Gogo grows product by 24%; looks to continue record pace

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LAS VEGAS -- Gogo Worldwide Vacations' Las Vegas product had a record 1999, growing by 24% and bringing 400,000 visitors here. But an increase to 600,000 visitors is expected this year, according to Richard Rodriguez, the firm's marketing director.

The bulk of the business comes from travel agents, who often earn more than 10% commission because of overrides, said Rodriguez.

"Part of our success in Vegas is due to our automated distribution sources such as Gogo First, which makes our product line available to more than 17,000 travel agents," he said.

Rodriguez said he believed Las Vegas' major attributes for visitors are price and value. Gogo's two-night packages to Las Vegas start at $44 per person, per night, double, at properties such as the Stratosphere, and range up to $215 at more upscale hotels such as the Four Seasons.

Prices are generally valid through the end of the year, he added.

In addition to hotel accommodations, the two-night packages include a Las Vegas Fun Pak with discounts to area attractions and restaurants; two-for-one dining at the Golden Nugget; a Gogo Planet Hollywood package with VIP perks; roundtrip airport transfers, and local taxes.

The Fun Paks also offer features such as discounts on massages.

In other Gogo news, the Aladdin Resort, due to open in late spring, was added to the firm's roster of Las Vegas hotels, according to Rodriguez.

For reservations and information on the Las Vegas product line, agents can contact a local Gogo Worldwide Vacations office.

Gogo's vacation packages also are available in Sabre Tours, Tour Source in Worldspan and Amadeus.

Gogo Worldwide Vacations
Web: www.gogowwv.com

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