Kosher at Club MedJewish families who keep kosher can now...


January 29, 1995|By Suzanna Stephens

Kosher at Club Med

Jewish families who keep kosher can now get in on the Club Med experience. The Club Med village of Huatulco on the Pacific coast of Mexico, will cater to those wishing kosher food until Feb. 27. Whether the kosher month will become a rotating feature among Club Med's 100 villages worldwide depends on the response.

Besides the full range of Club Med sports and sightseeing activities and the Mini Club for kids, there will be daily services at an on-site synagogue with a Torah.

Two trips are sold out, but bookings remain on weeklong vacations departing Feb. 6, Feb. 13, and Feb. 20. Cost, including airfare for the charter flight, is $1,199 from New York; $799 for children ages 2 to 5; $934 for children ages 6 to 11. For more information, call (212) 807-1171.

Calling Hong Kong

Having trouble reaching that hotel or tour operator in Hong Kong by phone? On Jan. 1, the prefix 2 was added to all Hong Kong telephone and fax numbers dialed from within or outside the country. For example, the phone number for the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA) in Hong Kong is now 2807-6543; the fax number is now 2806-0303. The city's emergency number, 999, remains unchanged, as does the number for directory inquiries in English, 1081. For more information, call the HKTA in New York at (212) 869-5008.

France's new address

France has moved. Well, not really. The French Government Tourist Office in New York has a new address: 444 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022.

Tuning in to travel

A recent arrival among the ranks of travel publications and TV shows is a daily radio feature of travel news sponsored by the Mobil Travel Guide and produced by George Washington University. The show had its debut earlier this month on 125 stations nationwide. The show's producers say they hope to find a home for the show at a Baltimore station soon. "The Travel Minute" will spotlight a variety of business travel topics, including hotel security, airline overbooking and jet lag. For more information, call (800) 860-6623.

Watching wolves in their natural habitat

For eco-minded adventurers, Natural Habitat Adventures offers the Wolf Watching and Research Adventure in Quebec. This educational tour gives vacationers an opportunity to observe the endangered North American gray wolf at Jacques Cartier Park.

Naturalist guides and photographers educate travelers. While tracking the wolves, travelers will snowshoe, snowmobile and fly in helicopters through the wolves' habitat.

Travelers from all over the world take part in the wolf research programs, which provide data for scientists studying the wolves. The tourist revenue is used to finance research at the park, which focuses on understanding and protecting the wolves.

Natural Habitat Adventures will be running the weeklong programs in February and March. The program fee is $1,995 and includes accommodations in Quebec City's old town, transfers to the Jaques Cartier Park, lodging in heated log cabins in the park, all meals, guides and equipment.

For details, call (800) 543-8917, or write to Natural Habitat Adventures, 2945 Center Green Court, Suite H, Boulder, Colo. 80301.

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