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AUSTRALIA

Cosmopolitan Bride (circ. 49K) - Features director Shari Nementzik will visit Las Vegas May 12-15 to write a two-page destination feature highlighting the unique and luxurious wedding and honeymoon options Las Vegas has to offer. The piece will position Las Vegas as having more than just Elvis-inspired weddings by exploring the top wedding salons, hotels, dining experiences, entertainment, spa services and romantic honeymoon options available. Cosmopolitan Bride is the #1 read bridal magazine in Australia. From beauty and style to DIY and dress inspiration, each issue has brides covered from the planning stages to saying "I Do." We are looking for assistance with accommodations, activities and dining. Please submit offers by Friday, March 17. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kate Pernfuss, LVCVA AUS/NZ, at kpernfuss@visitlasvegas.com.

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CANADA

**Culinary Trade Media FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host a group media FAM April 28 - May 1 during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit for 3-4 journalists and an LVCVA Canada representative.

Confirmed outlets include:

  • TravelWeek (cir. 32K; UVM 52K) - Travelweek is published weekly in both print and digital formats and daily by email (also distributed across French affiliated publication Profession Voyages).
  • CT (circ. 26K)/Canadian Traveller (circ. 31K) - CT is a monthly Canadian travel trade magazine focusing on educating travel agents on destinations and product. Canadian Traveller is a quarterly consumer publication showcasing destinations through storytelling.
  • Travel Pulse Canada (UVM 19K) - newest travel trade publication in Canada featuring travel industry news and videos for travelling Canadians.
  • Profession Voyages (UVM 24K) - B2B and B2C publication specializing in tourism and travel information for the French Quebec market

The FAM will focus on culinary and entertainment offerings in the city. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining (unique, fast service, upscale), entertainment (day and night) and activities on and off the strip. Please submit offers by Wednesday, April 5. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Stephanie Freed-Burns, LVCVA Canada, at Sfreed-burns@visitlasvegas.com.

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FRANCE

*Voyager Ici and Ailleurs (circ. 29K/100K readers) - Journalist Lucas Lahargoue and photographer Nicolas Anetson will visit Las Vegas May 15-23 to write a 28 to 30-page feature on Las Vegas, showcasing the various assets of the destination for a general portrait of Las Vegas: gastronomy, resorts, entertainment, downtown, arts and culture, plus one or two excursions. We are seeking assistance with accommodations (two to three properties), dining, entertainment, attractions, outdoor excursions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. The feature is expected to run in the summer 2017 issue of the magazine. Please submit offers by Friday, April 5. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com.

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IRELAND

Group Media FAM - The LVCVA Ireland office in partnership with British Airways will host a group media FAM May 16-19 with eight journalists, an LVCVA Ireland representative and two British Airways representatives.

Targeted outlets include:

The FAM will focus on culinary and entertainment offerings in the destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, unique, upscale and new dining offerings, day and evening entertainment and activities on and off the Strip. Please submit offers by Friday, March 31. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tryphavana Cross, LVCVA Ireland, at tcross@visitlasvegas.com.

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ITALY

Style (circ. 423K) - Italian photographer Massimo Peef will travel to Las Vegas April 3-6 to take professional pictures that will be included in a dedicated article on Style magazine, including top locations and must-see activities in the destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and several destination experiences including a helicopter flight over the Strip and venues with panorama views over the city. Please submit offers by Wednesday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Micol Gioletta, LVCVA Italy, at MGioletta@visitlasvegas.com.

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KOREA

*Travel|Photo Blogger FAM (combined UVM 18M) - In partnership with Delta Airlines and Travel Nevada, the LVCVA Korea team will host a blogger FAM April 11-13 for five influential travel bloggers and an LVCVA Korea representative. The group will start its journey from Las Vegas staying two nights before continuing their adventure in Northern Nevada on April 13.

