For the week of: December 12-16, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Wedding FAM

In an effort to promote Las Vegas as a top wedding destination, R&R Partners and LVCVA will host a Wedding FAM from Feb. 23-26. Destination wedding and other wedding media from Canada, Mexico, UK and the US will be attending the FAM. This FAM will highlight ceremony and reception locations, wedding offerings, bachelor/bachelorette getaways as well as honeymoon activities. A sample of journalists confirmed to attend include:
BRIDES (UMV: 3 million) / Travel Noire (UMV: 136k) (US)
Black Bride Magazine (UMV: 11k) (US)
Elle Brides (UMV: 1 million; Circ: 234k) (Mex)
Mariage Quebec (UMV: 40k; Circ: 25k) (Can)   
Today’s Bride (UMV: 17k; Circ: 100,000) / Destination Wedding (Circ 100,000) (Can)
We are seeking assistance with accommodations, romantic experiences, culinary destinations, spas, activities and other appropriate experiences for the FAM. If interested in participating, please contact Tamara Rocha at tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com by Friday, Dec. 16. 

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UPTOWN (Circ: 105k; UMV: 54.6k) & Global Traveler (Circ: 115k; UMV: 41k)

Freelancers and contributing editors for UPTOWN and Global Traveler, Patrick Cooper and Terry Sprunger, will visit Las Vegas from Jan. 22-26 for a destination overview, with an emphasis on fashion and retail. Both magazines reach an affluent audience, with content tailored around travel, lifestyle, culinary and high-end interests. Both journalists also contribute to Houston Style, South Fulton Lifestyle and various other media outlets. They are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, shopping experiences, entertainment and activities. Please contact Tamara Rocha, tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com, by Dec. 16. 

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The Improper Bostonian (Circ: 88,133 / UMV: 67,982) 

Food and travel writer Scott Kearnan will be in the destination Feb. 9-12, 2017, to write a feature for Improper Bostonian, a bi-weekly magazine that reaches an active and affluent audience living and working in Boston. Kearnan plans to write a piece covering what’s new and noteworthy on-and-off the Strip, especially Downtown Las Vegas. Kearnan is also the food editor for the Boston Herald (Circ: 96,403 / UMV: 4,597,793) and may consider his experiences for coverage in the daily newspaper. He is seeking assistance with accommodations, meals, entertainment and activities. If you would like to provide support, please contact Devin Aaron at Devin.Aaron@rrpartners.com by Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

 

Sir and Sport Magazine (Any two nights; November thru January) 

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Marr is planning to feature Las Vegas in his March 2017 travel issue. The story will target an upscale and educated audience and may include such experiences as a top-shelf cigar bar, a visit to one of the city's more renowned and exclusive restaurants, a spa day at one of Las Vegas' best, a look at a more private and affluent pool scene, a helicopter ride, an experience with cars, a look at local museums, a recipe for an incredible cocktail from a well-known mixologist, a visit to one of the vintage Vegas hangouts from the days with Sinatra, etc. He is seeking to stay at a five-star luxury property. The story will look similar to this article in terms of length, coverage and photography. Sir and Sport is one year old, with print, online, social media and sponsored event platforms. The magazine is based in Colorado and is an upscale platform for gentlemen who prefer the finer things in life, covering everything from travel, sports, cars and fashion to dining, celebrity, cigars, music and wine. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact the editor directly at: Kevin Marr, kevin@sirandsport.com or 303-917-6705.

 

Las Vegas Weddings Content

To broaden knowledge of Las Vegas as a destination wedding location, R&R Partners and the LVCVA are looking to highlight the variety of beautiful, unique weddings through a content campaign running January – June 2017. The team is seeking visual assets highlighting ceremonies, receptions ranging from intimate groups to large luxury parties, and details (floral arrangements, cakes, catering, etc.). We are looking for your best lifestyle, architecture and detail photography and video footage (with media rights) as well as any information or couples that we could connect with to best tell the Las Vegas weddings story. If you would like to be included in this content, please send your submission to Jessi Goldberg, jessica.goldberg@rrpartners.com, by Wednesday, December 14. For large photos and videos, please send via a file sharing service like wetransfer.com.

 

Upcoming FAMs and Opportunities

For advance planning purposes, please click the below link for a list of upcoming LVCVA-supported FAMs and opportunities. Please note, additional FAM opportunities may develop as the year progresses.

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International Media Opportunities
For the week of December 12-16, 2016

Please add our international team members to your distribution lists. Contact information can be found here: LVCVA Media Contacts


 

ARGENTINA

*LUZ Magazine (circ. 45K weekly; Facebook: +11K, Twitter: +13K) - Consumer/lifestyle magazine delivered weekly with Perfil newspaper (third largest in the country). The magazine features restaurants, travel, beauty, fashion and décor design. Editor Andrea Arbelaiz and family (husband and children, ages 15 and 2) will be visiting Las Vegas on vacation Feb. 14-17, and will write stories on her experience in the destination. She’s looking for assistance with dining, entertainment and tours. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Tuesday, January 10. 

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CANADA

Wedding Bells (circ. 92K, UVM 143K) - Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill will be in Las Vegas March 23-26, 2017, to produce coverage for Wedding Bells print and online. Published in 11 regional editions throughout Canada, Wedding Bells focuses on wedding planning, fashion and beauty, celebration and travel for couples. McGill will produce three features: 1) A one-page print feature in the Fall/Winter 2017 edition (out in July 2017), focusing on Vegas from a luxury angle covering all that is new, fresh and notable within the luxury niche including wedding salons, dining, entertainment, spa services, romantic and honeymoon experiences, etc., 2) An online story on the best places to elope in Vegas, 3) An online story on Las Vegas' best kept romantic experiences (i.e. dining spots, lounges, things to see that might not immediately be on people's radar). McGill is looking for assistance with accommodations, meals, activities, spa experiences entertainment, etc. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Rachelle Stark, LVCVA Canada, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

 

FRANCE

**Neon to Nature FAM - The LVCVA France office will host a Neon to Nature media FAM from Feb. 26 - March 2. The trip will include four to six journalists, representing top French outlets plus one LVCVA France representative.

Target list of media outlets include:

The FAM will focus on Las Vegas as a perfect location as a gateway to the American West, with a program mixing daytime outdoor excursions and evening activities on the Strip. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, outdoor excursions, a spa experience and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, December 30.

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GERMANY

Die Zeit (circ. 500K, UVM 2M) - Senior Editor Jens Jessen will visit Las Vegas Feb. 14-19, 2017 to write a double page for Germany's biggest weekly newspaper equivalent to The Washington Post in the United States. With the title "I've Never Been to Las Vegas Before" the story will feature Las Vegas hotels and attractions but will also include new aspects of the city. Therefore Jens is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and attractions. The feature is slated to run March 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers before Sunday, January 15.

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Glitz and Glam FAM - LVCVA Germany will host a group of five journalists and one LVCVA representative for the Glitz and Glam FAM scheduled for Jan. 22-26, 2017. This FAM will highlight everything needed for a glamorous luxurious experience, including beauty, retail, fashion and spa offerings, as well as culinary and entertainment offerings. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, spa, fashion, retail and other experiences for the journalists.

