MTI Vacations Showcases 'Destination Universal'

Reed Travel Features

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- MTI Vacations' Florida tour program for 1997 incorporates

three-night and longer Destination Universal land programs in Orlando.

The plan also offers unlimited admission to three parks (Universal Studios Florida, Wet 'n Wild and Sea World) plus a Free Meal Deals feature that includes breakfast at selected hotels.

The 1997 Florida brochure lists American, Delta, United and American Trans Air as cooperating carriers, with Alamo as the rental car supplier. Departures are offered from nearly 100 cities.

The 18-page color brochure, which also lists free breakfasts and other value-added features at hotels outside Orlando, is supplemented by MTI's Best Buys Florida pamphlets.

These pamphlets, issued quarterly, describe air-inclusive packages that are localized according to gateway, Scott Bell, the operator's director of sales development, said.

He suggested that agencies display the Best Buys pamphlets in front of the brochure for the most impact.

Best Buys includes three nights in Orlando for Chicago-originating passengers, priced from $279 per person, double.

Chicago passengers receive roundtrip flights on American Trans Air, a room at the Quality Inn Plaza, an Alamo economy car and the services of an MTI host.

Children ages 11 and younger eat free at the hotel.

Other Best Buy deals out of Chicago, expiring March 21, include three-night fly-drives using the Holiday Inn, Madeira Beach (near St. Petersburg), at $405 per person, double; seven nights, $660.

Additional choices are three nights at the Holiday Inn Lido Beach, Sarasota, at $595 per person, double, or seven nights for $975; three nights at the Best Western Pink Shell Beach Resort, Fort Myers Beach, at $525, or seven nights at $925.

A three-night package to Marco Island using the Radisson Suite Beach Resort is offered for $549 per person, double, and a seven-night stay costs $985.

Other Best Buy destinations include Fort Lauderdale, Naples and Sanibel Island.

Additional Best Buys pamphlets (with different rates) are localized for Atlanta; Boston; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; Philadelphia, and St. Louis.

To make reservations, call (800) 323-7285.

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