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India's Taj Group of hotels is offering a thank you gift to frequent guests. Until Apr. 30, stay a total of six nights at a Taj Hotel (or five nights in a Taj Club room) in New Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta, Madras or Bangalore to earn two free nights at a Taj Leisure Hotel anywhere in India. Once you have collected the requisite number of vouchers (given at check-out), fax them to 91-22-287-2719 to book your free two-night stay. All guests receive complimentary airport transfers, but you may want to splurge on the company's new Taj Air service--an eight-seater Hawker Siddley available for domestic flights, or for excursions of up to five hours outside India. It costs $2,120 for the first flying hour (which covers two hours' waiting time) and $165 for every additional hour. For more details, visit the Taj Hotels' website and click on "Taj Air."


March 15, 1999

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