* WILL YOU BE TRAVELING with your pet this summer? If so, an organization called People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offers these suggestions:
- Will your pet be happy on the road? That depends on its personality. Some animals travel well. Others don't. If your pet is nervous or timid, perhaps he's better off staying home with a trusted house-sitter.- Before you leave, have a veterinarian examine your pet to ensure that he is healthy. Request and take with you a certificate of health and verification of current rabies vaccination.
- Both cats and dogs should wear identification collars. Take temporary tags with you, one for each place you'll be staying. You can label those tags "temporary" and add the name, address and phone number of your hotel. You should keep the permanent tag on your pet, too.
- Pack food and water dishes, a leash, a carrier and litterbox for your cat, a water container and a first-aid kit containing gauze, scissors, tape and topical antibiotic ointment.
- Never allow your animal out of your vehicle unless he is on a leash. Don't leave your animal unattended in your car. In warm weather your cat or dog could suffer heat stroke within a matter of minutes.
- If you're flying, it's probably better to leave your pet at home unless you can take him with you in the cabin.
* ROAD-WEARY TRAVELERS. According to a survey by Novotel New York, business travelers prefer to spend their free time on the road alone rather than with their colleagues or clients. Their favorite pastime? Men prefer dinner followed by resting, working, sightseeing, entertainment and shopping. Women prefer shopping over dinner followed by exercise, sightseeing, resting and reading. More men than women (26 percent vs. 18 percent) miss their families while traveling on business and the majority call home every day.
* GEORGIA HOTLINE PROVIDES FLOOD UPDATES. Tourism officials in Georgia say their state is still a great place to visit despite recent flooding in some areas. For an update call 1-800-813-1433. Unaffected by the flooding are Atlanta, the Georgia coast, the mountains, the Augusta/Athens/Statesboro area, and the Perry/Warner/Robins and Columbus/Callaway areas. Affected by floods are the central (Historic Heartland), west central (Presidential Pathways) and southwest regions (Plantation Trace and Magnolia Midlands). Here's an update:
Historic Heartland: All Macon attractions and tour services are operating including 28 of the city's 31 hotels/motels. Indian Springs state park is open and accessible. Jarrell Plantation is fully operational. High Falls state park is open with 25 available camp sites. Whistle Stop Cafe and shops in Juliette are now open.
Presidential Pathways: The Auchumpkee covered bridge was washed away. Plans are underway to rebuild the 1893 structure.
Plantation Trace: Kolomoki state park at Blakely and Reed Bingham state park at Adel are open. Lake Seminole near Bain-bridge did not suffer serious damage, but the Bainbridge By Pass is closed indefinitely.
Magnolia Midlands: Hard-hit Hawkinsville says its Antique Mall is open. Wild Boar Hunting Camp at Abbeville is closed indefinitely. The Golden Isles Parkway is open.
YELLOWSTONE ALUMNI REUNION. The park will host its second annual alumni reunion Sept. 17 and 18. It's intended for all present and former employees including National Park Service and concession workers including TW Recreational Services; Hamilton Stores Inc.; Yellowstone Park Service Stations; Yellowstone Park Medical Services; Montana Power Co.; US WEST Communications; etc. The weekend's activities include a cowboy cookout and dance; information discussions with park staff on park issues; field trips to Specimen Ridge, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Mammoth Historic District and Crown Butte Mine. To attend the dinner and dance Saturday night you must register by Sept. 14. Call 1-307-344-2013.
WIN A FREE VACATION TO GRENADA. The Grenada Board of Tourism, American Airlines and Catch the Wind are sponsoring a drawing to send a family of four on a vacation to Grenada for the annual kite flying competition during the Easter holiday. To enter, send a postcard with your name, address and home telephone number to the Grenada Board of Tourism, attn: Kite Vacation, 820 Second Ave., Suite 900-D, New York, NY 10017. Entries are due by Jan. 1, 1995, and winners will be notified with a phone call in early January. The grand prize winner will receive a five-day, four-night stay for four at the Wave Crest Holiday Apartments and round-trip tickets on American Airlines.
* "THREE FOR FREE" SUMMER PROMOTION AT HYATT REGENCY MAUI. If you stay four nights in a golf/mountain category or higher, you get the following add-ons free: pay for four nights, get the fifth free; one room category upgrade; complimentary daily breakfast buffet for two at the Pavillion restaurant. The promotion is good through Dec. 15, 1995, except for Dec. 20, 1994-Jan. 3, 1995. Rates at the Hyatt Regency Maui begin at $1,140 per room, single or double occupancy, for five nights in a golf/mountain room with an upgrade to an ocean view. For reservations for the Three For Free program call Hyatt Hotels reservations at 1-800-233-1234.