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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tourist influx goes on in Egypt CAIRO (AP) They talk of war and prepare for war here in Cairo but the invasion of tourists shows no sign of ending. About jurists, of them Americans, visited Egypt last year and officials say they expect more this year to seek out the pyramids, King Tut's bomb and camel rides. Even now, with the nation under martial law and Presi- dent Anwar Sadat saying all is ready for battle with Israel, the hotels are filled with tourists. Plato studied here, Joseph and Mary sought refuge here and Moses taught here. Old men and their sons still work silver, gold, copper, leather, wood and other crafts in their tinv shops along the winding walkways of Khan el as their ancestors have since before Christopher Co- lumbus reached the N e w World. Tourists are welcome to see their craft, bargain over prices and accept a glass of sweet mint or anis tea, or a tiny cup cf strong black coffee. Egypt- ians enjoy visitors. King Tutankhamen awaits in his tomb at the Egyptian Mu- seum, and there are 13 other museums. Today's visitors quickly learn that their preconceived image of the Arab is no more the typi- cal Arab than Scrooge a typical Englishman. "I was surprised to find them so friendly. We had a much warmer reception here than we had in I s r a e observed an American newspaper editor on his first visit to the Middle East. Female pursers trained to head SAS cabin creivs MONTREAL Scandinav- ian Airlines has introduced 13 female pursers to serve as heads of cabin crews flying on DC-9 routes in Europe. The female pursers are for- mer air hostesses. They com- pleted their transition course earlier in the month along 1970 DATSUN 1600 ton pickup Good conditirn 1973 Mazda 808 COUPE Only 6000 miles 1968 OldsmobiiC 'CUTLASS' A good buy 7 (SEVEN) 1973 Dafsun DEMO'S CLEARANCE Foreign Car (Lethbridge) Ltd. 1102 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328.9651 with 10 male colleagues. Addition of the 23 new pur- sers brings their ranks up to 214 among the 1300 cabin at- tendants in the service of SAS. Besides supervising cabin sendees, SAS pursers are responsible for the final stages of inflight training of new cabin attendants, for cer- tain administrative duties and for sales onboard. The group cf new female pursers have an averse cf 10 years service on SAS air- craft behind them. Before their promotion they com- pleted a two week course in- cluding training in manage- ment and personnel adminis- tration, and a one week in- flight training program. Next year another 25 pur- sers will be promoted from the ranks of SAS Senior Cabin Attendants. It is expected that more former air hostesses will be among the candi- dates. Irish tourism falls off Empty rooms in Dromoiand Castle, a 19th-century Ireland due to the troubles in Ulster, 100 miles north, home converted into a tourist retreat in the remote west Irish tourism, the country's biggest single industry after of Ireland, reflects the fall-off in the tourist traffic in agriculture products, was down 20 per cent in 1972. (CP Photo) Ulster situation blamed for tourist drop Friday, May 25, 1973 THE IFTHBRIDGE HERALD 19 SAS Youth News in big demand Guide service at Sask. parks REGINA (CP) A new pub- lic service wll be available to visitors at five of Saskatche- wan's 10 historic parks this summer. Ten guides have been ap- pointed to conduct tours and provide information and assist- ance to park visitors, the de- partment of natural resources said. The guides will be stationed at Cannington Manor, Wood Mountain, Duck Lake, Fort Carlton and Last Mountain House parks. Bookin THE FINEST ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR RETIREMENT INGELWOOD LODGE (loccied on Taylor Way in Vancouver, B.C.) Providing the most luxurious single or double accommoda- tion. Planned activities, cards, billiards, movies, bingo, outdoor recreation. Nutritious, planned meals nd tea and eve- ning snacks. 