The Utah Travel Council is taking advantage of the largest-ever artillery exercise to be held in the state and will be distributing 5,000 copies of its 1988 Travel Guide to visiting soldiers and reservists from 20 different states.

"Handing out the travel guides is a great idea," said Utah Travel Council director Jay C. Wooley. "While they're on maneuvers, the troops won't have time to really see the state. But once they're through, we hope they'll want to travel around and visit our attractions, or come back on vacation."The guides contain all the basic information a traveler needs to plan a Utah vacation. It includes points of interest by region, complete listings of public and private campgrounds, a calendar of events and information on the services offered in nearly 200 cities and towns.

The guide is free and is available at the council offices on Capitol Hill and at the offices of Utah's nine travel regions.