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PAGE LIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1963

PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1963

GO BROKE CHEAPLY:
Jet Age Travel Guides Offer Bargain

Kotila Plans Union Air Flight
To Paris or Brussels in May

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By GEORGE HENRY
With the advent of the jet-age,
travel guides of various sorts have
multiplied at a rate nearly equal to
that of the hotels and souvenir
booths in the lands visited by the
American tourist.
Everyone, from the authors of
these books to the travel compan-
ies to the indigenous populations
of the "Vacation Paradises" seems
addicted to one thing-the tour-
ist's money.
There is, however, one set of ex-
ceptions to this general rule-the
little guides entitled, for example:
"How to See Pago-Pago for $5 to
$10 a Day."
Tourist Tip
It is the object of these books to
give the tourist (who is not, per-
haps, as rich as he looks) tips on
what to do and where to stay for
the least money.
The books, generally paperbacks,
without the usual colored photo-
graphs, are a great deal less ex-
pensive than most travel guides.
The average volume starts by
defining just what is meant by $5
or $10 a day. The reader is per-
haps disappointed to learn that
this does not include transporta-
tion and nightly entertainment,
but it does cover the necessities-
food and lodging.
This amount is, of course, per
person, but does leave some extra
fund for a coke or movie now and
then.

The guide stresses that it pre-
sents the "non-tourist approach
to the real Pago-Pago" and the
reader immediately understands
that money for such tours should
be unneeded.
Next the book investigates the

cheapest way to get to the desti-
nation, and then, depending on
mode of travel and destination,
will list quite exactly the number
and kinds of clothes the traveler
should take along.
After these preliminaries, the

main section of the book gives de-
tailed descriptions of the various
cities and places to see, and in
each case, spends a considerable
amount of space listing and rec-
ommending various places to stay.
Advice
At one point the book may ad-
vise the traveler not to be taken
aback by the dingy exterior and
dank staircase leading to the an-
cient main desk-the rooms are
really quite nice.
This section also includes sug-
gestions for things to see and do if
one happens to have more than $5
to $10 a day.
For instance, in Mexico City, one
can go to the movies but "don't
expect to see first run features for
your 3 pesos."
Tipping
Generally, the book says tipping
is 10 to 15 per cent, but "don't
tip cabbies." As for drinking water,
the traveler is flatly told, "don't
drink it out of the tap."
If the reader still wants to go
on his vacation, he can study the
numerous maps printed in the text,
and also the section in the back
on the native language. This lan-
guage section is mainly of the
"which way to the station" and
"I would like a hot-dog" type.
Books like these, of course, are
open to many criticisms, such as
"Jose's Hotel charges $5.50 a night
and the food is lousy." They do,
however, appear to be carefully
written and researched, and may
help anyone planning a trip with
a strict budget.

By DAVID ROSEN
William Kotila, chairman of the
Michigan Union Air Flight pro-
gram is already considering bids
from travel agents for the student
flight leaving for Paris or Brussels
at the end of next May.
Last spring, Air Flight trans-
ported 109 students, seeking warm
sunshine and salt blue, for less
than $175, and during the sum-
mer sent 164 students and faculty
members to Brussels and back, for
approximately $228, after rebates.
Moreover the European trip which
lasted from June 13 to August 13
was less expensive than in any
previous year.
Next year promises longer trips
and lower rates, Kotila said. He
added that the- tri-semester sys-
tem should prove a boon to student
travelers, extending both trips, and
lowering the price of the Euro-
pean trip, scheduled to leave be-
fore the airlines' heavy tourist sea-
son.
New York Flights
Kotila, who says he is always
open to new suggestions on how
to improve and extend this Union
service, is presently working on
the possibility of Air Flights to
New York during vacations. This
would serve the vacationer as well
as the out-of-state student.
He is also gathering informa-
tion on National Student Associa-
tion tours, with the idea of incor-
porating the tours into the Air
Flight program.
The European flight, last sum-
mer, chartered only one plane be-
cause the number of sign-ups did

not financially allow the charter-
ing of a second.
There were, however, sixty per-
sons who desired to take advan-
tage of the program, but were un-
able, because double that number
was required for chaitering a sec-
cnd plane.
Lower Rates
Next year it is anticipated that
publicity and lower rates will draw
at least the number necessary for
two planes.

The Union Air Flight program,
according to Kotila, is purely a
student service, with no desire to
make a profit.
Except for necessary business
expenses, all savings are sent back
to travelers in the form of re-
bates.
Publicity on next year's Nassau
and European flights, according
to Kotila, who has a definite
strategy in mind, will be released
at exam time.

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