Barbara Bolender, chief human resources officer, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the Nevada-destination claims its latest title at the World Travel Awards.
With celebrities falling like flies, a new era developing in the White House and the UK economy set for the rocks following the decision to leave the European Union, Eleanor Hawkins here decides to get away from it all in that perennial adult playground, Las Vegas. Take a tour of the city as we discover the latest shows, restaurants and attractions in this enduring wonderland.
Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas, at World Travel Market 2016. September this year was the best month on record for Las Vegas visitation, after the destination welcomed more than 3.7 million visitors during the month – heading toward a total of 42 million in 2016. Here we find out more.
Low-cost airline Norwegian has today launched the UK’s cheapest direct flight to the bright lights of Las Vegas, as the carrier continues its rapid growth in Britain. Europe’s third largest low-cost airline will commence a new direct service to ‘Sin City’ with fares available from just £179 one-way.
Marking half a century in the business, the world-renowned Caesars Palace will host an exciting weekend of events from Friday August 5th, exactly five decades since it first opened its doors in 1966. The weekend’s events will commence with a celebratory pool party for hotel guests, hosted by Gordon Ramsey at the picturesque Garden of the Gods pool oasis.
Norwegian is continuing the expansion of its low-cost long-haul network by launching a new direct route to the bright lights of Las Vegas from London Gatwick. The twice weekly flights will launch from London Gatwick on October 31st, on the airline’s brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft which feature two cabins – premium and economy.
Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This breaks last year’s record of 41.1 million, which was the first time the destination had ever topped 40 million. “Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
SpeedVegas will start its engines come March 2016, when the 1.5-mile supercar track at Las Vegas’ newest and most thrilling attraction opens for business. By May 2016, the entire $30 million motorsports complex—including a multilevel welcome centre, event centre with a capacity of up to 1,000 guests, café and much more—will be complete.
A British Airways Boeing 777-200 has caught fire on the ground at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Some 172 people were evacuated from the flight through emergency slides, with 13 taken to the nearby Sunrise hospital with minor injuries.
While the city of Las Vegas is rightly known as the entertainment capital of the world, the city can be a disorientating experience for first time visitors. Sundance Helicopters offer a chance to get away from the bright lights, taking guests into the skies around the famous city. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a ride.
Cathy Tull, senior vice president, marketing, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2013 at Excel, London.
Around 300 airlines, 750 airports and over 100 destinations are currently heading to Las Vegas for World Routes, the 19th World Route Development Forum, to discuss the future of air services across the globe in more than 8,000 pre-arranged face-to-face meetings and three high-profile conferences.