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June 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Grief turned to anger Saturday for some of the survivors of a hostel fire that killed 15 backpackers, after police said they were searching for a man who might have set the blaze. Robert Paul Long, 37, was known to have frequented the Palace hostel and was seen there Friday night, shortly before fire swept through the building, Chief Supt. Ken Benjamin said.
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June 25, 2000 | From Associated Press
Grief turned to anger Saturday for some of the survivors of a hostel fire that killed 15 backpackers, after police said they were searching for a man who might have set the blaze. Robert Paul Long, 37, was known to have frequented the Palace hostel and was seen there Friday night, shortly before fire swept through the building, Chief Supt. Ken Benjamin said.
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TRAVEL
August 11, 1991 | JACK ADLER
Discount fares for round-trip flights within Australia are now being offered by Australian Airlines. The "Blue Roo" fares knock 35% to 40% off regular round-trip economy rates on such major routes as Sydney to Cairns (normally about $350, discounted to $203), Adelaide (normally $239, discounted to $145), Perth ($442, $272) or Melbourne ($175, $107); Cairns-Darwin ($303, $184), and Melbourne-Hobart ($162, $106).
TRAVEL
February 16, 1986 | JACK ADLER
The Southern Pacific Hotel Corp. is offering a Down Under Hotel Pass at the rate of $55 per night on a single-, double- or triple-occupancy basis ($27.50 per person, double). The pass is valid in 77 hotels in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and New Caledonia: 30 hotels in Australia, 29 in New Zealand, 4 in Singapore, 2 in Fiji, 2 in Papua New Guinea, and 1 in New Caledonia. You have to purchase the pass in the United States.
TRAVEL
December 21, 1986 | JACK ADLER
The Southern Pacific Hotel Corp. will offer a Down Under hotel pass again in 1987. The rate has gone from $55 to $64 per night on a single-, double- or triple-occupancy basis. This pass has to be bought in the United States and has a minimum purchase requirement of coupons for seven nights. But the seven nights don't have to be at the same hotel or consecutive. The coupons, good until the end of 1987, are valid in 75 hotels in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Fiji.
BUSINESS
October 14, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
New Zealand financier Ronald A. Brierley will launch a friendly $41-million takeover of Associated Hosts, a Beverly Hills operator of restaurants and hotels, it was announced Thursday. Associated Hosts Chairman and Chief Executive Joseph Bulasky has agreed to sell his 35% stake in the company for $11 a share to Industrial Equity (Pacific) Ltd., Brierley's Hong Kong-based investment arm, an Associated Hosts spokesman said.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1995 | JESUS SANCHEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After leading a worldwide expansion of Hilton Hotels' gambling operations, company President Raymond C. Avansino Jr. surprised the gaming industry Tuesday by announcing his resignation less than three years after joining the company. The departure of Avansino, who cited personal reasons for his resignation, comes at a critical time for the Beverly Hills-based company.
TRAVEL
July 30, 2006 | Kathleen Doheny, Special to The Times
WALK through the glass doors of the downtown Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, and a pleasant scent immediately hits your nostrils. Guests may think it's coming from the tall glass vases of yellow lilies, but they're not the only source. Day and night, the scent of lemongrass and green tea is pumped into the lobby, designed to offer constant olfactory pleasure, although it's not always discernible to guests.
TRAVEL
April 29, 1990 | JACK ADLER
A growing vacation experience sought by families or small groups is the renting of a recreational vehicle or motor home, either independently or as part of a package tour. "Rentals are the fastest-growing segment of the RV market, and have been basically doubling annually over the past several years," said Karen Mason of the Recreational Vehicle Industry Assn. "Of the 25-million RVers in the United States, about 3 million are renters."
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