Visa U.S.A. said it is giving discounts and value- added packages at 18 hotels worldwide through its gold cards.

Offers vary by hotel and include 20% discounts on a cardholder's entire stay and complimentary upgrades valid for travel through February 1998.

In Myanmar, for example, Abercrombie & Kent's Road to Mandalay hotel will offer an Ayeyarwady River cruise with shore excursions to historic pagodas and temples.

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