The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on March 8, 1965 · Page 16
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 16

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Monday, March 8, 1965
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ft rW Y v The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, March 8, 1965 1J Uir ft SOt x- QMSMBliill GUIDE 1 mm, h hhibm km . mmm w iBMBa n mm im. I Cheapness, Climate Luring More to Spain More fliwi iiore Australians visiting Europe arc including Spain in their itineraries, according to the Spanish Consulate and travel agencies in Sydney. TV, TAIN reasons for this interest are the cheapness of Spanish tourism and the close similarity between the climates of that country and of Australia. A Thomas Cook representative said: "Quite a good percentage of the Australians going to Europe for the four-five-niontli trip from March to October an pear to be visiting Spain towards the end of their touring. ."The Australian who prefers to leave here in Janu ary, to take advantage of the off-season economics, finds he arrives perhaps too early in most of the Euro pean countries, but not in Spain. He can start his tour there and go on to the other countries. "Certainly the climate is a major attraction, all the tune. "So is the cost. Only in Greece and Yugoslavia perhaps, can the tourist find it so cheap." The average tourist, living in good second-class hotels, could enjoy a fortnight on the Costa Brava. one of the most popular tourist areas, at trom 148 stance, there are frcquentj flights at reduced fares; if one travels by night plane. From Marseilles one can take the train into Spain. Shipping lines arc taking Spanish pons more frequ ently. P & O Orient next year will send ships into Barcelona on the Sydney sailings in February, May. and September, and Palma in March. Collcclive statistics show that in 1964 Spain attracted a total of I4.tis5.ysb tour ists about equal to 50, per cent of the Spanish population. This compared with 10,-931,626 in 1963. Spain is many things to the tourist the homeland of Christopher Columbus; the Prado Museum with its. Then there arc the olher places which are "musts Toledo, famous for its smiling Madonna in Europe, Ihe F.I Greco Museum and Toledo blades. Valencia, which has given ils name to an orange. The Province of Castile, famous for its fine soaps to 60 (Australian currency). Staying at a first-class hotel would add only about 13. No visa is required for a slay up to three months. Local police sialions issue visas for longer visits. Getting to Spain presents no difficulty from other! European centres. From London, for in- priceless art treasures of Velasquez, El Greco, Mur- o, Ribera, Gova; flam-i enco, the fiery gipsy music and dancing which strikes response in Australian hcarls, the Spanish Armada and Inquisition; and bullfighting. From end to end of this country which shares the Iberian Peninsula witn Portugal, Spain is exciting even when looking at objets d'art. The Spanish Consulate- General and most carrier companies and tourist agencies have literature available for people propos ing to visit Spain used by beauties for centuries. The Pyrenees mountains with ils Basques, a people divided btween France and Spain, yet native of neither. Barcelona, the industrial capital with its famous promenade, the Ramb-las, and hub of the Cosla Brava. The islands of Maj orca, Minorca and lbiza. Cordova, with its mosques left by the Moorish invaders. Andalusia"s olher cities of gaiety and song. Seville, Cadiz, Malaga and Cran- ada. Madeira which gave its names lo wines diunt. uie world over. The British, the Moors. Ihe Romans, Phoenicians all knew and loved Espana or, to give it its ancient name, Iberia even though .. they went to Spain gener ally to conquer and exploit. Today's tourist goes to see and enjoy. There arc more tourists visiting Spain annually, probably, then all sis, : i ',' ... fern- - '3D $s Tho. statues of Don (hiijrole and. Sanrltn in iitn Pln.n An l.spana, in front of the Cervantes monument (right) und the. largest vf MadritVs skyscrapers (left), the Torre de Madrid. Eust-West Airlines is helping to open the Territory of Pupiia-New Guinea to tourists by u series of air tours, with the first for 1965 firing out of Sydney today. THERS will leave-Central Australia, the north Svdney on April 26 and Barrier Reef, o and October 18. Highlights include visits to Port Moresby, including the beginning of the Ko-koda Trail where Australian troops slopped the Japanese in 1942, Goroka, Madang, Wewak, Rabaul, Mantis Is land, Kavieng. and a tour of Ihe Bulolo goldlield, The air tourists also will spend a day at Green Island otT-Cairns and inspect a Mackay sugar mi The tours are by a DC3 with a crew consisting of a captain, first officer, hostess, flight engineer and tour manager. Every aircraft used on lour work is converted and fitted wilh a public address system. The aircraft flies to Port Moresby by way of Bunda-berg. Rockhampton and Cairns, and back via Mac TASBUREAU TOURS REDUCED FARES MAY TO SEPTEMBER, 1965. 