Confirmed outlets include:

  • Elle (circ. 145K) - Elle is one of the largest high-class magazine in Germany.
  • Maxi (circ. 180K) - Maxi is a lifestyle magazine for young women.
  • Für Sie (290K) - Für Sie is one of the top 3 women’s magazine in Germany.
  • Die Bild Zeitung (circ. 1.9M) - Die Bild Zeitung is Germany's biggest newspapers.

If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, December 16.

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SCANDINAVIA

*Lifestyle Blogger FAM - The LVCVA office in Scandinavia will host a group media FAM Feb. 7-11, 2017 for 6-8 influential lifestyle bloggers, and an LVCVA/Scandinavian representative. The influencers are focused on lifestyle, dining, fashion and a mix of travel. The FAM will focus on the luxurious aspects of Las Vegas. The group is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, shopping and spa experiences. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Tuesday, January 10.

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Chinese New Year Press Release

In an effort to highlight the celebrations and festivities occurring for the Chinese New Year, R&R Partners and the LVCVA will draft and distribute a destination-wide press release. This release will include information on decorations, special events and other celebrations. Please send details on any festivities to Tamara Rocha, tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com, by Friday, December 21.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM - The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology that drives Las Vegas

Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • InStyle Magazine (US): Freelancer Seth Porges (circ. 1.7M/UVM 2.6M)
  • BBC Focus Magazine (UK): Writer Daniel Bennett (circ. 63K) - Science and technology UK publication
  • Grupo Expansión (MX): Journalist Carlos Gómez Iniesta (circ. 60K) - will write for numerous publications including:
    • Life & Style (circ. 60K)
    • Travel + Leisure (circ. 30K)
    • Aire (circ. 120K)
    • Accent (circ. 30K)
  • CNN México (MX): Journalist Armando Talamantes (UVM 2.6M)
  • WikiChava (MX): Journalist Salvador Martinez (UVM 100K)
    • Will also produce packages for the TV show MVS, Channel 52 (Viewers: 2M) and Exa FM radio show (Audience: 12M)
    • Please note: Salvador will NOT be filming or broadcasting during the FAM.

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas' virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.

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CANADA
**Outdoor Adventure FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host an Outdoor Adventure FAM from Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2017. The trip will include three to five journalists representing top-tier Canadian media outlets plus one LVCVA/Canada representative. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Best Health Magazine (circ. 80K/UVM 429K) - Canada’s only women’s health and wellness glossy.
  • WestJet Magazine (Monthly Readership: 2M/UVM 43K) - WestJet Airline's inflight glossy.

The trip will highlight the destination’s abundance of outdoor, nature and adrenaline-based activities while also incorporating dining and spa experiences. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, activities and spa experiences for the journalists. If you would like to provide assistance please contact Mindy Cummings at mindy@aerialpr.com by Friday, December 9.
**Overtime Guaranteed FAM - Las Vegas is the best sports destination in the world. With this in mind, the LVCVA Canada team will organize a sports themed media FAM from January 12-16, 2017. The group will consist of one LVCVA Canada rep plus three to four online and print journalists representing top Canadian media outlets.
The trip will focus on the destination's vast sports offerings ranging from top golf courses, to premier sports bars, to racetrack experiences and all things new and noteworthy in the Las Vegas sports scene. The FAM will coincide with the Continental Cup of Curling which is also of interest to Canadians. Additionally, the trip will incorporate accommodations and a range of dining experiences to round out coverage. If you are interested in providing assistance, please contact Naomi Strasser, LVCVA/Canada at naomi@aerialpr.com by Friday, December 9.
Wedding Bells (circ. 92K, UVM 143K) - Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill will be in Las Vegas March 23-26, 2017, to produce coverage for Wedding Bells print and online. Published in 11 regional editions throughout Canada, Wedding Bells focuses on wedding planning, fashion and beauty, celebration and travel for couples. McGill will produce three features: 1) A one-page print feature in the Fall/Winter 2017 edition (out in July 2017), focusing on Vegas from a luxury angle covering all that is new, fresh and notable within the luxury niche including wedding salons, dining, entertainment, spa services, romantic and honeymoon experiences, etc., 2) An online story on the best places to elope in Vegas, 3) An online story on Las Vegas' best kept romantic experiences (i.e. dining spots, lounges, things to see that might not immediately be on people's radar). McGill is looking for assistance with accommodations, meals, activities, spa experiences entertainment, etc. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Rachelle Stark, LVCVA Canada, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

 

CHINA
Hong Kong Weekend Weekly Magazine (circ. 90K/UVM 1M) - Staff members from Hong Kong Weekend Magazine will visit Las Vegas Dec. 9-12 to create an article entitled "Urban Excitement." Hong Kong Weekend Weekly is Hong Kong's No. 1 best-selling travel and leisure magazine for the past 12 years. They are visiting Las Vegas with a team of three, including one reporter, one photographer and one model.
They are seeking assistance with accommodations (2 rooms for 3 nights), a helicopter ride to Grand Canyon, attractions, and dining and entertainment in the destination. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Cheung Chung Ting at perrinscheung@gmail.com. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please contact Crystal Zhang at czhang@visitlasvegas.com.

 

FRANCE
**Neon to Nature FAM - The LVCVA France office will host a Neon to Nature media FAM from Feb. 26 - March 2. The trip will include four to six journalists, representing top French outlets plus one LVCVA France representative.
Target list of media outlets include:

  • Key regional newspapers: La Voix du Nord (1M), Le Progrès (770K) and Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (558K)
  • Lifestyle magazines: Notre Temps (3.15M), Hotel & Lodge (100K), Residences Décoration (400K), Edgar (100K)
  • Female publications: Femme Actuelle (3.88M), Marie France (1.1M), Gala (1.82M), Femme Majuscule (150K), Avantages (1.62M)
  • Travel websites: Routard.com (UVM 2.3M), Easyvoyage (UVM 3M)

The FAM will focus on Las Vegas as a perfect location as a gateway to the American West, with a program mixing daytime outdoor excursions and evening activities on the Strip. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, outdoor excursions, a spa experience and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, December 30.


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GERMANY
Die Zeit (circ. 500K, UVM 2M) - Senior Editor Jens Jessen will visit Las Vegas Feb. 14-19, 2017 to write a double page for Germany's biggest weekly newspaper equivalent to The Washington Post in the United States. With the title "I've Never Been to Las Vegas Before" the story will feature Las Vegas hotels and attractions but will also include new aspects of the city. Therefore Jens is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and attractions. The feature is slated to run March 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers before Sunday, January 15.


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Glitz and Glam FAM - LVCVA Germany will host a group of five journalist and one LVCVA representative for the Glitz and Glam FAM scheduled for Jan. 22-26, 2017. This FAM will highlight everything needed for a glamorous luxurious experience, including beauty, retail, fashion and spa offerings, as well as culinary and entertainment offerings. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, spa, fashion, retail and other experiences for the journalists.
Confirmed outlets include:

  • Elle (circ. 145K) - Elle is one of the largest high-class magazine in Germany.
  • Maxi (circ. 180K) - Maxi is a lifestyle magazine for young women.
  • Für Sie (290K) - Für Sie is one of the top 3 women’s magazine in Germany.
  • Die Bild Zeitung (circ. 1.9M) - Die Bild Zeitung is Germany's biggest newspapers.

