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No.12 (13.December 1996) Contents: 1.Headlines 2.Special Offers 3.Small-ads

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1. HEADLINES:

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a. HFS' WINGATE INN AND KNIGHTS INN CHAINS JOIN HCC (tm) allowing travel agents consolidated commission payments from 5 HFS Brands (the world's largest hotel franchising company), also including Days Inns, Howard Johnson & Ramada. 50,000+ agents have signed with HCC. http://www.travelweb.com

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b. Lonely Planet publishes 4 new travel survival kit guides in one day! (5.12.96): Bolivia 3rd edition. 490pp, 70 maps./Indian Himalaya 1st edition, 458pp, 42 maps. Replaces previous Kashmir, Ladakh & Zanskar./ Singapore & Brunei 6th edition, 602pp and 75 maps. Finally Arab Gulf States, 2nd edition, 522pp and 54 maps. //www.lonelyplanet.com 100413.3551@compuserve.com

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c. Alamo UK has expanded by 35-40% each year since establishing in the UK 9 years ago with bases at London Gatwick and Heathrow as well as Glasgow. Now has 12,000 vehicles, 31 locations, 1,000 staff. http://www.goalamo.com

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d. Indian Restaurant receives highest possible 5 Domes grading. The Bombay Palace in London (also in NYC, Budapest & 7 other cities) awarded for "pushing out the boundaries of Britain's favourite cuisine". 0171-723 8855

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e. A NEW CATAMARAN CRUISE SHIP WAS INAUGURATED RECENTLY BY THE BOLIVIAN PRESIDENT ON LAKE TITIKAKA. IT IS TRANSTURIN HOLDING THIRD CATAMARAN & HAS A 200 PAX CAPACITY FOR DAY CRUISES AND 80 PAXES FOR OVERNIGHT ON BOARD IN LUXURIUS CABINS. http://www.megalink.com

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2. SPECIAL OFFERS:

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a. Htl Ercolini & Savi - Montecatini Terme - Tuscany. 3 Stars super.If interested in Montecatini and to receive our open dates and special prices visit our page and complete the form at www.italway.it/alberghi/ercoliniesavi /index.html. e-mail ercolinisavi@italway.it ___________________________________________________________________________

b. SQUAW VALLEY LODGE (AAA 4 Diamond) features 5 nt, 4 day midweek ski package with ski in, out access to Squaw Valley, the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Rates from $112 pp/nt Skiing & Deluxe Studo Ste; based on dbl. occ. 1.800.637.7200 or e-mail: judys@anasazi.com

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c. THE ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT Round-Up Vacation Package: based on dbl. occ., incl. accommodation, bfst & dinner, green fees, tennis, trail rides & fishing, available through mid-June. Nov-March, weekends only. Rates from $390 - $500 incl. tax and serv. chge. 1.800.425.4725.

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3. SMALL ADS:

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a. http://www.nova.fr/saint-tropez lists hotels,restaurants,events,beaches, e-zine of life in st-tropez & area, links to other villages of peninsula to help you organize your next trip to the Riviera.

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b. 'About Our Town' specializes is travel to Los Angeles offering extra services; custom maps, discounts, local phone support and more. aot@caprica.com or www.about-town.com //www.caprica.com/~aot/aboutla.htm

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c. TYAX HELI - SKIING experience the ultimate thrill heliskiing in BC's pristine wilderness just minutes from whistler resort. New learn to heliski packages -daily & 1 week packages call 1 -800-663-8126

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d. www.vivamexico.com BIKE MEX ADVENTURES. Mountain Biking/hiking/surfing tours/lessons eco-tours in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Half day, full day and over night excursions too. Jungles, Mountains and much more.

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e. Transit Travel & Tours. Bookings online. All land arrangements, hotels transfers, excursions, safari, car rental and more. Visit our Site & see the White Sharks Thrill. //www.transit.co.za : transit@gem.co.za

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