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Deal of the Week

March 19, 1995

A four-night ski package is being offered at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico from March 27 to April 9. What the resort calls its "super saver" price is $198 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes four nights at the Quality Inn in Taos (doubles during high season are usually $99 per night), a three-day lift pass (normally $37 a day in high season) and taxes. Using this package, two people would shave more than $200 off high-season rates. The deal does not include transportation to the ski area, 19 miles away from Taos. Round-trip shuttle transportation is $5. There are no blackout dates. Reservations: (800) 776-1111. A spokeswoman said there are 115 inches of snow on the slopes.

Free for the Asking

The 1995 Discover Nevada Bonus Book, featuring discount coupons from 105 lodgings, restaurants, attractions, car rental firms, tour companies and other services, is now available from the state Commission on Tourism. Travelers can pick up a copy of the 52-page book at most Nevada chambers of commerce, or call (800) NEVADA-8. Callers also may request a visitor's guide, calendar of events and a state map.

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: Australia, Colombia, Iran, Tunisia

Tuesday: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan Rep., Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan

Wednesday: Iran, Kazakhstan, Puerto Rico

Thursday: French Guiana, French W. Indies, Iran, Pakistan

Friday: Iran

Saturday: Cyprus, Greece, San Marino

Source: J.P. Morgan

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