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UK
Northern Echo (circ. 25K) - Ken Snowdon is a journalist for the Northern Echo, one of the biggest and most respected regional daily newspapers in the UK and distributed across the North of England. Ken will be travelling with his wife to Las Vegas on Jan. 12-25. He will be writing a feature contrasting the sights and experiences of the Las Vegas strip with the nature of the surrounding area and Grand Canyon exploring where to stay, eat and explore. Ken is seeking assistance with accommodations Jan. 12-15, dining options and a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Ken directly on kens@journalist.com.

 

**Digi-Vegas FAM - The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology that drives Las Vegas
Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • InStyle Magazine (US): Freelancer Seth Porges (circ. 1.7M/UVM 2.6M)
  • BBC Focus Magazine (UK): Writer Daniel Bennett (circ. 63K) - Science and technology UK publication
  • Grupo Expansión (MX): Journalist Carlos Gómez Iniesta (circ. 60K) - will write for numerous publications including:
    • Life & Style (circ. 60K)
    • Travel + Leisure (circ. 30K)
    • Aire (circ. 120K)
    • Accent (circ. 30K)
  • CNN México (MX): Journalist Armando Talamantes (UVM 2.6M)
  • WikiChava (MX): Journalist Salvador Martinez (UVM 100K)
    • Will also produce packages for the TV show MVS, Channel 52 (Viewers: 2M) and Exa FM radio show (Audience: 12M)
    • Please note: Salvador will NOT be filming or broadcasting during the FAM.
Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas' virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com

CANADA
Outdoor Adventure FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host an Outdoor Adventure FAM from Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2017. The trip will include three to five journalists representing top-tier Canadian media outlets plus one LVCVA/Canada representative. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Best Health Magazine (circ. 80K/UVM 429K) - Canada’s only women’s health and wellness glossy.
  • WestJet Magazine (Monthly Readership: 2M/UVM 43K) - WestJet Airline's inflight glossy.

The trip will highlight the destination’s abundance of outdoor, nature and adrenaline-based activities while also incorporating dining and spa experiences. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, activities and spa experiences for the journalists. If you would like to provide assistance please contact Mindy Cummings at mindy@aerialpr.com by Friday, December 2.
Overtime Guaranteed FAM - Las Vegas is the best sports destination in the world. With this in mind, the LVCVA Canada team will organize a sports themed media FAM from January 12-16, 2017. The group will consist of one LVCVA Canada rep plus three to four online and print journalists representing top Canadian media outlets.
The trip will focus on the destination's vast sports offerings ranging from top golf courses, to premier sports bars, to racetrack experiences and all things new and noteworthy in the Las Vegas sports scene. The FAM will coincide with the Continental Cup of Curling which is also of interest to Canadians. Additionally, the trip will incorporate accommodations and a range of dining experiences to round out coverage. If you are interested in providing assistance, please contact Naomi Strasser, LVCVA/Canada at naomi@aerialpr.com by Friday, December 2.
*Wedding Bells (circ. 92K, UVM 143K) - Editor-in-Chief Alison McGill will be in Las Vegas March 23-26, 2017, to produce coverage for Wedding Bells print and online. Published in 11 regional editions throughout Canada, Wedding Bells focuses on wedding planning, fashion and beauty, celebration and travel for couples. McGill will produce three features: 1) A one-page print feature in the Fall/Winter 2017 edition (out in July 2017), focusing on Vegas from a luxury angle covering all that is new, fresh and notable within the luxury niche including wedding salons, dining, entertainment, spa services, romantic and honeymoon experiences, etc., 2) An online story on the best places to elope in Vegas, 3) An online story on Las Vegas' best kept romantic experiences (i.e. dining spots, lounges, things to see that might not immediately be on people's radar). McGill is looking for assistance with accommodations, meals, activities, spa experiences entertainment, etc. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Rachelle Stark, LVCVA Canada, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

 

CHINA
Hong Kong Weekend Weekly Magazine (circ. 90K/UVM 1M) - Staff members from Hong Kong Weekend Magazine will visit Las Vegas Dec. 9-12 to create an article entitled "Urban Excitement." Hong Kong Weekend Weekly is Hong Kong's No. 1 best-selling travel and leisure magazine for the past 12 years. They are visiting Las Vegas with a team of three, including one reporter, one photographer and one model.
They are seeking assistance with accommodations (2 rooms for 3 nights), a helicopter ride to Grand Canyon, attractions, and dining and entertainment in the destination. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Cheung Chung Ting at perrinscheung@gmail.com. If you have any questions about the opportunity, please contact Crystal Zhang at czhang@visitlasvegas.com.

 

FRANCE
*Neon to Nature FAM - The LVCVA France office will host a Neon to Nature media FAM from Feb. 26 - March 2. The trip will include four to six journalists, representing top French outlets plus one LVCVA France representative.
Target list of media outlets include:

  • Key regional newspapers: La Voix du Nord (1M), Le Progrès (770K) and Les Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace (558K)
  • Lifestyle magazines: Notre Temps (3.15M), Hotel & Lodge (100K), Residences Décoration (400K), Edgar (100K)
  • Female publications: Femme Actuelle (3.88M), Marie France (1.1M), Gala (1.82M), Femme Majuscule (150K)
  • Travel websites: Routard.com (UVM 2.3M), Easyvoyage (UVM 3M)

The FAM will focus on Las Vegas as a perfect location as a gateway to the American West, with a program mixing daytime outdoor excursions and evening activities on the Strip. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, outdoor excursions, a spa experience and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, December 30.


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GERMANY
Die Zeit (circ. 500K, UVM 2M) - Senior Editor Jens Jessen will visit Las Vegas Feb. 14-19, 2017 to write a double page for Germany's biggest weekly newspaper equivalent to The Washington Post in the United States. With the title "I've Never Been to Las Vegas Before" the story will feature Las Vegas hotels and attractions but will also include new aspects of the city. Therefore Jens is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and attractions. The feature is slated to run March 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers before Sunday, January 15.


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*Glitz and Glam FAM - LVCVA Germany will host a group of five journalist and one LVCVA representative for the Glitz and Glam FAM scheduled for Jan. 22-26, 2017. This FAM will highlight everything needed for a glamorous luxurious experience, including beauty, retail, fashion and spa offerings, as well as culinary and entertainment offerings. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, spa, fashion, retail and other experiences for the journalists.
Confirmed outlets include:

  • Elle (circ. 145K) - Elle is one of the largest high-class magazine in Germany.
  • Maxi (circ. 180K) - Maxi is a lifestyle magazine for young women.
  • Für Sie (290K) - Für Sie is one of the top 3 women’s magazine in Germany.
  • Die Bild Zeitung (circ. 1.9M) - Die Bild Zeitung is Germany's biggest newspapers.

