The Brancatelli File for 1985
November 1: RETURN TO QUEBEC CITY: THE NICER SIDE OF NATIONALISM
Now that the most repulsive strains of Quebec nationalism have subsided, Quebec City is once again courting English-speaking American and Canadian visitors. Better yet, the compact city has a dazzling array of natural and man-made tourist attractions, a vibrant Old Town, good hotels and a compelling roster of French and ethnic cuisines.
August 2: BOOKING A HOTEL: THE FREQUENT FLYER'S HONOLULU
Even with 38,000 hotel rooms, Honolulu can be a surprisingly difficult place for business travelers seeking appropriate accommodations. But Honolulu is not without its share of quality business hotels: the Kahala Hilton and the Halekulani rank near the top of the list of the world’s finest business-traveler’s hotels. Several others also grab a respectable share of the business traveler traffic.
August 1: WAIKIKI IS ALIVE AND WELL. MAYBE SOMEONE SHOULD TELL THE LOCALS.
Honolulu, America’s eleventh-largest city, is home to Waikiki, Magnum P.I., and an inferiority complex that defies all logic--and the adulation of several million tourists each year. Nowhere does Honolulu’s perspective about itself seem more bizarre to outsiders than when it concerns Waikiki. Separating Honolulu’s real ills from its purely psychosomatic woes is no easy task.
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