Discounts at Flying Tigers Museum in Florida

Kovell is a veteran journalist in seniors' interests

Two more attractions near Walt Disney World in Central Florida are offering discounts for mature travelers.

The Flying Tigers Warbird Air Museum not only displays vintage World War II aircraft but restoration work is always in progress at the museum 12 miles from Disney World.

It offers a 20% discount off the regular $5 admission for patrons over 60. For a brochure, write to Warbird Air Museum, 231 N. Airport Road, Kissimmee, Fla. 32741.

The Arabian Nights is a dinner attraction that features 20 acts, including quarter-horse square dancing, Percherons, royal white Lippizans, palaminos, a chariot race and an Arabian Nights love story that continues throughout the show.

A dinner with beverages is included. Adult price is $25.94, with 10% off for seniors. For information, write to Arabian Nights, 6225 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee, Fla. 32741.

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The airport in the New England city of Bangor, Me., has long been a stopover for international flights to Europe originating in the western U.S.

It is not widely known that Bangor offers activities and sights of its own at all times of the year, with national and state parks, whaling tours, downhill and cross-country skiing, plus sailing, white-water rafting and canoeing on its lakes and rivers. And the city abounds with theater and the arts.

As a headquarters for visitors, the historic 36-room Phoenix Inn, opened in 1873, is offering mature travelers a year-round 12% discount on its already modest rates, which vary from $63 a night for two persons with double bed to $80 a night for a suite.

Rates include a complimentary continental breakfast each day. The discount is available to members of AARP or anyone over age 50.

For more information, contact the Phoenix Inn, 20 W. Market Square, Bangor, Me. 04401, (207) 947-3850. For information on nearby recreational and cultural activities, write to the Bangor Chamber of Commerce, 519 Main St., Bangor, Me. 04401.

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The nation's largest recreational vehicle show will open at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Nov. 3, for a 10-day run. More than 80 manufacturers will be represented with more than 750 vehicles. Another 100 exhibitors will offer information on related services and products, as well as campgrounds and resorts.

Mature travelers over the age of 50 represent an ever-growing proportion of RV buyers and renters, according to the show's sponsor, the Recreational Vehicle Industry Assn. RIVA is offering a 40% reduction on admissions for those over 55--$3 instead of $5. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

A discount package for a weekend getaway is being offered by the Embassy Suites Hotel in El Segundo. The hotel is on the south side of Los Angeles International Airport, and features a five-story atrium with a tropical setting that includes palm trees, exotic plants and foliage, waterfalls, ducks, birds, fish and turtles.

A hefty $60 discount on Friday, Saturday and Sunday lowers the rate for a two-room suite for two persons to $69 a night. Each suite contains a bedroom, living room and kitchen, plus wet bar, coffee maker with supplies, tableware, microwave, refrigerator, two TV sets and two telephones with separate lines.

Cocktails are served each evening for two hours at no charge, and a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served every day. Free newspapers are provided daily. There is also a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and whirlpool, plus complimentary shuttle to and from LAX.

To obtain the Senior Suites discount, guests must be 55 years or older or members of recognized senior organizations such as AARP. The discount program is effective through next April 1.

For more information and reservations, write to Senior Suites, Embassy Suites Hotel, 1440 E. Imperial Ave., El Segundo 90245, or call toll-free 800-EMBASSY or (213) 640-3600.

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