Participating bloggers include:

  • Shootar - The nation’s top travel blogger, recognized as a power blogger for three consecutive years by Korea's No.1 portal site, 'NAVER.' On Instagram.
  • Outsider - One of the top power travel blogger and photographers in Korea. On Instagram.
  • Shinnine - Travel and photo blogger featuring content on domestic and oversea destinations. On Instagram.
  • Double Dragon - A rising blogger and online influencer sharing high quality contents and photos. On Instagram.
  • Joongggo - An online content producer and distributor for Korea's biggest travel community, 'Travelholic,' it specializes in producing video and photo clip contents to be massively distributed and shared through Facebook.

We are seeing assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and unique activities. Please submit offers by Friday, March 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kate Lim, LVCVA Korea, at klim@visitlasvegas.com.

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Culinary FAM - The LVCVA Korea office will host a group media FAM April 26-30 for high-end lifestyle titles during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit. The FAM will include three outlets, and an LVCVA Korea representative.

Participating outlets include:

  • Marie Claire (circ. 100K online; UVM 300K) - a monthly fashion magazine targeting female audience in their 20-40s. It covers fashion, entertainment, lifestyle and other informative articles that draws women readers' attention. 
  • HEREN (circ. 100K; UVM 300K) - as a monthly premium magazine published by the nation's largest media house, J Contentree M&B, it covers a variety of in-depth content on high society and their lifestyle, often featuring jet-setters' lifestyle and wish list items. 
  • LUXURY (circ. 100K; UVM 300K) - a high-end luxury magazine targeting upper class readers who appreciate high-value products such as sports cars, jewelry, mechanical watches, real estate, yachts, exotic vacations and more.

The FAM will focus on culinary offerings but will also showcase entertainment, dining, attractions and outdoor activities in Las Vegas. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. Please submit offers by Friday, March 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kate Lim, LVCVA Korea, at klim@visitlasvegas.com.

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MEXICO

*Televisa (combined readership 950K) Men's Health (readership: 240K); Women's Health (readership: 210K); Vanidades (readership: 500K) - Grupo Televisa's editorial team will visit Las Vegas April 19-24 to produce five fashion shoots and editorial coverage on the destination. We are seeking assistance with six rooms (editor/writer, photographer, photo assistant, stylist and an LVCVA Mexico representative). Locations requirements for the photoshoots as listed below, fine dining, arts/culture and spa experiences, quality clothing for use in photoshoots. The stories and photo spreads are slated to run late Summer 2017.

PHOTOSHOOTS:

Men's Health: two photoshoots

  • Theme: Sports/Urban
    • Requirements: Outdoor, Athletic venue
  • Theme: Inspired by the 70s
    • Requirements: Vintage or Downtown location

Women's Health:

  • Theme: Athletic Fashion
    • Requirements: Outdoor or Downtown location
  • Theme: Denim
    • Requirements: Outdoor, adventurous attraction or venue

Vanidades:

  • Theme: High-end, luxury fashion
    • Requirements: Resort, restaurant or nightclub 

Please submit offers by Friday, March 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Paulina Castellanos, LVCVA Mexico, at paulina@nmd.com.mx.

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UK

Mark Hakansson | Breaking Travel News and Best in Travel Magazine - Freelancer Mark Hakansson will travel to Las Vegas April 2-5 to write features for Breaking Travel News and Best in Travel Magazine. Mark is looking for a hotel to review for Best in Travel Magazine, as well as entertainment and activities for the wider destination feature in Breaking Travel News (800 words). He will travel with his 21 year-old daughter.

  • Breaking Travel News (UVM 120K) - an online news network that offers the travel trade and consumers global coverage of the most important news, events and insights into the online travel and tourism sector. The world’s No.1 travel industry news resource, BTN delivers its industry a leading daily bulletin to 100k travel industry professionals and retailers. The feature will run online in May 2017.
  • Best in Travel - a monthly digital magazine for the luxury traveler, created by the team behind World Travel Awards, an organization tasked with scouring the globe in search of the ultimate in luxury travel experiences. The feature will run online in May 2017.

