Quick Biz

  • Dates: Aug. 23-25, 2019
  • Story Angle: Our contact is writing a feature titled “10 Epic Experiences to have in Las Vegas” that will highlight adventures you can only have in the destination.
  • Partner Requests: Dining, entertainment and activities. Our contact is also very interested in daylife and a helicopter ride.
  • Contact: Erin Mowry at erin.mowry@rrpartners.com
  • Submit offers by: Aug. 9, 2019
*Freelancer
  • Dates: Nov. 5-12, 2019
  • Story Angle: Looking to do research on all things Las Vegas including dining, entertainment, family-friendly activities, outdoor adventure and more.
  • Partner Requests: Robin is seeking accommodations, dining, entertainment, outdoor activities and more.
  • *Note: Robin contributes to a variety of outlets including Forbes, TripSavvy, Reader’s Digest, Yahoo! Travel and more
  • Contact: Robin Raven at robinraven@gmail.com
  • Submit Offers By: Aug.16, 2019
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

“Vegas Gets Artsy” Media FAM – The LVCVA Australia/New Zealand office will host a group of five journalists and a LVCVA AU/NZ representative September 18-23, to experience Las Vegas’ local art and music scene, in conjunction with the Life is Beautiful festival. The group will attend the festival Friday and will be free to experience other offerings in the destination during the remainder of their stay.

The FAM will showcase the diverse music and arts scene in Las Vegas, highlighting the very best hidden gems Downtown, what’s new in Vegas, exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences as well as must-visit Strip offerings.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • 9Honey (UVM 744K) – Renowned women’s lifestyle network, 9Honey covers food, fashion, news, fitness, beauty, travel and celebrity content, as well as where to eat stay and play in local and international destinations.
  • Freelancer Carol Taylor will be on assignment for the following publications:
    • Woman’s Day (circ. 249K) – Woman’s Day is Australia’s number one weekly magazine. It is the absolute authority on Australian and international celebrities. Woman’s Day shows readers the latest star trends, from fashion and beauty to homes and travel.
    • OK! (circ. 48K) – Focusing on celebrity glamour, celebrity interviews and big, glossy photographs, OK! covers entertainment, fashion, beauty, health, food, travel and home.
    • NW (circ. 98.4K) – A popular weekly glossy magazine, NW focuses on celebrity news from Australia and around the world. Other topics include fashion, beauty, travel and healthy living tips.
  • Freelancer Ellen Mackenzie will be on assignment for the following publications:
    • NZ Woman’s Day/NZ Woman’s Day (circ. 65K) – A weekly publication that aims to inform and entertain its readers with the latest celebrity gossip, health tips, recipes, beauty fashion and travel recommendations.
    • NZ Woman’s Weekly (circ. 42.6K) – A key women’s lifestyle, travel, beauty, food and beauty content.

Additional Targeted Outlets:

  • Travel & Indulgence (circ. 219K) – An insert in the Weekend Australian every Saturday, Travel & Indulgence covers the good things in life from luxury, five-star hotels to fabulous food and premium wine. Each week its team of experts provides readers with details of the latest holiday hot spots, best deals and new products, hip hotels, colorful festivals and food experiences.
  • Virgin Australia Magazine (circ. 82K) – The complimentary in-flight magazine provided to all guests flying with Virgin Australia, the monthly glossy aims to uncover new trends in food, drink, fashion, travel and business.

We are looking for assistance with elegant accommodations (six rooms), live entertainment, cool cocktails bars, art exhibits/galleries, trendy eateries and the best of Las Vegas’ art/music activities. Please submit offers by Monday, August 5 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Thalia Aconley-Jones, LVCVA AU/NZ, at taconleyjones@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

BRAZIL

*Maurício Nunes – Travel journalist Maurício Nunes will visit Las Vegas September 18-22 to produce coverage for two travel trade publications that are distributed throughout Brazil. Each article will span 4-8 pages, with a focus on gastronomy and entertainment.

Confirmed Outlets:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, attractions, dining and entertainment. Please submit offers by Thursday, August 8. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Renata Yabusaki, LVCVA Brazil, atryabusaki@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Brazil office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

CANADA

*“Rock and Recovery FAM” – The LVCVA Canada office will host two trade journalists and a LVCVA Canada representative September 20-23, to experience Las Vegas’ local art and music scene, in conjunction with the Life is Beautiful festival. The group will attend the festival on Sunday while experiencing other entertainment and spa/wellness offerings in the destination on the remaining days.

The FAM will showcase the diverse entertainment and art scene in Las Vegas, while highlighting the best in relaxation to recuperate from the evening’s festivities.

Confirmed Outlet:

  • Travel Industry Today (21K subscribers, UVM 15K) – The Canadian-based electronic journal delivers in-depth news, information, interviews and opinions on the travel industry.

Targeted Outlet:

  • OpenJaw (UVM 40K) – As Canada’s leading travel B2B news source for travel agents and industry leaders, they refer to the website daily for updates on the latest travel news, travel video interviews, product information, online training, and insider tips.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, attractions, evening entertainment, spa/wellness activities and dining. Please submit offers by Friday, August 16. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Karly Melo, LVCVA Canada, at CanadaPR@visitlasvegas.com and Crissy Hunt at chunt@lvcva.com.

FRANCE

*Hellolaroux (UVM 22K, Instagram 43K)

  • Dates: September 17-19
  • Angle: The various activities and attractions available for the typical French visitor in Las Vegas.
  • Coverage: Dedicated Las Vegas city guide published on the blog. Instagram posts throughout the trip
  • Partner Requests: Accommodations, attractions, activities for two people
  • Contact: Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com
  • Submit Offers by: Wednesday, August 7

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

LEVEL Inaugural FAMs – To demonstrate how accessible Las Vegas will become on LEVEL’s new, nonstop flight that connects Paris directly to Las Vegas, the LVCVA France office will host two media FAMs on LEVEL’s inaugural flight October 30 – November 2, with a combined total of 15-20 national French publications.

Targeted Outlets:

About the new service: LEVEL, International Airlines Group’s (IAG) long-haul low-cost airline brand will offer year-round service between Paris (ORY) and Las Vegas on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning October 30, 2019. The Airbus 330-200 will offer 21 premium economy seats, and 293 seats in economy. This flight is expected to have an economic impact of $46.3 million annually.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations (3 nights), entertainment, outdoor experiences, attractions, helicopter flights and culinary options for the journalists, a LEVEL PR representative and a LVCVA France representative. Please submit offers by Wednesday, August 7. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

GEO Magazine (circ. 250K, 4.28M readers) – Journalist Mathilde Saljougui and photographer Olivier Touron from France’s leading travel magazine will visit Las Vegas September 23-27 to write a 14-page print feature entitled “Las Vegas: Beyond the Neon.” The story will be multi-faceted and will cover: Las Vegas as the gateway to the American West, outdoor experiences, the unique aspects of downtown as well as interviews with local personalities (local artists, politicians, architects, etc.).

We are seeking assistance with accommodations downtown (4 nights, 2 single rooms), interviews, a helicopter tour, activities and experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, August 23. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano atmcastano@lvcva.com.

MEXICO

*El Grito Trade Media FAM – To showcase the festivities happening in Las Vegas throughout the Mexican Independence Day weekend, the LVCVA will host two journalists, September 13-17. The group will be accompanied by one LVCVA Mexico representative.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • Invertour (circ. 5K, UVM 67.5K) – As travel trade publication with print, online and newsletter editions, they offer the latest tourism information and news.
  • ABZ Turistico (circ. 5K, UVM 15K) – A bi-weekly travel trade magazine based in Guadalajara that is distributed to travel agencies, wholesalers, and within the travel industry.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, daylife/nightlife options, dining, and other Latin focused events and experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, August 16 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Carolina Medina, LVCVA Mexico, at cmedina@adnova.com.mx and Crissy Hunt at chunt@lvcva.com.

*Six Radio (listenership: 133K daily) – Six Radio is one of the most important radio shows in Mexico City, which broadcasts every day from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Two of the show’s hosts, Jose Alberto Espinosa “Pilinga” and Héctor de Lozada “Franky Mostro,” will visit August 26-31 to promote Las Vegas as a premier travel destination. The hosts will discuss entertainment, culinary, local hot spots, hidden gems and outdoor experiences during their daily 3-hour show, which will broadcast live from Las Vegas.

We are seeking accommodations, unique experiences such as behind the scenes tours, meet and greets, exclusive dining experiences, one-of-a-kind outdoor activities, cooking or mixology demonstrations, a headliner performance, VIP access for entertainment for the two hosts and one PR representative. Please submit offers by Thursday, August 1. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Fernanda Montes de Oca at fernanda@eurekandco.com.

El Grito Consumer Media FAM – To showcase all festivities happening in Las Vegas in honor of Mexican Independence Day, LVCVA and R&R Partners will host the annual El Grito FAM (seven journalists and two public relations representatives), September 12-17. The El Grito FAM will welcome top tier journalists from Mexico.

