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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald- Travel Bargain holiday series offered during winter MONTREAL Fall and Winter holidays in Britain and Southern Europe, which are bargains in spite of the con- tinuing currency crisis, have been announced by British Airways-BOAC "Although costs in Europe have been rising dramatically of late due to currency ex- change pressures as well as inflation, we have managed to bring the main elements of a good holiday together with only minor Zachary Clark, marketing manager for British Airways in Canada, said. Highlight of the holiday series is the Mini Show Tour which was bought by several thousand Canadians last year, its year of introduction. "The Mini Show Tour last year proved an instant Clark said, "and we are expecting an even better response this year." Other inclusive tours in the program are the traditional best-selling two-week London Super Show Tour, Beachbreeze Holidays in the Mediterranean. London-plus- Spain and the Britannia Vacation "All of these tours include land arrangements but they give the traveller the benefits of being able to plan their specific requirements around the main elements of a holiday These main elements air fare, hotel accom- modation, breakfast, transfers and Sightseeing plus theatre tickets in the case of the show tours have been purchased in bulk and we can pass along the resulting savings to the traveller, See York on daisy bicycle York, England is a lovely and delightful old town, and a 26-year-old local girl has come up with the ideal way to see a small and slow-paced town of narrow medieval streets. Twenty-six year-old Rosalind Pearcy has opened a bike shop called "Daisy Daisy" at which she rents both bicycles built for two and bicycles built for one, all painted bright yellow with daisies. Things to see include the 500-year-old Minster, largest cathedral in Northern Europe, with its famous Three Sisters stained glass window The -city also has Roman Walls, hundreds of medieval buildings and a unique museum of 19th century life savings that can be used he said. "This year, too, we are offering long-term holidays some of them up to six weeks which proved so popular last year with retired people wanting to escape the rigours of winter for more than three Clark said. "Our main objectives this year were to use the low air fares to their advantage and to contract for as many hotel rooms as possible to ensure that our inclusive holiday prices are kept to the minimum In this way none of our passengers would have to be worried about paying extra for the main elements of their inclusive holiday after they have arrived." he said. Trawlers added to fleet Caribbean Sailing Yachts, the world's largest bareboat operators, are diversifying and increasing the size of their present charter yacht fleet of 85 boats with the addi- tion of 15 trawlers this winter and another 15 during the 1974- 75 season. In bareboating, the charterer and his party are skipper and crew. Half of the new 30-foot trawlers will operate out of the company's Abaco, Bahamas marina and the other half out of its Tortola, British Virgin Islands marina CSY also operate charters in the southeastern Caribbean out of a marina in St. Vincent. Rates for the new trawlers vary with the size of the chartering party and time of year. During the winter (Dec. 15 to April rates run from U.S. each per week for a party of five up to each for a party of two. In summer (May 1 to Dec 14) these prices drop to each for five and each for two. A deposit of per boat is required in winter and in summer. The rates include rental of the yacht, food and other provisions sufficient for the number of people on the yacht for the duration of the charter, fuel for the trawler engine and the outboard motor on the vessel's dinghy, ice. stove fuel and linen; and free taxi service from and return to the airport. For more details, including a comprehensive folder, write Caribbean Sailing Yachts, Box 491, Tenafly, N.J. 07670. s This Winter TAKE A BREAK! Select your winter holiday Then phone 328-7921 for details fly holidays to Hawaii DEPARTURES FROM VANCOUVER 31st 6th 8th 27th 28th holiday in sunny Szn Diego VIA WESTERN AIRLINES DEPARTURES FROM CALGARY 22nd 29th 19th 2nd 16th 2nd One or two week holidays tour to Disneyland VIA HUGHES AIR WEST DEPARTURES FROM CALGARY 21st and 22nd For your free descriptive brochure On these fine holidays call 328-7921 AJUA WORLD TRAVEL AGENCY 608-Sth Ave. South, Lethbrldge, Alberts Office open Monday thru Saturday a.m. to p.m. Ample free customer parking r-riaay, octoosr 1Z, 1873 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 New Nassau attraction former Canadian vessel NASSAU. Bahamas The newest tourist attraction in Nassau, capital city of the Bahamas, comes courtesy of Canada and the Maritime provinces. The Canada Goose I, formerly a Nova Scotian Bluenose Schooner, has scheduled daily cruises from West Pier, Paradise Island, across the harbor from Nassau The four hour cruise leaves daily at 10 am. while a cocktail cruise also departs the harbor at 3-30. In addition, Fall good time visit Niagara African trailer holiday A family pauses beside a stream (top) to watch a' fisherman in the shadow of South Africa's Drakensberg Caravans in South Africa Mountains. Later, as their trailer holiday continues, the travellers stop to admire a pride of lions. Trailer camping grows with popular rentals Seasoned travellers in greater numbers each year are learning that Fall is one of the best seasons for visiting the Greater Niagara tourist region, USA. Large vacationing crowds are gone, and visitors can move comfortably through the two-country area, enjoying uncrowded attractions, restaurants, and hotel accom- modations. Many nearby areas offer splendid displays of Fall color London opens new centre for students Inexpensive accom- modation tours and food are all offered at the new British Student Travel Centre, 44 Goodge St London W I In the Grosvenor Hotel, next to Victoria Station, and near Victoria Coach Station, and BOAC and Pan Am Ter- minals the Centre offers ad- vice on sightseeing, airports, transfers and all sorts of stu- dent travel Also available are guidebooks, maps, sightseeing tours of London and inexpen- sive food The Centre has a wide selection of accom- modations at all prices. Telephone is 574-4401. a captain's dockside party aboard the 125-foot vessel lasts from 8pm. until mid- night Canadians visiting Nassau can thus see a little bit of home in this warm, tropical citv It's also a great way to see Nassau harbor, and get the feeling of the warm, crystal clear and