 

ARGENTINA

CARAS Magazine (circ. 50K weekly; online/UVM 654K; Facebook: +786K, Twitter: 444K, Instagram: 537K) - Since first introduced in 1992, this top celebrity magazine has been trusted by Argentinian celebrities as the authorized magazine to share their lives with its readers. One writer, one photographer and one LVCVA escort will be visiting Las Vegas March 2-6 to attend the performance of the malambo group "Malevo" at One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil. "Malevo" received worldwide recognition at last year's edition of America's Got Talent. During their stay, the journalist will also write about the city as the "Entertainment Capital of the World." The group is looking for assistance with accommodations, entertainment and dining. Please submit offers by Wednesday, February 15. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please e-mail Paula Fernandez at paulafernandez@interamericanetwork.com.

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AUSTRALIA

Delicious Magazine (circ. 94K) - In an effort to showcase Las Vegas as the ultimate dining destination, the LVCVA will host Senior Editor George Epaminondas and a photographer April 26 - May 3 during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit. George will cover the culinary scene and the destination overall for a five-page piece on the destination. Delicious Magazine is currently the highest-selling premium food title in the Australian market. The feature will focus on the culinary and cultural highlights of Las Vegas and its position as a premier culinary destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and activities for George and a photographer. Please submit offers below by Wednesday, February 15. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Kate Pernfuss, LVCVA AUS/NZ at kpernfuss@visitlasvegas.com.

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Marie Claire (circ. 72K) - A team of nine people will traveling to Las Vegas from Feb. 20-25 to conduct three fashion shoots, including a behind-the-scenes feature and video, a two-page destination feature and social media coverage around the photoshoot. Marie Claire is one of Australia's highest rated women's glossy monthly magazines. The publication features regular sections on fashion, beauty, health, and travel, with a smaller focus on relationships and careers. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, photoshoot site locations and attractions. Please submit offers below by Monday, February 13. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Natalie Schofield, LVCVA AUS/NZ at nschofield@visitlasvegas.com.

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BRAZIL

*Viaje Mais Luxo (circ. 20K) - Travel editor Paulo Basso Jr. will be in Las Vegas April 6-10 to write a 8-12 page article about luxury experiences in Las Vegas. Viaje Mais Luxo is one of the most important travel magazines in Brazil, targeted at a high-end audience and is the biannual luxury special edition of Viaje Mais, one of the leading travel publications in Brazil. It features the most exclusive VIP experiences in domestic and international destinations. Paulo is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and attractions. Please submit offers below by Friday, March 3. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Aline Senzi, LVCVA Brazil, at asenzi@visitlasvegas.com.

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CANADA

LVCVA/Canada Trade Media FAM - The LVCVA's representative Canada office will host a group media FAM April 27 - May 1 during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit for 3-4 journalists and an LVCVA Canada representative.

Targeted outlets include:

  • TravelWeek (cir. 32K; UVM 52K) - Travelweek is published weekly in both print and digital formats and daily by email (also distributed across French affiliated publication Profession Voyages).
  • Travel Industry Today (subscribers 21K; UVM 15K) - Canadian based online journal that delivers in-depth news, information and interviews, distributed daily Monday to Friday (National with focus on Ontario).
  • PAX Nouvelles (subscribers 21K; UVM 30K) - A market leader in Canadian travel trade news. PAX Magazine is printed 10 times per year in both English and French. PAX Nouvelles targets French speaking Canada.
  • J’aimon Voyages (UVM 57K) - French travel trade news magazine covering the most recent developments in terms of travel products, destinations, hotels and transportation.
  • OpenJaw (subscribers 20K; UVM 40K) - Canada's leading travel B2B news source. Travel agents and industry leaders across North America refer to the website daily for updates on latest travel news, travel video interviews, product information, online training, cartoons & insider tips (national reach).

The FAM will focus on culinary and entertainment offerings in the city. The group is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining (unique, fast service, upscale), entertainment (day and night) and activities on and off the strip. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Wednesday, March 15.

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*AmongMen.com (UVM 37K) and HuffingtonPost.ca (UVM 5M) - Writer Karen Kwan will travel to the destination from March 17-20 to produce a travel feature for AmongMen.com. The resulting coverage will be shared with one of Canada's largest online outlets, Huffington Post Canada. Kwan will be writing a 600+ word article covering the newest attractions and hottest things to do in Las Vegas including dining and cocktail programs, the most unique fitness offerings, and the destination's "new classic attractions." Kwan's coverage will run in early April and she is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and cocktail offerings, entertainment and attractions. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Thursday, February 16. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Mindy Cummings, LVCVA Canada, at Mindy@aerialpr.com.