Confirmed Media:

We are seeking assistance with tickets to entertainment events, concerts and sporting events as well as assistance with accommodations, daylife/nightlife, dining, El Grito events and experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, August 9 . If you have questions or would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact Andrea Jácome, Eureka & Co., at andreaj@eurekandco.com.

SOUTH KOREA

Art in Vegas – The LVCVA South Korea office will host top-tier monthly magazines and online media outlets in Las Vegas September 18-23 in conjunction with the Life is Beautiful Festival. The FAM will showcase the destination’s art, music, culture and entertainment offerings as well as gourmet and attractions, including a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon. The group of six (five editors and one LVCVA South Korea representative) will attend the Life is Beautiful Festival on Sunday, September 22, and will cover the destination overall during the remainder of their stay.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • ELLE Korea (circ. 80K, UVM 1.5M) – One of the leading lifestyle fashion magazines in the world. Focusing on fashion, beauty, health, entertainment and lifestyle, it is one of the top-tier lifestyle magazines in Korea.
  • Noblesse Men (circ. 75K, UVM 100K) – A bi-weekly social and lifestyle magazine that shares national and international news about fashion, sports, culture, celebrities and socialites.
  • Style Chosun (circ. 500K, UVM 43K) – A top-tier luxury lifestyle magazine for high-end readers. It covers a variety of topics including fashion, art, trends and more.
  • Asia News Agency (UVM 200K) – A multi-media channel that covers economy, lifestyle and a dedicated worldwide travel section through online news.
  • Esquire (circ. 60K, UVM 601K) – A monthly fashion magazine targeting male readers in their 20-40s. It covers health, fitness, fashion, lifestyle, and other informative articles.

If you would like to provide assistance, please submit offers by Thursday, August 1 . If you have any questions or would like to discuss offers in further detail, please contact Zia Kim, LVCVA Korea, at zkim@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson, at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

Woman (circ. 133K) – The travel editor of Woman and Woman’s Weekly will visit Las Vegas September 13-16 with a plus one to write a destination feature on Las Vegas as a ‘girls’ weekend away.’ The piece in Woman will highlight adventure activities and romantic experiences. Woman is a weekly magazine aimed at women aged 35 years and older who are interested in fashion and lifestyle. The magazine covers celebrity, fashion, beauty, diet and food, lifestyle and travel.

In addition to the feature in Woman, the journalist will also produce the following coverage:

  • Woman’s Own (circ. 124K) – A magazine aimed at women over the age of 35 who are interested in living well. It covers royal family news, physical and mental health, food and drink, and travel. Coverage includes a destination round-up story, with the possibility of running online.
  • Woman’s Weekly (circ. 236K) – A magazine aimed at women who are the chief income earners in their households. It covers fiction, gardening, knitting and craft, travel, celebrity, health and beauty, and recipes. Coverage will be one page in the publication, with the possibility of running online.
  • Chat (circ. 203K) – A magazine aimed at readers interested in true life stories with a quirky tone. It covers news and features, true stories, recipes, fashion, bargains and travel. Coverage will be one page in the publication.

We are looking for assistance with accommodations, experiences, entertainment, restaurants and outdoor activities. Please submit offers by Friday August 9. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kate Pernfuss, Hills Balfour, atkpernfuss@hillsbalfour.com.

*Good Morning America

  • Date: June 2019
  • Angle: A GMA correspondent and small crew will visit Las Vegas in June 2019 to film a destination piece showcasing the unique Only-in-Vegas offerings available across the city that are tied into the LVCVA’s newest campaign, ‘Vegas Changes Everything.’ The segment will be approximately 2-4 minutes in length and will air sometime in 2019.
  • Resort Partners Needs: We are seeking assistance with celebrity chefs that are available to appear in the segment in-destination. Additionally, we are looking for unique offerings to showcase the destination with a focus on dining, entertainment, spa, etc. Furthermore, any talent from Vegas shows/residencies who might be available to be on-air in-destination will be considered.
  • Contact: Meghan Speranzo, R&R Partners, at meghan.speranzo@rrpartners.com
    • NOTE: Please submit all offers ONLY through this LVCVA newsletter portal. All direct pitches via email will not be considered in order to streamline the organization of this opportunity.
  • Submit Offers By: June 14, 2019 (No late offers will be accepted for consideration)

Refinery29 (UVM: 16M)

  • Dates: July 18-21, 2019
  • Story Angle: Ultimate shopping guide to Vegas and how Vegas has redefined luxury shopping for millennials
  • Partner Requests: Accommodations, shopping and luxury style experiences, spas, beauty experiences, dining, entertainment and activities.
  • Contact: Meghan Speranzo, R&R Partners, at meghan.speranzo@rrpartners.com
  • Submit Offers By: June 21, 2019

Upcoming Media FAMs and Opportunities

In an effort to keep our valued partners aware of upcoming media opportunities, the LVCVA and R&R have provided a list of targeted initiatives. Please click the button below for your planning purposes.

GERMANY

Golf Women (circ. 25K, readership 120K) – In an effort to showcase Las Vegas as a thrilling and world-class golf destination, editor and owner Cornelia Bruckner will travel with her husband to Las Vegas July 24-30. Cornelia will produce a several-page feature highlighting Las Vegas as a desirable golf destination that has the added benefit of signature attractions, entertainment and culinary offerings. The story is slated to run in autumn 2019.

In addition to a variety of golf experiences, we are seeking assistance with attractions as tickets for museums or shows, dining and support with a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. Please submit offers by Tuesday, June 18. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss offers in further detail, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano atMCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

JAPAN

**Bachelorette/Bachelor Trip media group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office will host a group media FAM July 22-26 for four journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative. With the growing trend of bachelorette/bachelor trips in the market, the FAM will highlight Las Vegas as an exciting destination for group travelers who can fully enjoy various activities before the big day.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • TABIPPO (UVM 2M) – One of the best-known online media dedicated to travel. Its audience and subscribers are men and women in their 20s and 30s who are passionate about travel and eager to try new travel experiences.
  • LOCARI (UVM 1.3M) – Online media targeting women in their late 20s to late 30s who are financially independent and motivated to achieve their desired lifestyle. It introduces fashion, life hacks, beauty and travel.

Additional Targeted Outlets:

  • Antenna (UVM 6.5M) – Online curation media for both men and women in their mid-20s to mid-30s who have high interests in outing, travel, gourmet, fashion and culture.
  • @BAILA (UVM 860K) – Online magazine featuring fashion, beauty, lifestyle and weddings. Its audience is working professionals in their late 20s to late 30s aiming to fulfill both their personal and professional lives.
  • FRaU (UVM 700K) – Online media that features travel, lifestyle and wellness. Its target audience are females in their early-20s to mid-30s who are trendsetters and have eyes for high quality experiences and products.
  • Hanako.tokyo (UVM 700K) – Online media targeting women in their mid-20s to 30s who are very active consumers continuously looking for new information about gourmet, lifestyle and girl group trips.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, spa treatments, dining experiences, entertainment, pool parties and dynamic attractions in the destination. Please submit offers by Friday, June 28. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson atkpeterson@lvcva.com.

MEXICO

*Editorial Televisa – The biggest editorial group in Mexico City, Editorial Televisa has some of the most important magazines in the country, each being a guide to lifestyle, fashion, travel, luxury, and wellness. Editorial Televisa’s Editor and one LVCVA PR representative will visit Las Vegas June 26-29. They will produce coverage highlighting Las Vegas as an entertainment, culinary, foodie and high-end destination in Televisa’s magazines:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, attractions, shows/concerts, sporting events, outdoor experiences, hidden gems, culinary experiences, and only-in-Vegas activities. Please submit offers by Monday, June 17 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Fernanda Montes de Oca, Eureka & Co., at fernanda@eurekandco.com.
GERMANY

*Golf Women (circ. 25K, readership 120K) – In an effort to showcase Las Vegas as a thrilling and world-class golf destination, editor and owner Cornelia Bruckner will travel with her husband to Las Vegas July 24-30. Cornelia will produce a several-page feature highlighting Las Vegas as a desirable golf destination that has the added benefit of signature attractions, entertainment and culinary offerings. The story is slated to run in autumn 2019.

In addition to a variety of golf experiences, we are seeking assistance with attractions as tickets for museums or shows, dining and support with a helicopter flight to the Grand Canyon. Please submit offers by Tuesday, June 18. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss offers in further detail, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano atMCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

JAPAN

*Bachelorette/Bachelor Trip media group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office will host a group media FAM July 22-26 for four journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative. With the new growing trend of bachelorette/bachelor trips in the market, the FAM will highlight Las Vegas as an exciting destination for bachelor and bachelorette trips where group travelers can fully enjoy various activities before the big day.

Confirmed Outlet:

  • TABIPPO (UVM 2M) – One of the best-known online media dedicated to travel. Its audience and subscribers are men and women in their 20s and 30s who are passionate about travel and eager to try new travel experiences.

