Travel from Los Angeles to Amsterdam the...


Travel from Los Angeles to Amsterdam the rest of this month will cost $448 round trip through the Dutch airline Martinair Holland. In May the discounted fare will rise to $548. The non-refundable tickets must be paid within 48 hours of reservation. They offer a minimum stay of five nights and a maximum of 30 days. All travel must be completed by June 15. Discounted fares are subject to seat availability. For more information, call your travel agent or toll-free (800) 366-4655.

Spouses of business travelers on the Queen Elizabeth 2 can sail free on five-day Atlantic Ocean crossings between the United States and Europe this year. Business passengers can get an outside double stateroom, plus two economy air tickets for a return trip, for the price of a one-way outside single stateroom. Air travel is from selected British Airways gateways. Rates for QE2’s “Take Your Spouse Free” offer start at $2,340. British Airways supersonic Concorde flights are available from New York City, Washington and Miami for an additional $995 per person. For more information, contact your travel agent or Cunard at (212) 661-7777.

Travel photographer and lecturer Mort Loveman will offer a free slide lecture on Greece at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Roxbury Park Club House, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills. Admission free. For information call (213) 550-4761.


A seminar on the “Art of Discount Travel” will be presented by New Worlds Travel from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Consort Hotel, 1160 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Admission $25. For more information, call (213) 964-3029.

Traveling in Europe on a budget will be the topic of a San Diego State University extension course 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the College of Extended Studies Classrooms, SDSU. Fee $45. To register, call (619) 594-5152.

Sober Adventures International will host a free seminar for travelers interested in alcohol- and drug-free cruises at 4 p.m. next Sunday at the Valley Hilton, California Room, 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Reservations required. Call (213) 391-5864 or (818) 996-9117.

An informational meeting on wilderness horse adventures being sponsored by Community Services, Pierce College, will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 24 in Rooms 4100 and 4101 in the Agricultural Science Building, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Admission free. For more information, call (818) 719-6425.

A slide presentation on an artists’ and photographers’ tour of Umbria and Tuscany in Italy will be presented by artist Roberta Kritzia at 7 p.m. on April 26 at 3803 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Admission free. For more information and reservations, call (818) 567-2951.

Australia’s Perth, Adelaide and the Outback will be the subject of a slide lecture to be sponsored by One for the Road Travel Club at 7:30 p.m. on April 28 at Glendale Federal Savings, 722 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. Admission $5. For more information, call (818) 569-0235.


During the rest of this month and May, a special introductory $599 round-trip fare to Portugal is offered between Los Angeles and Lisbon to kick off twice-weekly flights. Minimum stay is seven days, maximum 21. For more information, contact travel agents or call TAP Air Portugal toll-free at (800) 221-7370.

Merv Griffin’s Paradise Island Airlines has started round-trip flights from Miami and Ft. Lauderdale international airports to the new Paradise Island Airport. Paradise is an island off the coast of Nicaragua, owned by Colombia. Nine daily flights are scheduled. For more information, call toll-free (800) 432-8807.

Ireland will be served directly from Los Angeles starting in June through a new charter airline program operated by Charterways. In addition to serving Shannon Airport, the program offers continuing service to Manchester and London. The San Jose-based charter operator will fly once a week from Los Angeles starting June 11. Fares from $639 to $729 round trip. Charterways allows passengers to fly into Shannon and return from London or vice versa. For more information, contact travel agents or call toll-free (800) 334-1338.