Travel Weekly's Vegas E-Letter: August 26, 2003

THROUGH SEPT. 18, thanks to Funjet Vacations, clients can book a three-night stay at the upscale Bellagio resort and save 20% in the process. For example, prices, valid for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday departures, start at $339.99 per person and include roundtrip air from Seattle via Alaska Airlines. From Houston, prices start at $484.99 per person and include roundtrip air via Continental Airlines; this price is valid for departures Sundays through Wednesdays. And for Monday departures from Boston, prices start at $599.99 and include roundtrip air on US Airways. Savings are valid for travel through Dec. 15. Agents can book Funjet Vacations through VAX VacationAccess; all four res systems using the vendor code FUN or at (800) 558-3050.

MEANWHILE, BEGINNING SEPT. 19, reservations are being taken for the resort-condominium accommodations at MonteLago Village on Lake Las Vegas. Clients can choose from studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations of the Tuscan villa-inspired property, which features such details as stepped tile roofs, pastel-colored walls and handset stone flooring. Other amenities include concierge services, valet parking, in-room coffee makers with gourmet coffee and tea, fully equipped kitchens, high-speed Internet connections, in-room DVD players, a DVD and music CD library, two pools, a fitness room, a media room with a big-screen TV, a game room, meetings rooms and business center. Nightly rates start at $129 for a studio unit, $149 for a one-bedroom, $199 for a two-bedroom and $249 for a three-bedroom. For reservations, agents can call (866) 564-4799 or log onto www.montelagovillage.com.

ALL SPORT ENTERTAINMENT, a fantasy sports company based in Scottsdale, Ariz., will kick off the fantasy football season Sept. 6 at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino. The Draft: Championship Fantasy Football is a new high-stakes game in which the winner can get $250,000 of the $480,000 total prize money. As part of the weekend of activities that starts the season, up to 120 team owners will be involved in a live draft. The entry fee is $5,000 per team, which can be owned by one person or divided among partners. Registration and more information for team owners can be found at www.thedraft2003.com.

OFFICIALS OF THE WORLD GOLF LEAGUE announced the company, in conjunction with Global Golf & Event Marketing of Las Vegas, will offer VIP custom-designed golf packages to the city. The two-night plans, which will be offered only to World Golf League members, will include lodging, pre- and post-event parties and a one-day World Golf League qualifier. The league's initial event is scheduled for Nov. 1 and will be part of the qualifying process for the 2003 national finals to be held next February. The World Golf League markets a professional golf concept, both directly and through licensees in the U.S. and 27 international venues, which allow average golfers to play for money in local and regional tournaments that culminate with a PGA-style national event and world championship. For more on the World Golf League, visit http://worldgolfleague.com.

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