Targeted Outlets:

  • Elle Online (UVM 4.6M) – Online magazine for women in their 20s to mid 30s who are trend savvy with international inspiration and are action-oriented.
  • LOCARI (UVM 1.3M) – Online media targeting women in their late 20s to late 30s who are financially independent and motivated to achieve their desired lifestyle. It introduces fashion, lifehack, beauty and travel.
  • SPUR.jp (UVM 1.8M) – Online magazine and print magazine featuring fashion, beauty, lifestyle and wedding. Its audience is mid 20s to late 30s who are conscious about improving their quality of life and experiences.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, spa treatments, dining experiences, entertainment, pool parties and dynamic attractions in the destination. Please submit offers by Friday, June 28. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson atkpeterson@lvcva.com.

THE NETHERLANDS

KLM / TUI Travel Trade FAM – TUI, the largest leisure, travel and tourism company in the world, is organizing a press FAM to Las Vegas June 27 – July 2 to support the new direct service from Amsterdam to Las Vegas on KLM. The seven media attending this FAM represent a combination of trade, MICE and lifestyle media based in and around Amsterdam.

About the new service: KLM will operate seasonal flights between Amsterdam and Las Vegas on Fridays and Sundays beginning June 6, 2019. The flights will offer 30 business class seats, 45 economy comfort seats, and 219 seats in economy. A third weekly flight will be launched on Tuesdays beginning July 2, 2019. The new KLM flights will extend Air France-KLM’s transatlantic network and strengthen its joint venture portfolio with Delta Airlines.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • JAN Magazine (circ. 80K) – JAN Magazine is one of the most popular lifestyle magazines in the Netherlands geared towards women 30+. The story will feature must-do activities in and around Las Vegas, the new KLM flight and holiday packages by TUI.
  • Linda Magazine (circ. 223K) – A leading consumer magazine in The Netherlands, the report will include a dedicated feature on Las Vegas and several online stories about Las Vegas and its surrounding areas.
  • TravMagazine (circ. 7K) – Published bi-weekly, TravMagazine is the oldest and most popular B2B publication in the Dutch travel industry, reaching 80 percent of Dutch travel agents. The coverage will position Las Vegas and the surrounding parks as a tourist destination.
  • Business Traveller (circ. 11K) – Business Traveller has become the leading magazine around the world for the frequent corporate traveler, with 14 editions worldwide. This monthly publication will position Las Vegas as a leading conference destination.
  • MICE (circ. 8K) – Published quarterly and featuring the latest news and information on the meetings and convention industries, the coverage will position Las Vegas as a MICE destination.
  • TravelValley (UVM 156K) – A TUI affiliate, TravelValley is a successful website with inspiring travel blogs and information. The story is about Las Vegas and the surrounding state and national parks, the new KLM flight and travel packages.
  • TripTalk (circ. 80K, UVM 61K) – A newer publication focused on affordable and accessible travel with inspiring travel stories and a wide general public appeal. The story will be about Las Vegas as an inspiring starting point for a U.S. tour.

We are seeking accommodations for seven people for two nights (check in June 27, check out June 29), activities on the Strip and Downtown, as well as show tickets for the group on the evening of June 28. Please submit offers by Friday, June 7. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Marloes van den Boogaard, LVCVA BeNeLux at marloes.van.den.boogaard@usp.nl and Molly Castano atmcastano@lvcva.com.

ARGENTINA

*Billboard Argentina (circ 20K, Instagram 66K) – Editors Santiago Torres and Juan Pedro Dondo will visit Las Vegas April 22-27 to attend Billboard Latin Music Week. In addition to covering Latin Music Week, they will also cover a variety of experiences for the magazine and social media. Coverage is expected to run in April and May 2019.

We are seeking assistance with dining, attractions and entertainment. Please submit offers by Friday, April 12. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Paula Fernandez, LVCVA South America, at pfernandez@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at mcastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA South America office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

CHINA

*Vegas Culinary FAM – The LVCVA China team will bring nine journalists and one photographer from top-tier lifestyle and gourmet media outlets to visit Las Vegas in conjunction with Vegas Uncork’d May 8-14 via Hainan Airlines. An LVCVA China representative will accompany the group.

Confirmed outlets:

  • Travel+Leisure China (circ. 700K, WeChat followers 100K) – A top travel magazine known for its features and travel photography; coverage will be a four-page culinary article in print and one article on WeChat. An editor and a photographer will participate in the FAM.
  • Restaurant Review (circ. 100K, WeChat followers 50K) – A leading gourmet magazine; coverage will be a six-page culinary article in print.
  • Men’s Uno (circ. 628K) – A leading men’s lifestyle magazine; coverage will be a four-page travel article in print.
  • GRAZIA Online (UVM 830K, WeChat followers 2M) – A top women’s fashion and lifestyle media outlet; coverage will be one feature article on its website and WeChat.
  • Chinaluxus.com (UVM 200K, WeChat followers 290K) – A leading high-end lifestyle online media; coverage will be two articles on its website and one article on WeChat.
  • CONNEXION (circ. 120K) – A leading high-end lifestyle magazine; coverage will be a six-page culinary article in print.

Additional targeted outlets:

  • Noblesse (circ. 140K) – A leading high-end lifestyle magazine; coverage will be a four-page culinary article in print.
  • Vogue Online (UVM 700K) – A top women’s fashion and lifestyle online media outlet; coverage will be two articles published online.
  • InStyle China (circ. 830K) – A top women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine; coverage details TBC.

The FAM will highlight the vibrant Las Vegas culinary landscape and strengthen the message that Las Vegas has evolved into a top culinary destination.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, chef interviews, culinary and entertainment. Please submit offers by Monday, April 8. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Crystal Zhang, LVCVA China, at czhang@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

FRANCE

Upcoming Blogger FAMs

The Frenchie Tandem Diary (UVM 7K, Charline Instagram 20K, Audric Instagram36K)

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

Hellolaroux (UVM 22K, Instagram 43K)

  • Dates: May 28-31
  • Angle: The various activities and attractions available for the typical French visitor in Las Vegas.
  • Coverage: Dedicated Las Vegas city guide published on the blog. Instagram posts throughout the trip
  • Partner Requests: Accommodations, attractions, activities for two people
  • Contact: Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com
  • Submit Offers by: Tuesday, April 9

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

Little Gypsy (UVM 30K, Instagram 49.5K)

  • Dates: June 12-14
  • Angle: Morgane is a big fan of Las Vegas and is organizing a trip with a select group of her followers (10 people). She is looking to create a blog post and videos with her travel companions.
  • Coverage: Blog posts, video content and Instagram posts and stories.
  • Partner Requests: Attractions, activities and media rates for the group (Morgane +10)
  • Contact: Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com
  • Submit Offers by: Tuesday, April 9

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

MEXICO

Viva Las Vegas Mexico City Event – To showcase the best Las Vegas has to offer, the LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a VIP media, influencer and consumer event in Mexico City, Thursday, May 23. The goal of the event is to capture the attention of top-tier media and travel partners in Mexico, one of the destination’s top international visitation markets. The night will showcase only-in-Vegas experiences as well as immersive social media opportunities, entertainment, libations and more.

We are seeking Vegas talent to participate, including: performers (production shows, magicians, etc.), mixologists and more. Spanish speaking talent is preferred, but not mandatory. In addition to the event, 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 various television stations, participate in a social media activation, and more. Please send talent participant submissions or questions to Erin McCleskey aterin.mccleskey@rrpartners.com by Wednesday, March 27.

MICE Trade Media FAM – The LVCVA Mexico office will host a trade media FAM April 2-5 for two journalists. The purpose of this FAM is to generate coverage in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day and showcase Las Vegas as a premier destination for the meetings industry. Coverage for both publications will appear in May or June.Confirmed outlet:

  • Industria de Reuniones (UVM 113K) – With more than 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, the focus of its website is on the MICE industry.

Targeted outlet:

  • Nexos Turisticos (UVM 161K) – Provides tourism information from Mexico and around the world about hotels, spas, and meeting spaces.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, tours of unique meeting spaces, entertainment, group outings and dining experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, March 29 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Liliana Gonzalez, LVCVA Mexico, at lgonzalez@visitlasvegas.com and Crissy Hunt at chunt@lvcva.com.

*Shopping in Las Vegas Press Release – Mexico’s team is seeking assistance with information on the shopping malls, high resolution photos and any special or unique shops Las Vegas has to offer. Please email information to Fernanda Montes de Oca, Eureka & Co., at fernanda@eurekandco.com before Friday, April 5.
SOUTH KOREA

Culinary Group Media FAM – The LVCVA South Korea office will host three top-tier monthly magazines in conjunction with Vegas Uncork’d May 8-13. The FAM will showcase the destination’s extensive culinary offerings, celebrity chefs, entertainment and attractions to South Korean travelers.

