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Hertz and Alitalia Offer Rental Car With Flight to Italy

February 14, 1993|JACK ADLER

Hertz and Alitalia have combined to offer a complimentary rental car for seven days to full-fare first- and business-class passengers flying from Los Angeles to either Rome or Milan.

The offer, valid through March 31, includes unlimited mileage, collision-damage waiver, the 19% value-added tax (additional taxes charged in Italy), and a 10% airport service charge levied upon car rental companies at these airports. The car has to be picked up at the Hertz airport station in Rome or Milan immediately after the passenger's flight.

First-class passengers will get, based on car availability, an automatic-transmission car that can be dropped off at no charge at Hertz stations in Milan, Pisa, Rome or Venice. Business-class passengers will get a manual-transmission car that can be dropped off for no charge at any Hertz station in Italy. Air conditioning is included on rental cars for both first- and business-class passengers.

Reservations for the rental car may be made through Alitalia. Contact travel agents or Alitalia at (800) 223-5730.

Forte Hotels is continuing its "Forte 30" program this year, offering a 30% discount off regular room rates at more than 250 hotels in England, Scotland, Continental Europe, North Africa/the Middle East, plus the Caribbean. Twenty hotels in London and Paris are included.

Rooms must be booked with a major credit card 30 days or more in advance to get the special rate. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to arrival will bring a full refund.

Other cities with hotels participating in the program include Cologne and Hamburg, Germany; Geneva; Madrid and Mallorca, Spain; Milan, Italy; Casablanca, Morocco; Amman, Jordan; Dubai and Bahrain in the Middle East, and Nassau, Kingston and Bermuda in the Caribbean.

Contact travel agents or Forte Hotels at (800) 225-5843.

Inter-Continental Hotels is offering a "Winter Spectacular" program with rates 20%-60% off regular prices at 44 Inter-Continental and Forum Hotels in 32 European cities. The program runs through March 31.

The special rates are per night, single or double occupancy, and include full American breakfasts daily and all taxes and service charges. Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Cannes, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Sorrento, Stuttgart and Vienna are among the cities with participating hotels.

Contact travel agents or Inter-Continental at (800) 327-0200.

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