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FOR ALASKAPASS BOOK, CALL 1-800-248-7598

SHARE FOR ALASKAPASS BOOK, CALL 1-800-248-7598

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER. In this column a few weeks ago we inadvertently printed the wrong number for AlaskaPass. To request a 1996 AlaskaPass Handbook, call 1-800-248-7598. The $5 cost is refundable if you purchase an AlaskaPass. It allows unlimited travel, within a set number of days, for foot passengers on the Alaska Ferry, Alaska Railroad, Alaskon Express Motorcoaches, among others.

* EUROPE ON A THREAD. The spring issue of Student Travels magazine explains how to find quality accommodations at the right price. It also includes valuable tips for students from how to purchase airline tickets and rail passes. Request a free copy by calling 1-800-358-5971. It is published by the Council on International Exchange.

* TAKE US OUT TO THE BALL GAME. Eight, count 'em, eight, major league baseball teams are limbering up in the Arizona sun through March. Who? San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, California Angels, Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies. To find out the what, when and where, call the Arizona Office of Tourism at 1-800-842-8257, or the Cactus League Baseball Association at 1-602-495-5250.

* VISA OFFERS DISCOUNTS IN FRANCE. Visa card holders may avail themselves of discounts at participating hotels, restaurants and shops through a promotion called "France Prefers Visa." Discounts are valid through October. Price reductions range from 40 percent off regular rates at 100 three- and four-star Paris hotels; up to 20 percent off the "supervalue" rate at Avis locations throughout the country; and reduced rates on "Museum and Monument" visitor cards. Card holders may request a copy of the pass, which gives all the details, by calling 1-800-275-7918. To be eligible for the savings, you must ask for the offer, present your pass and pay with your Visa card.

* NEW YORK, NEW YORK. The city's Convention & Visitors Bureau's visitor information hotline, 1-800-NYC-VISIT, operates 24 hours a day. Through it you can access an information and advance reservation system, get the latest information on events, activities and attractions, order a variety of free publications or speak with a representative.

* AMERICAN HAWAII CRUISES GOES ONLINE. The cruise line now has a home page on the World Wide Web. The address is http://www.cruisehawaii.com

The site includes information on ports, theme cruises, the onboard cruise experience, recipes, pricing, accommodations, special offers, special packages and ongoing company news.

* SUMMER JOBS FOR STUDENTS TRAVELING ABROAD. For information on the Council on International Exchange's Work Abroad program, write the council at 205 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017-5706, or visit its Web site at http://www.ciewe.org/. The program offers students legal authorization to work in Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Canada, Jamaica, Costa Rica and New Zealand. The Council also provides comprehensive country handbooks, job and housing assistance, an orientation and a support system overseas. You're eligible if you're enrolled full time in a U.S. college or university or are a recent graduate. The fee is $200.