24-hour supervision graduate nurse. Many other amenities for your enjoyment. All above from only daily Weekly or monthly accomodation available 725 Inglewood Ave., West Vanvouver, B.C. PLEASE WRITE FOR OUR BROCHURE By CAROL KENNEDY NEWMARKET-ON- FERGUS, Ireland (CP) The lofty, expensively deco- rated rooms of Dromoiand Castle, designed as a North American tourist retreat in the remote west of Ireland, yawn empty behind locked doors although in normal times the spring season would be well under way. But these are not normal times, and Bromolaud Castle in its 1.500 acres of wooded parkland is opening later than usual this year because book- ings are thin. The ghost-like air of this 19th-century baro- nial pile, formerly the home of Lord Ichiqum and now owned by an Illinois million- aire who spent million on ats conversion, is not uncom- mon among the hotels built for Ireland's roaring tourist boom of the late 1960s. For a year now, since the worsening of the Ulster situa- tion and its explosive side-ef- fects in England and Dublin, vacationers have shown a marked reluctance to visit the emerald isle. Irish tourism, the country's biggest single industry after agriculture products, earned million last year but was down 20 per cent compared with 1971. HIT BY EMBASSY FIRE The first disaster to hit the important British market, which still provides the bread-and-butter of Irish tour- ism, was the burning of the British embassy by a Dublin mob in February, 1972. Brit- ish hoEdaymakers cancelled in droves, Aer Lingus, the Irish national airline, felt a chilly draft, and a perceptible anti-Irish feeling built up. It was made worse by the subsequent bomb attack at England's Aldershot ar m y barracks, which killed several civilians including mothers of families. The provisional wing of the outlawed Irish Republi- can Army later admitted re- sponsibility. When one travel writer ob- served some weeks later in The Sunday Times that tour- ing Ireland with British lic- ence plates on his car pro- duced as friendly a reception as ever, he received a mail- bag full of abusive letters from irate Britons. The word "traitor.'' he said, was one of the kindest epithets applied to him. More shocks were in store for Irelands volatile tourist trade took a bit of pasting in 1972, which was understanda- ble." said an Irish Tourist Board official in Dublin. "But then an extraordinary thing happened. At the Ireland-Eng- land rugby match earlier this 3'ear, the England team got a live-minute standing ovation from the Dublin crowd. "That was seen by thou- sands in England, and it did more for Irish tourism than we could have accomplished with 15 million. There was an almost immediate increase in travel bookings. "Then came those stupid bombs in London, and the murder of the three soldiers in Belfast. That really put the kibosh on us." REFUNDS GUARANTEED The March 8 bomb explo- sions, generally assumed to be the work of IRA Provision- injured more than 230. The machine-gunning of the British soldiers in non-combatants and two of them Roman brought about by tuo local girls luring them to their deaths, and caused shocked reactions in the Republic. Tourism chiefs in the Shan- non area of v.estern Ireland have been adiised by British newspaper editors they can forget about promoting Ire- land in the British press this year. In an attempt to recoup some British package-tour custom, the Tourist Board has built in a special clause guar- anteeing to refund the cost of "any part of the holiday found to be unsatisfactory." Most efforts, however, will concentrate on inducing the Irish in Britain to corns on re- duced-fare visits to their homeland and on wooing Zx'ori'.i American t r a v e 1 agents Tne American and Ca- nadian market also dipped last year, though to a lesser extent. HOTELS FEEL PINCH A Tourist Board spokesman said Americans are highly sensitive to visiting anywhere with a reputation for trouble, even on the fringes. Canadi- ans, he added, were generally better informed and showed a greater understanding of Irish geography. For Ireland's hoteliers, meanwhile, it means another year in low gear, because the visiting Irish expa- triates expected on the cheap-fare scheme will proba- bly stay with relatives or iriends. Some hotels did close last year because of the Uls- ter troubles, but the Tourist Board says the number of major ones forced out of busi- ness can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Many more, however, are barely ticking cr. In the dining-room of the Clare Inn, a modern hos- telry near Shannon airport which normally caters for planeloads o f transatlantic nOJ jCjUO 3J9U.