Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Vacation Exchange Club brings cheap holiday NEW YORKfAP) -The F. G. Fill-tons of Sterling Heights, Mich., spent -seven weeks in Venezuela, at a house complete with servants, sailboat and country club membership. They paid no rent. The Kinfi M c E I r o y s of Webster Groves, Mo., took their five children for a week to Tallahassee, Fla. They had no hole] bills. Both couples traded homes with total strangers through the Vacation Exchange Club, started in 1960 by David Os- troff, an employee ot the Brooklyn board of education. His pot-luck, holiday house- trading plan has jumped in membership to this year from in 1970 For s family lisls name, description of house and desired lime and place for the swap in the club's directory or in one of three supplements put out during the year. There is no guarantee. The names arc not checked out. Members are on their own to make coiitacl wilh each other for exchanges. MOSTLY MIDDLUCLASS Some 30 per cent of the list- ings are out of the United England to Aus- tralia, from Tahiti to Rhode- sia The members are mostly middledass and upper-mid- dleclass, says Ostroff. Advantages are clear: no hotel bills, no restaurant tahs for a hungry family of eight and no tips. A trip can wind up costing only transporta- tion. Fringe h e n e f i I s abound. Some listings include cars, servants, swimming pools, snowmobiles, ocean frontage, trailers, fruit even a 50-foot motor-sailer ketch crew and private air strip from a family in Vir- ginia The convenience is there, too. Members swap pets, from cats to donkeys. One couple even swapped working daugh- Hotel rates low in South Africa By JOHN McMICIIAEL PRETORIA Price listed in the new South African hotel guide for 1972, a publication that runs to more than 200 pages, bear out the contention that South Africa is one of the easier countries on the holiday- cr's pocltetbook. The popular Cape Town re- gion, an area that includes the Cape Peninsula, the South West Cape, aJid the city of Cape Town itself, can be used as an example. In terms of Canadian dollars (calculating the rand to be worth a hotel room with breakfast included in this re- gion can run all the way from S3.10 to per person per day. However, only a few are in the higher-priced categories The median is around S5 to ?7 a day. Fewer hotels quote on an all- meals basis but for those that do the range is from 54 to ?Z7 daily. That's room with all meals. By the week, the range is [rom S18 to with full (Econo uoal Transportation I Make a smarf move A specific [easing plan lo cover all your require- ments, can bring many savings. We'd be happy to talk h over you, any- time board, or from about 52.50 lo 510 a day. The big holels in Ihe bigger cilies arc the most expensive, of course. In smaller centres the rales appear ridiculously low for accommodalion of com- parable Canadian slandards. A good example of this is Ihe Lan zerac at Slellenbosch not far from Cape Town. This is an old estate on spacious grounds con- verted into a hotel with very large confortable rooms. It has its own swimming pool, and golf and tennis are close by. The daily tab per person for room and breakfast is and you can have room wilh all meals included for In many Canadian cities it's no trick to spend that much for dinner alone. Airlines exchange hostesses The sign of better leasing KING CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. Jrd AVI. and IIIh St. S. Phoni 328-9271 Four United Air Lines host- esses have spent the month of April flying Scandinavian Air- lines routes (o Europe and on North Atlantic and a simi- lar number ot SAS hostesses will spend Ihe month of j on a tour of the UAL routes lit America. The exchange program be- tween the two Ail-lines was ar- ranged to promote the "Visit USA Program" in Europe and Scandinavia and the "Different Europe" program here. The girls will act as special host- esses or board the host air- line's DC-Bs and 747s they will also act as goodwill ambassa- dors meeting local officials, travel agents, special groups aJid participate in media inter- tcrs for a monlh. They oflen Irade names of available doc- tors, baby-silting services laundries, local tourist sites and neighbors. Barbara McElroy, molhe of five children, ranging ii age from six months to scvei years, and her family