Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: November 29, 2005

THE BUREAU OF RECLAMATION awarded a five-year, $1.6 million contract to to operate ticketing at Hoover Dam. Under the terms of the agreement, will introduce automated ticketing kiosks on-site at the dam and will employ 22 people on-site daily to operate and manage ticketing operations. For more information, log on to or or call (800) 851-1703 or (888) 719-4040. 

ON HOLIDAY HIATUS starting today, American Storm will return to the Riviera Hotel & Casino on Dec. 28 in new digs the 200-seat Le Bistro Theater as well as with some new music and choreography routines. The show can be seen daily at 10:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Admission is priced at $49.95 per person. For an extra $10, Preferred Party Zone seating and a line pass for first entry is available. To purchase tickets, call (877) 892-7469 or visit


CERTIFIED VACATIONS GROUP, whose brands include Continental Airlines Vacations, Delta Vacations, Future Vacations and Song Travel Packages, increased its commission by 1% on Las Vegas vacations. Agents now can earn up to 13% commission on Las Vegas bookings made electronically. For more information, agents can call Continental at (888) 834-4435; Delta at (800) 301-6400, Ext. 2845;; Future Vacations at (888) 942-4435, Ext. 2155 or Ext. 2976; or Song at (800) 301-6400, Ext. 2845. For more information about Certified, visit

TRAVELERS can save up to 10% on air and hotel packages to any MGM Mirage property with Midwest Airlines Vacations early-booking sale. Participating resorts include Bellagio, Circus Circus, Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Luxor Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, the Mirage, MGM Grand, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, TheHotel at Mandalay Bay and Treasure Island. Sample vacations include roundtrip air, a two-night hotel stay and 24-hour traveler assistance. The promotion is valid for bookings made through Dec. 31 for travel taken Jan. 1 through March 31. The code MAVMGM must be used at the time of booking to receive savings. To make reservations, agents can call (800) 444-4479 or use the New Dynamic Booking Engine in VAX VacationAccess at or the VAX VacationAccess technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations and AgentNet.

MASTER MAGICIAN AND ILLUSIONIST David Copperfield brings his latest stage production, An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, to the MGM Grands Hollywood Theatre Dec. 21 through Jan. 5. Tickets, priced at $97 each for all shows, can be purchased by phone at (800) 929-1111 or (702) 891-7777 or online at


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