unpolluted water of the Bahamas The Bahamas and Canada have always enjoyed close relations in such areas as banking and finance. And by the end of this year, over 000 Canadians will have visited Nassau, Freeport and the Out Islands. Thus, it is only fitting that this new' attraction should come from Canada Europalia Festival 473 honors G.B. This year the Europalia will be held in honor of one of the Common Market's newest members. Great Britain, both in Brussels as well as a number of cities throughout Belgium. The festival will last from September 28 till Oc- tober 28 The Europalia is a creation by the Brussels Palace of Fine Arts in which 26 Belgian cultural organizations par- ticipate The Europalia was held twice before, once in 1969 when Italy was featured to highlight an extraordinary ex- hibition held in Florence of the 'Frescoes of Florence" and the second time in 1971, when it was organized in honor oi the Netherlands. The latter attracted a crowd of 450.000 art lovers and covered all of the art forms of the Netherlands in one vast pan- orama from an exhibition on "Rembrandt and his Times" to the most modern painting exhibited in the Amsterdam "Stedehjke not to forget music festivals, evenings of ballet and several film festivals. CAMPING LESSONS The Family Camping Federa- tion of America looks forward to the dav when camping lessons will be as popular with novice campers as golf or ten- nis lessons are with beginners in those sports JOHANNESBURG What South Africans call caravans (trailers and the more com- pact motorized campers) are coming into increasing use in the Republic and in particular seem to be growing in pop- ularity with tourists who seek a convenient way of getting around and see- ing the country. The visitor who arrives with his own car can easily rent a trailer-type caravan for there are caravan rental agencies throughout the country. However, if you want to rent both car and trailer, or one of the motorized campers (call- ed dormobiles or camp- mobiles here) it is advisable to make your arrangements in Johannesburg. Rental rates vary from firm to firm. Where the distance in kilometers (the metric system is in use here now) is unlimited, the rent for four weeks for a 10-foot, four-berth caravan and four-cylinder car runs about R630 (approx- imately at the current rate of A bigger unit embracing a 13-foot, six-berth caravan and six-cylinder car would cost about R860 for four weeks. Assuming capacity use, that New signs official REGINA (CP) Those signs which for several months have been informing Saskatchewan motorists of what services are avilable in small towns near highways now officially exist. Their presence and plans for more signs were an- nounced by Highways Minister Eiling Kramer at a news conference. The signs, which have been in place on the Saskatoon- Regina highway for months, feature symbols showing ser- vices such as gasoline stations, hotels, hospitals, police stations, campgrounds and golf courses which are available in nearby towns. Mr. Kramer said the signs are part of a program ex- pected to cost of which municipalities will pay He said the signs are available to all communities with populations of 100 or more and which are within three miles of a highway. is four people in the smaller unit and six in the bigger one, these rates work out to roughly and respec- tively, per person per week. Where the number of kilometers is limited (say 000 a week) the basic cost is lower but it will cost 15 cents Canadian for every kilometer driven beyond the first thousand. A kilometer is equal to about five-eighths of a mile, so in this example we're talk- ing about 24 cents Canadian a mile after the first 625. A dormobile or campmobile for four weeks would cost about for four weeks with unlimited distance and about with kilometers (about 950 miles) free. Again add 15 cents Canadian extra per kilometer after the first These prices include in- surance Gasoline is cheaper at the coast than inland but averages about 60 cents Cana- dian a gallon. EQUIPPED You can arrange in advance to have your car and caravan or a motorized caravan waiting for you on arrival at Johannesburg's Jan Smuts Airport, fully equipped with sheets, towels, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, gas for cooking, battery lighting and even the basic foodstuffs for your first meal, including rolls, butter, cheese, eggs, milk and wine. Once you have obtained the information or advice you may want concerning your itinerary you can be off to dis- cover South African un- fettered by conventional tran- sport schedules or hotel reser- vations. It should be remembered that while South Africa is not big by Canadian standards (it is about square miles larger than Ontario) distances are still great and it is better to travel in one area rather Lhan to try to cover the whole country. A three to four-week stay is ideal for a leisurely trip. During the December-mid- January holiday period, at Easter and the July holiday period, the roads carry very much more traffic than usual, and caravan parks at popular holiday resorts arc liable to be full and charge more. MANY PARKS Almost every small town or village has a caravan park and the larger centers and resort areas have several. Most of these parks are grassed and shaded with clearly defined sites for each caravan. Hot and cold water showers and baths are available and fre- quently laundry facilities as well. Some of the parks sell gas and firewood and most have shops, either in the park itself or within walking distance, where food and other necessities can be bought. A great many of the parks, especially along the coast and at inland resorts have their own swimming pools, and have tennis courts, bowling greens and golf courses in the vicinity. Tariffs vary from 50 cents to R1.50 (75 cents to Canadian) per caravan per day. In season, particular- ly along the Natal coast, they are slightly higher. The most popular routes from Johannesburg are the Eastern Transvaal and the Kruger National Park; the Drakensberg and Durban, Durban and the Transkei or the Natal North Coast and Zululand Game Reserves, or via Kimberley to the Cape and the Garden Route. The South African Tourist Corporation publishes a useful "Caravan and Camping Sites Guide" which gives details of the amenities and tariffs at each park. It is available free and may be secured from the cor- poration's Canadian office at 2 St. Clair Avenue West (Suite Toronto M4V 1L5 Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 710 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-0222 THE FINEST RETIREMENT AND RECREATIONAL COMMUNITY Blind fay. 8C. Tr-ont.Conodo moil m ;