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
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.
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
• 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
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
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.