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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, Juno 3, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD "f Hit Billion In 1969 looming Trade Industry Expected To Continue Growth By MICHAEL BATE Canadian Press Staff Writer Canada's booming travel in- dustry, which earned about in 1809, is ex- pected to continue its startling growth Uiis year but the ac- cent in 1070-71 will be on home travel. Last year foreign visitors accounted for of the industry's earnings ami pushed Canada up among the top five earners of foreign tourist income in the world. Jean-Luc Pepiu, minister of industry, trade and com- merce, lias said the federal government's office cf tour- ism will play a more active and direct role in promoting domestic travel, as a matter of "national interest." Although the government will attempt to encourage Ca- nadians to travel in Canada the program should not "be construed as inhibiting Cana- dians from travelling Mr. Pcpin said. Canadians spent an esti- 6 Millions of Crossings into Canada CONTINUED GROWTH EXPECTED Canadian tourist officials expect the booming travel industry to continue gowing this year. Americans are Canada's best custom- ers in 1969 of them spent a total of Graph shows travel between Canada and the United States in 1969, including international commuters. (CP Newsmap) _______ Provinces Won't Be Asked To Impose Wage Guides _E. Cx OTTAWA (CP) Finance Minister Edgar Benson said Tuesday he has not considered asking the provinces to impose wage and salary guides as a further measure to fight infla- tion. T. C. Douglas, New Democrat leader, asked Mr. Benson whether he would make such a request when he meets provin- cial finance ministers in Winni- peg this weekend. If he planned to do so, Mr. Douglas said, the government should also seek limitations on increases in other forms of in- come, including profits, inter- est, rents and prices. But Mr. Benson told the Com- mons: "I had not thought of making that request to the provinces." In reply to an earlier question by Mr. Douglas, Mr. Benson said he will give the Commons the agenda for the Winnipeg conference today. Officials said the agenda in- cludes discussion of the econ- omy generally, the govern- ment's propsed tax law revi- sions, and Limitations on the growth of shared-cost federal- provincial welfare programs. The Winnipeg conference is to be held Friday and Saturday. 'SKILLEF RESTAURANT MRS. PERDUE GOLDEN CHEESE DREAM Grilled Cfieese With French Fries, Cols Slaw, Picklo Slices, Soup or Juice and Coffee. FISH and CHIPS Fish In baiter Lemon Wedge Tartar Sauce Cole Slaw French Fries Roll and butter. Soup or Juice and Coffee. mated outside the country last more than tourists lirouglit into Canada. WANT TO ESCAPE People- come here to get away from it all, suggests a survey conducted for the fed- eral "government travel bu- reau in 1908. The highest percentage of a total of non Canadian tourists interviewed at the border said they planned to do some outdoor camping and tenting, visit a vacation spot or do some sightseeing away from big cities. Americans are Canada's best customers. Ln 1969, for example, of them spent an average of each in Canada, or a total of Government officials consi- der "plant improvements" such as expanded airline serv- ice and increased investment in advertising and promotion as the main reasons for the whopping growth of the travel industry. Canada now has about 20.000 tourist accommodations with room for more than person? at one time. Between 1963 and 1966, in preparation for Centennial Year and Expo 67, Canadians invested in hotels and motels. A Cross-Canada Survey by Tha Canadian Press indicates that provincial tourism de- partments share the federal gcvenanent's optimism for the coming year, and they ex- pect continued growth in the industry. The outlook by regions: ATLANTIC In Prince Edward Island, which boasts alluring beaches, fishing, harness rac- ing and the historic capital of Charlotletown, travel bureau officials say that "if the weather is willing" 1970 will bring another bumper crop of tourists. During the May-October tourist season last year, vis- itors spent in P.E.I. About or 71 per cent of the total number of tourists who visited the island, were from other provinces. American tourists num- bered 144.349 but only a negli- gible number of European vis- itors came. Inquiries for the 1970 season are up about five per cent from last year, with about 800 inquiries arriving daily. New tourist "complexes" under construction on the is- Large Grant For Ballet OTTAWA (CP) The Na- tional Ballet has received a grant from the Canada Council for the 1970-71 season, the largest of a series an- nounced here. Grants to 10 major arts or- ganizations totalled The Stratford Shakespearean Festival received and the Canadian Opera Company The company plans to tour Ontario and the western provinces this year. