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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

a site.





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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