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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE UrllDRIDGE HERA1B Friday, Ckiuhor 1, 1971 Winter holiday program offers 19 tours on BO AC no AC, I he largest scheduled internalion.'d itii'iim1 flying from Canada, has launched a new holidays program lhat makes full iw: of the car- rier's worldwide1 route struc- lure. Tlie year-round appeal of Britain, Ihc sunny Canary Is- lands, the advenfure of Africa and the romance of the South Pacific arc among (he attrac- tions offered to Canadians by liOAC this fall and winter. Apui i from as wide a choice as possible, the emphasis this! year is on value for money on cadi holiday program offered. BOAC travel experts have re- fined and improved programs from last year and the pack- ages now available represent some (if the most attractive holidays ever offcrd by the air- line. Ninpfecn different touis are available, ranging from a two- wock, self-drive holiday in Bri- tain tn a 35-day exploration of (he Pacific. A liKAM) NEW CONCEPT Already, advance reaction to one .lew program indicates that it could be a best-seller, rank- ing in success with the estab- lished London Super Show Tour, ivhich BOAC pioneered and has offered continuously since ils introduction three years ago. The new package, marketed under the Beachbreeze lable, actually incorporates some of the Show Tour's most popular elements theatre tickets and all and links this vacation with a week in the winter re- sorl areas of Majorca, the Ca- nary Islands, Tunisia of the Costa del Sol. For the cost of from S363 per person from Montreal ex Toronto', a vacationer can fly to Majorca, spend a week there at a comfortable hotel, witli private bath and all meals included, and then fly back fo for a week-long vaca- tion-within-a-vacation. Hotel accommodation in Lcn- don, again with private bath and brakfasts, three theatre tickets, casino membership and car hire for one day are all included in the package price. Similar two centre packages are available lo Ihe Canary Is- lands (from S-I91 ex Montreal, J5M ex Tunisia (from SMO and and the Costa del Sol (from S-U7 and For vacationers who prefer a one-centre resort holiday, BOAC's Beachbreeze program offers two alternatives 18 days in Majorca, with aD! meals and private bath from ?399 (S439 ex or IB days in the Canaries from an all-inclusive price of S521 e.x On all these resort vacations, the services of a local repre- availablc af all] of the Great Harrier Reef, t New Guinea and Mexico THE 11KST HOAC's value-for-money phil- SIfiilTSKKlMi S.AI.'AItlS osophy is clearly seen in Ihc led ti ling Hie London Super Show 'four. From a minimum cost of from Montreal ox Toron- to 1, vacalioncrs have a choice of four hotel categories, but even Lhe basic package in- cludes air fare, accommodation in a centrally-located hold with private bath and full English breakfast. Also included at no juit ri .seekers are well catei by BOAC tins winter Three tours are available, ca tering to the most popula game reserves and louris areas of East and South Africa Three Sighlsecing Safaris ir One takes n 27-day swin, through the game reserves o Kenya, Uganda and Tanzanit for a land cost of SI091, plus ail fare. Southern .Sunshine con centrates on South Africa, in ,........v..... eluding Swaziland and the Kru cost is renlal of an Avis car ger National Park and cosls for the land portion. The Grand Africa Tour of 27 days visits Nairobi, Ngoron goro Crater and Screngeti Na- lional Park.s, Johannesburg and many other parts of Easl and South Africa. Land cost foi this tour is and a nine-day extension lo Ethiopia can be added for S2B.1. All African lours include ground (ransportiition, sight- seeing and game viewing by coach, safari vehicle, or car; hotel acuommodation is in twin- bedded rooms with bath and most meals are provided. For budget-conscious vaca- tioners, BOAC is offering a low- cost holiday that gives maxi- mum flexibility for Canadians wishing to two weeks touring Britain. The airline's Britannia Holi- days cost from ex -Mon- treal and S365 ex Toronto, and contain two basic packages. Vacationers can Hy to Bri- :ain, spend one night in a Lon- don hotel with bath and then .ake their choice of car ren- al for two weeks with unlimit- ed mileage; a rail pass for two for three days, seven theatre tickets for first-class show's in London, casino membership airport-city transfers, a get-to gcther party and the services of a resident host. SOUTH PAC'FFC ADVENTURF For Canadians who prefer tc travel to Ihe other side cf the world, and see a bit of ''Down BOAC. in conjunction with Quantas and Air New ?A-; land, has arranged seven tensive tours of the South Pa- cific. Each of these tours has been planned to give vacationers a thorough appreciation of lire designations visited, with guided excursions and free days interspersed to allow maximum flexibility. Passengers mil be met at each destination and trans- ferred to their top-quality hot- els. Each room will have a pri- vate bath, and a limited num- ber of meals and refreshments is included m the package price. All the popular South Pacific destinations are included in this new program, which is being marketed as "The Great South weeks with unlimited mi Pacific Sample tour prices, including air fare, are 17 days to Fiji ex Toronto, e.x Mon- Australi and New Zea- land for 17 days (SIHO and Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii (24 days for S1440 and and the 35-day grand tour of Fiji, Aus- tralia, Bali, Malaysia.'Hong Kong and Japan for S2340 from Toronto, from Montreal. Four optional extensions are I available, ranging from Ihe fcring daily 707 flights between Australian Outback and a tour I Toronto-Monlreal and Britain. or a coachmaster for two weeks with unlimited mileage. Alternatively, they can pick a Britannia holiday" that offers six nights' hotel accommoda- tion without bath in London, and a choice of car rental for one week a' six cents a a rail pass for miles shared between two persuiib or a coachmaster ticket for one week with unlimited mileage. BOAC this winter will be of hM SCENIC AND CHALLENGING The first and second holes at Bermuda's Castle Hor- ror Golf Club call for well-placed drives to avoid the near-by harbor waters or tall pines. No less lhan 10 holes at Castle Harbor require blind tee shots, many of them carrying fairly imposing hills. Pacific heauty spot enters jet age Rarotonga isolation ending travel Illusion A new record A new record for transport- ing the greatest number of peo- ple in a single civilian aircraft has been claimed by Condor Flugdienst. German" charter line. On a flight from Frank- furt to UK Canary Islands it carried on its a full load of 490 passenger and a crew of 10. Crossing the International Dateline sometimes may seem like a double-cross and when it really is, most travelers feel everything is all right. Other- wise, they may get the impres- sion that they've lost or gained a day, though they haven't. Actually, this boundary is just one of the world's biggest but most necessary illusions. Imaginary but also very real, it not only provides travelers with a lively conversation topic but also brings them a ne honorary lille and travel st tus. Those who make the Iran sit become Golden Dragons. Basically, the Line is A.M.A. World Travel Service 903 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-7921 or 328-1771 Offlcs open Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to i p.m Free parking at rear of building means of keeping time straight around the world. It runs, through the Pacific, from the Arctic south to the Antarctic more or less following the 180 degrees meridian. A sizeable detour eastward is made north to Fiji, to by-pass well -popu- lated islands, before returning to 180 degrees near New Zea- land. The idea of this is to avoid having two different dates in the same country. For travelers, the deception comes when a day is appar- ently skipped on westward crossings and a day is added on eastward ones. What ac- tually happens, the Trans-Paci- fic Passenger Conference points out, is that a date may be lost or gained but time in terms of minutes and hours is not. The Line, of course, is arbi- tary. After all, to keep UK time system working correctly, the new day has to start "some- where or the 24-hour clock sys- tem for the revolving Earth wouldn't work so well. As a rule, the "lost" or "found" date comes when the ship pass- es ISO degrees longitude. How- ever, if it comes during a week- end, the ship's captain is likelv to designate a day that comes after or before (depending on direction of the vessel's course) the actual passage. That keeps Saturday fun and Sunday ser- vices intact. No need to get confused even if you "miss" an important an- niversary or birthday or end up with what seems to be two days for the celebration. Gold- en Dragons soon Icam to take t in stride jurt as the Ruler of the 180 degree Meridian of Ihe Great Domain of Ihe Gold- en Dragon expects his subjects o do. If that mouthful appears oo much to swallow, incident- ally, relax: royalty of the sea rarely have less than impres- ive names, regardless of ength. Suppose the date skipped is brithday. anniversary or ucli? Simple just observe he occasion as you normally on the day (regardless f date) after the "missed" 'y. or if you wish to speed ings up on the date prior. Ihe long run, it's all the a me. Like Ilic Equator, the Inter- ntion.nl Dateline is a salient oumiary on F.arlh. Yet going yer it doesn'l bring forth the :gh-jinks cermonics that Lhe Squalor does. RAROTONGA Beginning in December, 1371, Westours' Wes Star will call every II days a Rarotanga, on the way between Tahiti and Fiji. The ship wil also stop at Bora licra, Ameri can and Western Samoa, and a Vava'u and Nuku'alofa in Ton- According to archaeologists Rarotonga, principal island in the Cook group south of Ta- hiti, was setlled by Polynes- ians al least. 1.500 years ago. Later conquerors, explorers and visitors have included Ta- hitian and Samoan warriors; Spanish sailors; Captain Cook; Captain Bligh; Fletcher Chris- tian and his fellow mutineers; the London Mission Society; miscellaneous European traders. Today, the Cook Islands are a self governing former New Zealand dependency, as beau- iful as any never-never land, and populated almost entirely jy Polynesian Maoris (ft was 'rom the Cook Islands that the Maoris tet out 700 years ago to conquer New Zealand.) The islands, including their Rarotonga, are still re- atively isolated. An occasional cruise ship calls, en route from he West Coast of the United Stales to Australia. Every Iwo veeks, an Air New Zealand ilane comes in from Fiji. And ince the late 1960s, tire ton passenger freighter Moana Roa, has provided monthly ser- vice between and New