Confirmed outlets:

  • GQ Korea (circ. 70K, UVM 1.5M) – A leading men’s fashion and lifestyle monthly magazine that features fashion, sports, entertainment, food and celebrity lifestyles. Coverage will be two pages in print, one online editorial story and SNS postings.
  • ALLURE Korea (circ. 50K, UVM 1.5M) – A leading monthly beauty and lifestyle magazine that provides the most up-to-date beauty, lifestyle and culinary. Coverage will be two pages in print, one online editorial piece and SNS postings.
  • 2Bob-Cha (circ. 100K, UVM 101K) – A famous monthly culinary magazine in Korea. To generate both print and online editorial, the magazine will also publish the article through its Naver platform which has 101K followers. Coverage will be four pages in print and one online editorial story.

We are seeking Grand Canyon tours, accommodations, shopping, gourmet food experiences and unique only-in-Vegas activities. The group includes three editors and one LVCVA South Korea representative. Please submit offers by Thursday, April 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Zia Kim, LVCVA South Korea, at zkim@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

SWITZERLAND

Glueckspost Magazine (readership 306K, circ. 127K) – The freelancer couple Inge (editor) and Heinz Junker (photographer) will visit Las Vegas May 15-18 to write an article with the topic “Five reasons to visit Las Vegas.” Glueckspost is a weekly Women’s magazine published in German that covers people, health and travel. Las Vegas will have two pages of dedicated coverage that will cover the latest openings, hotspots and attractions.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, and a helicopter flight. Coverage is expected to run in Fall 2019. Please submit offers by Tuesday, April 16. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

SUBMIT OFFERS
UNITED KINGDOM

Metro Online (UVM 1.8M) – Assistant entertainment editor Claire Rutter will visit Las Vegas May 31 – June 4 with a plus one to write a feature on Las Vegas for Metro online. Claire’s piece will focus on how Las Vegas caters to everyone and she will inform readers why Las Vegas is the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’ Metro Online is the website of the Metro newspaper overseen by DMG Media and is aimed at readers in London, UK and worldwide. The website covers UK and world news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and travel.

We are looking for assistance with accommodations, experiences, entertainment, restaurants and outdoor activities. Please submit offers by Friday, April 26. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Ellen Johnson, Hills Balfour, at ellenj@hillsbalfour.com.

CONSUMER CANADA/MEXICO/UK (R&R PARTNERS)Vegas Uncork’d Culinary FAM for Consumer Media – Timed around the annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit May 8-12, the FAM will highlight Las Vegas’ extensive culinary and mixology/sommelier offerings, celebrity chefs, only-in-Vegas activities and experiences.

Confirmed Media:

We are looking for assistance with accommodations, culinary experiences, mixologists/sommeliers and other only-in-Vegas experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, March 29. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tamara Rocha, R&R Partners at tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com.

Terry Fator Launches New Show in Conjunction with 10th Anniversary at The Mirage
March 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of Terry Fator’s award-winning run as headliner at The Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and in true Fator fashion, the multi-talented performer launched a new show concept: Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment Presents an Evening with the Stars. Fator continues to keep a promise made 10 years ago, to create a new character each year he performs at The Strip property. This year, in addition to introducing four new characters, new songs, jokes and hilarity also join the lineup. An Evening with the Stars features the puppets that fans have come to know and love, a return of fan favorite Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, and the introduction to new superstar characters: Willie Nelson; Justin Bieber, David Bowie and Stevie Wonder. In addition, Fator brings the Oceans 11 Rat Pack back to Las Vegas with special appearances by Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin.

Supermodel and Actress Christie Brinkley to Star as Roxie Hart in Musical Chicago

Puddles Pity Party Adds New Dates to Limited Engagement
Puddles Pity Party, America’s giant, sad clown with the golden voice, continues his limited engagement with nine indelible nights at Cleopatra’s Barge at Caesars Palace. The new dates begin April 25 through June 15. Puddles’ show, in the intimate setting of the iconic Caesars Palace showroom, consists of several new tunes and plenty of Puddles classics, as well as improvisational audience participation moments including a “Luck of the Draw” segment where fans roll the dice or pick a card to determine which song Puddles will sing next. Each show is a bit different from the next, depending on which song titles the audience selects.

The Space Adds Evil Dead The Musical HD to Fall Performances

Ash is back for an exclusive engagement of “Evil Dead The Musical HD” live in all its horror/comedy glory with the ultimate battle – Demon vs. Ash. Whether you grew up on the Evil Dead franchise from the ’80s and ’90s, think Ash is the King or can recite every line from “Army of Darkness,” this show is for you. “Evil Dead The Musical HD” is a musical ride through the cult-hit story never witnessed before.  The virtual set whimsically takes you through the cabin, the forest and even to S-Mart in an adventure that can only be described as the “ultimate virtual experience in grueling terror.” This limited run, Vegas engagement will play October 2-27.
David Chang Brings Majordōmo to The Venetian Resort
Jimmy Kimmel Live to Broadcast from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
For the first time, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will head to Las Vegas to film five original shows starting Monday, April 1. The show will broadcast from Caesars Entertainment’s Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Chef Dan Krohmer Gears Up for Hatsumi and La Monja
Executive Chef and Owner Dan Krohmer of Las Vegas’ favorite Asian seafood restaurant and critically-acclaimed off-strip hotspot, Other Mama, announces his highly anticipated arrival to Downtown Las Vegas with the debut of Hatsumi and La Monjá. Chef Krohmer has been meticulously overseeing the development of two new restaurants, both honoring the cuisine and culture experienced on his extensive travels to Japan and Mexico. Hatsumi is slated to soft open its doors in mid-May, closely followed by La Monjá later this spring.
Anita Baker to Perform at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
As part of her farewell concert series, R&B music legend and eight-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer / songwriter Anita Baker will perform at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas for a five-night limited engagement inside The Venetian Theatre. The show will be held May 31 and June 1, 5, 7 and 8, 2019. Baker’s decades-long career has included four platinum and two gold albums with signature R&B hits including “Caught Up in the Rapture,” “Sweet Love” and “Giving You the Best That I Got.” Her unique voice has the sultry vibe of a jazz singer and has been the cornerstone of a sound that has helped to shape R&B since her solo career began in the early ‘80s. Although the Detroit-bred contralto established a musical style that has noticeably influenced an entire generation of talents, Baker herself has remained unmoved by the ebb and flow of trends in the industry.
Smoked Burgers & BBQ Opens Patio on Las Vegas Strip
Boulder City Express Launches Shuttle Service
SLS Las Vegas adds Uno Más to award-winning culinary program
SLS Las Vegas has opened doors to its newest culinary concept, Uno Más – a fast casual dining experience featuring authentic, traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist. The menu includes shareable bites like queso fundido with chorizo, guacamole and chips, pork chicharrones, and grilled corn. A variety of street tacos are also offered, including pan-roasted shrimp, carne asada, al pastor, lengua, fish and beer, beer-braised short rib, carnitas, crispy pollo, lamb, and vegetarian options like queso a la plancha and cactus, all served in hand-crafted tortillas made fresh daily. Satisfy that sweet tooth with house-made churros served with a trio of sauces.
Tony Award®-Nominated Broadway Revival of Fiddler on the Roof Coming to Las Vegas
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof from June 4-9, 2019. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”
ARGENTINA

Santiago Torré Walsh (“Sir Chandler”) (UVM 200K, Twitter 67K, Instagram 37K) – Sir Chandler, the most renowned travel blogger in Argentina, is returning to Las Vegas March 31 – April 4 to attend CinemaCon. He will write exclusive articles for his travel blog and will post content across his social media channels. Coverage will be published beginning May 2019 and will run for several months.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations (one double occupancy room), tours and dining experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Paula Fernandez, LVCVA South America, at pfernandez@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at mcastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA South America office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage. 

COLOMBIA

Latinamerican Meetings (circ. 17K, UVM 20K) – Juan Uribe, the editor from the top meetings and conventions publication for Colombia and Central America will visit Las Vegas April 2-6 to attend Global Meetings Industry Day and will also cover Las Vegas as a premier destination for the meetings industry. This national, bi-monthly publication is distributed among managers, executives, MICE travel agencies, and incentive, corporate, luxury and special events’ planners. Coverage for Global Meetings Industry Day will appear in the May/June edition, and the destination article will appear in the July/August edition.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, tours of unique meeting spaces, restaurants, and entertainment. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Paula Fernandez, LVCVA South America, at pfernandez@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at mcastano@lvcva.com.

