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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Bulgaria backs on prices SOFIA, Bulgaria's claim thai il offers some of lhe cheapest holidays to be found anywhere in Ihe world is sup- ported by lhe new 1972 price lisl issued by Balkanlourist. The list shown room rates in the interior range from p lo ?8 U.S. daily per person dou- including brcakfasl, and from W.50 to ?13 with all meals included. The rules vary ac- cording to category of hotel. Iji lhe Black Sea resorts rates per person double all meals run from to 512. The top price is for a deluxe room from June 1 lo Sept. 30. During the rest ol the year the same room costs J10.50. The Black Sea rates for low- er category holds S4.80 to J8.30 are for the high sea- son, June IB to Sept. 15. These prices are reduced 25 per cent in spring and fall and by 40 per cent in winter. In all cases children from two to 12 pay 50 per cent of adult rales if occupying an additional bed in the room of their parents, and 50 per cent of lhe price of the food. Iji addition lo holels, rooms are available in private lodg- ings in Bulgaria. The rates for Ihese in lhe more importanl towns, again per person double occupancy, run from to ?2 room only up lo a range of to 54.75 with all meals. Elsewhere in the coun- try lhe range is from S5 cents to 51.60 for room only and from to 54.40 for room with all meals. Raise standards of hospitality The fourth annual Red Car- pet Canada program is now underway and tlie Uieme this year is "Selling Services in the The program, is organized by lhe Canadian Restaurant Asso- ciation in co-operation with the Travel Industry Branch, Of- fice of Tourism and the Travel Industry Association of Can- ada. It's a scries of one-day seminars designed to guide restaurant and hotel managers in increasing sales tiirough im- provements in staff productiv- ity. The Federal Office of Tour- ism, in conjunction with lhe Canadian Rcslaurant Associa- tion and the Hotel Association of Canada, started the Red Carpet Canada project in 1966 to help Canadian hospitality services prepare for the un- precedented numbers of itors during Centennial ebrations. The program has continued with the aim of encouraging leaders in the accommodation and food services fields to raise Uieir standards of hos- pitality. Tlie firsl of lhe seminars was held in London, Ontario, on February 2. II. was a re- sounding success, and was fol- lowed by others in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Saska- toon. cel- David Haber to conduct Europe tour MONTREAL David Haber, director of programming of Ihe National Arts Centre of Ottawa will conduct the second NAC annual ballet and opera tour to Scandinavia, Czechoslovakia, Austria and the USSR, accord- ing to Brian Morrow, Ottawa manager of Scandinavian Air- lines. Tlie lour arrangements have been made jointly by SAS and Algonquin Travel Ltd. ot Ot- tawa. The departure date is March 35 and tlie group will return lo Canada on March 29. AFRICAN SAFARI Viait SeirnEttl. NloroneoiD, Min- Amboscli, Kilimanjaro. Tiivo, Miimi Springs, Treetopi neir Mt. Kcnri. River Nile. Murchison Falls, RtrKtnJcrr, Victoria Falli, Zambesi River, Stnlh Africa. Eiplore Mam- basa tropical paradise lor bi( Came fishing, ikilne, icuba diving, swimming. 22 DAYS from 1995 27 DAYS from S1095 incl. airfare, holels, meals, nlirii mH.ROOHD WIIKir Also ftirlina emp. safaris from S1SO NILESMR TOURS 10fin-709 Dunsmulr. Van. 1. B.C. (6011 Rai. ZM008J Book early for Prague's Spring Festival PRAGUE One of the great tourist attractions and musical events of Europe is Uie an- nual Prague Spring Music Fes- lival which this year will be held from May 12 to June 3. Bec a u s e the Czechoslovak capital is usually packed foi the Festival and hotel accom- modation then is difficult if not impossible to secure, reserva- tions should be made well in advance. Leading artists, groups and orchestras from both the Wesl- em and Socialist worlds are in- viled to participate. Become wine, connoisseur on your holidays Holiday seminars for wine connoiseurs, held in the Rhein- gau famous wine growing re- gion with centres like Hoch- heim, Ruedesheim, Assmann- shauscn, Johannisberg, have at- Iraclcd increasing numbers of participants during the past four years and are to be re- peated this year belween end of April and middle of October. Seminars slart Monday morn- ing and end F r i d i y evening with a festive wine-tasting at Eberbach monastery where dip- lomas are handed out. Accom- modation in holels or privale rooms according lo choice. Sem- inar fees include leclures al the Hesse Research Centre of Viti- culture, Fruit growing and Horliculture, sight seeing tours, excursions by bus ami boat, and wine lasling parlies. For full information write lo Rhcingauer Weinseminar, "D 622 Ttuedeshcim, Rhcinslrassc 5. WHAT IS