Zealand. Tin's situation won't last much longer. Rarotonga's 20- mile circumference surrounds fine beaches, excellent swim- ming, mountain and rock climbing, a pleasant climate, orange and pineapple planta- tions, some of the best danccre in the South Pacific, and de- lightfully hospitable people. Raronlonga's average tem- perature is 78 degrees in Jan- uary and 71 degrees in July. The climate is oceanic, tem- pered by the Trade Wmds and typical of the latitude. When approached by sea, Rarbntonga is beautiful. It.s nigged, vol- canic hills stand out boldly against the skyline, and are clothed in vegetation to (lieu- sum mi Is. Tire people of the Cook Is- lands live in villages, most of them near the shore. Their popula tion is approximately with about half on Rar- otonga. English is one of their main languages. Their native language is Polynesian, and there is a strong similarity be- tween the dialects of the New Zealand Maori, the Cook Island Maori and the Tahitian. Early in 1972, Rarotonga will have an enlarged airport which will enable Air New Zealand jets to call en route from Ha- waii to Zealand. The air- line is also building a new ho- tel to be completed in 1972. Australia now buying Irish donkeys for breeding LIMERICK Donkeys from Ireland are helping to form the basis of Australia's donkey breeding industry and may yet become as valuable an export item as the world famous Connemara pony. These are not ordinary road-side donkeys, but don- keys which were specially brec1 in Ireland's largest don- key stud farm, Medina House, Spanish Point, Co. Clare, which is owned by Lord and Lady Swinfen. Last year, Lady Swinfen became the first president of a soci- ety formed to raise the sta- tus of the Irish donkey. Canadian agents In a move to provide localiz- ed service and accessibility ID the retail travel agents of Can- ada, Sila World Travel of Los Angeles has announced the ap- ponitrnent of World Touring Counsellors, Ltd. of Ontario as general agents in Canada. In pre-war years Irish don- keys were sometimes given away free as "luck money'' by Irish horse dealers selling horses at country fairs. Now the price ranges from to October-March Irish vacations The Irish Ihis year are again offering a se-ics of special low- cost vacations during what they call the lively months Octo- ber 1 to March 31 through Ihe co-operalive efforts of Irish International Airlines, CIE (Ireland's transport and the Irish Tourist Board. The vacations arc listed un- der four general categories as follows: 1. Dublin-London Show Tour. The cost of per person :rom Montreal includes round- J'ip air fare, seven shows dur- ing four nights in Dublin and nine nights in London, first- :lass holel accommodation, sightseeing, discounts in shops ind restaurants, and a resident lost in each city. 2. Self-Drive "Vacations. There is a wide variety of hcse offered, ranging .n pi-ice from up from Montreal and including the use of a car with unlimited mileage, and juesthouse up lo first class ho- cl accommodation. Sightseeing and theatre tickels are in- cluded in some of Ihe pack- ages, and there are special of- erings for senior citizens, for .hose who prefer lo be chauf- feur driven, for those who would like to spend a week in Ireland and a week in London, and for anyone who wishes to visit Ireland either over Christ- mas or St. Patrick's Day. 3. Escorted Coach Tours. Four are offered under this ca- tegory ranging in price from from Montreal for 15-day lour of Ireland up to for a 17-day tour of Ireland, Eng- land, Scotland and Wales. 4. Irish Welcome Holidays. These are designed for travel- lers stopping in Ireland on their way lo or back from Eu- rope. For per person double occupancy the holidayer can stay over in Shannon or Dublin for three days (two The cost includes first class hotel accommodation with bath and a full Irish breakfast, a car with unlimited mileage for three days, and either a ticket to a medieval banquet at Bun- ratty Castle near Shannon or a 'ickcl lo the Abbey Theater in Dublin. Complete details on any 01 all of these special packagi holidays may be secured fron travel agents. ATLANTIC REDUCED! Now is the time to register for the new, low fares coming into effect February, 1972. Let the experienced staff at J. Law- son Travel guide you to Europe next year. Brochurei and Reservations Now Available all R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST MARQUIS HOTEL BLDG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 GM (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) 329 JPANCY) 599 WEEKS ONLY (3 ISLANDS BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) For further information cincl reservations contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VIUAGE MALL (WEST END) PHONE 328-320] 328-8184 Have an'easy-going'Thanksgiving I This Thanksgiving, try the bus for long weekend travel made easy! With so many trips to so many places, you can forget traffic troubles and driving strain. And you'll like Greyhound's easy-chair comfort, downtown-to-downtown con- venience and easy-going fares! GREYHOUND EASY CHAIR FARES from LETHBRIDGE to: CALGARY -1.45 6 (via ly Sit back.and see_Canada the easy way! GO GREYHOUND and leave the driving to us. For fast Iravol foci, chnrlor torvico and exproll Information con CK' Ihr, Gr.yhound Bus Dopol, 411 Sth Stroot S., Tel. 327-155] or your local Greyhound ngont or fovorito travel ajxmt V ;