Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: June 27, 2007

LAS VEGAS MONORAIL TICKETS are available for purchase online at Orbitz.com and CheapTickets.com. Travel agents can book monorail tickets for their clients in advance of their trip through the Activities link on both Web sites. The Las Vegas Monorail runs along an elevated track above the Strip on a four-mile, 15-minute route from the MGM Grand at the south end of the Strip to the Sahara at the north. Monorail tickets can be purchased as standalone items or as add-ons to vacation packages. Tickets are available for single-ride, two-ride, ten-ride, unlimited one-day passes and unlimited three-day passes; prices range from $5 to $40. For more information, call (866) 466-6672 or visit www.orbitz.com or www.cheaptickets.com.

IT'S SUMMER IN LAS VEGAS, prompting several hotels to showcase new features and attractions to lure guests poolside:

" The first Beach Casino on the Strip is open at Mandalay Bay. Part of a $30 million expansion at the pool, the climate controlled Beach Casino allows guests to enjoy beachside casino games without changing out of their swimwear.

" The Rio Hotel & Casino has introduced VooDoo Beach at the Rio, showcasing creative cocktails and the Rio's famous flair bartenders (who flip and juggle bottles and glasses). Poolside entertainment, private cabanas, hammocks and a casual atmosphere round out the experience.

" The Flamingo Casino Hotel renamed its upper pool the Flamingo Go pool, which is restricted to guests aged 21 and over and allows topless sunbathing. The company relandscaped the pool area to give it a secluded, tropical feel.

" The Excalibur Hotel Casino will update their pool attractions by late summer with hot tubs, waterfalls, sun decks overlooking the pool, cabanas and a new restaurant.

TONY DANZA will add his talents to the Las Vegas cast of the Tony Award-winning "The Producers" starting Aug. 13, the Paris Las Vegas Hotel Casino said. Danza, who is best known for starring roles in TV shows like "Taxi" and "Who's the Boss," has appeared in the Broadway run of the "Producers." In Las Vegas, Danza will play one of the lead roles, the womanizing producer Max Bialystock. Show times are Monday through Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday nights at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Paris Las Vegas. For more information, call (877) 374-7469 or visit www.parislasvegas.com.

CORRECTION: The June 12 Las Vegas E-Letter incorrectly reported that Funjet Vacations and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority would award a luxury car to the travel agent who earned the most points during a Funjet incentive program running through Oct. 31. The car will actually be awarded through a random drawing of the top-earning agents.

 

 

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine

Phone: (650) 348-1752

[email protected]

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