14 or 15 day tours including return travel in the "EMPRESS OF AUSTRALIA" from 74 alto II day tours Including travel in the "PRINCESS OP TASMANIA" from 4586 For reservations call, write or 'phone TASMANIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU Chellit House, 4A Martin Place, Sydney Tel.: 25-1081 Total cost of this air tourikav. Roma and Tamwonh. IS -47' Tourists visit major East-West has operated scenic attractions and local "packaged" air tours to1 industries by hire cars. COACHES PART IRON CURTAIN rpt-lh iron curtain is lifting in many parts of Eastern Europe to let in tourists, the finance director of Global Tours of London, Mr S. Hyman. said last week. Mr Hyman, who, wilh his wife, is on a world tour of G lobars bureaus in 40 countries, said Communist countries have learnt thai lourism brings money in. Mr Hvman said there had been an astonishing growth in coach travel in Europe. Whereas in 1946 his firm alone sent 5,000 tourists 'through Europe by coach. last vear the figure exceeded 130.000. I Americans were showing keenness for coach travel now, because this travel was among the cheapest and gave more. More places were being added lo schedules. This summer Global would run 'its first coach tour to Istan bul. Mr Hyman foresaw the possibility of coach travel developing in some parts of South Asia when the Asian Highway from Istanbul toj Singapore is completed. i I raa-i- mam ADELAIDE with your own car is centre for a vast holiday area Go via the Murray Valley, Renmark and the Barossa Valley and return via Mount Gambier and the coast road. See Adelaide where sophisticated cafes are set in spacious gardens. The Adelaide Hills and Victor Harbor are within easy distance. Free literarute ond accommodation booking service 390 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU 25 2641 Tl Wh.-r tr tin' TMlllira there is Madrid, the "Paris the visitors in tne country s of the south." i history up to this century. i i 1M Ami i From Swissair's mafarine. - l the rale of development was Ihe most intensive yet unoerlakcn. TL . .: ft i . tt - i iic rtLiing iiayor said nnnirln imh lalmost three million people U6SIQ6 YOU 1 ,he Go,d Coast cath He released details of a recent Gold Coast Cilv Council estimate indicating traunl ariventi.rn .wsitino o,i ' '"K V"1" - receives in !nih atriri ,.., m, ,;ai : million each year from I II walk you (at Kruger National ParK, of course)." There's magnificent and unique Rooms For Further 7,000 Accommodation for an additional 7,000 people would he avail-,.l.i i... ;, 1 . i i 1 1 ryiw on tne irotn Coast, the Acting Mayor, Alderman. It. G. Winders, said last week. TTE said A 1 present LLOYD TRIE STTNO SEASONAL LOW RATES TO EUROPE SAVE YOU UP TO 40 ON THE RETURN FARE First off-season voyage August then every month until January next year. i-j- SIX CONVENIENT, LOW-COST SAILINGS MARCONI GALILEO MARC0NI GALILEO MARCONI 1966 GALILEO August September October November December January Mjrcrm alls it Hong Knng (2 days) nn her wsy to Europe no extra fsre tourists. 5i L-fl fVMIJsl Park is one of the wonders of the world. Equally fascinating are South Africa's glorious scenery, the quaint native peoples, the fabulous diamond and gold mines. Your travel agent will tell you that taking in South Africa in a round-world trip costs so r-yr t t, v . y.-s muw niuic, yji uuiimua vuuu V&UUitf i S XYUf f like to post the coupon belowtDUHOincs and caravan ..yior details. Don't miit nut nn airks. nrnvidint fnr 11 Tlfl greatest travel experience visitors at any one time. At present the Gold Coast nad I. K J accommodation ldm tne greatc WSEE ' 811-1 sours km plan your itinerary to INSTEAD... r "-----"-------------"--- I To South African Touriftt Corporation, I M Pitt Street, G.P.0. Bon 4889, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Please send me details of travel in South Africa. ! NAME I l.......... .If aadtr 21, please tfofe age J .mm mm - --TI0 le - - J Meanwhile, the Mavor of the Gold Coast, Aid. E. Harley. is nuikinc an ollicial goodwill lour of New Zea land to promote the Gold Coast. Aid. Harley will invite 20 N.Z. Mayors for a holidav as the guests of the City of Gold Coast. This visit by Aid. Harley opens up a complclely new approach by Australian tourist resorts to woo potential visitors. MORE TRAVEL NEXT PAGE .jiujaownniaien Ml rH wmiwmk ONE WAYi EXCURSION RETURNi FIRST CLASS 406-633 TOURIST CLASS TO ITALY AND FIRST CLASS FROM ITALY 344-E422 FIRST CLASS Off-season fares, one way, from Australia to Italy, ranee from: TOURIST CLASS off-season fares, one way, from Australia to Italy: Sydney Brisbane Melbourne C246-CJM Adelaide E242-MS0 Fremantla E235-M7J Sydney Brisbane Melbourne Adelaide Frcmantle E127-E244 125-1242 122-239 117-234 The saving is great when you travel to Europe in the off-season the famous sights and resorts are less crow-led, you can move about in comfort and good accommodation is far easier to come by, and at reduced rates! Lloyd Triestino offer you a choice of six convenient off-season sailings travelling by way of the fabulous orient in the new sisterships GALILEO & MARCONI largest continental liners to provide a regular monthly service between Australia and Euiupe. Europe is gay with activities all year round festivals, opera, theatre, exhibitions and, of course, the famous ski runs of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland. Ask your travel agent about the exciting variety of overland routes which you may take across the continent, from Naples and Genoa to your destination, especially the wonderful new motor coach and rail tour from Gpnoa via the great now St. Bernard Tunnel, arranged for Lloyd Triestino passengers making for Paris and the U.K. Don't forget you may Btay in Europe for approximately twenty months before returning to Australia, with time to enjoy all the great Christmas and Easter festivals and have extra money to spend, too! Your European holiday begins first day at sea in Galileo or Marconi . . . you will soon discover the quiet efficiency of the ship's crew . . , sample glorious Continental and Australian food . . . dance lo the rhythm of a big continental band the atmosphere is very friendly right for a holiday! Ziloyd TriGstirto Galileo & JWarconi YOUR TRAVEL AGENT Or THE GENERAL AGENTS GILCHR'ST WATT & SANDERSON PTY. LTD., 17 O'Connell Street, Sydney. Telephon 23 8801. 1

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