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UK
Northern Echo (circ. 25K) - Ken Snowdon is a journalist for the Northern Echo, one of the biggest and most respected regional daily newspapers in the UK and distributed across the North of England. Ken will be travelling with his wife to Las Vegas on Jan. 12-25. He will be writing a feature contrasting the sights and experiences of the Las Vegas strip with the nature of the surrounding area and Grand Canyon exploring where to stay, eat and explore. Ken is seeking assistance with accommodations Jan. 12-15, dining options and a Grand Canyon helicopter tour. If you are interested in assisting, please contact Ken directly on kens@journalist.com.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM - The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology that drives Las Vegas. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (circ. 1.7M/UVM 2.6M)
  • Writer Daniel Bennett (UK): BBC Focus Magazine (circ. 63K) - Science and technology UK publication
Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas' virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com

The Improper Bostonian (Circ: 88,133 / UMV: 67,982) 
Food and travel writer Scott Kearnan will be in the destination Feb. 9-12, 2017, to write a feature for Improper Bostonian, a bi-weekly magazine that reaches an active and affluent audience living and working in Boston. Kearnan plans to write a piece covering what’s new and noteworthy on-and-off the Strip, especially Downtown Las Vegas. Kearnan is also the food editor for the Boston Herald (Circ: 96,403 / UMV: 4,597,793) and may consider his experiences for coverage in the daily newspaper. He is seeking assistance with accommodations, meals, entertainment and activities. If you would like to provide support, please contact Devin Aaron at Devin.Aaron@rrpartners.com by Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

 

Sir and Sport Magazine (Any two nights; November thru January) 
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Marr is planning to feature Las Vegas in his March 2017 travel issue. The story will target an upscale and educated audience and may include such experiences as a top-shelf cigar bar, a visit to one of the city's more renowned and exclusive restaurants, a spa day at one of Las Vegas' best, a look at a more private and affluent pool scene, a helicopter ride, an experience with cars, a look at local museums, a recipe for an incredible cocktail from a well-known mixologist, a visit to one of the vintage Vegas hangouts from the days with Sinatra, etc. He is seeking to stay at a five-star luxury property. The story will look similar to this article in terms of length, coverage and photography. Sir and Sport is one year old, with print, online, social media and sponsored event platforms. The magazine is based in Colorado and is an upscale platform for gentlemen who prefer the finer things in life, covering everything from travel, sports, cars and fashion to dining, celebrity, cigars, music and wine. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact the editor directly at: Kevin Marr, kevin@sirandsport.com or 303-917-6705.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM
The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology the drives Las Vegas. At this time, the following outlets have been confirmed, and more will be added as they are secured:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (Circ. 1,767,779/UMV 2,685,943)
  • BBC Focus Magazine(UK): Writer Daniel Bennett (Circ. 63,214)
    • Science and technology UK publication
  • Grupo Expansión(MX): Journalist Carlos Gómez Iniesta (Circ. 60,000) will write for numerous publications including:
    • Life & Style (Circ. 60,000)
    • Travel + Leisure (Circ. 30,000)
    • Aire (Circ. 120,000)
    • Accent (Circ. 30,000)
  • CNN México (MX): Journalist Armando Talamantes (UMV: 2.6M)

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of Only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas’ virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.  

 

Luxury Magazine (Circulation: 110,000)
Freelance journalist Judith Fein and her photographer husband will be in Las Vegas December 18-22 writing a “Soul City” Las Vegas feature for Luxury Magazine, a quarterly luxury travel publication. For this story Judith will focus on two unique sides of Las Vegas including where to stay. The first angle of the story will focus on art, including art tours, galleries, etc. while the second angle of the story will focus on the soul, including unique wellness programs. Judith is seeking accommodations, dining, spa, art, and other unique aspects of the destination that could fit this angle. If interested, please reach out to Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com, by EOD Monday, December 5 for consideration. 

 

Las Vegas Holiday Social Media Content
The Las Vegas social media team is looking to highlight “Holiday Culinary Treats” during the month of December on various social media channels. The Social Media team is seeking information about the holiday dish and a high-resolution image for the posts. If you would like to be included in this content, please send your submission to Lauren Simons, Lauren.simons@rrpartners.com by Wednesday, November 30th.

 

Las Vegas Weddings Content
To broaden knowledge of Las Vegas as a destination wedding location, R&R Partners and the LVCVA are looking to highlight the variety of beautiful, unique weddings through a content campaign running January to June 2017. The team is seeking visual assets highlighting ceremonies, receptions ranging from intimate groups to large luxury parties, and details (floral arrangements, cakes, catering, etc.). We are looking for your best lifestyle, architecture and detail photography and video footage (with media rights) as well as any information or couples that we could connect with to best tell the Las Vegas weddings story. If you would like to be included in this content, please send your submission to Jessi Goldberg, jessica.goldberg@rrpartners.com, by Wednesday, December 14. For large photos and videos, please send via a file sharing service like wetransfer.com.

 

Upcoming FAMs and Opportunities
For advance planning purposes, please click the below link for a list of upcoming LVCVA-supported FAMs and opportunities. Please note, additional FAM opportunities may develop as the year progresses.

 

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

 

Holiday Festivities Press Release

R&R Partners and the LVCVA will draft a press release highlighting holiday festivities taking place in the destination, including decorations, special events, holiday shows and other happenings. The release will be distributed on PR Newswire to national media and select target markets. Please send details on any festivities to Tamara Rocha, tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com, by Friday, Nov. 18.  


 

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

To promote Las Vegas as the ultimate destination to ring in 2017, R&R Partners and the LVCVA will draft an event listing/destination round-up release. The release will be distributed on PR Newswire to national media and select target markets. Please send details on any entertainment, special events, fireworks shows and other New Year’s festivities to Tamara Rocha, tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com, by Friday, Nov. 18. 

 

The Improper Bostonian (Circ: 88,133 / UMV: 67,982) 

Food and travel writer Scott Kearnan will be in the destination Feb. 9-12, 2017, to write a feature for Improper Bostonian, a bi-weekly magazine that reaches an active and affluent audience living and working in Boston. Kearnan plans to write a piece covering what’s new and noteworthy on-and-off the Strip, especially Downtown Las Vegas. Kearnan is also the food editor for the Boston Herald (Circ: 96,403 / UMV: 4,597,793) and may consider his experiences for coverage in the daily newspaper. He is seeking assistance with accommodations, meals, entertainment and activities. If you would like to provide support, please contact Devin Aaron at Devin.Aaron@rrpartners.com by Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

 

Dishing Jackson Hole/Dishing Park City Jan. 12-15 (Circ. 100,000)  

The publication’s editor and publisher, Allison Arthur, will visit Las Vegas with her co-editor and writer, Cara Rank, for a 2,000-word story. The feature will be published in June 2017 and will focus on the destination, with details on what do, where to stay, what to eat and more. Additionally, the duo will post on the publications’ respective social media accounts. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, attractions, daylife, nightlife, dining, spa treatments, entertainment and chef interviews. If you are interested in participating, please send offers to Allie Edwards at allie.edwards@rrpartners.com by Tuesday, Nov. 22.

 

Sir and Sport Magazine (Any two nights; November thru January) 

Editor-in-Chief Kevin Marr is planning to feature Las Vegas in his March 2017 travel issue. The story will target an upscale and educated audience and may include such experiences as a top-shelf cigar bar, a visit to one of the city's more renowned and exclusive restaurants, a spa day at one of Las Vegas' best, a look at a more private and affluent pool scene, a helicopter ride, an experience with cars, a look at local museums, a recipe for an incredible cocktail from a well-known mixologist, a visit to one of the vintage Vegas hangouts from the days with Sinatra, etc. He is seeking to stay at a five-star luxury property. The story will look similar to this article in terms of length, coverage and photography. Sir and Sport is one year old, with print, online, social media and sponsored event platforms. The magazine is based in Colorado and is an upscale platform for gentlemen who prefer the finer things in life, covering everything from travel, sports, cars and fashion to dining, celebrity, cigars, music and wine. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact the editor directly at: Kevin Marr, kevin@sirandsport.com or 303-917-6705.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM 

The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8 - 11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology the drives Las Vegas. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (Circ. 1,767,779/UMV 2,685,943)
  • Writer Daniel Bennett (UK): BBC Focus Magazine (Circ. 63,214)- Science and Technology Publication 

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of Only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas’ virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.

