Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on April 16, 1972 · 165
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Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut · 165

Hartford, Connecticut
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Sunday, April 16, 1972
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n V V m THE HARTFORD COyRANT: Sunday, April 16, I97J 7F New Pier Florida Keys a Bright Green Beads Bte Nw Hotel Islands once set adrift, home West have changed in charac- time for visitors to the Keys. In Las Vegas to marauding pirates and refuge jter. These days they come by I You'll enjoy such regional de-l . k. to shipwrecked travelers arejCar, pulling boats behind them. i lights as Key lime pie and? A new era in the Metro-Gold-now gathered together and They seek the intangible natural! conch chowder. Then there are wyn-Mayer tradition of show-strung on a single strand of treasures of the Kevs. as on-1 the stone crabs as well as manshiD was inaueurated t ghay:JThaTts Key West and posed to the pirates and bucca-1 smoked fish, for sale at stands! ceremony Saturday in Las Ve- neers oi oia wno sougnt more aiuI1s way ailu ai m res- gaSi Nevada, as ground is bro-material booty. ,ants will cook your catch if you ken or the new MGM Grand The world's finest fishing is "2 C0 your catc " you Hotel y James T- Aubrey, Jr., the Floriday Keys Key West, the last bright green bead on the string, is 159 miles from Miami. In between the two cities, the chain reaches westward with hundreds of tiny islands drifting out from the main waiting to be discovered and explored. North and west, the islands touch the shallows of Florida Bay, while on the east and south, deeper waters of the Florida Straits claimed by Keys' boosters; they point out that not less than 800 species of fish leap hungrily out of the glistening surf. Aside from the game fish, which give an exciting fight, some are of astounding size. The fish are so plentiful that even the novice, who may never have held a wish. After spending pleasant hours fishing and eating, you may want to try something new . . . searching for old bottles and hidden treasure. Many a pirate's treasure has been found while rambling along the water's edge. Key West and the Florida Keys . . . where natural treas-sures for visitors of all ages. The new $4 million Municipal Pier building on Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, Florida, contains five levels. All exterior walls are luminous prefabricated glass and metal. The Mar-riot Corp. will be the operators, with an opening date tentatively set for midsummer. On the 2.75-acre pier head there is space for sightseeing traffic to drive around, in addition to a perimeter sidewalk and fishing promenade. Two lower level docks have been expanded to include more fishing space and enable visiting yachts to tie up. The building's first level will include rental space for shops, and a lobby centered by a two-story fountain. Second level will house an exhibition area, with the fountain rising in the open center section; third level can be meeting rooms, stage auditorium, dance floor, and food concessions; fourth may be restaurant, cocktail lounge, and banquet rooms; fifth will be sundeck, promenade and glassed-in observation deck. The tops of four towers rising from the first level could be used as a heliport. and the blue Gulf Stream trtm, eriVbeTuty. Fm-mpH th craam, ctoiJ - Fishing tournaments run peri ton of a coral reef the Kpvc are , odicallv throughut the year ur' " T KlTSAwS theKeyf. your fishing boat cap- Skyscraper m Oslo was the first permanent settle- ta.in ,te11 you wich vu are Oslo City Council has ap-ment originating in 1822. Mon-j ?glble t0 enter- Both charter pr0ved the plans to build a 21-roe County was formed in 18281 boat. Party fishing (several story hotel in the center of the and, amazingly, took in all of TVW WK W1UI a CT city. Florida south of Lake Okeecho bee. - I Disney World Continued from Page 6F plans which represent the best value for families planning to spend several days at Walt