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On the Road

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 May, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 May, 1996, 12:00am

A summer camp for children is being organised at the Hyatt Regency Macau, Mondays to Fridays, from July 8 to August 28.


There will be a total of seven camp sessions with the emphasis on fun and action.


The price of $4,380 includes accommodation, food, jetfoil tickets and activities.


Participants will also be able to win a trip to Malaysia with a parent in an essay competition at the camp. For more details phone 2456-3791.


A study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Houston in the US found little relationship between the size of a tip and the quality of service from a waiter or waitress.


The tip, they found, is influenced largely by the amount of the bill and the fear of disappointing the server.


The implication, the researchers say, is that there may be little incentive to provide good service.


In fact, they concluded, waiters and waitresses might be tempted to rush their tables so that more diners could be served.


That could lead to more tips, but could also create a less pleasant dining experience.


Westminster Travel is organising packages with sports enthusiasts in mind.


They include the Wimbledon tennis championships, British Open golf tournament and Formula One Grand Prix at Silverstone. Phone 2369-5051 or fax 2723-3746 for details.


USAir has begun allowing its passengers to travel without a ticket on USAir and USAir Express flights within the United States.


It is the latest of several airlines to offer this option. A traveller is given a confirmation number when he books a flight, and that number is used to confirm boarding information at the airport.


Perks are being offered by Gulf Air to passengers who book a First or Business Class ticket to the Gulf, Middle East, Europe, Africa or the US.


They include free hotel accommodation, a limousine to take you from the airport, or a round of golf. Ask your agent about the Falcon Executive Choice deal. Copy for On the Road should be faxed to 2980-3140 or mailed to Features, GPO Box 47, Hong Kong. E-mail: mikec mp.com

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