Hotels: To End Uncertain Comforts

Nothing is better calculated to keep dollar-laden American tourists away from a foreign land than the prospect of uncertain comforts. Even business men tend to shun outposts where the hot water runs cold, the cold water may be undrinkable, or the food too bacterial for tender Western stomachs. Nearly a score of underdeveloped countries have overcome the problem of sleazy accommodations — and so bolstered their economies — by turning to Inter-Continental Hotels Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pan American World Airways.

Though Inter-Continental also operates sumptuous establishments on such...

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