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Vote Travel Bus Kicks Off Tour in Las Vegas

Vote Travel Bus Kicks Off Tour in Las Vegas

 

During an election year almost everything becomes a political issue, the U.S. Travel Association wants to put the travel industry on that list. It launched the Vote Travel nationwide bus tour Thursday in Las Vegas. The tour aims to raise awareness of the economic impact of output of the tourism industry.

“We do all the good things. We put people to work. We bring people from outside the United States. They leave their money and go home. You don't have to pay them. You do not have to give them health care. It is a beautiful thing, but we need more people to understand that,” President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association Roger Dow said.

The bus tour is encouraging people to let lawmakers know how important the industry is to the economy. They also want to put pressure on lawmakers to vote for projects that will improve tourism, including airport and road infrastructure.

Caesars Palace Concierge Honored by International Group

Caesars Palace Concierge Honored by International Group

The concierge supervisor at Caesars Palace has just received the prestigious honor known as the “Les Clefs d’Or.” The title is French for “the keys of gold.” The honor is given out by an international concierge group with the same name. It works to promote excellent service for hotel guests.

Jasmin “Jas” Vitale will now wear a crossed gold key symbol on the lapel of his uniform to show guests they are dealing with someone dedicated to serving their every need. Vitale started his concierge career at Caesars Palace in 2006. With this honor, there are now five Les Clef d’Or concierges on the staff of Caesars Palace. 

De Niro Visits Hotel Under Construction on the Strip

De Niro Visits Hotel Under Construction on the Strip

 

Plans are going forward for the new Nobu Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip.

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Nobu Hospitality shareholders, including Robert De Niro, gathered at Caesars Palace Monday to look at the project. Matsuhisa and De Niro toured the rooms and suites of the new hotel. They reviewed the furnishings and picked some of the design elements for the new hotel-within-a-hotel.

They also were given a tour of the restaurant and lounge space. The world-renowned chef and the shareholders then autographed a construction wall that will section off the Nobu Hotel while it is under construction.

Plans call for the 180 room hotel to be finished this fall. It is being built within the Caesars Palace property.

Las Vegas Boasts Nation's Most Lucrative Nightclubs

Las Vegas Boasts Nation's Most Lucrative Nightclubs

 

 Las Vegas boasts the nation's four most financially lucrative nightclubs and 22 of the top 81 based on last year's revenue, according to a survey published online by Nightclub & Bar.

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in The Cosmopolitan resort topped the list with revenue estimated at $70 million to $80 million. The 60,000-square-foot venue features seven bars and three rooms that each deliver a different music experience.

XS at the Encore and TAO at the Venetian, each with $60 million to $70 million in revenue, and Pure at Caesars Palace, with $45 million to $60 million in revenue, rounded out the top four.

Nightclub & Bar is hosting its annual convention and trade show today through Wednesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Entertainers and celebrities scheduled to appear at the convention and related parties include Toby Keith, 50 Cent, Pauly Shore and Dennis Rodman. 

More People on the Strip in January

More People on the Strip in January

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Sin City welcomed only a few more visitors in January compared with the same month last year, but gambling was up big thanks to the Las Vegas Strip.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday that nearly 3.2 million visitors came to Las Vegas in January, just under 1 percent more than came during the same month last year.

The roughly 28,000 added visitors weren't enough to make up for added hotel room inventory. Citywide occupancy dropped to 78.3 percent from 79 percent in January 2011.

Clark County gambling revenues of $925 million were up nearly 22 percent year-over-year. The month included the start of Chinese New Year -- one of the biggest gambling weeks of the year.

Average hotel rates were up more than 6 percent.

Jimmie Johnson the Favorite for NASCAR Win

Jimmie Johnson the Favorite for NASCAR Win

Perennial favorite Jimmie Johnson leads the betting pack for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The sports book at the Stratosphere has selected five-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Johnson as the favorite to win Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400. Johnson is listed at 9/2.

Defending champion Carl Edwards is listed at 8/1, as is last week’s Phoenix winner, Denny Hamlin.

Of the three hometown heroes, Kyle Busch boasts the best odds at 6/1. Kurt Busch’s new team is facing tall odds at 35/1 and Brendan Gaughan is in what’s referred to as “the field” (all others) at 15/1.