Travel Weekly's Vegas E-letter: Jan. 6, 2004

SOUTHWEST AIRLINES will begin daily nonstop service from Philadelphia to Las Vegas May 9. For more information, call (800) 435-9792 or visit

MGM MIRAGE VACATIONS, in conjunction with AirTran Airways, will offer two new daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Dallas/Fort Worth beginning Feb. 11. And from Feb. 16 to March 31, MGM Mirage Vacations will offer air-inclusive packages to Las Vegas from Dallas/Fort Worth priced from $274 per person, double, for arrivals Sunday to Wednesday. Besides roundtrip air via AirTran Airways, the plans will include deluxe accommodations at the Golden Nugget and 24-hour traveler assistance. MGM Mirage Vacations can be booked through VAX VacationAccess, through all four GDSs using the vendor code MRV or by phone at (800) 360-7111.

TO CELEBRATE ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY, FUNJET VACATIONS features savings on Las Vegas vacations booked by Jan. 23 for travel through April. Sample four-night packages start at $239.99 per person, double, for a stay at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino with air from Dallas/Fort Worth; $259.99 per person, double, for the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino with air from San Antonio; $279.99 per person, double, for the Westward Ho Casino with air from Cleveland, and $299.99 per person, double, for the Stratosphere with air from St. Louis. To book, agents can visit VAX VacationAccess, use vendor code FUN in all four GDSs or call (800) 558-3050.

MONTELAGO VILLAGE RESORT AT LAKE LAS VEGAS is offering agents a fam rate, valid year-round, of 50% off rack rates. Commissionable room rates start at $129 per night. Agents can find MonteLago Village under chain code LM. For more information or to make an agent reservation, call (866) 399-2753 or visit

IN ADDITION, THE TUSCAN VILLA-INSPIRED PROPERTY, which is located in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, teamed with The Village at Squaw Valley USA in California to offer the Ultimate Ski & Tee package through May 1. The four-day plan, which costs $870 per person, double, includes a two-night stay at The Village at Squaw Valley USA in a one-bedroom, slope-side luxury condominium, four lift tickets to the Squaw Valley ski resort, a two-night stay at the MonteLago Village Resort and four rounds of golf at either Reflection Bay or The Falls. To make reservations, agents can call The Village at Squaw Valley USA at (877) 297-2140 or visit Agents also can contact MonteLago Village Resort at (866) 399-2753 or visit its Web site.

AT THE NEARBY HYATT REGENCY LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT, clients can celebrate Valentine's Day in style with the Romance package, priced at $649. The plan features a two-night stay in deluxe, lake-view accommodations, turndown service with a long-stem rose, chilled champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, a one-hour couple's massage at Spa Moulay, lakeside dinner for two at Japengo and in-room breakfast each morning. The package is valid from Jan. 12 to June 13 and from Sept. 13 to Nov. 21. Also valid from Jan. 12 to June 13, the Romantic Celebration plan is priced at $269 and includes a one-night stay in deluxe accommodations, a $25 food and beverage credit, one embroidered robe and a chilled bottle of champagne. To book, call (800) 233-1234 or (702) 567-1234 or visit

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