NEW YORK -The city's Convention & Visitors Bureau rolled out
the latest version of its Peak Season Hotel Hotline. The toll-free
number, (800) 846-7666, is designed to help travelers secure hotel
rooms in every category and price range.
The bureau said that most of the city's hotels are participating
in the service, which will be in operation through Jan. 2. Requests
for rooms also can be faxed to (800) 511-5317 or (212)
Availability can be checked and rooms booked through the
bureau's Web site, at www.nycvisit.com. Commission is 5%. A record
34 million tourists are expected to visit the city in 1998 and
spend more than $14 billion on hotels, sightseeing and cultural
institutions, according to the bureau.