Deal of the Week

Summer discounts on car rentals in 26 European countries are available from the Kemwel Group of Harrison, N.Y. Bookings must be made by March 31 for travel from April 1 through March 31, 1996. "SuperSaver Plus" rates start at $27 a day for a two-door mini-compact that is suitable for two people with limited luggage. A vehicle suitable for four people starts at $42 a day. During the summer, rental rates for four-passenger cars usually start at $60 per day. Prices include unlimited mileage, value added tax and collision damage waiver; theft waivers or additional driver fees, when applicable, are extra. Minimum rental period is three days. Prices also include a Kemwel Calling Card, which allows travelers to place up to $25 worth of telephone calls from Europe to the United States. Rates in some countries vary according to high and low seasons. For information and reservations, call Kemwel (800) 678-0678.

Free for the Asking

A fold-out map showing some of England's best regions for antique hunting is new from the British Tourist Authority. "Lockson's Guide to Antiques in Britain" also includes information on London antique markets and tips on buying from dealers and auctions and how to ship your newly acquired treasures home. To obtain a copy, send a stamped (32 cents postage), self-addressed business-size envelope to the BTA, 551 5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10176.

This Week's Holidays

Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following countries and their dependencies this week because of national and religious holidays:

Monday: Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Tuesday: Bangladesh

Wednesday: St. Lucia

Thursday: Brunei, Guyana, Russian Fed., Switzerland

Friday: Estonia

Saturday: Kuwait

Source: J.P. Morgan

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