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January 09, 1994

Deal of the Week Twenty-seven inns and hotels, including several Best Western sites and the Montecito Inn, are ready to pay you to drive to Santa Barbara and stay a spell. "Tanks for the Memories," which runs through March 31, is available to anyone who visits Santa Barbara by car. To participate, visitors must present their gasoline receipts ($25 max) at check-in. The cost will be deducted from the room bill. Advance reservations, which are required, are based on space availability. For a list of participating lodgings and a free 64-page Destination Guide, contact the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau, (800) 927-4688.

Free for the Asking

"Alaska's Inside Passage Travel Planner, 1994" is new from the Southeast Alaska Tourism Council. The 36-page guide covers travel tips, attractions and events, and has an extensive directory of lodgings, restaurants and charters, trips and tours. To obtain a copy, call (800) 423-0568.

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: Colombia, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Venezuela

TUESDAY: Albania, Morocco, Nepal, Singapore

WEDNESDAY: Myanmar, Tanzania, Turkmenistan

THURSDAY: None

FRIDAY: Sri Lanka

SATURDAY: Cape Verde Is., Japan

Source: J. P. Morgan

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