FRANCE

Upcoming Blogger FAMs

*The Frenchie Tandem Diary (UVM 7K, Charline Instagram 20K, Audric Instagram36K)

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

*Hellolaroux (UVM 22K, Instagram 43K)

  • Dates: May 28-31
  • Angle: The various activities and attractions available for the typical French visitor in Las Vegas.
  • Coverage: Dedicated Las Vegas city guide published on the blog. Instagram posts throughout the trip
  • Partner Requests: Accommodations, attractions, activities for two people
  • Contact: Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com
  • Submit Offers by: Tuesday, April 9

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

*Little Gypsy (UVM 30K, Instagram 49.5K)

  • Dates: June 12-14
  • Angle: Morgane is a big fan of Las Vegas and is organizing a trip for her followers (10 people). She is looking to create a blog post and videos with her travel companions.
  • Coverage: Blog posts, video content and Instagram posts and stories.
  • Partner Requests: Attractions, activities and media rates for the group (Morgane +10)
  • Contact: Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com
  • Submit Offers by: Tuesday, April 9

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA France office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

GERMANY

Taynara goes…” (viewership 1.5M) – “Taynara goes…” will visit Las Vegas April 29 – May 4 for a dedicated episode on the destination. The show runs as a segment within the infotainment program “taff” on Pro7, the second-largest privately owned television company in Germany, and is available throughout German-speaking Europe. The show is unscripted and aims to capture the reality of Taynara experiencing the thrill of Las Vegas.

The host, Taynara Silva Wolf, was a contestant on Germany’s Next Top Model with Heidi Klum, and is also an actress in a daily soap opera, “Alles Oder Nichts.” Taynara currently has 274K followers on Instagram.

The crew of four (director, host, cameraman, sound engineer) is seeking assistance with accommodations (four rooms for five nights) a tour of a resort property, a tour of a high roller suite plus an interview with a representative who works closely with high rollers, a visit to a nightclub, and permission to film property exteriors. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Molly Castano at mcastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding audience and expected coverage.

ITALY

Business Insider Italia (UVM 89K) – Journalist Luciana Grosso, will visit Las Vegas April 2-6 to attend to the MICE event Global Meetings Industry Day on April 4 and to showcase Las Vegas as a perfect business travel destination. Business Insider Italia is the Italian version of the American site with in-depth business, management, financial, technology, and other industry verticals. Luciana will write an article about economic and tourism offerings in Las Vegas, which will also be shared on the outlet’s social media channels.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, site visits, and attractions for one person. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Alice Privitera, LVCVA Italy, at aprivitera@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at  MCastano@lvcva.com.

MEXICO

Viva Las Vegas Mexico City Event – To showcase the best Las Vegas has to offer, the LVCVA and R&R Partners will host a VIP media, influencer and consumer event in Mexico City, Thursday, May 23. The goal of the event is to capture the attention of top-tier media and travel partners in Mexico, one of the destination’s top international visitation markets. The night will showcase only-in-Vegas experiences as well as immersive social media opportunities, entertainment, libations and more.

We are seeking Vegas talent to participate, including: performers (production shows, magicians, etc.), mixologists and more. Spanish speaking talent is preferred, but not mandatory. In addition to the event, 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 various television stations, participate in a social media activation, and more. Please send talent participant submissions or questions to Erin McCleskey aterin.mccleskey@rrpartners.com by Wednesday, March 27.

**MICE Trade Media FAM – The LVCVA Mexico office will host a trade media FAM April 2-5 for two journalists. The purpose of this FAM is to generate coverage in conjunction with Global Meetings Industry Day and showcase Las Vegas as a premier destination for the meetings industry. Coverage for both publications will appear in May or June.Confirmed outlet:

  • Industria de Reuniones (UVM 113K) – With more than 20 years of experience in the tourism industry, the focus of its website is on the MICE industry.

Targeted outlet:

  • Nexos Turisticos (UVM 161K) – Provides tourism information from Mexico and around the world about hotels, spas, and meeting spaces.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, tours of unique meeting spaces, entertainment, group outings and dining experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, March 29 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Liliana Gonzalez, LVCVA Mexico, at lgonzalez@visitlasvegas.com and Crissy Hunt at chunt@lvcva.com.

SOUTH AMERICA

“Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” Group FAM – The LVCVA South America office will bring four premier national daily newspapers from three countries to Las Vegas April 8-12 for a FAM that focuses on the diverse and unique experiences that make Las Vegas a bucket-list destination.

Confirmed outlets:

  • COLOMBIA
    • Vanguardia (circ. 118K daily issues, UVM 1.9M) – The premier newspaper in the city of Bucaramanga, distributed mainly in Santander, a region in Colombia with more than 2 million inhabitants. The daily paper has dedicated sections on lifestyle, travel and technology. Las Vegas coverage will run in print and online.
  • PERÚ
    • El Comercio (circ. 175K daily issues, UVM 10.8M) – The daily newspaper, considered to be one of the oldest published in the Spanish language, will publish Las Vegas coverage online and in its Sunday supplement dedicated to tourism.
  • URUGUAY
    • El Observador (circ. 7K Saturday issues, UVM 1.9M) – This top newspaper in Uruguay will run Las Vegas coverage on its website in the travel supplement “Lugares,” which is distributed every weekend and includes relevant travel information and destination articles.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations for four journalists and an LVCVA representative, entertainment, tours, attractions and dining. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Paula Fernandez, LVCVA South America, at pfernandez@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at mcastano@lvcva.com .

SOUTH KOREA

Culinary Group Media FAM – The LVCVA South Korea office will host three top-tier monthly magazines in conjunction with Vegas Uncork’d May 8-13. The FAM will showcase the destination’s extensive culinary offerings, celebrity chefs, entertainment and attractions to South Korean travelers.

Confirmed outlets:

  • GQ Korea (circ. 70K, UVM 1.5M) – A leading men’s fashion and lifestyle monthly magazine that features fashion, sports, entertainment, food and celebrity lifestyles. Coverage will be two pages in print, one online editorial story and SNS postings.
  • ALLURE Korea (circ. 50K, UVM 1.5M) – A leading monthly beauty and lifestyle magazine that provides the most up-to-date beauty, lifestyle and culinary. Coverage will be two pages in print, one online editorial piece and SNS postings.
  • 2Bob-Cha (circ. 100K, UVM 101K) – A famous monthly culinary magazine in Korea. To generate both print and online editorial, the magazine will also publish the article through its Naver platform which has 101K followers. Coverage will be four pages in print and one online editorial story.

We are seeking Grand Canyon tours, accommodations, shopping, gourmet food experiences and unique only-in-Vegas activities. The group includes three editors and one LVCVA South Korea representative. Please submit offers by Thursday, April 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Zia Kim, LVCVA South Korea, at zkim@visitlasvegas.com and Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

SWITZERLAND

*Glueckspost Magazine (readership 306K, circ. 127K) – The freelancer couple Inge (editor) and Heinz Junker (photographer) will visit Las Vegas May 15-18 to write an article with the topic “Five reasons to visit Las Vegas.” Glueckspost is a weekly Women’s magazine published in German that covers people, health and travel. Las Vegas will have two pages of  dedicated coverage that will cover the latest openings, hotspots and attractions.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment, attractions, and a helicopter flight. Coverage is expected to run in Fall 2019. Please submit offers by Tuesday, April 16. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com and Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

UNITED KINGDOM

Metro Online (UVM 1.8M) – Assistant entertainment editor Claire Rutter will visit Las Vegas May 31 – June 4 with a plus one to write a feature on Las Vegas for Metro online. Claire’s piece will focus on how Las Vegas caters to everyone and she will inform readers why Las Vegas is the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World.’ Metro Online is the website of the Metro newspaper overseen by DMG Media and is aimed at readers in London, UK and worldwide. The website covers UK and world news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and travel.

We are looking for assistance with accommodations, experiences, entertainment, restaurants and outdoor activities. Please submit offers by Friday, April 26. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Ellen Johnson, Hills Balfour, at ellenj@hillsbalfour.com.

CONSUMER CANADA/MEXICO/UK (R&R PARTNERS)Vegas Uncork’d Culinary FAM for Consumer Media – Timed around the annual Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appétit May 8-12, the FAM will highlight Las Vegas’ extensive culinary and mixology/sommelier offerings, celebrity chefs, only-in-Vegas activities and experiences.

Confirmed Media:

We are looking for assistance with accommodations, culinary experiences, mixologists/sommeliers and other only-in-Vegas experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, March 22. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tamara Rocha, R&R Partners at tamara.rocha@rrpartners.com.

AUSTRALIA

Men on a Mission – One of Australia’s leading commercial TV stations, Channel 7, will bring its new show ‘Men on a Mission’ to Las Vegas February 13-23. The 90-minute program, solely dedicated to featuring Las Vegas, will follow five Aussie celebrities (names TBD) as they explore the Entertainment Capital of the World and participate in daring and interactive attractions along the way. The show, ‘Men on a Mission’ is slated to run on prime time TV in 2019, exact timing, TBC.

The program is seeking assistance with accommodations (11 rooms), iconic Las Vegas attractions, incredible resort suites and adrenaline packed activities. ‘Men on a Mission’ is a new show so viewership numbers are not available at the time.

Please submit offers by Wednesday, January 2. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tracy Tyne, Channel 7 at ttyne@Seven.com.au and Lynsey Trembath, LVCVA Australia at ltrembath@visitlasvegas.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA Australia office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

CHINA

*Marie Claire China Photo Shoot and Travel Editorial Project (circ. 880K) – In an effort to celebrate independent modern women who are stylish and open-minded, the LVCVA China team welcomes Marie Claire China January 17-22. Marie Claire China is a leading publication with a focus on fashion, art and innovation; it targets elite females in the creative class and female business leaders. The publication will highlight women experiencing the destination through thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining content.

