Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Feb. 8, 2005

BEAR COUNTRY: Beloved childrens book characters the Berenstain Bears will star in an interactive exhibit set to open Feb. 26 at the Lied Discovery Childrens Museum. Growing Up With the Berenstain Bears was developed by the museum, located in downtown Las Vegas, in collaboration with the book series authors, Stan and Jan Berenstain, and will be presented in both English and Spanish through Aug. 28. It then will begin a three-year tour of eight museums throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, call (702) 382-KIDS or (702) 382-3445 or visit www.ldcm.org.

MORE NEW SERVICE: America West Airlines will inaugurate nonstop service between its Las Vegas hub and Pittsburgh and Anchorage, Alaska, on April 3 and May 1, respectively. The carrier will use the 150-seat Airbus 320 on the Pittsburgh route and the 124-seat Airbus 319 for the Anchorage service. For more information or to book, call (800) 235-9292 or visit www.americawest.com/?c=12270816ancpit or, for agents, www.HPagentlink.com.

DINNER AND A SHOW: Visitors looking to take in Forbidden Vegas, a musical comedy revue that spoofs Las Vegas entertainment and entertainers, can enjoy dinner and the show, thanks to a new package offered by the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa. Priced at $66.90 per person, including tax and tip, the plan includes admission to the show, performed at the Westin Theatre at 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and dinner at the propertys Silver Peak Grill either before or after the performance. The package can be purchased at the Westin Theatre box office and Allstate Ticketing locations, by phone at (866) 212-7026 or online at www.showtickets.com and www.forbiddenvegas.com.

SHOPPING PASS: Clients who book a Worry-Free Vacations or NWA WorldVacations Las Vegas package now will receive VIP savings at participating shopping destinations. Travelers must present their travel documents to receive the incentives at the Boulevard Mall, Desert Passage at Aladdin, Fashion Outlets of Las Vegas, Fashion Show Las Vegas, Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian, Las Vegas Outlet Center and Las Vegas Premium Outlets. Also included in every Las Vegas package is an optional, daylong Laughlin tour. For more information, visit www.worldagentdirect.com or contact Worry-Free Vacations at (800) 328-0025 or online at www.worryfreevacationsagent.com or NWA WorldVacations at (800) 727-1111 or online at www.nwaworldvacationsagent.com

VEGAS PASSPORT: Travelers wanting to book a tee time at one of the areas most exclusive golf courses or gain VIP access to some of the citys hippest nightclubs need only look between the two baggage-claim areas at McCarran Airport. Thats where Las Vegas Preferred Tee Times and Vegas-Passport have set up a kiosk that also will act as a will-call location for those who have purchased Vegas-Passport services through third-party travel and tour companies such as Travelocity.com, Expedia.com, Tripreservations.com, Allstateticketing.com, Showtickets.com and LasVegas.com all of whom have signed contracts to become preferred reseller partners of Vegas-Passport. For more information, contact Vegas-Passport at (877) 225-8284.

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