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens received for a season which will include visits to Quebec City and Ottawa. Other French-lan- guage groups getting assistance were Le Theatre du Rideau Vert of Montreal, and Les Jeimesses Musicales du Canada, The Vancouver Opera got for three productions planned this season. In addition to grants for the performing arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario received the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Royal Ontario Museum, up to land include accommodation, golf courses, park and other recreation such facilities are planned at focal points around the province. About is being spent on print advertising and Prince Edward Island co-op- erates with Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in a pint ad- vertising campaign for the Maritime provinces. In Scotia, travel bu- reau officials say they feel most people come for the "un- spoiled landscape, clean air and uncrowded highways." The bureau estimates that 22 per cent of tourists enter- ing Nova Scotia last season were seeking camping facili- ties. Three new ventures are ex- pected to draw extra tourists to Nova Scotia tins year. One is the Prince of Fundy, a new ferry between Yarmouth ajid Portland, Me. Air Canada is flying direct to Halifax from Boston and N'ew York for the first time and an international theatre arts festival is sched- uled for Wolfvffle, N.S., July 17-19. "General vacation and cndses" account for much of the tourist industry in New- foundland. The province's 32 parks attracted vis- to camping and trailer space units. The Newfoundland tourist department says coastal serv- ices provided by Canadian National ships continue to be popular. There is a possibility that a second ship may be placed on the Labrador serv- ice to accommodate the grow- ing interest for northern Edmontonian Makes Offer For EDMONTON (CP) City Businessman James L. Martin said here he has offered the 'ederal government for the Bonaventure, an obsolete Canadian Forces aircraft car- rier. Mr. Martin, president of the Ithacan Development group of rompanies, said he was consid- ering making the Bonaventure :nto a floating recreational cen- ,re including h o t el space, h e a t r e s, restaurants and shops. He would hope to find a mooring space off British Co- umbia'3 lower mainland, but might have to moor Lhe big ship off the U.S. coast. "The price the government wants for the Bonnie right now jiakes it too attractive an op- Mrtufiity to let slip Mr. Harthi said. Toronto business man Ed tlirvish last month offered for the Bonaventure, but subsequently withdrew his offer. The Bonaventure, the Cana- dian Forces' only aircraft car- rier, is to be scrapped as ob- solete despite an expensive re- it. It originally was acquired rom the Royal Navy. CAPITOL "Stranger "Stranger In Last Complete PARAMOUNT THEATRE "Magic Short Last Complete COLLEGE CINEMA "Ben One Complete GREEN ACRES DRIVE-IN "Daring One Complete ON A BUN French Fried Potatoes Cola Slaw Soup or Juice and Coffee. BAKED FRESH MEAT LOAF Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Buttered Vegetables, Roll and Butter, Soup or jruice and Coffee. BREAKFAST SPECIAL DAILY a.m. to a.m. BACON or HAM With 2 eggs (tiny Toast. ONLY 59" ZEtLEIt'S SKIUET RESTAURANT South lethhrrdgo Shopping Centre on Mayor Magrath Drivo SOUTHERN ALBERTA IT THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfnir Theatre "THE ITALIAN JOB" in color, starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward and Maggie Blye. Wednesday, June 3. Show at p.m. Adult. TORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre Alfred Hitchcock's "TOPAZ" in color, starring John For- E.vth and Dany Robin. Wednesday, June 3. Show at p.m. Adult. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre FIRST TIME" in color, starring Jacqueline Bisset. Wednesday, June 3. Show at p.m. Adult Not suit- able for children. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "JIIDMGHT COWBOY" in color, starring Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. Wednesday and Thursday, May 3 and 4. Wednesday show at p.m. Restricted Adult. TABER Tower Theatre "THE WILD BUNCH" in color, starring William Holderi, Ernest Borgnine and Robert Ryan. Wednesday, June 3. Shows at and p.m. Restricted adult. Get moro out of life Toko tlio family lo a movio cruises by visitors from out- side Newfoundland. The department also esti- mates the travel industry in 1969 brought the province major portion coming from Canadians from other provinces. QUKBEC In Quebec, the 1370 tourist season looks successful judg- ing by the number of requests for information received by the department of tourism. The northeastern U.S., target of most of Quebec's publicity, is the source of most of the requests, up compared to the same time last year. The main themes of the publicity for vacations in Quebec are camping, sightseeing tours of the prov- ince, Quebec history, the ro- mantic French background and "swinging Quebec." An attempt is also being made to entice tourists to spend more time in the prov- ince by offering various re- gional attractions in the areas frequented by tourists. ONTARIO Lite the rest of the prov- inces, the Ontario department of tourism and information said 1969 was an excellent year. Tourist spending was an increase of five per cent over 1968. This figure includes spent by visitors from the United Stales. An additional tourists from Quebec and from other provinces also spent time in Ontario. A department spokesman said he expects a total of visitors in Ontario during 1970. Ontario had one of the best winter sports season on rec- ord in 1969-70 and the depart- ment is optimistic about tour- ist prospects in coming years. In Toronto, Albert Camp- bell, Metropolitan Toronto chairman, has launched a To- ronto tourist campaign with a red heart as its symbol. He told businessmen in May that Toronto gets far less than its share of tourist dollars spent in Ontario. PRAIRIES In Saskatchewan and Mani- toba camping is the most pop- ular type of family-style vaca- tion. An estimated tourists visited Saskatchewan in 1969 and Canadians ac- counted for of that figure. The provincial industry de- partment's tourist branch es- timates income from tourists in 1969 was up about 10 per cent from 19G8. Some resort operators in Al- berta say they do not expect an exceptionally good sum- mer because of the state of the economy. Chateau Lake Louise says advance bookings are up over 1968 but down from 1969. Banff Springs hotel says book- ings are about the same as last year. Jasper Park Lodge says re- servations based on mainly American tourists- are on par with last year but regular bookings are up 10 per cent over 1969, partly be- cause of the opening of the Yellowhead Highway. The highway connects Jasper with Kamloops, B.C., on the south- ern leg and with Prince George, B.C., on the northern leg. The Alberta government travel bureau says tourists spent in the prov- ince in 1969: by tourists from outside Canada, by Albertans and by other Canadi- Most Alborla kmrlsm is non-urban despite the popular- ity of the Calgary Stampede and Edmonton's Klondike Days. The travel bureau says camping is increasing most rapidly in Jasper National Park which has never been as popular as the more acccssi- b 1 c n t i 1 the Yellowhead National Park to the south. BRITISH COLUMBIA In British Columbia, R. L. Colby, executive director of travel at Victoria, says the Peace River and northern B.C. areas are at- tracting an increasing number of tourists. Factors Influencing travel include a "combination of good accommodation and out- door Living, and the friendli- ness of B.C. residents also helps." Camping Is proving in pop- ularity although no figures on its growth arc available. Moro than aie available' to tourists in government camp sites. In 19C'J tourists from other provinces to B.C. totalled by automobile, and they spent an e st i in a t c d Tourists from the U.S. numbered -1.1117.767 and spent about There'is also considerable growth in ledges end cabjns in remote areas cf Ilic province, most cf Ihcm timed si at- tracting U.S. hanicrs and fish- ermen. DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC SUITE 8-304 Stli St. 3. Above National Store Phone 327-7241 tethbridge ROSS HOSAK, C.D.M. SSS3S. 16 GAMES Leiltbridge Elks Lodge ROUES? (Upstairs) EVERY THURSDAY 8 P.M. TONIGHT AND THURSDAY S.A.T.O. PRESENTS A Sky Blue Purple Level Hill Gooseberry Mountain Rock Festival SATURDAY, JUNE 6th IETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION Tlis World Famous "THE ANIMALS" Plus "THE SHAMEN" plus "EVERYONE'S TONTO' Plus "49th PARALLEL" Doors Open 7 p.m. Festival at 9 p.m. MEMBERS S2.SO NON-MEMBERS Membership! available from S.A.T.O. executive or at the door EVERYONE WELCOME DOUGLAS gives p.m. BROTHERHOOD iNAsraKilThu- ALEX CORD IRENE PAPAS LUTHER ABLER ADULT HIT NO. 2 IN THE DARING GAME" with LLOYD BRIDGES _ COLJLEGE MAll! 328-6300? TONIGHT and THURS. Tonight at S p.m. Family SOLD OUT SAT. SO WE HOLD OVER FOR ANOTHER 2 DAYS. DONT MISS IT IT'S TERRIFIC! The World's Most Honored Motion Picture! Winner of 11 Academy Awards including "Best I H ft frill', UlklllUk INTACT FULL LENGTH NOTHING CUT IGNITE and THURS. 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