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*The Kit/TheKit.ca (circ. 300K; UVM 250K) The Kit Compact (circ. 125K) - The Kit is a modern cross platform media brand, which uses digital, print and social media inserted in select copies of major Canadian newspapers. The Kit Compact is a beauty/fashion pop-up magazine distributed in core commuter hubs across Toronto. They will be in the destination to produce editorial from March 21-22 and two fashion shoots from March 22-26. The coverage will run in The Kit and thekit.ca in May 2017, and in The Kit Compact in June 2017.

Editorial will focus on the best shopping, the coolest spas, the most stylish restaurants and hotels.

For the May 2017 issue, the photo shoot (combined with a travel story) "the fashion girl's guide to Vegas" will have a vintage, old Las Vegas vibe and include a model photographed around the city (indoor and outdoor) showcasing fitting locations in the destination, such as old Hollywood style hotel rooms, glitzy pool sides and classic bars. The media coverage will be a cover story combined with a double page newspaper spread. For The Kit Compact's June 2017 edition, the shoot will have a retro/road trip vibe - it will include shots in the city (bright and colorful signs/art/graffiti) but also potentially in the desert. The media coverage will be six pages, plus a cover. Both shoots will include end credits for host locations.

The crew of eight (Creative Director, Stylist, Editor/Writer, Photographer, Photo Assistant, Hair and Makeup, two female models) plus one LVCVA Canada representative will require eight hotel rooms from March 22-26 and one hotel room from March 21-26. The crew is also in need of cool spa experiences and new and stylish dining experiences. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Thursday, February 16. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Rachelle Stark, LVCVA Canada, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

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*Sharp Magazine (paid circulation 140K; readership 840K) - Writer Ben Kaplan and his father will be in the destination March 16-19 to write a feature for the June issue of Sharp Magazine. SHARP is Canada’s No. 1 men's lifestyle magazine - considered Canada's version of GQ. Ben Kaplan is taking his father to Las Vegas for his 70th Birthday (on a bucket list trip). His assignment is to write the story about their adventures eating, drinking and exploring the destination - with his father footnoting the story. They are looking for experiences that would speak to the readers of a chic men's magazine – excellent meals, straight razor shaves, spas, driving cars, entertainment etc. They are seeking assistance with accommodations, meals, entertainment and activities. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Friday, February 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Naomi Strasser, LVCVA Canada, at naomi@aerialpr.com.

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*Westjet Magazine (circ. 46K; readership 2.1M) and Paste Magazine (US outlet, circ. 157K; UVM 3.1M) - Toronto based freelance journalist, Tiffany Li, will be in the destination on March 2-5 to produce coverage for Westjet Magazine and Paste Magazine. Li has been assigned to write about 'The Secret Menu items of Las Vegas' for both publications, however content in both stories will be unique to each article (list and detail different dishes). She is interested in visiting, trying photographing and interviewing the chefs about these secret menu items, exploring the inception and inspiration behind them. She is also interested in new/recent hotel openings, anything noteworthy to mention for potential future articles including adventure related activities, entertainment, unique experiences, and hidden gems. Li is seeking assistance with accommodations, meals, and some activities/entertainment. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Friday, February 17. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Rachelle Stark, LVCVA Canada, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

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FRANCE

L'Express (circ. 338K) - Journalist Guillaume Crouzet and a photographer will visit Las Vegas Feb. 26 - Mar. 2, to write a six-page feature positioning Las Vegas as a perfect city to stay for an immersion into the American West with a program mixing daytime outdoor excursions and evening activities on the Strip. Crouzet is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, outdoor excursions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. The feature is expected to run Spring 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Monday, February 13. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com.

*Please note that this is a separate opportunity from the France "Neon to Nature" FAM traveling to Las Vegas over the same dates.

