SAVINGS: For every five inclusive Midwest Airlines Vegas
Vacations booked via www.vaxvacationaccess.com by July 31, agents
will earn $100 in cash. Travel must be taken by Dec. 31. The
company will track reservations for agents who register by e-mail
at [email protected] and include their ARC
number; registration e-mail must be received by Aug. 15. In
addition, Midwest Airlines Vacations is celebrating Las Vegas
centennial by offering travelers savings of up to $100 per person
on vacation packages as well as 100 bonus Midwest Miles for each
day of the vacation. The promotional code VEGAS100 must be entered
at the time of booking for this offer, which is valid for bookings
made and travel taken through Aug. 8. Agents can book vacations
through the VAX VacationAccess website or VAX VacationAccess
technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations and Vacation.com
AgentNet. Midwest Airlines Vacations also is available in all four
electronic reservations systems using the vendor code YXV or by
calling (800) 444-4479.
WAGERS: The Tropicana Resort and Casino opened its swim-up
blackjack tables for the summer season, meaning that gamblers can
literally dive in to their favorite card game between 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. daily. The two tables, which can accommodate up to seven
players each, are located in the indoor section of the main pool.
Bets from $5 to $25 a hand are accepted, and towels are available
to keep players hands and chips dry. For more information, call
(702) 739-2222 or visit www.tropicanalv.com.
IMPRESSION: The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art has teamed up
with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to present what is billed as
the largest Impressionist exhibition ever presented in Las Vegas.
The Impressionist Landscape from Corot to Van Gogh, on display
through Jan. 8, features 34 works by 16 masters of 19th-century
French painting, including Camille Corot, Theodore Rousseau, Eugene
Boudin, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet
and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Tickets, which are priced at $15 per
person and $12 for students, Nevada residents and seniors 65 and
older, can be reserved by calling (877) 957-9777 or (702) 693-7871
or visiting www.bgfa.biz or www.ticketweb.com. Audio guides, which are
included in the price of admission, are available in English,
French, Japanese and Spanish.
POWER: More artwork in the form of plants and flowers is
on view through Sept. 17 in the Bellagios conservatory and
botanical gardens. The propertys summer display centers around
patriotic imagery, including an oversize American bald eagle and a
flower bed that recalls the stars and stripes. Also on view are
40-foot western cottonwood trees, a trio of arbors, a rose garden
with three giant rose topiaries and several fountains.
FISHING: Through Aug. 31, visitors to Shark Reef at
Mandalay Bay, which is celebrating its fifth birthday this summer,
will receive one $5 admission ticket for each regular adult ticket
purchased after 5 p.m. The attraction is open from 10 a.m. to 11
p.m. daily, with the last entry at 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at
$15.95 for adults and $9.95 for children. For more information,
call (702) 632-4555.