BOYD GAMING CORP. completed its merger with Coast
Casinos, in which Coast became a wholly owned subsidiary of Boyd
Gaming. The new company is the fifth-largest gaming operator in the
U.S. and owns and operates 18 gaming properties in six states,
including the Stardust and the Orleans in Las Vegas.
TRAVELERS WHO BOOK a United Vacations trip that
includes accommodations at the Bellagio, the MGM Grand, the Mirage,
TI or the New York-New York Hotel and Casino will receive $50 off
reservations totaling up to $499 or $100 off bookings of $500 or
more. The offer is valid for travel through Sept. 15, and the
promotional code MGM100 must be entered at the time of booking to
receive the discount. Sample prices for Las Vegas vacation packages
start at $179 from Los Angeles, San Francisco or San Diego; $269
from Seattle or Portland, Ore.; $299 from Denver; $359 from
Chicago; and $374 from New York or Boston. Included are roundtrip
air on United Airlines, a two-night stay at TI, VIP seating Planet
Hollywood and $5 off a purchase of $10 or more there and VIP perks
at the Fashion Outlet Las Vegas that include shopping and dining
discounts, free valet parking and a souvenir shopping bag. United
Vacations can be booked in all four GDSs using the vendor code UAV,
through VAX VacationAccess or by phone at (800) 328-6877.
WORRY-FREE VACATIONS and NORTHWEST AIRLINES
WORLDVACATIONS now offer bachelor and bachelorette parties
as an optional, commissionable add-on for Las Vegas vacations.
Prices start at $139 per person for the parties, which includes a
four-hour itinerary with hotel pick-up and drop-off as well as VIP
admission to several popular nightclubs. Agents can earn a 10%
commission on the party itself, and, if they have a group of 20
people or more, they can earn up to 15% on the air fare and hotel
stay. For more information, visit www.worryfreevacationsagent.com or www.nwaworldvacationsagent.com.
DURING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, one person will
purchase the 1 millionth ticket to "A New Day..." featuring Celine
Dion. As part of the celebration, the lucky ticket holder and a
guest will meet with Dion during the show. The Live Like a
Millionaire package also includes a two-night stay at a suite in
Caesars Palace, use of a limousine, use of spa and fitness center
services at the Spa at Caesars Palace, a round of golf for two at
Cascata, free meals at any of the property's restaurants, a $1,000
shopping spree at the Celine Dion Boutique, a Celine Dion CD
catalog, upgraded pair of front-row tickets to the show and $2,500
worth of Caesars Palace promotional gaming chips. Tickets to the
show, which is performed Wednesdays through Sundays at the
Colosseum at Caesars Palace, are priced at $87.50, $127.50, $175
and $225. They can be purchased in person at the Colosseum box
office, by calling (877) 4-CELINE or at www.ticketmaster.com. For groups of 20 or more, call
(800) 933-7110. For more information about the show, call (888)
995-1555 or visit www.celinedion.com.
CORRECTION: "M -- Mariachi Passion &
Tradition" is performed at the V Theater in the Desert Passage
Shops at the Aladdin Resort and Casino at 10:30 p.m. Wednesdays and
Thursdays, 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets for the 10:30 p.m. show are priced at $55 and $66, and
matinees cost $55 and $45. They can be purchased by calling (702)
892-7790 or (888) M-LAS-VEGAS.