Dis ney World. The telephone number for ho tel reservations and information is (305 ) 824-8000; mailing address is P.O. Box 78, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830. Those wishing to drive to Disney World as directly and quickly as possible should refer to the ALA Auto and Travel Club's Florida Direct Route on this page. Leisurely vacationers who want to sample some of the highlights on the way south will receive suggestions and a scenic route in the next three articles in this series. Jacksonville I '"I 5 WORLD IV If Orlando Petersburg JA J rr . if V MILEAGE: HARTFORO TO DISNEY WORLD 1287 Miles Safe to Walk In Archbold Going for a walk? The safest place in the United States for your stroll, according to the American Automobile Assn. is Archbold, Ohio, population 3,008. The northwestern Ohio town has recorded 54 consecutive years without a pedestrian traff ic fatality. J Come by Car Visitors to the Keys and Key tain and a mate) are pastimes in the Keys. Eating Eating is another famous pas PPuiar It is the new SAS Rnval Hntpl with 1,000 beds, to be completed as a top-grade hotel with all facilities. CARIBBEAN JOB New Weekly Spring, Summer, Fall tssOLYMPIA CRUISES SAN JUAN plus ST. THOMAS or FREEPOKT plus NASSAU 8 days, San Juan, St. Thomas $240 to $475 6 day, Freeport, Nassau $180 to $3559 Soaet still available fir April, May and June Cruises. Call your agent. Weekend departures from New York. AiMneiusin prices. GreekLinetf? Registry; Greece Statler Offlee Bids.. 20 Providence St., Boston, Mass. 021 1 (617) SM-2B7I GREEK LINE CRUISES AT travel consultants holidays unlimited rnpMPR MAIN AND WATER STREETS 633-5206 .....south glasonbury Hotels Get Tax Break SAN JUAN (UPI) - One on the main elements in Puerto Rico's rapid growth as a major tourist destination over the last 20 years has been an industrial incentive program that features a liberal tax examption for large hotels. Now Governor Luis A. Ferre has recommended legislation to give a 50 per cent tax exemption to small hotels. For All Advertised Tours And Cruises . . . RANDALL TRAVEL BUREAU 12 BUSHNELL PLAZA HARTFORD 246-5681 MGM president and chief execu tive officer. The event signaled the structural beginning of the world's largest resort hotel, an innova tive entertainment complex planned to provide an array oi leisure activities. The MGM Grand Hotel also highlights the corporation's entry, under the leadership of Kirk Kerkorian, into a far-reaching diversification p r o-gram in the leisure field. MGM executives were joined at the celebration by Hollywood stars and local civic leaders. The major event was staged beneath a huge tent erected on the 43-acre site at the corner of the Las Vegas "Strip" and Flamingo Road. We can send you to the MOON (by association) MARENDAZ TRAVEL AGENCY OF HARTFORD has been asked to supply an ANDORRAN FLAG for the Command Module to the MOON. Flag is now aboard the Apollo 16 ready for launching TODAY. (We Publicize The little Country of ANDORRA Regularly Call U At 527-4171) The snowy owl lives in the barren tundras of the American, Asian and European Arctic, says National Geographic. m Representing TWA in Hartford TRAVELRAMA OFFERS Getaway FLYDRIVE TWO AND THREE WEEK VACATIONS TO 1 0 MAJOR EUROPEAN CITIES Here's what they include: Round-trip TWA Economy Class jet transportation between New York and Europe. All intercity travel in Europe by air. Late-model Avis car with unlimited mileage. Guest-house accommodations away from major cities valid for an uninterrupted stay the entire time you're abroad. Hotelpass and Discount Card good for 10 per cent discount at any of over 200 superior motor hotels plus free lodging for one night. A set of Personal Guide Cassettes to use and keep. SINGLE-CITY MULTI-CITY DEPARTURES: Mondays, Thursdays, One way car rental includes all drop-off Sundays April to October 31,1 972. charges. ucrAtuuKc): Wednesdays, Sundays April 1 to October 31, 1972. 