launched its "Best Rate Plus
Guarantee," which offers incentives to book rooms at the company's
18 casino resorts nationwide -- including five in Las Vegas --
directly through the company's Web sites. Those who use www.caesars.com
related company Web sites to reserve a hotel room are guaranteed
that they will receive the lowest rate available anywhere on the
Internet. If a lower Internet rate is found for the same type of
room, Caesars will match the online price and further discount the
rate by 25%. Caesars Entertainment's Las Vegas properties are
Caesars Palace, Paris-Las Vegas, Bally's Las Vegas, Flamingo Las
Vegas and the Las Vegas Hilton.
MIAMI BEACH-BASED INVICTA GROUP opened an
office in Las Vegas for an inbound tour operation, Las Vegas
Excitement, that will offer Las Vegas hotel rooms, car and
limousine rentals, airport transfers, show tickets and sightseeing
tours as well as complimentary accommodations for casino-qualified
players. The new venture will feature discounted packages that
include air, airport transfers and accommodations for online
customers as well as travel agents who do business through the
company's other subsidiary, Airplan. That company, an air
consolidator, offers discounted airline tickets internationally
through www.Airplan.com and will pay 10% commission on the new
Las Vegas Excitement packages. Reservations can be made by phone at
(800) 861-9492 or via the Internet at www.lasegasexcitement.com, which will be operational
STARTING MAY 10, Allegiant Air will inaugurate
scheduled jet service between Baton Rouge, La., and Las Vegas.
Through April 17, the carrier will offer an introductory fare of
$89 per person, each way for the new service, which will initially
operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and use
161-seat MD-83 aircraft. The fare is valid for travel through Dec.
31 and is good on Monday and Tuesday departures from Baton Rouge
and Thursday and Friday departures from Las Vegas. Allegiant
Vacations, the airline's vacation division, features packages
starting at $217 per person, roundtrip, if booked by April 10.
Reservations can be made by calling (888) 594-6937 or online at www.allegiantair.com; for Allegiant Vacations
packages, phone (800) 432-3810.
TRAVELERS WHO BOOK a Travelocity TotalTrip
inclusive package to Las Vegas and stay in the city on April 18,
the night of the "VH1 Divas" concert at the MGM Grand, have the
opportunity to purchase up to eight tickets to the event. Those who
buy their tickets as a TotalTrip Travel Extra will view the concert
from a specially designated seating section. In addition, travelers
purchasing a Travelocity TotalTrip inclusive package will be
entered automatically in the 2004 VH1 Divas Sweepstakes for a
chance to win a trip to Las Vegas and tickets to the show,
including two VIP access passes. More information about the
sweepstakes is available at www.travelocity.com/divaslive.
THE RIO ALL-SUITE HOTEL & CASINO, which is
operated by a subsidiary of Harrah's Entertainment, entered into an
alliance with Greektown Casino in Detroit to develop a casino
marketing program targeting Greektown players who want to travel to
Las Vegas as an alternative gaming destination. The Greektown
property is owned by the Sault Ste. Marie tribe of Chippewa Indians
and a group of investors from Detroit.