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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IFTHBRIDCE HERAID Friday, Ssptembcr 59, 197J P. LAWSON TRAVEL and FUNSEEKERS "The Best Vacation by Reputation" BRING YOU Complete tour packages now available and NOW is Ihe time to book your HAWAII VACATIONI Tour packages include: Return luxury jet jeivico Holel accommodations "Aloha Welcome" with frssh flower Baggage transfers Transportation between ntrporf nnd Complimentary flight bag Welcome breakfast in DEPARTURES BEGIN DECEMBER 17th, 1972 THROUGH TO APRIL 19lh, 1973 Brochures and ResorvaHoni Now Available nh R LAWSON TRAVEL OFFICES COAST-TO-CQAST MARQUIS HOTEL BIDG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 Colorful Avelcome to W. Germany A 35-page "invitation" to Ca- nadians to visit West Germany now available free of charge, through the German National Tourist Office. Entitled "Happy Days In the new guidebook, n magazine format and lavish- ly illustrated in full color, rie- scrihes in words and photo- graphs the multi-vatied land- scapes, attractions and diver- sions of this country. Pictured are resorts and spas, cathed- rals and castles, medieval and modern cilies, the Black For- est, the historic rivers Rhine, Danube. Main, Mosel and Nec- kar; music culture from Bach to rock, architecture from Gothic to Bauhaus to today's avant-garde. A section of general informa- tion for visitors is also included, with answers '.o almost every question a tourist might pose. A calendar of events covers fairs, festivals and other im- portant happenings in Germany for the remainder of 1972. STAPLE DIET The osprey is almost entirely a fish-eater, seizing its prey on the surface or at times even dis- appear i n g underwater in pur- suit. London too expensive for overseas visitors? By CY FOX LONDON (CP) Summer tourist booms in Britain may Kave passed (heir peak. This possibility is stirring mutual recrimination in official circles here. The Inige buses toting small regiments of garishly clad vis- itors still crawl through Txm- don's traffic-packed streets on the well-worn routes that lead from one legendary sight to an- other. Columns of tourists bearing maps and cameras remain a common feature of famous thorr ough fares like Fleet Street or the precincts of such cele- brated buildings as St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Ab- bey, But all the linguistic babel and Ihe array of gawking faces haven't concealed the slight rip- ple of concern in some quarters the possible sense of re- lief the mes- sage seemingly conveyed by the latest statistics, which I cover the number of foreign j visitors coming to this country j in July. Usually a peak period for tourism, July saw almost visitors not including regular travellers from tile Commonwealth and the Irish Republic coming to Britain. Tills was one per cent below the volume for the same month last year. Another source of discomfort for officials of the tourist in- dustry is the slight slackening in bookings at some major ho- tels during Julv and August, 1072. On the otlier hand, consola- tion is to be derived from Ihe fact that during the January- July period (his year (he num- ber of foreign visitors totalled 3.18 million, seven per cent more than in the same months of 1971. Experts In Ihe trade suggest a wide range of reasons for the apparent levelling-out in sum- mer tourism. London based newspapers have suggested that the rising cost of living here may have something to do witli the tour- ist statistics. The Guardian reports that overseas travellers now consid- er London "impossibly expen- with bad service receiv- ed in return for the money charged. A sidewalk Interviewer for The Evening News found tha Leisurely tours during winter Hol- idays, a tour package for the traveller who wants a taste of both lyondon and the English countryside, is being offered by Air Canada SOAC this winter. The new package, effective November, 1972, through March, 1973, offers a choice of car, rail or bus transportation to enable the traveller to enjoy a leisurely holiday. "it is the upward swing 1 n prices which probably prompt- ed the criticism" voiced about Britain by overseas travel writers. A headline over a Daily Mail story about the troubles caused to tourisU in London asked, "What can you call this but greed and bad SPOKANE President Hich- There is a continuing argu- j M. Njxon has notified Con- ment about whether statements I gress he will extend his fullest by Lord Mancroft helped scare support to the Spokane World Nixon backs Expo slioiv Save30% onlongflights 8to30 Weekend day trips special _ week, Fly there and be on short flights on weekends (Between cities in Canada less than 700 mllBS aparl.) f Fly any day of the week, excluding Fridays and Sun- days between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Stay between 8 and 3D days SOME SAMPLE Calgary to Fly there and back on the same weekend, between 9 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday (excluding 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday) and the same 30% saving applies. off prospective visitors. Mancroft, president of the xmdon Tourist Board, spoke of he British capital bursting at :he seams with visitors. FACILITIES STRAINED Mancroft was not alone In feeling that too many tourisls are being concentrated in the London area instead of being encouraged to visit other parts of Britain. There is also the opinion held by many residents of the capi- tal that tourism may have reached a point of diminishing returns because of the strain it places on London's overcrowd- ed amenities and living space. The latest attempted rebut- tal of Mancroft's point of view came from Sir Alexander Glen, chairman of the British Tourist Authority. "Irresponsible talk recently of London bursting at the seams has helped to tarnish a good Glen complained in his assessment of the July tourist statistics. Exposition, and "he indicated :hat he soon would send to Con- gress legislation to fund federal participation. "The Spokane Expositior and the 1976 Winter Olympic Games are now the only inter nationally recognized events scheduled for this country dur ing our Bicentennial the President said, and "Ihis ad- ministration will extend its full- est possible support to foster a successful event." One week lours cost rum Montreal or from Toronto and include round-trip economy transportation, night's hotel accommodation with private bath In London, car with unlimited mileage pri- vileges for a full week and country guest house accommo- dations for seven nlghU. The two-week holiday pack- age will cost J326 from Mont- real or from Toronto and offers the same advantages with twelve nights guest houu accommodations. An alternate is available providing six nighta in a London hotel, a car for one week at eight and seven nights at a country guest house. Britannia Holidays can be ar- ranged at travel agencies or any Air Canada or BO AC of- fice. (AST 'AFRICA from Choose 4rom 14 Safari holi- days amidst Africa'i unique wildlife reserves and tropical beaches. Year-round weekly Jet departures. For free color brochure eontocti NILESTAR TOURS 106A-7C9 Durumulr, Van. S.C. (604) 687.1131 Ret. 224-OOS7 Gold nuggets for amateurs EVERY PEAK TRAVEL DAYS DURING HOUDAYS. ply between 9 p.m. Fri- day and midnight Sunday (excluding 3 p.m. lo 9 p.m. Sunday) SAMPLE SAVINGS Calgary SAVE Vancouver Regina Saskalocm 72 62 50 43 22 19 73 'Some other great Amateur gold panncrs never had it so good as visitors to Three Valley Gap, mining ghost town on the Trans Canada High- way near Revelstoke, For a dollar a pan of gravel, they get a guaranteed gold re- turn which will be higher than they're likely to find in the near- by creeks. The Monashees, in which Three Valley is situated, have long been known as a gold- bearing area, with history to prove the point. In the last cen- tury there were gold rushes al Downie Creek on the Columbia and in Monashee Pass, which attracted thousands of miners to the rushing creeks of the area. But panning for gold Is a slow proposition these days in the Monashees. Most of the creeks have been worked over so often the gold panner will have diffi- culty making wages. When Gordon Bell started his ghost town at Three Valley, some ten years ago, the idea was to build a replica of an old mining town, complete with all the facilities that went along with it. There's a general store, blacksmith shop, church, school- house, hotel and jail a whole village in the nineteenth century Idiom. Every year, thousands of visitors roam the streets, take pictures of each other in front of the buildings, or browse through Bell's fabulous collec- tion of artifacts. Most of the buildings have been moved bodily from their original sites, often log by log. Now visitors will he able to take part in the mining life, by panning gold in a sluice box la the main street of Ihe his- toric village. And there will be two sourdoughs on hand to give free lessons in gold panning. Jim Cooper and Buck Brad- bury, who have spent most of their lives working tbe creeks of British Columbia, have set up a sure-fire panning deal, providing gold-bearing gravel from a nearby mine shaft. The visitor pans liis own gold, after a lesson from the sourdoughs, and can take home UK contents of his pan. Nuggets valued from to have been found in the gravel, so ther's a chance the gold panner might even make a profit on the deal. For those who aren't confident about their panning ability, or for those who are in a hurry, Bell provides gold in plastic vials for a nominal amount. But most of the visitors would rather pan it themselves. Three Valley Gap ghost town Is located on the Trans Canada Highway, just west of Revel- stoke. Among other attractions at the site are a mining rail oad, dining room, souvenir hop and motel. trave on a standby basis and save can save a whopping 40 on our new regular economy fares by joining our "Swing Air Club" and by travelling economy class on a slartdby basis. Got a family? 5oFnFarrSiy'Fare Plan'can also save you a bundle Only dad pays full regular 1are, Mom saves teenagers save one third, children under 12 go half-price and kiddies under 2 travel freo. ____i New paperback now available on South Africa New material now available at the South African Tourist Corporation includes a 74-pago paperback entitled "This South Africa." The booklet, liberally sprin klcd with color photographs, at tempts to provide answers to many of the general questions visitors ask about South Africa More along the tourist line 1 a folder containing map and 13 pamphlets dealin; with the scenic and interestin garden ronte of the southern cape region. For more information writ the South African Tourist Cor poration, 2 St. C1 a I r Avenu West, Toronto. EVEN "DOWN UNDER" You're still on TOP With AMA WORLD TRAVEL A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL and CP AIR PRESENT THE 11th ANNUAL FARMERS and RANCHERS TOUR of the SOUTH PACIFIC Now It lima to book your tour to beau- tiful Soulh Pacific. 29 day tour includo, FIJI, NEW ZEALAND nnd AUSTRALIA with optional ORIENT avallabU. DEPARTURES: JANUARY 14, 78, 1973 FEBRUARY 4, 1973 For further Information tontact A.M.A. WORLD TRAVEL 608 5tti AVENUE SOUTH (Right Next Door te The lethbridge Herald) Phone 3280181 nnd 328-7921 HAVEA NICE EASY-GOING THANKSGIVING! WITH GREYHOUND THE GOING IS EASY. SO IS THE FARE? Do something nice this long, ThanKsgiving weekend. Gohome for the holiday-Surprise a friend, Or go some place difterent, With Greyhound's greal service, yo j choose from so many trips to so many heartwarming places, with faresyoucan easily afford. You go the easy way, reli.rrn (he easy way. enjoy the happy thought lhal a little Greyhound fare can mean a lot! SAVE AS YOU GO from Vancouver via Revel iToke via Crowinast Calgary Edmonton 4.45 iripl