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Page 6-Saturday, April 14, 1979-The Michigan Daily

The Michigan Daily-Saturday, April

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rpRAVELERS TIRED of confusing
air fares, endless reservations on
hold, rude transportation personnel,
and all the trials of "plan-it-yourself"
vacations are discovering that there is
an alternative way to handle
preparations - travel agencies.
But, while more travelers are turning
to the services of agencies, the agencies
are experiencing a period of what one
Ann Arbor agent termed "chaos."
L. Thomas Conlin, president of Conlin

travel plan alternative

Camping the

By Charles Thomson

Travel in Ann Arbor, said the com-
bination of United States domestic
airline deregulation and the disin-
tegration of the International Air
Travel Association (IATA) which used
to control international air fares, have

"thrown everything into a complete
hodgepodge." Conlin said that due to
the deregulation of the IATA, there is
no one standard fare for air travel.
Conlin explained every airline is now
offering various fares on each route,

and every airline's fares are different
from every other airline's fares. He said
that as a result, the agencies have to
work harder to come up with the best
fare for its clients.
According to Conlin, the fares offered
by different airlines flying the same
route were essentially the same, with
standardized excursion fares. In the
days of the "old" SuperSaver fare, the
prices were almost exactly the same
from airline to airline. Conlin said that
now every airline has different Super-
Saver prices.
Kwang Lee, Jetaway Travel agent,
said his agency is also experiencing
confusion from the air fare situation,
and said he recommends that his clien-
ts make their plans as far ahead as
possible. "You can never plan early
enough," advised Lee.

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THE INCREASING urbanization of
modern man has led him to seek out
wild and unspoiled places where he can
escape from the pressures of urban
living and relax in the tranquility of
another lifestyle. In Israel this need is
especially acute as the nation's three
million citizens are jammed into three
major cities where the pace of life is
hectic at best. Israelis and tourists of-
ten seek refuge from the urban jungle
on the primitive beaches of the Sinai
peninsula.
The peninsula is an area of ancient
historical importance, and rare

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History, beauty mark
life by the Red Sea
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Travel agents offer their clients free
advice on a host of travel-related
problems such as how to obtain the
cheapest air fares, which hotels to stay
at, and what vaccinations to get when
traveling to the Philippines. Agents
also maketreservations for clients,
arrange tours, and, of course, sell
airline tickets.
Travel agencies are private
businesses not owned by the airlines,
which agree to act as agents for the
airlines in selling tickets to the public.
In exchange for selling the airline's
tickets, the travel agencies receive a
commission from the airlines. Travel
agencies charge the same amount for
tickets as the airlines do.
Unlike specific airline ticket coun-
ters, travel agencies actually work for
almost all the different airlines since
they have agreed to pay commission to
agents. Travel agency clients can then
choose from a number of different
airlines when patronizing a travel
agency rather than having their choices
restricted when dealing with one airline
directly.
There are approximately 15,000
travel agencies in the United States
which handle about 78 per cent of
airline tickets sold each year.
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'Nomadic
Bedouins live in
the Sinai, and
every morning
they come to the
beaches to sell
camel rides and
heaps of cotton
dresses. '

day, and by mid-evening one is so tired
from a full day of sun that everyone
retires deep into the dunes before mid-
night.
The days are filled with swimming,
snorkeling, and diving. The Red Sea
has what has been acclaimed as some
of the most beautiful coral reefs in the
world. The marine life of the Red Sea is
of special interest to divers as it is still
primitive marine life. Sharm El Sheik,
a beach located above Rus Muham-
moud, is a mecca for divers as it is sup-
posedly the best diving in the Red Sea.
For the casual snorkeler, anywhere in
the.Red Sea is fantastic for observing
marine life.
Nomadic Bedouins live in the Sinai,
and every morning they come to the
beaches to sell camel rides and heaps of
cotton dresses. They add an exotic
flavor to the beach, as do their camels,
which wander freely up and down the
beach. The Bedouins set out the dresses
near the main road and heap their
wares on big sheets under the sun. The
sellers speak neither Hebrew or
English, only Arabic. Bargaining for
the brightly colored shifts is mostly a
matter of luck, rather than skill.
If one tires of the beaches in the
south, there is always Eilat, a thriving
city, and Israel's getaway to the east
for goods and immigrants. The other
- major industry in Eilat is tourism.

There are rough-
which range fron
elegance.
Club.Mediterr
Larrome cater to
Travelers may fly
Arkia Airlines. Lai
pool, which migli
nicest in the Sina
its landscaped ter
tonic, one might
was on the Frenc
Sinai desert.
However, althot
of their first-class
real action of Eila
Station.
It is here that th
people gather to
from the Sinai to
It is here that th
volunteer rubs si
paratroopers on.
struction workers
Buses are overt
the summer, and n
stranded at the
sometimes even
catch a bus back t
The congestion of
make the bus
refugee camp ra
minal.
It is always e
places that seen
beauty and lifesty
citing to discover
that is also relati
fortunately, a flig
sive for many p
thousands of you
there each year. A
of these visitors
and many are fro:
as South Americ
Europe. Many pea
study archaeolk
spend a summer
kibbutz. But, if
whatever reason
could possibly t
memorable parts

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dramatic natural beauty. There is little
development in the Sinai. The 500-mile
coast line along the Red Sea is a con-
tinuous stretch of jetty and beach.
The beaches are accessible by a two-
lane road which winds from Eilat to
Rus Muhammoud at the southern-most
point. The road is bordered by rugged
mountains to the west and by the Red
Sea to the east. On the opposite shore of
the Red Sea lie Syria and Jordan. The

A get-away to the Red Sea is
generally most attractive to young
people. There are luxury hotels in Eilat,
for those who prefer to vacation in air-
conditioned elegance, but for the
majority of visitors, camping on the
dunes of the Red Sea is the main attrac-
tion. Israelis who own cars drive to the
Sea and park on the packed sand near
the water's edge. They come equipped
with food, snorkeling equipment, and

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majestic than those of the Sinai. One of Life on the shore of the Red Sea is in-
Israel's most memorable, and less formal. There is no schedule, there are
celebrated sights, is the magenta no summer theatres, no restaurant
sunrise over the austere mountains of reservations to make and no imper-
the east. tinent bell boys to tip. In fact, it is com-
The beaches of the Sinai are never pletely different from everything
crowded or littered. There is ample Americans associate with a beach
room in the dunes for the droves of vacatio.
visitors that come to the Sinai every People sleep nestled on sheets in the
year, and generaiy these campers are dims, under blazing desert stars. The
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