The coverage will include a four-page travel destination piece, a 12-page fashion spread in the March issue, and a 12-page fashion spread in its May issue.

Marie Claire China will travel with 10 crew members to Las Vegas, and will be accompanied by an LVCVA China representative.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, experiences and locations for the fashion shoot. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 3. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Crystal Zhang, LVCVA China, at czhang@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

FRANCE

Active Vacation Group FAM – The LVCVA France office will bring four to six French national/regional publications to Las Vegas February 18-22 for a wellness, active vacation and sports entertainment FAM. The group will experience a combination of sports and adrenaline activities as well as a variety of entertainment and dining options.

Targeted outlets:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations (four nights), restaurants, admission to sporting events and experiences (indoor cycling, yoga, ziplining, indoor skydiving, car racing, etc.), attractions (outdoor excursions, adventure options, etc.), and a spa session. Please submit offers by Friday, January 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss this opportunity in greater detail, please contact Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

FRANCE and ITALY

Io Donna (circ. 210K, UVM 221K)/Sportweek (circ. 153K)/le JDD (readership 1M) – French journalist Thomas Saintourens will visit Las Vegas February 12-18 with Italian photographer Tommaso Bonaventura to showcase Las Vegas as a perfect travel destination for sports and art enthusiasts. The articles will run in both print and online for Io Donna and Sportweek, and will run in print in le JDD.

  • Io Donna – a weekly supplement of the most important daily magazine Corriere della Sera. The audience is primarily contemporary women between 35 and 50 and the article will focus on the artistic side of Las Vegas.
  • Sportweek – a weekly supplement in the most important sports magazine in Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport. The audience is mainly male between 30 and 50, and the article will focus on Las Vegas as a sports destination.
  • le JDD (Journal du Dimanche) – a French weekly news magazine that will run a feature on sports entertainment and the diverse sports offerings in Las Vegas. The articles will run in both print and online for Io Donna and Sportweek, and will run in print in le JDD.

We are seeking assistance with sports, art, and attraction offerings in the destination, as well as accommodations for two people. Please submit offers by Friday, January 11 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

GERMANY

dpa – Editor Simon Nagel of the German news agency dpa and a photographer will visit Las Vegas January 11-13 to write a feature about the numerous options available to German couples who want to get married in Las Vegas on a budget. As a key element to his story, Simon is interested in wedding chapels and unique wedding locations and options for couples looking to tie the knot in Las Vegas.

dpa is one of the world’s leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media outlets, businesses and other organizations with editorial content, including text, photos, videos, graphics, and audio. As an international agency, dpa reports in four languages: German, English, Spanish and Arabic. The company has approximately 1,000 journalists in 160 locations in Germany and abroad. Its shareholders are comprised of 180 German media companies.

We are seeking assistance with interviews with chapel representatives, wedding planners, and permission for Simon to witness a few ceremonies and take photos for editorial use. The feature is slated to run Spring 2019. Please submit offers by Friday, December 28. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss offers in further detail, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage. 

JAPAN

Photogenic Group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office is partnering with American Airlines to host a group media FAM January 14-18 for four journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative. For the first time, American Airlines, in conjunction with Japan Airlines, has announced a special nonstop flight between McCarran International Airport and Narita International Airport to support increased demand for CES 2019. The flight will be operated by American on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft January 4-14, 2019.

We will introduce the media to exciting aspects of Las Vegas and provide them the opportunity to experience the convenience of this special nonstop flight to the Japan market.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • TRiP EDiTOR (UVM 450K) – Travel website targeting both male and female professionals older than 35; the site introduces new travel ideas and travel inspirations to enrich their lives. The coverage will be two articles and is expected to run in February and March 2019.
  • Event Biz (circ. 10K) – Print magazine that features not only MICE but also sports and special events. Its main readers are interested in business and fly to multiple destinations for business purposes. The coverage will be three pages and is slated to run February 2019
  • Precious.jp (UVM 1.5M) – Online magazine targeting females age 30-40 years old. It covers beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel for sophisticated, trendsetting women. The coverage will be two articles slated to run by March 2019.
  • ABroad (UVM 1.3M) – Travel website whose audience is business professionals age 20-40 years old with interests in oversea travels. The coverage will be one to two articles slated to run by June 2019.
  • Koku Ryokou (circ. 40K) – Quarterly print magazine featuring attractive travel destinations as well as flight service experiences; its main readers are travel enthusiasts, business professionals or travel agents. The coverage will be one page slated to run by June 2019.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and attractions to highlight a variety of photogenic and unique experiences in the destination. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 3. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

Luxury Group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office will host a group media FAM February 12-16 for four to five journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • Act 4 (circ. 30K) – Print magazine featuring luxury experiences such as art, travel, music and gourmet. Its target audience is affluent people who invest their time in culture and travel to fulfill their intellectual curiosity. The coverage will be six pages and expected to run in May.
  • Glam (UVM 20M) – Online magazine for women in their late 20s to early 40s who are highly interested in luxury fashion and lifestyle. The coverage will be five pages and expected to go live in April.

Targeted Outlets:

  • Scuderia (circ. 25K) – Print magazine featuring luxury, high-end cars (Ferrari) and lifestyle. Its target audience includes affluent people who are highly motivated to enhance their quality of life and experiences.
  • Safari (circ. 183K) – Print magazine for men with interests in lifestyle, fashion and trips. Main readers are affluent people age 35 to 40.
  • AGORA (circ. 885K) – Print membership magazine targeting premium credit card holders for Japan Airlines Global Club members and their families. The outlet features travel, business, lifestyle and culture in-depth and from worldwide point of views.

The FAM will feature luxury experiences in Las Vegas that travelers can indulge in various ways from spas to dining experiences. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, spas, dining, entertainment and attractions to feature luxury lifestyle experiences in the destination. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

Ahlan! (Weekly Readership 58K, UVM 1M) – Editor Andre Neveling will visit Las Vegas January 18-21 to write a feature on the Lady Gaga residency at Park Theater for print and online platforms. He will also write a five-page article featuring hotel reviews, attractions, dining, and other “Vegas Only” experiences. This content will also be promoted with one Facebook post (60K+ followers) and one Instagram post (63K+ followers).

Ahlan! Is the bestselling weekly women’s magazine in the UAE featuring entertainment, fashion and lifestyle content. The audience is 75 percent female and 62 percent of its readers are between 19-35 years old. The Las Vegas coverage is expected to run in February.

Andre is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and other Las Vegas experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, January 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Heidi Hayes at hhayes@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

UNITED KINGDOM

LVCVA UK Trade Media “New Year, New Las Vegas” FAM – The LVCVA UK office will host a group media FAM January 27-31 for three to four trade media members. The FAM will be accompanied by an LVCVA UK representative.

Proposed outlets:

  • Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) (circ. 17K) – TTG is aimed at travel agents, travel operators and those who work in cruise liners, airlines and as destination representatives. The outlet covers routes news, features for LGBT travellers, technology, profiles of 30 travel leaders who are under 30 years old and highlights its travel awards. TTG’s own signature awards is one of the most prestigious events in the trade calendar.
  • Travel Weekly (circ. 15K) – Travel Weekly is one of the oldest and most recognized travel trade publications in the UK. The magazine is aimed at professionals who work in the travel industry ranging from those who work in call centers to travel consultants.
  • Travel Bulletin (circ. 6K) – Travel Bulletin is aimed at travel agents and the travel trade industry in the UK. Its aim is to give agents a short but relevant overview of current new stories, new products and issues within the travel and tourism industry to better aid product and destination knowledge.
  • Aspire (circ. 7K) – Aspire is a luxury travel trade magazine which brings together suppliers and agents of the luxury travel sector. Aspire comprises of a quarterly print publication and an accompanying interactive magazine, a members-only website plus luxury forums for suppliers and agents. It covers the latest trends and news in the luxury travel sector.

We are seeking value driven accommodations, wellness experiences, detox themed dining and workouts, along with entertainment or other activities that are new to Las Vegas. Please submit offers by Friday, January 11. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Melissa Kerr, LVCVA UK, at mkerr@visitlasvegas.com or Freya Boucher, LVCVA UK, at fboucher@visitlasvegas.com.

Chinese New Year 2019 – The LVCVA and R&R Partners will draft a press release to highlight how Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year, February 5. This piece will include culinary offerings, an entertainment roundup and cultural celebrations taking place throughout the holiday. If you would like to participate, please contact Talia Rothman, R&R Partners, at  Talia.Rothman@rrpartners.com by Thursday, January 3.

