Operators rev up Las Vegas 400 packages

LAS VEGAS -- Premiere Sports Travel of Cary, N.C., and Roadtrips of Winnipeg, Manitoba, pay commission on Las Vegas hotel packages including tickets to the Las Vegas 400, with events running March 1 through 3.

For those on a modest budget, Premiere's two-night Imperial Palace Hotel package is priced at $370 per person, double, with extra nights available for $109 plus 9% tax.

The rate includes a ticket to March 3's NASCAR UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 in Section 1 or 3, rows 43 and above.

A three-night Luxor Hotel package, Premiere's most popular to the race, is priced at $655 per person, double, with extra nights available for $129 plus tax.

Premiere's midprice Luxor package includes tickets for the March 2 and 3 races in Section 3 above Row 30, as well as general admission to Pole Day on March 1. Motorcoach transportation to and from the track on March 2 and 3 also is included.

Premiere also features a package with identical components for stays at New York-New York priced at $755 per person, double, with extra nights available for $139 plus tax.

Commission is 10% on a company check and 7% with a credit card.

Roadtrips' base package to the Las Vegas 400 event is priced at $897, per person, double, in Section 1 seats or $942 in Section 2 seats, including two nights at the Luxor.

Extra nights are $99 per person, double. Tickets to the weekend's other events and upgrade seats also can be added. Commission is 10%.

Also, Grand Prix Tours of Newport Beach, Calif., which has been planning race packages since 1983, offers a two-night stay during the Las Vegas 400 at Aladdin Resort and Casino for $495 per person, double, with extra nights available for $215.

The package includes track transfers on March 2 and 3, daily breakfast and a theme party March 1, with a NASCAR driver in attendance.

Grand Prix Tours pays 8% commission on the hotel package but not the race tickets.

Vegas Clubhouse seats sold through Grand Prix Tours are $649 each, including a two-day seat in the top rows of Section 2 and access to unlimited food and nonalcoholic beverages in a hospitality room located behind the club seats.

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