tradec inlh another family of seven. The McElroys (ound toys, baby beds, a tree house in the plenty of room to roam. BETTEIl THAN MOTEL "When we stayed in _ motel, we'd pay J15 a night and we were all in the same she said. "The only time I was physically scpa rated from the children was, when I closed the door to take a Mrs. McElroy no longer worries about the children being noisy or getting out inlo heavy Iraffic, as she did at motels. The best part of Ihe trade syslem, say members, is Ihe new set of friends and the cosiness of a home. "You're living [rom tht point of view of a local per- says Ostroff. "Their neighbors are your neighbors. Your children have someone to play with." Some women might cringe to Have strangers invade their home. Would they break the color television? Steal the sil- ver? Call London every day and skip town without paying the phone bill? In the club's 12-year history, there have been no complaints of property destruction or theft and only one complaint of fraud, says Ostroff. "And your house is less likely lo be burglarized if someone occupies it when you're he says. Good surprises are com- mon. The Geoffrey Smiths ex- changed their New York apartment with a couple from Texas. She stayed in the city to study, but her husband ended up on a Texas ranch with 16 St. Bernards, horses for the two children lo ride and a new Cadillac at his disposal. The Furtons, retired and in- volved in a year-round ex- change program, once stayed in a 500-year-old thatched cot- tage in England, where the neighbors brought them fresh vegetables and flowers from their gardens. But the Furtons ensure a successful swap by sending out 150 letters to potential traders. They tempt Euro- peans by offering a camper- trailer for more travel, as well as Iheir Detroit home. TRAVEL? let A.M.A. World Travel Look After All The Details At No Service Charge To You! We Book AH Airline In North America and Overseas! STEAMSHIP (Atlantic and Pacific) Tours 0 Cruises Car Rental European Rail "A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL is appointed Agent for all MAJOR AIRLINES and STEAMSHIPS. "For ihe Besl In Travel ALL-WAYS" Coll or Visil A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd AVB. S. _ IETHBRIDGE ALL INQUIRIES WELCOME! Offio Monday thru Saturday 9 Parking, at Poor of Building to 5 p.rr Japan, Orient tours Japan and the Orient are be- ing offered lo travelers at the lov-3st prices ever during 1972 under new 15-day air land packages called Pacific Afford- ables. The tours are offered by Japan Air Lines and Japan and Orient Tours. The Affordable Japan is priced at 5682 from the West Coast and visits Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Takamatsii, the In- land Sea, Osaka, Nagoya, Ala mi and Hakonc. The Affordable Orient is priced al J841 from the West Coasl and visits Tokyo, Kyoto, Kurashiki, Takamalsu and Osa- ka, then continues by air to Taipei and Hong Kong. Optional lours are available, including a four day trip to Kobe. Matsuyama and Hiroshi- ma, Japan for Bolh lours depart from Los Angeles every Friday, and de- partures arc guaranteed June through October. Convenient connections are available from other U.S. cities. Brochures rioscrib i n g the tours are available from your travel agenl or any Japan Air Lines office. Walking lours in old London In the footsteps of Sherlock West End gliosls; of spies, murderers and assassins I nose are Uic UUes of jomo of lire conducted wslks or- ganized by London Unlimited. They start at various points in the capital snd cost 75 cents. Among other walking lours ar- ranged by London Unlimited arc: Of Blnck Death and Plague; Dickens and the City pulis; murder mosl foul .Inck the Hipper; and military don. NEW TERRITORY CP Air Slewardesses are well known in many cities around the world but two, Healher Scholey of Vancouver, lefl, and Elodie Bourque of Mont- real have moved off the beaten track as ex change stewardesses with Thai International Airways. Above during on off-duty period they feed pigeons near Wai Benchamabo- pit (The Marble Temple) one of Ihe many beautiful buildinps in Bangkok. During their two week visit lo Thailand they will fly on the airline's scheduled flights and supply in- formation on Canada to travellers. At the same lime, two Thai Stewardesses are flying oo-oss Canada with CP Air publicizing