 

Washington Life Magazine (Circ: 50,000 / UMV: 56,356)

Associate Editor and Senior Web Editor of Washington Life Magazine, Erica Moody, will be in the destination December 1 - 4 to write a 1,200-word “Luxury Adventure Getaway” Las Vegas feature. Erica’s story will focus on unique and Only-in-Vegas luxurious experiences. Washington Life is Washington’s oldest luxury lifestyle magazine and focuses on the social scene and powerful elite of the Washington D.C. area. Editorial content focuses on luxury goods, fashion, interviews, travel and upper bracket real estate. Erica is seeking accommodations, entertainment, culinary, spa and attraction offers. If you are interested in hosting Erica, please reach out to Emily Wininger, emilywininger@rrpartners.com , by EOD Friday, Nov. 11.

 
Las Vegas Social Media Content
The Las Vegas social media team is looking to highlight “Holiday Culinary Treats” during the month of December on various social media channels. The Social Media team is seeking information about the holiday dish and a high-resolution image for the posts. If you would like to be included in this content, please send your submission to Lauren Simons, Lauren.simons@rrpartners.com by Wednesday, November 30th.

 

Upcoming FAMs and Opportunities
For advance planning purposes, please click the below link for a list of upcoming LVCVA-supported FAMs and opportunities. Please note, additional FAM opportunities may develop as the year progresses.

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AUSTRALIA

Road Ahead (circ. 960K/UVM 300K) - Editor Kerry Heaney will visit Las Vegas Jan. 16-18, 2017, to review the destination for a three-page feature story about only-in-Las Vegas experiences beyond the casino. The Road Ahead is the official magazine for the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland and Kerry also creates content for a blog and on her social media platforms, @eatdrinkandbekerry. Kerry is looking for assistance with accommodation and activities. If you have any questions or would like to discuss opportunities in further detail, please contact Natalie Schofield, LVCVA AUS/NZ at nschofield@lvcva.com.

 

CANADA

Group Trade FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host a group media FAM Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 for three journalists, representing three outlets, and an LVCVA/Canada representative. Participating outlets include:

  • PAX News (circ. 25K; online/UVM 28K) - A market leader in Canadian travel trade news. PAX Magazine is printed 10x per year in both English and French. Digital presence includes three websites Paxnews.com (National – heavily focused in Ontario)/Paxnewswest.com (Western Canada) and Paxnouvelles.com (French speaking Canada). PAX is one of the most forward thinking publications with vlogs, specialty TV channel programming and digital series.
  • Canadian Travel Press (circ. 27K; online/UVM 40K) - National trade publication targeting industry professionals covering industry news, current trends and must visit destinations. Distributed weekly and monthly it has the largest reach of any travel trade publication in Canada.
  • Talk Travel (circ. 21K; online/UVM 20K) - Leading trade media outlet in Western Canada bringing readers compelling travel articles, reviews and features. Print publication is distributed monthly to all travel agencies across Canada. Its newsletter "e-talktravel" is published twice weekly and distributed to more than 20k travel professionals.

The FAM will focus on new and niche experiences in the destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, unique spa services, outdoor adventure and recreation, new dining options and daytime entertainment. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, November 18.

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*Outdoor Adventure FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host an Outdoor Adventure FAM from Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2017. The trip will include three to five journalists representing top-tier Canadian media outlets plus one LVCVA/Canada representative. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Best Health Magazine (circ. 80K/UVM 429K) - Canada’s only women’s health and wellness glossy.
  • WestJet Magazine (Monthly Readership: 2M/UVM 43K) - WestJet Airline's inflight glossy.

The trip will highlight the destination’s abundance of outdoor, nature and adrenaline-based activities while also incorporating dining and spa experiences. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, activities and spa experiences for the journalists. If you would like to provide assistance please contact Mindy Cummings at mindy@aerialpr.com by Friday, December 2.

*Inside Fitness Magazine (circ: 65K) - Writer Coleman Molnar, plans to travel to the destination on behalf of Canada’s #1 selling fitness magazine. Molnar will be in Las Vegas from Dec. 19-23, to produce a 4-6 page feature. The piece will hone in on the reasons for which Vegas is the best destination for health and culture junkies who are repeat visitors looking for another side of the destination. Molnar is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, and attractions that suit a healthy lifestyle and fitness angle (sports, athletics, working out). If you would like to provide support, please contact Mindy Cummings at mindy@aerialpr.com by Monday, November 28.

*TSN (Viewership: 1M) - A crew of three (including host Vic Rauter) plus one LVCVA Canada rep will be in Las Vegas Dec. 18-21 to film eight national broadcast features that will air during TSN's coverage of the WFG Continental Cup of Curling (which takes place in Las Vegas in January). TSN is Canada's ESPN, and the Continental Cup is among the highest rated broadcasts of the year. Vic is looking to highlight new and noteworthy experiences in the destination – from entertainment to dining in which he can participate interactively. Celebrity interviews, cooking segments, participation in resident productions (i.e. magic lesson, performer training etc.), high roller experiences, and unique attractions that will resonate well on camera would be welcomed. The features will be broadcast between Jan. 12-15, 2017. The crew is also looking for assistance with accommodations and meals. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Mindy Cummings at mindy@aerialpr.com by Monday, November 28.

 

MEXICO

Mexico Sales Mission - In conjunction with the 2017 Mexico Sales Mission, the LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a VIP media and influencer event in Mexico City, Jan. 26, 2017. The goal of the event is to capture the attention of top-tier media and travel partners in Mexico. The night will showcase only-in-Vegas experiences, and we are seeking talent to participate, including: entertainment, celebrity chefs, nightlife DJs and more. Spanish speaking talent is preferred, but not mandatory.

In addition to the event itself, media interviews will be coordinated throughout the week for all participants. Talent will be asked to speak to various media outlets, perform in-studio at television stations, participate in a social media activation, and more. To see a video recap of last year's event click here. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Allie Edwards at allie.edwards@rrpartners.com. Please submit talent participation by Wednesday, November 23.

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Digi-Vegas FAM - The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology that drives Las Vegas. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (circ. 1.7M/UVM 2.6M)
  • Writer Daniel Bennett (UK): BBC Focus Magazine (circ. 63K) - Science and technology UK publication

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas' virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.

AUSTRALIA

*Road Ahead (circ. 960K/UVM 300K) - Editor Kerry Heaney will visit Las Vegas Jan. 16-18, 2017, to review the destination for a three-page feature story about only-in-Las Vegas experiences beyond the casino. The Road Ahead is the official magazine for the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland and Kerry also creates content for a blog and on her social media platforms, @eatdrinkandbekerry. Kerry is looking for assistance with accommodation and activities. If you have any questions or would like to discuss opportunities in further detail, please contact Natalie Schofield, LVCVA AUS/NZ at nschofield@lvcva.com.