A.M.A. World Travel Service? WHERE bean's o bers. WINTER-WEARV CONGREGATE Sun, sand and sea ore what the Carib- boul and northerners ore flocking to lhe warm climate in increasing num- N. Oldham Fholo Eastern Caribbean isles cash in on ship cruises By JACK N. OLDMAN ST. JOHN'S Tlie ECTA is- lands are cashing in on cruise ship tourism. ETCA slands for Eastern Caribbean Tourist Association and is made up of the tourist boards of six British islands ol the eastern Caribbean this island of Antigua plus the Bri- tish Virgins (really a group of opportunity to gel off the ship and see what it is aboul an is- land lhat lures non-cruise ship holidayers for anywhere ffrom a few days to a few months. Here is a rundown on some of the sightseeing attractions ol each of the six islands: Antigun. Historical places like Nelson's restored old dock- 36 Dominica. Grena- yard at English Harbor. Clar- da, St. Lucia and St. Vincent. It is estimated that cruise ship visitors spent the equiva- lent of Sl'i million Canadian in tlie six islands in 1970. The big cruise ship islands of the GTCA group are Grenada and St. Lucia, in thai order. In each of these two islands, cruise ship visitors accounted for approximately 58 per cent of total visitors in 1970. St. Vin- cent stands high up. too. Its total visitors numbered less than 40 per cent of the Asti- guan total, yet it attracted close to as many cruise ship ence House built for King Wil- liam IV when he was Duke of Clarence. The Roman-like ruins of Shirley Heights above En- glish Harbor. The Son et Lu- miere (sound and light) pre- sentation al Nelson's Dockyard covering the early history of Antigua. A drive through the island's rain forest and a visit to some of the island's 300-odd beaches, many of them idyllic. British Virgins. A variety of intriguing islands used by pir- ates in days of yore. World-fa- mous "Baths" on Virgin Gor- da. An opportunity to sail through the passage named af- ter thai English buccaneer and lions are lhe St. George's, widely acclaimed as Hie prelliesl town in the Carib- bean and frequently likened to Portofmo on the Mediterranean in northern Italy. Grande Anse Beach on which most of Gre- nada's resorl holels are lo- cated. For a restful lunch or snack, the Nutmeg bar and res- taurant overlooks Ihe harbor in lown. St. Lucia. An island of con- siderable variety and lhe only one of Hie group with two ma- jor airfields. Home of the pi- tons. Gros and Petit, land- marks for centuries of marin- ers sailing in the region. The world's only "drive-in" vol- cano. Cruise ship passengers frequently disembark at Sou- friere and lake sightseeing trips that end in Castries, the capital, where they can board the ship again. St. Vincent. An island of ter- raced plantations and home of the oldest botanical garden in New guide books now available How big a holiday trailer can I pull in Alberta? Js there a golf course at Wainwrighl? What are molcl rales in Al- berla? Is there a place for my trailer near Kdson? What's the closest port of entry lo Water- ton? What's the hignest altitude through the mountain passes inlo Alberta? These and hundreds of other questions have answers in the newly published 1972 Alberta j Visitors Guide just released by the Alberta Government Travel Bureau in Edmonton. The handy 104 page booklet is available to the public at no cost. Copies of the Alberta Visitors Guide are available from the Alberta Government Travel Bureau, 1629 Cenlennial Build- ing, Edmonlon, and from lhe j numerous visitor information bureaus Ihrougnout Ihe prov- ince. I The latest edition of lhe KOA J Handbook for Campers and Kampground Directory is now off the press. This new publication carries current camping information and complete listings and maps for 571 Kampgrounds through- out Ihe United Stales, Canada and Mexico This publication is available free of charge lo campers al any KOA Kampgyound, or available by mail if campers send 50 ccnls (to cover postage and handling) to KOA, P.O. Box 1138, Billings, Montana 59103. I The current issue of Guide lo Brilain's Best Holidays is j particularly angled lo be of in- valuable help in choosing holi- day accommodation ol moder- ate cost in friendly small holels and guest houses, village inns and private houses, country farms and cottages where the visitor is treated as a family friend. It also offers a wide choice of self-catering accom- modation: flats and flatlets, bungalows, chalets and even lhal ultimate in freedom, the caravan, or the camping site. The 1972 issue of Guide to Britain's Best Holidays is now j off the presses and for one dollar only (winch includes packing and readers may obtain this new edition from the publishers: Farm Hol- iday Guides Limited, ]fl High Street, Paisley, Scotland. i MONTREAL B OAC and Sotheby's of London have joint- ly produced an illustrated guide to twenty-nine specially