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VISA & Holiday Inn Promotion

Holiday Hospitality has teamed up with Visa for its Holiday Inn Second Night Free winter promotion. More than 1,000 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express hotels in the United States and Canada are participating in the promotion which will run through Feb. 9, 1998.

Second Night Free offers leisure travelers a consecutive night at no charge for every night that they stay at the non-discounted (Second Night Free) rate. The offer is only available to consumers who have a coupon and make their reservations in advance.

Coupons will be distributed via insertions in Parade Magazine, USA Weekend Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, and the Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine on Dec. 7, 1997.

Plus, as an added value at participating hotels, all guests who pay for their stay with a Visa card will receive a VISA Value Pack* filled with special coupons from Hertz, Northwest Airlines, Hollywood Video, Moto Photo and K-Mart. Recipients receive a free day on a leisure weekend rental from Hertz, a $119 companion fare from Northwest Airlines, free movie rental from Hollywood Video, a special offer from K-Mart, and a buy-one-get-one photo enlargement from Moto Photo.

Note: Holiday Hospitality, the hotel business of Bass PLC of the United Kingdom, operates or franchises more than 2,300 hotels and 390,000 guest rooms in more than 60 countries and territories.

The following service marks are owned by Holiday Hospitality Corporation, its subsidiaries or affiliates: Holiday Inn(R), Crowne Plaza(R), Holiday Inn Express(R), Holiday Inn Select(R) , Holiday Inn Garden Court(sm), Holiday Inn SunSpree(R) Resorts, Holidex(R), Holidome(R), Priority Club(R), Crowne Plaza Preferred(R) and .

Holiday Hospitality offers information and reservations capability on its pages on the World Wide Web of the Internet — for Holiday Inn hotels and for Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts.

*Visa Value Pack offers require additional purchase.

Visa is the preferred payment brand and the largest consumer payment system worldwide. It plays a pivotal role in advancing new payment products and technologies to benefit its 21,000-member financial institutions, their cardholders, and the global economy. Visa is the only consumer payment system to facilitate $1 trillion worth of purchases of goods and services in a fiscal year. Visa’s nearly 600 million cards are accepted at more than 14 million worldwide locations, including 370,000 ATMs in the Visa/Plus Global ATM Network. Visa’s Internet address is

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