} diners one night recently, and the waitress apologized some- what obscurely for the lack of cheese "on account of it's being so quiet-like." MONTREAL A sign of things to come in 1ho 1973 tra- vel season? Scandinavian Air- SAS passenger traffic rises by 21 per cent MONTREAL Scandinavian Airlines' syst'emwide passeng- er traffic increased 21 per cent during the first half of the 1972- 73 financial year. During the six-month period ending March 31, 1973, SAS re- corded million revenue passenger-kilometers. Available seat kilometers were up 16 per cent to 6.338 million. The resutling cabin factor for the half year was 44.5 per cent, compared with 42.7 per for the corresponding period in 1971-72. Passenger traffic on Inter- continental routes rose all of 33 per cent. The two highest cabin factors were noted on the Trans-Polar and Trans-Siberian routes, both over 60 par cent. Overall SAS traffic for the six-month period showed a 14 per cent increase to 409.6 rev- enue ton-kilometers. Schedusld capacity climbed 13 per cert to 872.51 million available ion- kilometers. lines marketing and sales peo- ple see a strong portent in the fact that copies of a first edition of the SAS YOUTH NEWS has been exhausted by demand from all ever the coun- try within less than a month. The eight page, newspaper- style publication is crammed with all the news that's fit to I print related to ycuth and their travel needs for the 1973 season throughout Scacdinavia. Among the subjects covered are: Individual tours suitable for young people, hotels and hostels, bike purchase dis- counts, study programs, motor bike tours and purchases, hik- ing and camping hints, farm vacations and a wide assort- ment of other youth oriented information. As in the first edition, travel agents have a front page box for their local imprint. Copies of a second j printing are available at all SAS offices, cr by writing to Asa Hornfeldt, Youth Travel Advisor, SAS, 138-02 Queens j Blvd., Jamaica, New York 111433. I EARLY SCHOOL The first school cf the arts and crafts in Canada was founded at Cap Tourmente, Que., about 1668. A. E. CROSS STUDIO RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY B'ind Boy, 8 C., Halfway belween Calgary anrf Voncowvir Trans.Canada Pleosc motl me a brochure. Nam Keep coo! with an AIR CONDITIONER from FairfieW'f. Quickly installed window type. Choose from 5000 BTU 8000 BTU 6000 BTU 9000 BTU 7000 BTU BTU May Special Sanyo 6000 BTU gg OK Air Conditioner. Reg. 199.95. Now oniy........ Many other models to choose from including ELECTROHOMt, EMERSON, YORK', PHILCO See them now at- APPLIANCES AND TV SALES LTD. 1242 3rd Ave. S. (Just Across from the PKONE 328-0082 A FUN MACHINE ATA For the young at heart, here's a great new Honda the a rugged, light sports-tourer with firecracker get- up-and-cjo' Totally new siylmg. with Honda's famous 4-stroke, smoke-free engine and, we believe, the best warranties in the business! It's beautifully packaged at an amazingly affordable price. And remember, when you buy Honda, there's nearby parts and service wherever you go! See it at your Honda dealer, now! HONDA. Yes! You can handle a Honda! DISTRIBUTED BY: CLARKE SIMPKINS HONDA 760 Alderbridge Way, Richmond, B.C. H3- LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE CHARGE} SALES SERVICE 1117 2nd Ave. S. Phone 327-8889 Southern Alberta's Largest and Most Progressive Motorcycle Dealer ToroMo office for French Govl. TORONTO The French Govern men I Tourist Office will open in Toronto June 1, 1973. Its role is to a.d technically the travel trade and promote tour- ism to France ard her posses- sions in the consumer markets. The address is 372 Bay Sti eet, Suite 610, Toronto. a Carefree Mexico's most beautiful The paradise of the holiday area. 2weeksfrom Pacific. 2 weeks from Fly P W A private jets while you enjoy our complimentary A.M.A. in-flight meals and bar You have a choice of excellent hotels. WORLD TRAVEL SERVICE loo1 All with air-conditioned accommodation. 603 sth Ave. s., Lethbridge FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A FREE COLOUR BROCHURE-CALL: Phone 328'7921 or328-1181 The whisky a man T yn saves and his friends. It's a matter of taste. So we take the time to blend together 29 great, aged whiskies into one great taste. Adams Private Stock. Do your friends a flavour. Thomas Adams DISTILLERS ESTABLISHED ;