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Sunday, September 22. 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER TravelD-5 irr"Ji RAVEL Jt 4 i .... ;.. vj k& 1 4 K.- J,- Travel deals snowball in the winter BY JANET STEINBERG Enquirer Contributor When autumn leaves, prices fall. And winter, 1991, is the time to rake in some off-season travel bargains. Thanks to lower air fares on international and domestic routes, off-season travel long preferred by savvy, sophisticated travelers has now been given mass appeal. During specific periods between October and March, fares to Europe will be lowered dramatically. On many domestic flights, tickets purchased by Oct. 31 and used before Dec. 15 also offer consider .n:ii '.'it try 9 ' ' , -JrtoI'' " Enquirer file photos The memorial to the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor will be the site of a number of events commemorating Dec. 7, 1 941 . America hasn't forgotten Pearl Harbor Special events able savings. Low air fares, combined with the added value of weekend hotel packages around the world, make it economically feasible to go for that long-awaited theater package in London or Christmas shopping in Paris. One example is Loews Hotels, which is r" " I if'' offering two promotional efforts that will give guests one night's free lodging at 12 of their participating hotels: Guests using an American Express Card or Optima card get a second consecutive night free. Guests using a Chemical Bank Visa or MasterCard receive a third consecutive night free. Both offers are open any night of the week, until ... V A ,; i ,-, -.'v riV-e&i:fl Dec. 31, subject to availability. Among participating hotels: the Regency Hotel and Loews New York Hotel (New York City), Loews Anatole (Dallas), Loews Ventura Canyon (Tucson, Ariz.) and the brand-new Loews Coronado Bay Resort (San Diego, BY MARTIN MERZER Knight News Service HONOLULU, Hawaii They are determined to maintain the dignity, the solemnity of the event. To inadvertently use the word "celebration" when referring to the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is to invite rebuke. Round-number birthdays and anniversaries often receive special notice. Few will be as widely or as somberly observed as the 50th anniversary of Dec. 7, 1941, that "day which will live in infamy," in the grim words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. During the first week of December, President Bush, thousands of survivors of the attack and many relatives of those who died that day will attend a series of ceremonies centered around the Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Centers on the Arizona The simple memorial spans the sunken battleship Arizona, where 1,102 men remain entombed. It is a profoundly moving place. And during that special week in December, you can be there, too. The general public is invited to most of the events. (But first, important advice: If you are interested in attending, carry this newspaper to the telephone and call an airline or a travel agent. Airline seats already are scarce. Hotel rooms are going quickly. Rates for both are on the rise.) The interest in this commemoration is simply phenomenal. Organizers knew they would have to deal with crowds, and worse, a media herd. But they The Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor will be closed to the public on the morning of Dec. 7, when President Bush is expected to attend a brief ceremony there at precisely 7:55 a.m. Highlights of other events planned for those days at the memorial and its visitor center: Dec. 4: A 1 p.m. service to honor the 60 civilian victims of the attack and the sacrifices of the Hawaiian people. Dec. 5: A concert at 9:45 a.m. by the Hawaii National Guard Band and a 10:30 a.m. program featuring the governors of the nine states represented by battleships in Pearl Harbor during the attack. At 1 p.m., the U.S. Air Force Band will perform, and several heroes and others associated with the events of 50 years ago will speak. Dec. 6: A concert at 9:45 a.m. by an Army band. Another concert at 1 p.m. and addresses by author James Michener and others. Dec. 7: The by-invitation-only 7:55 a.m. ceremony led by the president, broadcast via closed-circuit back to the visitor center. At 1 1 a.m., a concert by the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. At 2 p.m., a special children's program. At 3 p.m., a private visit to the memorial by members of the USS Arizona Reunion Association. At 5 p.m., a sunset ceremony for Pearl Harbor survivors, open to the public. KNIGHT NEWS SERVICE In this official U.S. Navy photograph, the battleship USS Arizona burns following the attack by Japanese aircraft, trapping 1,102 men. Calif). Cruising right along Winter travel bargains also can be found in what the travel industry predicts will continue to be the most popular vacation: the cruise. Laura Rinsky, of Fifth-ThirdBarney Rapp Travel, savs a two-for-one Amazon River cruise will be available Jan. 5-21 on Sun Line's Stella Solaris. Rinsky also says many cruise lines including Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Holland America are offering second-person rates never anticipated the magnitude of emotion that accompanies many of the inquiries. "It's hard to articulate the level of interest," said James Harpster, coordinator of anniversary activities for the National Park Service, which oversees the Arizona Memorial. "We've had people pouring out their hearts, remembering those days." The memorial is the most visible, but by no means the only, point of interest still visible on the island of Oahu 50 years after a shocking event that catapulted America into a world war and transformed the nation. This year, during that first week in December and particularly between Dec. 4-7, all of these historic sites again will be in the spotlight. 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