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GERMANY

Reise Know-How City Trip (circ. 25K) American Journal (circ. 39K) - Margit Brinke and a colleague will visit Las Vegas Feb. 25-28 to write a complete travel guide (about 130 pages) of tips exclusively on Las Vegas, for Germany's Top-3 travel guide. Coverage will include sights, attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and events. Margit is seeking assistance with accommodations (one double room), dining, entertainment, and attractions. The feature is slated to run in October 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Margit at brikrae@aol.com by Tuesday, February 14.

Imagine (circ. 35K) and Kulinariker (UVM 250K) - Thomas Hauer will visit Las Vegas April 27 - May 1 during Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appetit to write two stories on Germany's top food website positioning Las Vegas as top U.S. location for foodies. In Imagine magazine, a luxury travel magazine from Switzerland, he will also feature Las Vegas as a travel destination. Thomas is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, tours, and art. The feature is slated to run Summer 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Wednesday, February 15.

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INDIA

*EMM Burda International India, one of the largest magazine publishing companies, comprised of the following publications will send senior journalist, Apeksha Bhateja, Chief Features Editor and an LVCVA India representative to visit Las Vegas February 20-24 to write four articles focusing on entertainment, culinary delights, adventure and nightlife.

Asia Spa, Travel+Leisure and Millionaire Asia are targeted at the elite and trendy city population between the ages of 27-60, while Selling World Travel is targeted at the Indian travel trade. The articles will focus on luxury resorts, restaurants, entertainment, downtown Las Vegas, and outdoor activities. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon and entertainment. Brand USA has identified 2017 as the U.S.-India Travel and Tourism partnership year and is taking initiatives to increase Indian tourism to the United States. Please submit offers by Monday, February 13. If you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Poonam Makhija, LVCVA India, at pmakhija@visitlasvegas.com.

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IRELAND

Sunday World Newspaper (circ. 650k) - LVCVA Ireland will host journalist Brian Farrell in Las Vegas March 13-18 to write a special feature on The Saint Patrick's Day Greening global event. Sunday World is a weekend newspaper with the largest circulation in Ireland. Mr. Farrell will cover the Greening as well as write a two-page destination piece. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, helicopter tours and entertainment. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Saturday, February 18. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tryphavana Cross at tcross@visitlasvegas.com.

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Going GREEN? - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will turn Las Vegas' iconic Welcome sign green as part of a global event celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 16-17. Many other city landmarks are also taking part in this Global Greening initiative around the globe. If your destination/attraction has plans to turn green and would like to be included in a local media alert, please contact Crissy Hunt, LVCVA, at chunt@lvcva.com.

See how the world went green in 2015.


ITALY

Affaritaliani.it (Online newspaper; UVM 3M) Eva Tremila (Weekly print magazine; circ. 180K) - Italian journalist Igor Righetti and photographer Grigore Scutari will travel to Las Vegas June 12-15. Mr. Righetti will write a general travel piece about Las Vegas with a focus on entertainment, outdoor activities, attractions and culinary offerings. Detailed descriptions and photos will be included. Mr. Righetti and Mr. Scutari are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and several destination experiences including shows, a Grand Canyon helicopter tour, and evening activities on the Strip. Coverage is expected to run by August 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, February 10.

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"Italy to Las Vegas" Group FAM - To showcase the variety of activities and options available to Italians visiting Las Vegas and reinforce messaging that Las Vegas is a top travel destination, the LVCVA Italy office will host a group media FAM March 16-20 with top journalists from major national lifestyle, travel and cultural publications, plus a LVCVA Italy representative.

Targeted outlets include:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, unique experiences, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon for a total of five people. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Micol Gioletta, LVCVA Italy at lasvegas.italy@aviareps.com, please submit offers below by Wednesday, February 22.

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UK

Evening Standard Online (UVM 11.7M) - Simon Midgley will be visiting with his partner from Feb. 24-28 to write a Vegas destination guide which will be published in March 2017. He would like assistance with accommodations (two hotels for two nights each - preferably one new and one classic), dining, and experiences in return for coverage. If you would like to assist please contact Simon directly at simon.esfreelance@gmail.com.


**CONSUMER CANADA-MEXICO-UK UNCORK'D FAM

The Vegas Uncork'd FAM, timed around the annual Vegas Uncork'd by Bon Appétit, aims to showcase Las Vegas' celebrity chefs and the extensive culinary and mixology offerings available to foodies. No more than 12 journalists from Mexico, Canada and the UK will be in Las Vegas April 26 - May 1.