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AUSTRALIA

Men on a Mission – One of Australia’s leading commercial TV stations, Channel 7, will bring its new show ‘Men on a Mission’ to Las Vegas February 13-23. The 90-minute program, solely dedicated to featuring Las Vegas, will follow five Aussie celebrities (names TBD) as they explore the Entertainment Capital of the World and participate in daring and interactive attractions along the way. The show, ‘Men on a Mission’ is slated to run on prime time TV in 2019, exact timing, TBC.

The program is seeking assistance with accommodations (11 rooms), iconic Las Vegas attractions, incredible resort suites and adrenaline packed activities. ‘Men on a Mission’ is a new show so viewership numbers are not available at the time.

Please submit offers by Wednesday, January 2. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Tracy Tyne, Channel 7 at ttyne@Seven.com.au and Lynsey Trembath, LVCVA Australia at ltrembath@visitlasvegas.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support and hosting this opportunity, the LVCVA Australia office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

CHINA

*Marie Claire China Photo Shoot and Travel Editorial Project (circ. 880K) – In an effort to celebrate independent modern women who are stylish and open-minded, the LVCVA China team welcomes Marie Claire China January 17-22. Marie Claire China is a leading publication with a focus on fashion, art and innovation; it targets elite females in the creative class and female business leaders. The publication will highlight women experiencing the destination through thought-provoking, inspiring and entertaining content.

The coverage will include a four-page travel destination piece, a 12-page fashion spread in the March issue, and a 12-page fashion spread in its May issue.

Marie Claire China will travel with 10 crew members to Las Vegas, and will be accompanied by an LVCVA China representative.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, experiences and locations for the fashion shoot. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 3. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Crystal Zhang, LVCVA China, at czhang@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

FRANCE

Active Vacation Group FAM – The LVCVA France office will bring four to six French national/regional publications to Las Vegas February 18-22 for a wellness, active vacation and sports entertainment FAM. The group will experience a combination of sports and adrenaline activities as well as a variety of entertainment and dining options.

Targeted outlets:

We are seeking assistance with accommodations (four nights), restaurants, admission to sporting events and experiences (indoor cycling, yoga, ziplining, indoor skydiving, car racing, etc.), attractions (outdoor excursions, adventure options, etc.), and a spa session. Please submit offers by Friday, January 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss this opportunity in greater detail, please contact Geraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

FRANCE and ITALY

Io Donna (circ. 210K, UVM 221K)/Sportweek (circ. 153K)/le JDD (readership 1M) – French journalist Thomas Saintourens will visit Las Vegas February 12-18 with Italian photographer Tommaso Bonaventura to showcase Las Vegas as a perfect travel destination for sports and art enthusiasts. The articles will run in both print and online for Io Donna and Sportweek, and will run in print in le JDD.

  • Io Donna – a weekly supplement of the most important daily magazine Corriere della Sera. The audience is primarily contemporary women between 35 and 50 and the article will focus on the artistic side of Las Vegas.
  • Sportweek – a weekly supplement in the most important sports magazine in Italy, La Gazzetta dello Sport. The audience is mainly male between 30 and 50, and the article will focus on Las Vegas as a sports destination.
  • le JDD (Journal du Dimanche) – a French weekly news magazine that will run a feature on sports entertainment and the diverse sports offerings in Las Vegas. The articles will run in both print and online for Io Donna and Sportweek, and will run in print in le JDD.

We are seeking assistance with sports, art, and attraction offerings in the destination, as well as accommodations for two people. Please submit offers by Friday, January 11 . If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Géraldine Charollais, LVCVA France, at gcharollais@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

GERMANY

dpa – Editor Simon Nagel of the German news agency dpa and a photographer will visit Las Vegas January 11-13 to write a feature about the numerous options available to German couples who want to get married in Las Vegas on a budget. As a key element to his story, Simon is interested in wedding chapels and unique wedding locations and options for couples looking to tie the knot in Las Vegas.

dpa is one of the world’s leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media outlets, businesses and other organizations with editorial content, including text, photos, videos, graphics, and audio. As an international agency, dpa reports in four languages: German, English, Spanish and Arabic. The company has approximately 1,000 journalists in 160 locations in Germany and abroad. Its shareholders are comprised of 180 German media companies.

We are seeking assistance with interviews with chapel representatives, wedding planners, and permission for Simon to witness a few ceremonies and take photos for editorial use. The feature is slated to run Spring 2019. Please submit offers by Friday, December 28. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity or would like to discuss offers in further detail, please contact Patrizia Walaschek, LVCVA Germany, at pwalaschek@visitlasvegas.com or Molly Castano at MCastano@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA Germany office has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage. 

JAPAN

Photogenic Group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office is partnering with American Airlines to host a group media FAM January 14-18 for four journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative. For the first time, American Airlines, in conjunction with Japan Airlines, has announced a special nonstop flight between McCarran International Airport and Narita International Airport to support increased demand for CES 2019. The flight will be operated by American on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft January 4-14, 2019.

We will introduce the media to exciting aspects of Las Vegas and provide them the opportunity to experience the convenience of this special nonstop flight to the Japan market.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • TRiP EDiTOR (UVM 450K) – Travel website targeting both male and female professionals older than 35; the site introduces new travel ideas and travel inspirations to enrich their lives. The coverage will be two articles and is expected to run in February and March 2019.
  • Event Biz (circ. 10K) – Print magazine that features not only MICE but also sports and special events. Its main readers are interested in business and fly to multiple destinations for business purposes. The coverage will be three pages and is slated to run February 2019
  • Precious.jp (UVM 1.5M) – Online magazine targeting females age 30-40 years old. It covers beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel for sophisticated, trendsetting women. The coverage will be two articles slated to run by March 2019.
  • ABroad (UVM 1.3M) – Travel website whose audience is business professionals age 20-40 years old with interests in oversea travels. The coverage will be one to two articles slated to run by June 2019.
  • Koku Ryokou (circ. 40K) – Quarterly print magazine featuring attractive travel destinations as well as flight service experiences; its main readers are travel enthusiasts, business professionals or travel agents. The coverage will be one page slated to run by June 2019.

We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and attractions to highlight a variety of photogenic and unique experiences in the destination. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 3. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

Luxury Group FAM – The LVCVA Japan office will host a group media FAM February 12-16 for four to five journalists and one LVCVA Japan representative.

Confirmed Outlets:

  • Act 4 (circ. 30K) – Print magazine featuring luxury experiences such as art, travel, music and gourmet. Its target audience is affluent people who invest their time in culture and travel to fulfill their intellectual curiosity. The coverage will be six pages and expected to run in May.
  • Glam (UVM 20M) – Online magazine for women in their late 20s to early 40s who are highly interested in luxury fashion and lifestyle. The coverage will be five pages and expected to go live in April.

Targeted Outlets:

  • Scuderia (circ. 25K) – Print magazine featuring luxury, high-end cars (Ferrari) and lifestyle. Its target audience includes affluent people who are highly motivated to enhance their quality of life and experiences.
  • Safari (circ. 183K) – Print magazine for men with interests in lifestyle, fashion and trips. Main readers are affluent people age 35 to 40.
  • AGORA (circ. 885K) – Print membership magazine targeting premium credit card holders for Japan Airlines Global Club members and their families. The outlet features travel, business, lifestyle and culture in-depth and from worldwide point of views.

The FAM will feature luxury experiences in Las Vegas that travelers can indulge in various ways from spas to dining experiences. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, spas, dining, entertainment and attractions to feature luxury lifestyle experiences in the destination. Please submit offers by Thursday, January 24. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Aya Yaguchi, LVCVA Japan, at ayaguchi@visitlasvegas.com or Kala Peterson at kpeterson@lvcva.com.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)

Ahlan! (Weekly Readership 58K, UVM 1M) – Editor Andre Neveling will visit Las Vegas January 18-21 to write a feature on the Lady Gaga residency at Park Theater for print and online platforms. He will also write a five-page article featuring hotel reviews, attractions, dining, and other “Vegas Only” experiences. This content will also be promoted with one Facebook post (60K+ followers) and one Instagram post (63K+ followers).

Ahlan! Is the bestselling weekly women’s magazine in the UAE featuring entertainment, fashion and lifestyle content. The audience is 75 percent female and 62 percent of its readers are between 19-35 years old. The Las Vegas coverage is expected to run in February.

Andre is seeking assistance with accommodations, dining, entertainment and other Las Vegas experiences. Please submit offers by Friday, January 4. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Heidi Hayes at hhayes@lvcva.com.

While the LVCVA is not providing direct full support for this opportunity, the LVCVA has vetted this opportunity and confirmed the details regarding expected coverage.

Chinese New Year 2019 – The LVCVA and R&R Partners will draft a press release to highlight how Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year, February 5. This piece will include culinary offerings, an entertainment roundup and cultural celebrations taking place throughout the holiday. If you would like to participate, please contact Talia Rothman, R&R Partners, at  Talia.Rothman@rrpartners.com by Thursday, January 3.