 

CANADA

Travel Industry Today (Subscribers 22K/UVM 15K) - Raja Fayez Chaaya, Reporter, will visit Las Vegas Nov. 9-12 to profile the Las Vegas hotel, dining and culture scene. His story will be geared towards a growing market of LGBT Canadian travelers who are interested in the city’s whimsical theme hotels, nightlife and respite from the oncoming cold. Chaaya is seeking assistance with accommodations (1 night, November 11) dining, entertainment, attractions, spas, and anything with a Canadian connection. Please note he will be travelling with his photographer. Feature is expected to run in the January 2017 issue of the column. If you are interested in providing assistance, or for more information, please contact Raja directly at Ray.chaaya@hotmail.com.

Group Trade FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host a group media FAM Nov. 29 - Dec. 2 for three journalists, representing three outlets, and an LVCVA/Canada representative. Participating outlets include:

  • PAX News (circ. 25K; online/UVM 28K) - A market leader in Canadian travel trade news. PAX Magazine is printed 10x per year in both English and French. Digital presence includes three websites Paxnews.com (National – heavily focused in Ontario)/Paxnewswest.com (Western Canada) and Paxnouvelles.com (French speaking Canada). PAX is one of the most forward thinking publications with vlogs, specialty TV channel programming and digital series.
  • Canadian Travel Press (circ. 27K; online/UVM 40K) - National trade publication targeting industry professionals covering industry news, current trends and must visit destinations. Distributed weekly and monthly it has the largest reach of any travel trade publication in Canada.
  • Talk Travel (circ. 21K; online/UVM 20K) - Leading trade media outlet in Western Canada bringing readers compelling travel articles, reviews and features. Print publication is distributed monthly to all travel agencies across Canada. Its newsletter "e-talktravel" is published twice weekly and distributed to more than 20k travel professionals.

The FAM will focus on new and niche experiences in the destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, unique spa services, outdoor adventure and recreation, new dining options and daytime entertainment. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, November 18.

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Hainan Airlines Inaugural Flight FAM - To support the historic new route by Hainan Airlines, connecting Beijing to Las Vegas with the inaugural flight on December 2, the LVCVA and Hainan Airlines will host a media FAM Dec. 2-7, welcoming 10-12 top-tier Chinese media outlets.

Below is a targeted list of Chinese outlets:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance with the latest and exciting activities in the destination, please submit offers below by Friday, November 11.

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GERMANY

Neverseenbefore (UVM 40K) - Sven Tornow will visit Las Vegas with a colleague from Oct. 28 - Nov. 28 to feature Las Vegas as a top travel destination and gateway to National parks for a German online travel blog. The story will include culinary insider tips as well as top attractions. Sven is seeking assistance with dining, entertainment, attractions and trips to National Parks. The feature is slated to run January 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Sven Tornow at sventornow@gmail.com.

 

MEXICO

Mexico Latin Grammy Trade Media FAM - Two travel trade journalists plus an LVCVA Mexico/Latin America representative will visit Las Vegas Nov. 16-20 to experience the Latin Grammy Awards and additional events.

Participating outlets include:

  • Ladevi (circ. 17.5K; online/UVM 208K) - Ladevi is a leading print and digital tourism magazine that provides destination information for Mexican and Latin American tour operators.
  • TravelTimes (circ. 80K) - TravelTimes is a digital travel trade resource focused on sharing the most important information about destinations around the world with Tour Operators and professionals in the industry.

The FAM will focus on the Latin Grammys and how Las Vegas hosts various high-profiles events. The group is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, November 4.

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**Interjet Inaugural Flight Group FAM - To support Interjet's new daily nonstop service from Mexico City to Las Vegas, the LVCVA and Interjet will host a group media FAM Nov. 10 - 14, representing consumer and trade media outlets and two media influencers. Both influencers have more than 6M followers combined across their social media channels. The group will be accompanied by one LVCVA/Mexico representative and an Interjet representative.

Media participants include:

We are seeking assistance with high-energy, adrenaline-based activities, accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, November 4.

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British Airways High Life - Holiday Charity Auction - British Airways will be hosting its third annual Holiday Charity Auction in Aid of Comic Relief in conjunction with High Life magazine December 2016. The auction will feature 12 packages for people to bid on, including a Las Vegas New Year's package. For the Las Vegas package, British Airways will be providing two Club class flights and accommodations for two winners to spend New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, and is seeking assistance with entertainment, dining and only-in-Vegas experiences.

The packages and descriptions will launch online in November and will be featured in the December issue of High Life (circ. 3.6M). In addition, the auction is also very likely to be covered in British Airways' First Life and Business Life magazine, along with its e-zine for executive club members, The Club. British Airways will also support the auction on their social channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). If you would like to provide items for the Las Vegas package, or have additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Issy D'Arcy Clark, isabelle.darcyclark@cedarcom.co.uk.

*The Runner Beans (UVM 18K) - Charlie Watson is a health and fitness blogger who will visit Las Vegas Nov. 9-14. She is a five-time marathon runner who will be visiting the city to run the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas half marathon to write a feature on the race and surrounding destination activities. Charlie would like assistance with accommodations and activities highlighting health and wellness pursuits. If you are interested in providing assistance, please contact LVCVA representatives, Nick Evans at nicke@hillsbalfour.com and Rachel Walker at rachelw@hillsbalfour.com.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM - The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8-11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology that drives Las Vegas. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (circ. 1.7M/UVM 2.6M)

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas' virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.

 

Hainan Airlines Announces First-Ever Nonstop Service Between China and Las Vegas

Hainan Airlines recently filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to launch an historic new route connecting Las Vegas to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between Las Vegas and Mainland China. The service will begin December 2, 2016 and will initially operate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, contact Heidi Hayes, LVCVA, hhayes@lvcva.com.

BRAZIL
Brazil PBR World Finals FAM - Five journalists plus a LVCVA Brazil representative will visit Las Vegas November 4-7 to experience PBR World Finals and additional events. The FAM will focus on new offerings in Las Vegas and showcase the ever-evolving aspect of the destination. The participating media will be on assignment from the most important media outlets from different regions in Brazil, focusing on wealthy countryside areas from key outbound travel regions. The final list of media will be available in the upcoming week. We are looking for assistance with activities and dining. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit offers below by Thursday, October 27.

 

Dishing Jackson Hole/Dishing Park City Jan. 12-15 (Circ. 100,000)  
The publication’s editor and publisher, Allison Arthur, will visit Las Vegas with her co-editor and writer, Cara Rank, for a 2,000-word story. The feature will be published in June 2017 and will focus on the destination, with details on what do, where to stay, what to eat and more. Additionally, the duo will post on the publications’ respective social media accounts. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, attractions, daylife, nightlife, dining, spa treatments, entertainment and chef interviews. If you are interested in participating, please send offers by Tuesday, Nov. 22 to Allie Edwards, R&R Partners, at allie.edwards@rrpartners.com.

 

WXLC Chicago
Program director, Haynes Johns, is coordinating a radio giveaway for listeners of 102.3XLC (WXLC), a top 40/contemporary Alpha Media radio station that broadcasts to about 331,000 listeners in the Chicago area. The giveaway will run for two weeks, with three lucky winners receiving the grand prize trip to Las Vegas. Haynes is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and entertainment in exchange for on-air, website, email blast and social promotions. If interested, please reach out to Haynes directly at Haynes.Johns@alphamediausa.com.