Confirmed media outlets include:

  • Mexico: Travel+Leisure
  • Mexico: Reforma's Buena Mesa
  • Canada: Globe and Mail (circ. 347K/UVM 11.8M)
  • Canada: Calgary Herald (circ. 119K/UVM 1.3M)
  • Canada: RICARDO
    • English (circ. 100K+/UVM 195K)
    • French (circ. 140K+/UVM 1.7M)
  • Canada: Nuvo (circ. 45K/UVM 53K)

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining/culinary experiences, mixologists and other only-in-Vegas experiences for this trip. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Friday, February 10. If you have questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tamara Rocha at tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com.

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New! Unique Convention and Meeting Space - Las Vegas has endless options for groups who want to get out of the traditional meeting room and provide clients with a new landscape or a more thought-provoking atmosphere. We are compiling a list of non-traditional and unique convention and meeting spaces in the destination. Please submit your property's meeting space description and capacity information using the link below.

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  Las Vegas Names Historic First NHL Team  

 

On Nov. 22, it was announced that the new Las Vegas NHL team will be called Vegas Golden Knights. The name was revealed during a special event at the team’s Las Vegas’ home, the T-Mobile Arena, by majority owner Bill Foley, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the team’s general manager, George McPhee. The Vegas Golden Knights will be Las Vegas’ first professional hockey team and is expected to begin playing during the 2017-2018 season. For more information, visit www.nhl.com/goldenknights.

 

 

Lucky Dragon Opens Its Doors

The Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino will officially open its doors on Dec. 3. The property is Las Vegas’ first casino resort to deliver an authentic Asian lifestyle experience. Located on the north end of the Strip, the resort features a nine-story hotel, 27,500-sqaure-foot casino space, a pool designed to create an oasis garden escape and a Tea Garden with Las Vegas’ only tea sommelier.

 

 

 

W Hotel to Join SLS Las Vegas 

In December 2016, W Hotels Worldwide will make its debut in the Las Vegas market at the SLS Las Vegas’ former Lux Tower. In a metropolis known for pleasing the masses, W deals something more unique, unexpected and elevated. W takes on a one of a kind experience in Las Vegas, with its intimate layout, secret entrances, private spaces and personalized Whatever/Whenever service.

 

 

 

Ricky Martin is Las Vegas’ Newest Resident Headliner

Live Nation and MGM Resorts International announced multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Ricky Martin will begin his Las Vegas headlining residency at the new Park Theater at Monte Carlo on April 5, 2017. Martin's one-of-a-kind show will be helmed by the legendary director Jamie King, who has directed over two dozen tours for superstars including Madonna, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and Rihanna and most recently wrote and directed the Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

 

 

 

National Finals Rodeo Returns to Las Vegas

Thousands of rodeo fans will descend on Las Vegas Dec. 1-10 for the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) at the Thomas & Mack Center. The ten action-packed days will take over the destination with a variety of activities and specials. NFR is ProRodeo’s richest and most prestigious rodeo, showcasing the very best cowboys, barrel racers and livestock in the world. Las Vegas will be alight with festivities such as the 30th Annual Downtown Hoedown at the Fremont Street Experience and the Cowboy Christmas Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Cowboy Christmas is a shopper’s paradise, attracting more than 400 exhibitors from the U.S. and Canada, selling everything from western wear to original art, to official Wrangler NFR and PRCA merchandise. Free to the public, Cowboy Christmas also has six interactive features including the 1,100-seat Wrangler Rodeo Arena, and events like Colt Starting Challenge USA and the Wrangler NFR Flag Girl Competition. For more information, visit www.nfrexperience.com.  

 

 

 

Four New Outlets to Open at the LINQ Promenade

The LINQ Promenade—Caesars Entertainment’s open-air dining, entertainment and retail district located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip—is opening four iconic brands during the month of December. The beloved Hawaiian company, Honolulu Cookie Company, famous for its premium shortbread cookies in a signature pineapple shape will make its Las Vegas debut. The hotspot Jaburritos—known for handcrafted, fresh burrito-style sushi—will be the first sushi burrito concept on the Strip. Other December additions include the Strip’s first In-N-Out Burger and Virgil’s Real Barbecue.

