Tips On Travel
Jan/Feb 2008 issue
AAA events to showcase Disney

One lucky winner will take a flight of fancy at Disneyland Resort during Disney Parks’ Year of a Million Dreams in 2008.
© Disney photo
January is Disney Month, an opportunity for families to see and hear about the range of vacation options in Florida and California, as well as cruises.

Disney’s popular Year of a Million Dreams promotion has been extended in 2008. The promotion randomly selects guests at Disneyland and Walt Disney World resorts, plus mail-in participants, as winners.

Learn more about the Year of a Million Dreams, new attractions, shows and immersive entertainment choices at an upcoming Disney events at these AAA Travel offices:
• 6 p.m. on Jan. 9 at the Baton Rouge office, 5454 Bluebonnet Blvd. For information and reservations, call (225) 293-1200, ext. 110;
• 6 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Metairie office, 3445 North Causeway Blvd. Call (504) 838-7500, ext. 6225;
• 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Shreveport office, 6570 Youree Drive, Suite 500 in Bayou Plaza Shopping Center. Call (318) 797-0262;
• 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Little Rock office, 9116 Rodney Parham. Call (501) 223-9222;
• 9 a.m. –5 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Fayette-ville office, 4262 Frontage Road. Call (479) 444-9222.

In addition, to these Disney events, an On Stage Alaska program will be on Jan. 17 in northwest Arkansas. For more information, call the AAA office in Little Rock, (800) 632-6808.

Carnival announces fuel surcharge

Planning a cruise to the tropics this winter? It could cost an extra $70 per person on a Carnival Corporation ship.
Rising gas prices have been pinching motorists’ pockets for a number of years. Now travelers on the high sea–as well as the highway–will feel the pinch.

Carnival Corporation recently announced the implementation of a fuel supplement of $5 per passenger, per day for all cruises departing on or after Feb. 1, 2008. The supplement applies to the first and second passengers in a cabin, up to a maximum of $70 per person per cruise. New bookings and those currently under deposit or fully paid will be affected.

Carnival Corporation North American brands are Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. It is the largest cruise group in the world, operating 84 ships with 21 new ships expected to enter service between now and June 2012.

According to Carnival Corporation Chairman and CEO Micky Arison, the recent spike in fuel prices has dramatically impacted the company’s operating costs, including a 140-percent jump in what it pays for fuel in the past three years, and a 50-percent increase in the last seven months.

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