and Osaka arc in short Particular emphasis is being placed on supplying adequate accommodation for visitors from abroad during the Winter Olympics in Sapporo Febru ary At the same time hotels and inns will be asked to give priority to for eign guests in providing youth are urged re turn home for Christmas cxlriuls von ill fares Japan Air Linos extend ed ils youth fares to Copen Paris and Rome from Xew after establishing the dis count fare to London at an earlier Restrictions include no re servations prior to seven days before or 72 liours for travel to and from Den mark no stopovers cnroute to REG IN A A special pro i gram to encourage all young 1 people who have left Saskatch ewan to return home for Christ mas in Homecoming year was j announced in Under the program an invita tion will be mailed to all young people outside tho province un der 25 whose names arc sub mitted to the Homecoming of fice in Two names from each of the 12 Homecom ing zones will then be drawn for free transportation Saskatchewan families who have children under 25 resid ing outside the province are asked to submit the names and addresses to the Homecoming office at Box A special invitation will be mail ed to all those whose names are The draw for free transporta tion tickets will be made in the third week of Each of the 24 names drawn will re ceive one roundtrip ticket to the public transportation cen tre closest to his home from anywhere in Entries must be received no later than December GROWING POPULARITY OF ACAPULCO as a fash ionable winter resort las stimulated winter travel to GO DELUXE GREYHOUND EXECUTIVE COACH WITH HOSTESS CARE AND COMPLIMENTARY FOOD SERVICE NONSTOP To S Leaving Lethbridgn Bus New schedule now in ef HOTELTOHOTEL NO RESERVATIONS THE BUS PLUS GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to Holland America cruise brochure A new four color brochure is now in the mail to travel agents and passengers with de tails on Holland America Crui ses new 40day Spring Med iterranean Explorers Cruise on the newly rebuilt Sta tendam which will depart from New York on April Passengers on this cruise will he able to enjoy the multimil lion dollar facelifting that the Statendam is currently under going in the Netherlands which will provide the ship with an allnew promenade deck with new lounges and a Lido The vessels cruise ca pacity also is being increased from 650 to 740 beds with the addition of new Six new ports will be fea tured on this mile cruise to 27 ports in 10 A LONG WAY from the Australian Outback is twothirds the size of tlic United If heat the flies will Great Australian Outback Ry TOST TIEDE ALICE Aus tralia longer than man has for longer than he can even guess with the Australian out back has been one of the worlds least lovely Dry as hot as crawling with creatures from another t h e outback bush covers an area two thirds the size of the United States and assaults the senses with is sterility and Some natives here say it be gan as Gods garbage Early explorers were so dis gusted with the land they didnt even record its discovery until The first settlers were so numbed by the desolation they attached names like Hope less to the Even today the land re at Air planes fly telephone poles crisscross the there are some few business in Yet the land is reluc tant to Most Australians avoid live as far from it as and so continue to leave most of their continent to a few dim blokes what en joy spending their days chasing off the scorpions and Like Like cattle like I discovered the rigors of the outback the hard the scary I got stuck dead on in the middle of It happened south of this near the border of the Northern Territories one of eight Australian states and I was driving to ward an isolated cattle station in was using more cheek than No one should push out into bush coun try with so little knowledge of the terrain and My problem was the It was off the bitumen black as they say which means it resembled a tank training route at 1 soon discovered that my rental sedan was inadequate to either scale the road boul ders or float the drifting I did fairly well for a few I selected a manage able speed 30 got the hang of the disastrous and even kept the Jixle together over the foothigh bunkers of solid several dozen miles from and with the sun sinking beyond the blood wood I Sud out of the a loping hcrcford cow jumped into the It was the first animal 1 had seen along the lonesome and it came as a shock and a I jerked at my wheel to avoid the swerved off the hit a large rock and came to rest against a witchetty The damage was but in this place somewhat I had a flat I was lodged in 1218 inches of fine red I looked A large threefoot gowanna liz ard was crawling ugly but Other than even the the had disap On one side the land rolled 5060 miles to distant small On the other side it just kept And like something out of Gullivers the flies began to On my On my Up my in my through the openings of my I flayed my arms and gave the insects a vebral what but they didnt run and they didnt Big Little Hun dreds of the In a few minutes time they were up my t r o u s c r legs and down my shirt They didnt They didnt But very soon I realized the validity of the outback claim that if the heat doesnt get and there is water to the flics can still kill by I changed the tire as quick ly as Actually chok ing on flies that rushed into my And in a halfhour was ready to More When I shifted into the car didnt The tires spun furiously in the getting no trac I rocked the Burned the But I could get no move I decided further spinning was The dust was so fine it offered no And in trying to lick it I only sank So I stopped and in the 95dcgree and the flies crawling in my and the map showing the nearest cattle station 20 miles I or for an Through sundown anc into Two Three Hoping as Id been told in j there were one or two cars on the road every Every day Or every week About Uie time I began to se riously I Eu of my I quick ly let the air out of my rear And it The ex tra rubber surface grabbed the dust and I was able to goac the automobile back onto the It took me about an hour to reach a cattle an air and a chuckling old Aus sie who said Flies they dont mean no You see theres so little life out here that when somebody comes along they just naturally jump on him for the Newspaper Enterprise Czechoslovakia offers range of ski holidays Guest capacity upped