 

RuPaul’s Drag Race– Logo TV (Week of Dec. 12)
The LVCVA and R&R Partners are excited to partner with RuPaul’s Drag Race (RPDR), season nine, airing on Logo TV. Logo is an American digital cable television channel owned by Viacom's MTV Networks division providing entertainment programming for the LGBT community. As a part of the partnership, Las Vegas will receive a total of three, 30-60 second vignettes to run 30x total (split evenly) within RPDR programming. The vignettes will feature past Drag Race personalities and show concepts are still being finalized. Filming will take place in Las Vegas the week of December 12th over a three-day period. The RPDR production team would like to feature unique filming locations in the destination including: entertainment, dining, nightlife, spa/wellness, and attractions. We are seeking assistance with unique filming locations and accommodations, and meals for the crew during their stay. If you are interested in participating, please contact Mindy Parker, R&R Partners, at mindy.parker@rrpartners.com by Thursday, Oct. 27.

 

BlackEnterprise.com (UMV: 562,198) and TravelNoire.com (UVM: 71,037)
Kimberly Wilson will be visiting the destination from Nov. 3-7 to write a feature on the undiscovered side of Las Vegas. Her online article will focus on off-the-beaten path attractions, dining experiences, must-see hotels and unique offerings in Las Vegas. Kimberly is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and activities while in the destination. If you would like to assist, please contact Kimberly directly at kimberlywilson1@gmail.com

 

Sir and Sport Magazine (Any two nights; November thru January) 
Editor-in-Chief Kevin Marr is planning to feature Las Vegas in his March 2017 travel issue. The story will target an upscale and educated audience and may include such experiences as a top-shelf cigar bar, a visit to one of the city's more renowned and exclusive restaurants, a spa day at one of Las Vegas' best, a look at a more private and affluent pool scene, a helicopter ride, an experience with cars, a look at local museums, a recipe for an incredible cocktail from a well-known mixologist, a visit to one of the vintage Vegas hangouts from the days with Sinatra, etc. He is seeking to stay at a five-star luxury property. The story will look similar to this article in terms of length, coverage and photography. Sir and Sport is one year old, with print, online, social media and sponsored event platforms. The magazine is based in Colorado and is an upscale platform for gentlemen who prefer the finer things in life, covering everything from travel, sports, cars and fashion to dining, celebrity, cigars, music and wine. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact the editor directly at: Kevin Marr, kevin@sirandsport.com or 303-917-6705.

 

Digi-Vegas FAM
The LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a Digi-Vegas FAM, Jan. 8 - 11, 2017. Top-tier technology, lifestyle and travel journalists from Canada, Mexico, U.K. and the U.S. will visit the destination to experience the technology the drives Las Vegas. Confirmed outlets to-date include:

  • Freelancer Seth Porges (US): InStyle Magazine (Circ. 1,767,779/UMV 2,685,943)

Throughout the FAM, journalists will experience behind-the-scenes tours of Only-in-Vegas entertainment and attractions, technology-driven attractions and experiences featured on Vegas VR, Las Vegas’ virtual reality app. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, nightlife, entertainment and other only-in-Vegas experiences for the journalists, including immersive behind-the-scene experiences. If you would like to provide assistance or need additional information, please contact Emily Wininger, emily.wininger@rrpartners.com.

 

CANADA
Travel Industry Today (Subscribers 22K/UVM 15K) - Raja Fayez Chaaya, Reporter, will visit Las Vegas November 9-12 to profile the Las Vegas hotel, dining and culture scene. His story will be geared towards a growing market of LGBT Canadian travelers who are interested in the city’s whimsical theme hotels, nightlife and respite from the oncoming cold. Chaaya is seeking assistance with accommodations (1 night, November 11) dining, entertainment, attractions, spas, and anything with a Canadian connection. Please note he will be travelling with his photographer. Feature is expected to run in the January 2017 issue of the column. If you are interested in providing assistance, or for more information, please contact Raja directly at Ray.chaaya@hotmail.com.
*Group Trade FAM - The LVCVA Canada office will host a group media FAM November 29 - December 2 for three journalists, representing three outlets, and an LVCVA/Canada representative. Participating outlets include:

  • PAX News (circ. 25K; online/UVM 28K) - A market leader in Canadian travel trade news. PAX Magazine is printed 10x per year in both English and French. Digital presence includes three websites Paxnews.com (National – heavily focused in Ontario)/Paxnewswest.com (Western Canada) and Paxnouvelles.com (French speaking Canada). PAX is one of the most forward thinking publications with vlogs, specialty TV channel programming and digital series.
  • Canadian Travel Press (circ. 27K; online/UVM 40K) - National trade publication targeting industry professionals covering industry news, current trends and must visit destinations. Distributed weekly and monthly it has the largest reach of any travel trade publication in Canada.
  • Talk Travel (circ. 21K; online/UVM 20K) - Leading trade media outlet in Western Canada bringing readers compelling travel articles, reviews and features. Print publication is distributed monthly to all travel agencies across Canada. Its newsletter "e-talktravel" is published twice weekly and distributed to more than 20k travel professionals.

The FAM will focus on new and niche experiences in the destination. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, unique spa services, outdoor adventure and recreation, new dining options and daytime entertainment. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Friday, November 18.

 

CHINA
*Hainan Airlines Inaugural Flight FAM - To support the historic new route by Hainan Airlines, connecting Beijing to Las Vegas with the inaugural flight on December 2, the LVCVA and Hainan Airlines will host a media FAM December 2-7, welcoming 10-12 top-tier Chinese media outlets.
Below is a targeted list of Chinese outlets:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions and a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon. If you would like to provide assistance with the latest and exciting activities in the destination, please submit offers below by Friday, November 11.

 

COLOMBIA
Vida en Forma TV program (approx. 30M viewers; David Henao's Facebook: +20K, Twitter: +82K, Instagram: +206K) - This TV program reaches 24 countries in North, Central and South America and is one of the top three travel and wellness TV programs on Caracol Internacional and airs seven times a week (similar format to Discovery Channel) and seven times a week in the USA via Comcast and Dish Network. The host David Henao, renowned Colombian celebrity, will also do live posting on his social media during the trip. The filming will focus on fitness, wellness, outdoor activities, entertainment and gastronomy experiences. Target audiences of the program are family/leisure, travelers/sport, and wellness fans. Material for a total of two, 24-minute episodes will be filmed. The team is looking for accommodations for four crew members and one LVCVA rep for six nights (November 16-22), and entertainment, outdoor activities and dining experiences. If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please submit offers below by Friday, October 28.

 

GERMANY
Neverseenbefore (UVM 40K) - Sven Tornow will visit Las Vegas with a colleague from October 28 – November 28 to feature Las Vegas as a top travel destination and gateway to National parks for a German online travel blog. The story will include culinary insider tips as well as top attractions. Sven is seeking assistance with dining, entertainment, attractions and trips to National Parks. The feature is slated to run January 2017. If you would like to provide assistance, please contact Sven Tornow at sventornow@gmail.com.

