Operators pump out Las Vegas winter incentives

LAS VEGAS -- Tour operators are looking to entice travelers this winter with a variety of deals. A sampling follows:

• America West Vacations teamed up with Circus Circus, Riviera Hotel & Casino, Excalibur and the Stratosphere Casino Hotel & Tower for a companion-flies-free offer. In addition to the two-for-one air fare via America West Airlines, the properties added free room nights to each vacation package.

Packages are available from all America West markets offering service to Las Vegas for travel Sunday through Wednesday through Dec. 19. Sample pricing for two people including roundtrip air and a two-night stay range from $138 from Los Angeles with accommodations at Excalibur to $398 from Miami with a stay at the Riviera.

In addition, three of America West Vacations' hotel partners are offering value-added elements to clients who book this promotion. Circus Circus offers two free breakfast buffets and $4 off admission to the Adventuredome.

Excalibur and America West Vacations teamed up for a winter deal. At Excalibur, clients receive two-for-one admission to the Tournament of Kings. At the Riviera, clients will receive two free tickets to one of the property's Mardi Gras shows. To book, call (800) 356-6611.

• This winter, clients who book a Mirage Vacations stay at MGM Grand, New York-New York, the Mirage, Treasure Island or Golden Nugget will receive a few extras. For arrivals Sunday through Wednesday through Jan.17, the Mirage offers one breakfast buffet per person and one pass per person to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. In addition, clients staying at the property between Dec. 9 and 20 will receive one pass per person to the spa.

At the MGM Grand, the property's "Grand Value Days" promotion is available through Dec. 27; on Jan. 1, 2 and 6, and from Jan. 13 to 17 and Jan. 20 to 24. The program offers a coupon book, presented to clients at check-in, that contains such deals as two-for-one Grand Buffet coupons for breakfast, lunch and dinner; free admission to the Studio 54 nightclub, and a $5 discount at the Grand Spa.

The Golden Nugget features a $50 food and beverage credit to all Mirage Vacations guests staying two or more nights and arriving Sundays through Wednesdays through Dec. 29, from Jan. 1 to 6, Jan. 10 to 24 and Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. The credit can be used toward purchases in any of the resort's restaurants, bars or lounges.

Through Feb. 7, clients arriving Sunday through Thursday at New York-New York Hotel & Casino will receive a Fun Book, containing offers such as two-for-one drink coupons and coupons good at retail venues.

At Treasure Island, the Hidden Treasures coupon booklet features two-for-one dinner buffets and retail discounts. One booklet will be offered per room, per stay, for arrivals through Feb. 7.

Sample prices for a Mirage Vacations package start at $214 per person from San Diego, $279 per person from Seattle, $329 per person from Chicago and $494 per person from Boston.

Prices, which are valid on arrivals through Dec. 19, include a two-night stay at the Golden Nugget and roundtrip air. For more information, agents can call (800) 360-7111.

• Funjet Vacations is offering special companion prices for clients who book a package to Las Vegas. Prices start at $489.95 for the first person and $49.95 for the second traveler on departures from Milwaukee on Dec. 10, 12 or 19.

For those leaving from Detroit Dec. 12 and 19, prices for the first person start at $479.95 and $99.95 for the second person. Travelers departing Chicago O'Hare Thursdays or Fridays from Dec. 6 to 20, prices start at $129.95 for the first person and $49.95 for the second person.

Clients flying from St. Louis Dec. 6 to 20 pay $369.95 for the first person and $189.95 for the second person. All prices include air and a three-night stay at the Riviera Hotel & Casino.

The following prices include air and a four-night stay at the MGM Grand. For Detroit departures on Dec. 8 and 15, prices start at $499.95 for the first person and $99.95 for the second person. For travelers leaving Chicago's Midway Saturdays through Tuesdays through Dec. 22, prices start at $449.95 for the first person and $99.95 for the second person.

For clients flying from Milwaukee on Dec. 10 and Dec. 15 to 17, prices start at $539.95 for the first person and $99.95 for the second person. Travelers departing St. Louis through Dec. 16 pay $379.95 for the first person and $199.95 for the second person. For more information, agents can contact Funjet at (800) 558-3050.

Comments
JDS Travel News JDS Viewpoints JDS Africa/MI