Deal of the Week

Avis is offering eight-day, fly-drive packages for $299 per person, so it can shuttle cars from Phoenix, Ariz., to California. Travelers must make reservations by May 15 for the promotion, which is available until June 15 or until all 1,900 cars have been moved--whichever happens first. The rate includes one-way air fare to Phoenix on United or America West; a 1995 mid-sized car, such as a Grand Prix or Corsica, with unlimited mileage for eight days, and vouchers for seven nights accommodation at Ramada, Howard Johnson or Days Inn. Avis needs cars shuttled to destinations throughout California, from Sacramento to Los Angeles--but travelers can pick their own routes back. Drivers must have automobile insurance and buy their own gasoline. There are other rules and restrictions. Call Preferred Holidays, (800) 508-5454.

Free for the Asking

"France: A World of Museums" is the theme of the 1995 Discovery Guide, new from the French Government Tourist Office. In addition to tips on food and wine, sports and leisure, tours and shopping, the 112-page guide highlights more than 7,000 museums and includes a list of major art exhibits throughout France. There's also a five-page section called, "Great Values Throughout France." To obtain a copy, contact the French Government Tourist Office, P.O. Box 2658, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, or France-on-Call, (900) 990-0040 (50 cents per minute).

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: Myanmar, New Zealand,

Tuesday: Madagascar, Yugoslavia

Wednesday: Cen. African Rep., Madagascar, Taiwan

Thursday: Malaysia, Nepal

Friday: Malaysia, Malta, Virgin Islands

Saturday: Cyprus, India, Iran, Mauritius, Myanmar, San Marino

Source: J.P. Morgan

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