select- ed works of art in London. The guide is primarily for visitors to London who have in- sufficient lime to sift through lhe mass of material that is al-. ready available on London's arl! treasures. The guides are available at, all of BOAC's Canadian offices. the Western Hemisphere (Cap- taing Bligh of "Bounty" fame planted breaadfruit tree Facilities improved at Chateau MONTEBELLO. Que. Le Chateau Montebello, a scenic resort-conference hotel at Mon- tebello, Que. has begun phase two of a major program to modernize accommodation fa- cilities without disturbing lhe totel's country club atmos- phere. holuiayers. Dominica did not report sep, arate figures for cruise ship conqueror of the Spanish Ar- passengers in 1370, but I960 j mada. Sir Francis Drake. statistics show that Ihcy ac-1 Uominicx. most rugged i togranhed church in al! of' the i program up to tlie end of counted for .11 per cent of the island by far of Ihe Lesser I Caribbean. St. Vincent is the is estimated al more than Iota! visitors for Ihe Possesses the most pho- i Cost of thr modernization Antilles. Tlie lasl abode in HIP j gateway (o (he Grenadines, a year. The figure for the Bri-1 eastern Caribbean of full-blood-! chain c'f some 123 small islands i The holcl long-time home fell Virgins was six per cent. carib Indians. Second lar-: ....._. A complete (ravel Agency. The A.M.A. con make oil travel arrangements anywhere in the world. Escorted lours and holiday packages are also offered throughout the year. The friendly, qualified sfaff of fhe A.M.A. World Travel Service is prepared lo advise and assist on alt travel plans, as well as provide assistance in securing passports, visns, and other documentation. For all travel needs, airline, steamship, rail, cruises, Jourj, hotels, and car rentals, etc. 'Tor lhe Rest in Travel ALL-WAYS" Call or Visit A.M.A.. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. LETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOMEI Office open MOM tiny thru Saturday 9 a.m. lo 5 p.m. Frco Pcukinn Rrtir Building -gins was six per cent j ed Carib Indians. Second lar-: islcts [hal sll.elch solllh ,io of the exclusive Seigniory Club .The reason for the low Bvl gcst boiling lake in Ihe world.; i was opened lo the public in [figure is that these islands lie Giant tree'ferns. River bathing, j mlles lo arca ls I early 1971 when CP Holels took loo close to lhe biggesl of all I Grenada. The spice island ol i world-famous among yachts- over management of the world- Caribbean cruise ship port-s, the Caribbean. Major aflrac-1 men. I renowned country club. the U.S. Virgin Island of St.--------------------------'----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thomas, for cruise ships lo i plan stops there. -.........._.r Altogether, aboul 45 per cent of Ilic more limn noli- daycrs who visited the s i x ECTA islands lasl year came by cruifc .'-hip and on averagr spent about Canadian earh for each full day spent ashore on an island. Many, of course, never leave the ship. For Ihosc who do, the attractions are siRhtseoing. shopping, lolling around a beach or relaxing around a ho- tel bar. Aulieua built a large modern shopping conlrc on its deep wa- ter harbor especially to cater lo cniisp ships. The complex becomes a bustle of activity on cnii.se ship with pnsson gcrs shopping for local handi- crafts and duty-free merchan- dise. .Shops in .SI. Uicia. Gren- ada and St. Vincent also do brisk business on cruise ship days. Tn St. Lucia, passengers walk through lhe island tourist board offices In pel lo the shops, picking up informiition folders on the way. For most hon Wday, February 18, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND SPECIALS at CENTRE VILLAGE STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. MARTENS COALDALE PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL CLOSING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, T972 SIRLOIN STEAK CANADA CHOICE RED BRAND STEER BEEF ___ Ib. f t I Canada Grade A Frying Chicken ib TABIERITE Rump Roast T 1-09 T-Bone Steaks 1 39 Canada Choice Red Brand Steer Beef Ib. Canned Picnics 1-39 CENTRE VILLAGE IGA ONLY IGA BREAD WHITE OR BROWN 20- 6 89 Peas or Cream Corn IGA Choice 14 fl. oz. tins Aylmer Tomato or Veg. 10 fl. oz. tins fo 8... 1 on ive Roses....... fc U s Cake Mixes c Monarch pouch pak 9-ei. JJ for Salmon Flour RV Gold Seal pink 16 fl. DI. tint w FAB DETERGENT .29 KING SIZE 5-lb. box 1 PERFEX BLEACH !8 01. jug SUNRYPE APPLE JUICE CALIFORNIA NAVELS ORANGES LINKING CONTINENTS The supci structure ol Bosporus lowers ovor Istanbul, Wtirn completed, il a riaj in port means M resicfenliol in Asia, new suspension bridge across lhe 'ill link huMnrss in Canada No. 1 California ib. CENTRE VILLAGE MARTENS COALDALE CENTRE VILLAGE IGA ALSO FEATURES FREE DELIVERY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO UMIT QUANTITIES ;