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October 24, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financial problems at an Encino travel company left at least 70 Americans to fend for themselves in the Orient after hotels and other tour businesses refused to honor their prepayment vouchers, a company official said Monday. Tourists arranged their luxury tours through Hemphill Harris Travel Corp.
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December 19, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erwin Smith, a retired engineer, and his wife, Betty, were 7,500 miles from home on the Indonesian island of Bali in October as part of a 29-day vacation. The Lompoc couple paid for their accommodations up front, having given $14,000 to Hemphill Harris Travel Corp., an Encino firm known as one of the major operators of luxury overseas tours. Everything was supposed to be arranged. But the next thing Erwin Smith knew, he was reaching for his wallet.
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BUSINESS
December 19, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Erwin Smith, a retired engineer, and his wife, Betty, were 7,500 miles from home on the Indonesian island of Bali in October as part of a 29-day vacation. The Lompoc couple paid for their accommodations up front, having given $14,000 to Hemphill Harris Travel Corp., an Encino firm known as one of the major operators of luxury overseas tours. Everything was supposed to be arranged. But the next thing Erwin Smith knew, he was reaching for his wallet.
BUSINESS
October 24, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financial problems at an Encino travel company left at least 70 Americans to fend for themselves in the Orient after hotels and other tour businesses refused to honor their prepayment vouchers, a company official said Monday. Tourists arranged their luxury tours through Hemphill Harris Travel Corp.
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June 22, 1986
I thank Jerry Hulse for his article May 18 about Hemphill Harris Travel Corp. I'm a single woman, a little bit up in years, but can honestly say that in all my travels with them, "H&H" as he called them, have taken very good care of me. I have just returned from the Orient. Stayed at Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Prince Hotel on Lake Hakone and the Mandarin in Hong Kong. The Mandarin could have been a little better, but for my single rooms I had the best. Really superb, and this is not always the case.
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October 24, 1989 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Financial problems at an Encino travel company have left at least 70 Americans to fend for themselves in the Orient after hotels and other tour businesses refused to honor their prepayment vouchers, a company official said Monday. Tourists arranged their luxury tours through Hemphill Harris Travel Corp.
TRAVEL
December 10, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section
"Just like Antarctica without ice." That's what Society Expeditions forecasts for the voyage of its 96-passenger Society Explorer, scheduled to leave Puerto Montt, Chile next March 9 to explore several islands offshore from both Chile and Peru. They are home to a variety of wildlife ranging from South American sea lions to sea birds in their tens of thousands, including pelicans, penguins, terns and Peruvian boobies. Puerto Montt is 650 miles south of Chile's capital of Santiago.
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March 5, 1989 | FRANK RILEY, Riley is travel columnist for Los Angeles magazine and a regular contributor to this section.
We are trekking along the Zirbenweg, a mountain trail that begins at the top of the cable-car lift on the Patscherkofel crest and winds through the Alpine heights above this two-time Winter Olympics city. We have brought our skis to this summit trail before, and in the Tirolean summer we've come here with our hiking boots. Around Innsbruck are many opportunities for guided and self-guided mountain treks.
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January 24, 1993 | CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, TIMES TRAVEL WRITER
For more than six months, a nasty bureaucratic battle has been building between the state attorney general's office and thousands of California travel agents. And as a result, travelers from California could be missing out on potentially valuable protection from travel-related rip-offs. That's the bad news. The good--which is far less certain--is that the dispute is at last coming to a head.
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March 20, 1988 | SHARON DIRLAM, Times Staff Writer
This is our dreamer's column. There are few of us who wouldn't enjoy the life style of the rich and famous (or even the ordinary rich). So even if the bank account is low, we can pretend, can't we? An ultra-luxurious vacation on the lush Caribbean island of St. Thomas is designed especially for loving couples. They'll waste not a moment fretting at the price tag of $10,326 per couple for seven nights of blissful comfort and seven days of pure pleasure.
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June 23, 1985 | PETER S. GREENBERG, Greenberg is a Los Angeles free-lance writer
For years the term "charter" was one of the dirty words in the travel business. In the halcyon days of airline regulation, scheduled carriers were protected on their ticket prices, and discount flights didn't exist. Many foreign countries, eager to protect their own airlines, kept ticket prices high and regulations strict. About the only way to fly somewhere cheaply was to take a charter, if you could.
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October 19, 1986 | SHARON DIRLAM, Times Staff Writer
Everyone who celebrates Christmas has an idealized fantasy of how it ought to be. Each holiday season brings hope of recapturing a sense of joy that often seems lost forever in a world of childhood dreams. Stores are alive with the sound of carols. Street corners glisten with tinsel and light. There are cards to be mailed, gifts to buy, cookies to bake and relatives to remember.
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