at Banff world amous Banff Springs Hotel has swung into its third winter season with a host of new fea tures and increased guest ca There will be 300 rooms available during the 197172 an increase of 100 over the first two winter As the new season gets into full ski resort atmo sphere abounds throughout the baronial castle in the heart of the Canadian Rockies ski coun Formerly a summertime only the Banff Springs began yearround operation in the winter of 196970 and the hotels recentlyappointed Gen eral Manager Ivor Petrak is looking forward to a season which will firmly establish it as the nucleus of an international stature ski resort The increased guest capacity will belter enable the hotel to meet the growing demand for accommoda particularly during the everpopular Christ masNew Year holiday Christmas at the Banff Springs has become a tradition for many On Christ mas Eve there is a family din caroling by the hotel supervised activities for chil dren and a supper dance for the A childrens Coketail during which Santa Claus pays a visit with gifts for is a highlight of Christmas Day for the young The evening program is high lighted by a reception at 6 for all guests and the tra ditional Boarshead Parade at followed by Christ mas Dinner with all the trim A supervised games and movie room is provided for chil dren from 11 to 5 Christmas day and 11 to 11 Boxing Day to enable parents to participate in the many winter resort amenities such as tobog 300room hotel swim or just plain re New Years at the Banff Springs is also very popular for people of all For those with a young there is a special super vised childrens dinner and entertainment New Years and of course a Gala New Years Eve dinner dance for the A highlight of the hotels win ter program this season cornea in February when the World Ski Cup Championships will be held at nearby Mount The officials and as well as many ol the spectators will make their headquarters at the Threemonth voyage to 23 ports Next March the ton P and 0 liner Oronsay sails from the Canadian West Coast on a three month The British cruise lines Jolly Swagman Adventures includes shore and a fulltime P and 0 as well as the steamship in the total Departure from Vancouver Is March Before returning June the Swagman group will have visit ed 23 including such places as Montego Cape Town Rabaul Kobe and An 18 day land tour of Switzer land and England a Rhine cruise a three day overland tour in Japan and a bush barbecue in Australia are included in the Jolly Swagman fares for which start at rises at Wembley French Open A 300 room hotel is to open near Londons world famous Wembley scene of the 1966 World Cup and the 1948 Olympic It is the latest development of Esso Motor Ho and is due for completion early in 1973 within the boun dary of the stadium Esso already have hotels at South Mimms in Maidenhead in and Two more are un der construction at Luton and at Runcom in and the company have also an nounced plans for hotels in Coventry and The million Wembley ho on the Empire Way lead ing to the will incor porate conference facilities for 500 wine centre in Dublin DUBLIN The French have opened a wine centre in It is located on Baggott Street and was offic i a 11 y opened by the French am bassador to The small and inti mate with seating accommo dation for only 35 is expected to prove attractive to all categories of wine from the most cas ual imbiber to the serious Snacks also will be such as ham and veal pie with a glass of will sell for C e d o tiie Czechoslovak much of sometimes even into The most popular of the na tions skiing largely Travel is drawing at tention this winter to the op fo r the proximity to the 6 is the Giant J Mountain Range in northern The three main skiing areas of the country are the llighj Tatra Mountains of eastern Czechoslovakia w here the Nordic Ski Champion ships were held last the nearby Low and Ihc Krkinose or Giant mountains located about to 3 liours out of Prague by The terrain of the High which rise to about 500 is similar in many re to the Alps or the and excellent skiing conditions are to Iw found Grand prize in game eonlest is Ion cabin there from November through the middle of The leading centres of this all equipped with good hotels and modern f arc Tatranska Ixtm Stary and the world ski meet Strbske All lie within an hour of one another by electric The Low although overshadowed by their more magnificent some times boast longer skiing sea Around for ex the best time of year is from midFebruary to mid April but during some seasons skiing can continue through RECJINA As end of 1971 appniaches and the deadline date for Saskatchewan Game entries draws entries in the contest are coming in at a brisk The grand prize in the con a cabin on Lao La Ronge has been placed on site at Wadcn Bay and is ready for its lucky tenants to move The two bedroom cabin is lo cated on Wadcn Bay 15 miles north of La Ronge town site on a wooded lot on the cot tage development Anyone intending to enter the is urged to get their entries in as soon as possible and those who have not yet played the Saskatchewan Game are reminded that there is plenty of lime yet to partici Entry forms and rulebooks are available from Box Bohemia where summits rise to This region is equipped with a wide rango of facilities for skiing and other winter including the countrys fastest cable car lift four minutes for a journey carries skiers up vertical feet from feet above sea level to the top of a Costs are well below those charged at most of the better known Western European ski resorts and arc unchanged from Ski hotel for range from about double for room and breakfast in a B category ho le up to double for a deluxe room with private bath and nil meals Prices arc in Group rates are Skis can be rented for abort 75 cents a Tours for yachtsmen An Australian New tour designed for sailing en thusiasts has been put together by Qantas Australia airline and Hibiscus Sailors will have an opportunity to use yachts in tiid Holiday flighls leave daily from Ihe West Coast of theUnited flUJflV VOU GO GREYHOUND HAS EXTRA SERVICE TO LOOK AFTER YOU from IETHBRIDGE to CALGARY VANCOUVER 2 trips daily RED 3 trips daily WINNIPEG TORONTO 1 trip daily 1 trip daily These fare changes effective 15 GO EASY GO EARLY CALL 3271551 FOR FAST HOLIDAY TRAVEL GO and leave the driving to sJLjLJ1J Ask obout Executive Coach daily Calgary and ;