Travel Weekly's Las Vegas E-letter: Sept. 4, 2007

JULY was the busiest month to date at Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport, according to airport officials. Nearly 4.3 million passengers arrived and departed from McCarran in July, an increase of almost 5% from July 2006. The previous record was set in March, when nearly 4.2 million passengers passed through McCarran. The boom is attributed in part to the growth of low-fare carriers like Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air. The burgeoning airline has grown to become the sixth largest carrier at McCarran, behind Southwest, US Airways, United, Delta and American.

US AIRWAYS VACATIONS is offering up to $50 off air and hotel packages for individual travelers and agents when they book a minimum three-night Las Vegas vacation through Sept. 15 for travel by Oct. 31. For more information, call (800) 455-0123 or visit

LONGTIME VEGAS ENTERTAINERS the Scintas will debut a new show, "Laugh Out Loud with The Scintas," at the Las Vegas Hilton on Sept. 24. The show promises comedy sketches, new music and old favorites. Hailing from Buffalo, N.Y., the foursome (Frankie, Joey and Chrissi Scinta and Pete O'Donnell) have been selling out Las Vegas showrooms for the past seven years. For more information, call (702) 732-5755 or visit

TICKETS are now on sale for the Las Vegas production of the Tony Award-winning hit musical "Jersey Boys," which is scheduled to open at the forthcoming Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino at the Venetian on April 4. The musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their meteoric rise to the top; the show features such hits as "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "Oh, What a Night" and more. For more information, call (702) 414-9000 or visit

"MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT" at Wynn Las Vegas has introduced a V.I.P.P. -- a "Very Important Person Package" -- for fans of the show who dare to delve a little deeper into the zany world of Monty Python. Priced at $159 per person, the V.I.P.P. includes a 45-minute "Secrets of the Grail" backstage tour, a commemorative Grail cup (filled with beer or soft drink) and photos with the cast and crew, set pieces and props. For more information, call (888) 320-7110 or visit

Las Vegas Editor: Dean Blaine

Phone: (650) 348-1752

[email protected]

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