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Travel questions? Ask the computer.

Do you want to know what sporting events to see in Phoenix, which state parks offer camping near Sacramento, or what's happening with the San Francisco Ballet?

Ask Teleguide, a computer. Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Reno Sacramento, and the San Francisco Bay Area now have these latest in high-tech guides. Las Vegas and San Diego expect to join this summer. Easy to use and free, Teleguide terminals are in airports, convention and visitor centers, hotels, and shopping centers. The Bay Area has the largest system, with information from 95 paid advertisers plus some 3,000 special events and attractions on 150 terminals in 11 counties.

You push buttons to get free information, mostly from advertisers: hotels, restaurants, tour services, golf courses, tennis clubs, and other businesses.

The information, illustrated with colorful computer graphics, can be very specific. For example, the San Francisco Ballet section names this season's productions, the price of tickets, and how to get them. Push another buttom and a map locates the performance hall. Restaurants are cross-referenced by food types and area: information may include prices, specialties, hours, and a map.

Some systems can talk to each other; for example, in San Francisco you can push a button to get facts to Lake Tahoe or Sacramento.

To find out the location of Teleguides, call (602) 397-2686 in Phoenix, (702) 329-4111 in Reno, (916) 446-9946 in Sacramento (also call here for Lake Tahoe), and (415) 957-2900 in San Francisco. To confirm starting dates for the new systems, call (702) 385-3111 in Las Vegas and (619) 574-7777 in San Diego.
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Date:Mar 1, 1985
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