Deal of the Week

Beginning Wednesday, a new promotion called "Time to Coast"--featuring room rates starting at $69 per night, a pair of tickets to the Monterey Bay Aquarium (usually $23.50 for two), and discount certificates good at businesses, restaurants and attractions on Cannery Row, Fisherman's Wharf, Del Monte Center and downtown--is being offered in Monterey. The program runs through Dec. 31 and there are no blackout dates. So far, about 30 lodgings, including the Monterey Bay Inn, Hyatt Regency, Victorian Inn, Doubletree Inn and the Marriott Monterey, are participating. About 80% of the participating properties have accommodations under $100 per room per night. Rates, which are based on availability, do not include taxes. For a reservations call (800) 555-WAVE, a centralized reservation service.

Free for the Asking

Want to know the ins and outs of becoming an air courier? You may be interested in a free audio cassette tape from the International Assn. of Air Travel Couriers. The tape covers who can be a courier, how the courier system works, and includes tips on how to get those cheap courier flights. To obtain a copy, write IAATC Air Courier Cassette, P.O. Box 1349, Lake Worth, Fla. 33460; tel. (407) 582-8320.

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: Andorra, Aruba, Bolivia, Brazil, Dominica, Dominican Rep., Ecuador, French W. Indies, Germany, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Nepal, Neth. Antilles, Panama, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Switzerland, Trinidad, Uruguay, Venezuela

Tuesday: Bolivia, Brazil, Dominica, Ecuador, French Guiana, French W. Indies, Germany, Liechtenstein, Panama, Portugal, St. Lucia, St. Pierre, Trinidad, Uruguay, Venezuela

Wednesday: Brazil, Cayman Is., Colombia, French Guiana, French W. Indies, Jamaica, Korea, Panama, Paraguay, Switzerland, Uruguay

Thursday: Ethiopia, Georgia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka

Friday: Bulgaria, Indonesia, Malawi, Morocco, Singapore

Saturday: Bulgaria, Indonesia

Source: J.P. Morgan

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