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January 18, 1987|BETTY MARTIN

A Pasadena Cruise Fair will be held today at the Pasadena Elk's Lodge from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nine cruise lines will be represented. Films will be shown and prizes offered. Call Mission World Travel at (818) 792-2151 to be eligible for pre-registration prizes and information.

Registration for spring classes for would-be travel agents is open at West Los Angeles College, Culver City. The semester runs Feb. 2 through June 13 at Los Airport College, 9700 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles 90045. Classes carry three units of college credit and are $5 per unit. For information call (213) 645-3555.

The Whittier Public Library is sponsoring a free travel slide/narration program, "Discovering Great Britain: Blueprint to Travel" featuring travel consultant Harlowe Weber, on Monday at the Whittwood Branch, 10537 Santa Gertrudes, and Wednesday at the Central Library, 7344 S. Washington Ave. Both at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at both libraries. Call 698-8949 for information.

Air Afrique has begun direct service to the West African countries of Benin and Togo. Flights leave New York to Benin on Saturdays and to Togo on Wednesdays.

Career seminars on tour directing will be offered by International Tour Management Institute at the Beverly Garland Howard Johnson Hotel, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The programs are free. Eligible participants may enroll in a four-week training program at $700. For information or reservations (not essential) call (415) 957-9489.

An eight-week travel writing course is offered by the USC Professional Writing Program beginning Feb. 2. Classes will be held at the USC Orange County Center, Irvine. Travel writer/editor Myron Roberts will be the instructor. Guest lecturers will be featured. Fee is $185. For information call (213) 743-8255, Ext. 140.

Norwegian Caribbean Cruise Line will present a cruise night at Seal Beach Travel, 226 Main St., Seal Beach, Jan. 28, 7 to 9 p.m. Call (213) 598-9586 for reservations and information.

A three-day conference of bed-and-breakfast innkeepers and prospective innkeepers will be held in Santa Barbara Jan. 26-28. To register call Jeanise Suding at (805) 687-2300. Workshops, exhibitors and tours of Santa Barbara will be highlights.

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