TRAVELFLASH NEWS - Issue 12 (05 October 1997)
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Q: Have you ever booked your travel or accommodation on-
line? and if so how many times?
travlang has announced the addition of 4 new languages to
their Foreign Languages for Travellers pages: Farsi,
Occitan & Interlingua. 57 languages now covered.
A leading travel site on Turkey, TWARP, has added a hotel
search- & booking engine, using location & price information
to make purchasing decisions via a secure server.
Drive Europe has launched 200 European Driving Tours from 12
European airports. Go as you please or pre-booked packages.
Preview Travel has announced filing registration statement
relating to proposed initial public offering of 2,500,000
shares of common stock, all of which will be offered by the
Company. Hambrecht & Quist L.L.C. will lead manage the
underwriting group with NationsBanc Montgomery Securities,
Inc. serving as co-manager.
PATA Members Invited to World Travel Market, where space is
still available. Fax: (44) 1835-822495 David Arscott of the
PATA UK. WTM is 17 - 20 November.
The Apartment Service are also providing a major platform
for the world's apartments to exhibit at World Travel
Market (17 - 20 November).
Furness Tourism Partnership (UK Lake District) has launched
Discount Cruises: Offer from software developer who is re-
selling cruises received as payment for their service.
Cruise of Russian waterways from St.Petersburg to Moscow on
deluxe vessel. Inaccessible to large ships. 220 other
guests. E-mail to receive a promotion code with the phone
number to call to make a reservation. Conditions of
agreement with the cruise line is that this offer is not
available to travel agents and is limited to 50
Dawn Princess 7 Day Southern Caribbean $549
San Juan/Barbados/St Lucia/Martinique/St maarten/St
Thomas/San Juan November 15th Only. E-mail for Applicable
Seabird Locations Price based on double occupancy includes
port Fees but not $49 Govt Fees.
Pakistan from U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE. Following recent
killings of 5 Iranian nationals in Rawalpindi, DofS reminds
of importance of security awareness.
Egypt from the American Embassy in Cairo. Following bomb at
Egyptian Museum in Cairo The Embassy advises all American
citizens to continue to exercise caution while travelling in
Egypt, including to tourist sites.
U.S. Embassy Sarajevo cautions American citizens residing in
Bosnia-Herzegovina to be extra vigilant following
Stabilisation Force authorisation to occupy & control
broadcast facilities in Republika Srpska (RS).
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