ihei r country. (CP Air Pholo) Lufthansa offers unique vacation Famed Oktoberfest TORONTO.. -A unique fali in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is being offer- ed by Lufthansa German Air- ines. Highlighting the 16-day trip is 3-day visit lo Munich's famed Okotberfest. For 151 years this as been the biggest folk and jeer festival of ils kind in Eu- nationally known ski centre of St. Anton an Ihe Arlberg Pass ope, luring thirsty people to I before entering Switzerland where the famous cities of Lu- cerne and Zurich are visisted. Next on the agenda is a view of the Rhine Fails in Schaff- hauscn before entering the 1 day. he Bavarian capital from all ver Ihe world. An added al- raction on the Munich itinerary s a visit to the city's famous Hofbrauhaus. The tour departs from Mon- real on September 21 aboard Lufthansa jet. Cost of Hie our including airfare is rom Montreal, and 5673 from 'oronto. Accommodation in ric, uxe holels along the roule is ptional at slightly higher rates, The itinerary features a day Frankfurt and continues long Germany's meanderinr; lomantic Road to the mcdiavel ty of Wuerzbnrg, founded jn i market, Scandinavian Airlines'. roo" and "A'ew Yah'" in Golh- ber, one oi Hie far remaining Black Forest, back In Ger- walled cities of Europe. i many, to .join the autobahn j After 3 days of oktoberfesl- leading to the university town ing in Munich, the motorcoach of Hcidelbreg, home of the Stu- j lour continues lo Auslria wilh a denl Prince and symbol of Ger- J day spenl in bolh Salzburg and, man Romanticism. Innsbruck. From there the The tour terminates in Frank-'' passes through the inter- furt for the Lufthansa return j [light home. At Frankfurt air-' porl, visitors will have the op- j portunily to see the recently' opened Central Terminal. It has become known as the Jnm- bo Terminal having been built (o handle 100.000 passengers a Folder of facts geared to youth With an eye on t h e youth Stockholm and "Spooky Kanga- 41. Then on to Munich, passing is distributing a colorful' ciib Ihrougb Rolenburg ob der Tan-1 "Young Scandinavia" folder I ellburg. Also included are useful ad- full of facts and suggestions rlrrsses and transportation for Ihe young and budget-mind- i hmis -yit Ihe same time Scan- ed travellers in Denmark, Nor- Ljinavian Airlines ha salso avail- way and Sweden. I able on a wide vari- It covers the whole gamut of: r; sllmmer courses offered y o u 1 h and student hostels, jr] all lhree anci pin- camping, eating places, eye- iant[ which wjll bc hug. canoeing, sailing and farm to voung travellers organized ho'idays and sightseeing all bv lbe American Scandina- wilh youth orientation. foundation, this folder will Nightlife is nol neglected wilh bc of particular interest lo par- HAL1FAX (CP) Bluenose [pointers toward such m o r e enli who prefer to have their II, Ihe replica of the famous (swing ing establishments as children Ibc summer Nova Scotia racing schooner, "Chilean Ncnf Ilawk Club" under some supervision or at and ".Snoopy Club" in 0 s 1 o. j leasl within a structured course Blueiiose II attraction for visitors continues lo bc an attraction for visitors, though her fate is undecided. The replica, h u i 1 1 for 'Pussy Cat" and "Revolution" in Copenhagen. "Cat Ballon." which provides for some de- company, was local brewing given to the Nova Scotia gov- ernment aller it was found she needed extensive re- pairs because of dry rot. Tied up here since last September, (lie vessel has had more than visitors. "La Cage" and "Murgen" in'ity. gree of contact and responsibil- Big daily chore for ship's bilkers Aboard the P f.- 0 s'.iperlincr Canberra, a staff of bakers daily pop in and out. of the ovons about rolls, 5.000 three-pound lonvcs of bread. (en cakes and at least 500 pclits fours. The artful prepara- tion of great quantities mid vn- i-jrieliM of fowl goos on alinix! I around the clock. COMING TO MONTREAL? Furnished Apartments shorl-term Richelieu Towers Hotel Apartments 2045 Peel Slroel (near dc Maisonrieuve) A Brand New Building Inthe Very Hearlofthe City! (514) 844-3381 Fiidoy, May 5, 1975 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAlfl WEEKEND SPECIALS at CENTRE VILLAGE CENTRE VILLAGE IGA ALSO FEATURES FREE DELIVERY! STORE HOURS: Open Doily 9 a.m. lo 6 p m. 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