FUNJET VACATIONS' Summer Sale is offering clients
discounted Las Vegas getaways that can be booked through May 16.
Included are roundtrip air and airport transfers, hotel
accommodations and taxes, 24-hour travelers' assistance and the
services of a Funjet Vacations representative. Sample prices, which
are valid for select May and June departure dates on ATA, Ryan
Int'l Airlines or TransMeridian Airlines, are $329.99 per person,
double, for a four-night stay at the Golden Nugget with air from
Cleveland. The sample price is $349.99 for a four-night stay at the
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with air from Chicago (O'Hare). Agents
can book using the vendor code FUN to access Funjet Vacations
through VAX VacationAccess at www.vaxvacationaccess.com; as well as on all four GDSs
or by phone (800) 558-3050.
SINGAPORE AIRLINES, which previously had
suspended its flights to Las Vegas from April 7 through May 31,
terminated Las Vegas service because demand for air travel
continues to decline, primarily because of the spread of Severe
Acute Respiratory Syndrome and a soft global economy. The carrier
began the thrice-weekly service to Las Vegas, via Hong Kong, in
August. The flights marked Southeast Asia's first direct service to
INTERSTATE JET on May 29 will initiate
twice-weekly flights to Las Vegas from Stewart Int'l Airport in
Newburgh, N.Y. The flights on Thursdays and Sundays will include a
stop at Lehigh Valley Int'l Airport, near Allentown, Penn. From
there, as reported earlier, the carrier will operate eastern
Pennsylvania's first non-stop flights to Las Vegas. Aircraft used
for this service will include a B-757-200 with 215 seats. One-way
fares start at $99 per person. To book, call (877) 359-5842 or
THE LAKE LAS VEGAS resort in Henderson will
open the doors of its second casino, the Casino MonteLago, on
Thursday. The 40,000-square-foot gaming facility is attached to the
Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which opened in February and is part of the
Marriott hotel chain. But the casino is separately owned and
operated. The Casino MonteLago joins the 10,000-square-foot Casino
Baraka at the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas, which opened in 1999.
THE GUGGENHEIM HERMITAGE MUSEUM at The Venetian
Resort-Hotel-Casino will unveil its third exhibition, "American Pop
Icons," on May 15. The show, scheduled to run through Nov. 2, is
composed of a selection of 28 works that trace the origins of the
Pop Art movement. Featured artists include Robert Rauschenberg,
Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for Nevada residents and senior
citizens, $11 for students and $7 for children ages 6 to 12;
admission is free for museum members and children younger than 6.
Tickets can be reserved by calling (866) 484-4849. For more
information, contact the museum at (702) 414-2440 or visit www.guggenheimlasvegas.org.