 

 

 

Miracle Mile Shops Adds New Dining and Retail Stores

Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has expanded its roster with several new dining and retail options which opened in November, including House of CB and Nestle Tollhouse Café. Guests looking to dine in the center can now enjoy Hot N Juicy Crawfish at its first Strip location, featuring authentic Cajun-style seafood with a variety of seasonings and entrée options. Additionally, sports fans will be able to enjoy autographed collectibles, celebrity signings and collector’s items at TRISTAR Sports Memorabilia.

 

 

 

Town Square Welcomes a Variety of New Dining and Shopping Retailers

Several new retailers and a dog-friendly restaurant are now open at Town Square Las Vegas just in time for the holiday shopping season. Highlights include the Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, Ulta Beauty, Sleep Number and the expansion of H&M. With more than 120 brand-name stores and 24 restaurants, Town Square continues to be the preferred gathering place for local residents and out-of-town visitors seven days a week.

 

 

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Introduces First Phase of $13 Million Casino Tower Remodel

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas introduced the first phase of a $13 million refresh inside its Casino Tower. The property has renovated 575 standard rooms and a second phase of the Casino Tower remodel will upgrade the remaining 65 luxury suites. Upon completion, 640 rooms and suites will be renovated to provide guests with contemporary accommodations and unrivaled amenities. The Casino Tower’s remodel includes sleek new furnishings, quartz countertops, spa-like oversized bathrooms with elegant marble flooring, lighted makeup mirrors, new artwork adorning the walls and convenient USB ports throughout each room. Amenities include a fully-stocked mini bar, 55-inch high-definition TVs and exclusive bath essentials. Each room is also equipped with French doors that open to breathtaking pool or city views.

 

 

 

Whiskey Pete’s Unveils Major Renovation

Old West-themed Whiskey Pete’s Hotel and Casino unveiled a $3.5 million renovation of its 248-room property. Among the changes are new wallpaper and fixtures, new bathrooms, upgraded beds and carpeting, and modern furnishings and appliances. Located in the Primm valley south of Las Vegas, this marks the first major renovation done to the property since opening in 1973.  

 

 

 

Hawthorn Grill to Open This Winter at JW Marriott

Opening this winter, Hawthorn Grill at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa boasts a menu featuring a perfect balance of crave-worthy steakhouse fare and American classics, alongside an extensive wine and cocktail program. Sure to be Summerlin’s newest hotspot, Hawthorn Grill features a rich bar area, perfect for an after-work or pre-dinner drink; a large, yet cozy dining room easily accommodating a large family dinner or a romantic date; and an expansive outdoor patio with a vibrant waterfall surrounded by lush foliage. The restaurant will be open daily for breakfast, including a signature breakfast buffet, dinner and bar hours

 

 

 

Tenors of Rock Bring All-New Concert Experience to Harrah’s Las Vegas

Get ready to rock like never before with an all-new, redefined concert experience that transcends generations. Beginning this winter, Tenors of Rock are bringing reimagined versions of some of the most beloved rock anthems and biggest songs of all-time to life in a fresh twist on the traditional rock show at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Powered by five burly British frontmen backed by a full band and masterfully choreographed dancers, the all-new production will feature dynamic and harmonically complex renditions of treasured songs from iconic groups like Aerosmith, Queen, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones and more. Tenors of Rock will debut in Harrah’s Las Vegas Showroom on Wednesday, Dec. 28..

 

 

 

Legendary Eatery Papaya King Comes to Las Vegas

Papaya King opened its doors on Nov. 14 across from the Hard Rock Hotel. It brings to Las Vegas its deliciously decorated dogs and fruity tropical drinks, as well as more than 84 years of history. Known as the first juice bar in New York City, it was praised by the late Julia Child for serving the best hot dogs in New York. For more information, visit www.papayaking.com/index.php/vegas

 

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Shelley Stepanek/President DSA
Destinations Services Association
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