2 WEEKS PRICE (each of) n-t8 ' Air Fare (New York) Total (air) and from round-trip caraccmtt SHANNON $225 $310 IONDON 241 341 PARIS ' 262 362 FRANKFURT 283 383 ZURICH 283 383 GENEVA 283 ' 383 MILAN 304 404 ROME 346 446 MADRID 262 362 USBON 241 341 2 WEEKS pft(CE(eachof2) Fly to Air fare (New York) and from: rouod-trip plus intercity f SHANNONLONDON $241 Air DublinLiverpool included PARISLONDON 262 Air ParisLondon included Total (air (CKC0flL)t $366 397 Single supplement: Shannon $70; London $55; Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon $80. 3 WEEKS f lf"lw PRICE (each of 2) Fly to Air Fare (New York total (air ondfronr round-trip) caraccom.)t LONDON $241 $391 PARIS 262 412 FRANKFURT 283 433 ZURICH 283 433 GENEVA 283 433 MILAN 304 454 ROME 346 496 MADRID 262 412 USBON 241 391 Single supplement: London $80; Paris, Frankfurt, Zurich, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon $120. , , M Based on Group Inclusive Tour tare from New York. tSunday departure supplement: $15. High-Season supplement (June 1 through August 31); $60. U.$. Int'l Transportation Tax of $3 to be added to air faro. MILANROME PARISROME MADRIDLISBON 325 304 251.50 410 366.50 Single supplement: ShannonLondon $85; Paris London $90, MilanRome, ParisRome, Madrid Lisbon $80. 3 WEEKS Fly to arid from: im TRAVELRAMA 55 Farminglon Ave. Harrier!, Conn. 06105 Please Send TWA GETAWAY info: Name ijj..i nuyitM Town Phone 278-4000 Price (each of 2) Air Fare (New York round trip total (air plus intercity) caraccora,)t LONDONPARIS $241 $391 Air LiverpoolDublin included . ROMEPARIS 304 469 ROMEMILAN 325 490 LISBONMADRID 251.50 416.50 ROME PARIS LONDON 304 479 Air ParisLondon included Single' supplement: LondonShannon $115; RortM Parts, RomeMilan, LisbonMadrid $120; Rom ParisLondon $125. Based on group inclusive Tour faro from Now York 'Sunday departure supplement: $15 High-Season supplement (Juno 1 through August 31): $60. U.S. Int'l Transportation Tax of $3 to bo addod to air faro. Northeast Yelbwbirds give you 2 ways to fly to MiamiFt. Lauderdale and back for just $10CL Round-trip Coach air fare. Federal tax included. tWeekend 2. Midweek Break away for a long weekend: leave Friday or Saturday, return Sunday or Monday of the same weekend. Your air fare for a warm, wonderful weekend in Miami or Fort Lauderdale : an amazing $100. On board you fly in famous Yellowbird style with extra legroom in our 727 Coach, food cooked on board, and more. And if you want to take the family, it's just $75 for children ages 12 through 17; $50 for children under 12. We've also put together a special Yellowbird Weekend Package for you for just $22 more! You get 4 days, 3 nights in a comfortable hotel or motel. A free cocktail in a nightspot. A free air-conditioned compact car for 72 hours (you pay only 1 1 a mile) . And all breakfasts and dinners can be included for additional cost. It's enough to make any bird fly the coop ! Package price is per person, based on hotel double occupancy. Local taxes extra. tSaturday and Sunday travel and 575 fare for children 12 through 17 subject to CAB approval. 1 V J A Take a 5 to 21 day vacation, flying onTuesday Wednesday orThursday (both directions;. If you fly down midweek and stay at least 5 days but no more than 21 days, your Yellowbird Coach fare is also just $100 round-trip; $50 for children under 12. We've even put together a Yellowbird Vacation Package that's a family bargain, too. For example, if you leave Thursday, for just $37 each for mom and dad, European Plan, you can have a room for 6 days, 5 nights at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Miami Beach or the Yankee Clipper Motor Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. (One or two children under 18 can share your room free.) You also get a free air-conditioned compact car for 6 days (pay only llf a mile) ; welcome cocktail for mom and dad, cola for the kids. Package price is per person, based on hotel double occupancy. Local taxes extra. Fare $110 during July and August. Jet Northeast Airlines to Miami and Fort Lauderdale. For reservations call Northeast at 527-3254. Or tell your travel agent you want to fly the Yellowbirds. 'O 9

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