 

JAPAN
"Earth Genesis: History of North America" (630K viewers) - Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) will film a holiday program entitled "Earth Genesis: History of North America" November 12-13 in Las Vegas. The program is documentary-style aiming to highlight the accessibility of the destination to national parks and outdoor activities while also introducing Las Vegas’ exciting amenities. The 10-person crew is looking for accommodations for one night, and destination experiences including a Grand Canyon helicopter flight. The episode is expected to air in December. If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers below by Tuesday, November 1.

 

 

 

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Four Seasons Las Vegas Opens Remodeled Spa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Marquee Dayclub Brings Back the Dome

Winter weather doesn’t put a stop to a party in Las Vegas. The Marquee Dayclub has brought back its pool dome for the winter season so guests can continue to enjoy a true Las Vegas pool party despite the cold. At more than 22,000 square feet, 50 feet at its highest and accompanied by a climate-controlled pool, the Marquee Dayclub festival-style dome is Las Vegas’ only winter pool party location. The Dayclub dome is open every Saturday through March 13, 2017 with select holiday Sundays. For more information, contact Nicole Schmitz, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, nicole.schmitz@cosmopolitanlasvegas.com.

 

 

 

Renowned Chef Masaharu Morimoto Opens First Las Vegas Restaurant 

Masaharu Morimoto, renowned Japanese chef and star of Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” opened his contemporary Japanese restaurant Morimoto Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Las Vegas on Oct. 21. The new restaurant features an exquisite design along with signature sushi creations and spectacular cocktail offerings, including exclusive selections made just for the Las Vegas location. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com.

 

 

 

Gordon Ramsay’s Fish & Chips Opens at The LINQ

Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay’s fourth Las Vegas restaurant, Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, is now open at The LINQ Promenade. The authentic takeaway-style British eatery introduces guests to the true crown-jewel, fish and chips. Guests will be able to view the chefs in action as they prepare the made-to-order dishes with specialty items including, hand-cut, sustainable True Alaskan Cod filets, battered and cooked to order, battered sausage, gulf shrimp and a fish sandwich. Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips will open daily at 11 AM with indoor and outdoor seating for more than 40 guests. This is the fourth Las Vegas restaurant of the award-winning chef, joining Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Steak at Paris Las Vegas. For more information, contact Adrienne Prather-Marcos, Caesars Entertainment, aprathermarcos@caesars.com.

 

 

 

Sin City Brewing Co. Opens Fourth Location on the Las Vegas Strip

Expanding its local craft influence on The Strip, Sin City Brewing Co. opened its newest bar at Grand Bazaar Shops on Oct. 28. The local brewery’s fourth location features its five signature craft beers, a rotating seasonal brew, and the brewery’s first outdoor seating, delivering an al fresco drinking experience in the heart of Las Vegas Boulevard. The design is inspired by the open-air market at Grand Bazaar Shops with a convenient walk-up bar for guests-on-the-go. Those looking to linger over their lager can enjoy indoor-and-outdoor seating at the new bar, making it an ideal destination to catch the game or just people-watch along the main walkway.

 

 

 

Eclipse Theaters Brings Luxury Movie-Watching to Downtown Las Vegas

Downtown Las Vegas has a new luxury spot with the grand opening of Eclipse Theaters. The eight-screen venue features a bar, lounge and restaurant in a three-story and 72,000-square-foot building. The first floor will also include 21 Greens, an indoor golf simulator expected to open by the end of the year. For more information, visit eclipsetheaters.com.

 

 

 

Las Vegas Launches Innovative Trade Show Booth Technology

Las Vegas unveiled its revolutionary trade show booth, Vegas Interactive, at IMEX America on Oct. 18, the largest meetings and convention trade show in the country. The trade show booth features an interactive video wall that allows users to access detailed information about hotel, convention and event spaces through the power of touch-screen technology. Vegas Interactive features four, 55-inch touch screens with more than 4,000 pieces of content including 360-degree videos, time lapse photography and still images for guests to experience the destination through an interactive map.  Each resort, venue or attraction is designed to showcase meeting space, event venues, dining options, room product, amenities, entertainment and more.  The LVCVA developed the trade show booth over the past year in partnership with Inhance Digital, a leader in the technology industry. For more information, contact Heidi Hayes, LVCVA, hhayes@lvcva.com.

 

 

 

McCarran Airport Debuts the Country’s Second-Tallest Control Tower

On Oct. 18, McCarran International Airport introduced the second-tallest airport control tower in the United States. Standing 352 feet high, the control tower offers controllers greater visibility and with two levels, it keeps controllers handling ground and air operations separate. The tower accommodates up to 16 air traffic controllers at any given time and includes a 52,800-square-foot base building where the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility operates. For more information, contact Christine Crews, McCarran International Airport, christinec@mccarran.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art Presents "Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso" 

Small towns transform into sophisticated, alluring and mysterious urban cities, and countryside villages into picturesque, serene, untouched landscapes inside Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art’s (BGFA) newest exhibit “Town and Country: from Degas to Picasso,” opening September 23. The exhibition will guide visitors through each artist’s work inspired by the United States and Europe’s growing urbanization during the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the display will feature 47 works of art ranging from paintings and prints to drawings and photographs. Featured artists will include Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, Jean-François Millet and many more.

 

 

Spiegelworld to Bring The Gazillionaire's New Production of Absinthe to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Gazillionaire will open his new production of the long-running hit show Absinthe at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. In collaboration with The Cosmopolitan, Spiegelworld will take over and re-imagine the former ballroom space in Rose. Rabbit. Lie., creating a distinct, all new venue for Absinthe. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. will continue to operate as a modern supper club offering dining and live entertainment. The move serves as the next chapter in the ongoing success story that is Absinthe. Spiegelworld first presented the show in 2006 in a spiegeltent at the South Street Seaport, New York City. Absinthe went on to open in Las Vegas in 2011, where it was voted “Best New Show” and hailed as the most outrageous and original offering on the Strip in years. The show has continued to evolve while entertaining more than one million Las Vegas visitors during the past five years and will now arrive re-energized at The Cosmopolitan by the end of 2016. 

 

 

 

Imagine Exhibitions proudly present REAL BODIES at Bally’s, a highly original and thought-provoking exhibition of human anatomy at Bally’s Las Vegas. This powerful exhibition explores life by displaying more than 20 real, perfectly preserved human bodies and more than 200 anatomical specimens. More than a simple display of human specimens, REAL BODIES at Bally’s will connect audiences to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive. Founded on anatomical, cultural, and emotional narratives, the exhibition transforms the way we view the mysterious organism we all share - the human body - and reminds us of all the complexity and magic within us that we often take for granted. REAL BODIES at Bally’s digs deeper into the beauty of the body, mind, and soul than any other exhibition of its kind, and invites you to explore the entire human experience from the first breath to the last. REAL BODIES at Bally’s is now open and is located on the lower level of Bally’s Las Vegas.

 

 

Lago by Julian Serrano Opens at Bellagio

Before the turn of the millennium, Bellagio altered the landscape of Las Vegas dining when it built world-celebrated chef restaurants overlooking its iconic fountains. The tradition of delivering award-winning, lakeside epicurean experiences continues as it debuts LAGO by Julian Serrano – a contemporary, Milan-inspired Italian restaurant concept. Boasting a new outdoor patio with arguably the most spectacular views of the world-famous fountains, LAGO’s cutting-edge space is inspired by Italian Futurism – the sweeping artistic and cultural movement of early 20th century Italy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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