Following years of efforts to bring a second NASCAR race to Las Vegas, the sport’s top drivers will return Sept. 13-16 for the inaugural Fall NASCAR Race Weekend. The event weekend includes the inaugural South Point 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race, the DC Solar 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the World of Westgate 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff race and the Star Nursery 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at The Dirt Track. The Cup Series race will be the first race of the playoffs for the top 16 drivers, and Las Vegas is the only track with two triple-header weekends on the NASCAR schedule. In addition to the action on the track, the weekend will include a NASCAR Burnout Boulevard event on the Las Vegas strip, NASCAR playoffs party downtown on the Fremont Street Experience, and a free concert by Cole Swindell.
Criss Angel Unveils Brand New MINDFREAK®, an Immersive Evolution of Magic
After more than a decade of dominating the world of magic, Criss Angel will unveil an over-the-top visual spectacular unlike any other in existence – Criss Angel MINDFREAK®, in the newly-renamed Criss Angel Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino opening Dec. 19, 2018. The brand-new production incorporates cutting-edge technology and boasts more than 75 illusions with 20 never-before-seen effects that will give fans the ultimate immersive experience, showcasing the iconic Angel on a massive scale.
Electra Cocktail Club to Open in Early September
The Palazzo® Las Vegas introduces Electra Cocktail Club. A collision of energy and style, Electra embodies a dynamic scene where cocktail creations challenge the limits of tradition in an atmosphere that exudes an escapist, kinetic vibe. Electra completes The Venetian Cocktail Collective, comprised of the sophisticated Dorsey, the romantic Rosina and now the inventive Electra. The Collective represents the evolution of nightlife in Las Vegas. Electra’s backbar features a diverse selection of spirits with a focus on rums, agricoles, and mezcals. Like the menus at The Dorsey and Rosina, Electra’s offerings were conceived by noted barman Sam Ross and feature cocktails that are both imaginative and playful with a bend toward the tropical.
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Debuts Block 16 Urban Food Hall
The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is thrilled to announce the recent opening of Block 16 Urban Food Hall. A first of its kind on the Las Vegas Strip, the made-to-order, fast-casual concept features a dynamic lineup of restaurants handpicked from foodie capitals across the U.S. Block 16 Urban Food Hall continues to reinforce The Cosmopolitan as a culinary leader, unifying the country’s most sought-after chefs and eateries, introducing them first-to-market and providing a place for locals and visitors alike to celebrate their shared passions of easy to love food and drink. Located on the second level of the Boulevard Tower, Block 16 Urban Food Hall introduces an emerging class of acclaimed chefs and their distinct culinary creations, including District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.; Hattie B’s Hot Chicken; Lardo; Pok Pok Wing; and Tekka Bar: Handroll & Sake. Ghost Donkey, a tequila and mezcal cocktail bar from New York City will complete the collection in early Fall 2018..
La La Noodle Coming to Park MGM This Fall
Park MGM adds to its portfolio of original restaurants with La La Noodle, a new concept, debuting this November. Serving authentic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, La La Noodle will be a casual destination where guests will enjoy a lively yet relaxed atmosphere while savoring a selection of noodle, seafood, meat, vegetable and rice dishes. Named after the Mandarin term for pulled – 拉 (pronounced lah) – La La Noodle will feature familiar and savory hand-pulled noodle dishes such as Pork Belly Noodles and Chicken Chow Mein, as well as regional delicacies such as Hong Kong Seafood Crispy Noodles with shrimp, scallops and squid. In addition to noodles, mouthwatering entrées will round out the menu including Vietnamese Braised Catfish, served in a clay pot with fish sauce, chiles and garlic..
The Factory Kitchen Opening in Las Vegas
FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup and The Venetian Las Vegas recently announced plans to open The Factory Kitchen at The Venetian in December 2018. The Factory Kitchen is the product of a long-standing friendship between Matteo Ferdinandi, CEO of FactoryPlaceHospitalityGroup and Chef Angelo Auriana. Ferdinandi and Auriana share the vision of imparting their Italian roots and memories through food and hospitality
SLS Las Vegas Integrates the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas Into Full Resort Experience
SLS Las Vegas recently announced the W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas was integrated into the full resort operation and called The Grand Tower. Additionally, SLS Las Vegas assumed full operational control of the resort’s reservations system from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the SLS Las Vegas brand will discontinue membership as a Starwood Tribute Portfolio Hotel & Resort. The Grand Tower will continue as a Four Diamond experience for guests. Existing reservations for the W Las Vegas past the August 17 date of operational transfer will be honored. SLS Las Vegas also assumed operation of the Spa, Pool, Lounge and Meetings Space located within the Tower’s footprint. Current W Hotel at SLS Las Vegas team members have been invited to stay on with their employment either transferring to SLS Las Vegas or continuing with Marriott, the parent company of Starwood Hotels & Resorts..
Aerosmith Announces Las Vegas Residency at Park Theater at Park MGM
America’s all-time top-selling rock ‘n’ roll band, Aerosmith, is bringing the heat to the Las Vegas Strip with their headlining residency, AEROSMITH: DEUCES ARE WILD. Shows begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. Aerosmith’s Las Vegas residency, promoted by Live Nation and MGM Resorts International, will bring fans face to face with America’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll band in one of the most immersive, state-of-the art audio and video technology experiences in Las Vegas. The show features never-seen-before visuals and audio from Aerosmith recording sessions..
Hong Kong’s Mott 32 is Coming to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Mott 32, one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine, will open its first U.S. outpost this winter, bringing their Eastern concept West to The Palazzo at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The acclaimed menu combines authentic Chinese recipes handed down from generations with progressive cooking techniques. Paired with exceptional mixology methods and stunning design, the experience at Mott 32 is truly one of a kind.
Fremont Street Experience to Begin Renovation of Viva Vision Canopy in February 2019
Fremont Street Experience will begin its $32 million renovation of Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen located in historic downtown Las Vegas, February 2019. Spanning five city blocks above one of the most vibrant streets in Las Vegas, the upgraded Viva Vision canopy will illuminate the pedestrian mall with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution. In partnership with the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, renovations to the iconic, city-owned Viva Vision canopy will be completed for the unveiling on Dec. 31, 2019.
Celebrated Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken Open BBQ Mexicana in Las Vegas
Restaurateurs and renowned chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken continue to evolve their hospitality empire and deliver authentic-meets-contemporary Mexican cuisine with the debut of BBQ Mexicana, a quick service smoked dishes concept now open at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Located across from sister restaurant Border Grill and adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, this fast-casual eatery continues to reinforce Feniger and Milliken’s penchant for craveable Mexican dishes in an approachable, warm setting. BBQ Mexicana is a convenient takeaway counter featuring a variety of house smoked meats and non-meat options prepared as burritos, bowls, and salads, along with margaritas, aguas frescas, and beers to-go.
Boathouse Asian Eatery Debuts its First Las Vegas Location inside Palace Station
As part of a $192 million property-wide modernization, Palace Station unveiled its all-new Asian-inspired restaurant, Boathouse Asian Eatery. Created by dynamic brother and sister team Cat and Tu Do together with their partner Hans Mogensen from Northern California, the restaurant joins the recently opened next generation Feast Buffet on the new casino floor. Boathouse Asian Eatery serves up lunch and dinner and features authentic Asian cuisine with an innovative dining experience. The restaurant features a guest capacity of more than 200 people for both indoor and outdoor seating, complete with a large cocktail bar, 14-seat sushi bar and six seat noodle bar, all in a contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant celebrates Asian fare and features an eclectic menu with touches from Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine.
Team-Based Virtual Reality Adventure Opens Labor Day Weekend at Madame Tussauds
This Labor Day, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is challenging friends, families and co-workers to “Be a Hero” in the city’s newest team-based virtual reality adventure. Kicking-off Labor Day weekend in partnership with Virtual Room USA, the collaborative virtual reality experience allows groups of 2-4 people to participate in up to four, 15-minute timed challenges all while communicating with their teammates. Teams set off on a journey through history’s most iconic moments, solving puzzles and challenges along the way. Together, teams will explore Ancient Egypt and the Medieval Ages, come face-to-face with dinosaurs and journey to the moon, under the ocean and beyond, and hopefully save the world. Virtual Room is a sold as an upgrade with tickets from just $12. The experience is designed for players ages 12 years and up and perfect for groups of friends, family, team-building, birthday parties and more..

 

*Going GREEN? The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) will turn the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign green as part of a global event celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. For the sixth consecutive year, the LVCVA will kick off the festivities Thursday, March 15 with the official greening of the sign and it will remain green through St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 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 and international media alert, please contact Dana Schwartz, LVCVA, at dschwartz@lvcva.com.

See how the rest of the world goes green.

CANADA

Toronto Sun (circ. 111K; UVM 3.4M) – Senior Writer Joanne Richard will travel to the destination with her family April 27 – May 1 to produce a print and online article for the lifestyle section focusing on new and exciting food trends (i.e. vegan) and dining venues, highlighting the multitude of culinary options the city has to offer. In addition to coverage in the Toronto Sun, the article may be published in a number of Postmedia Network newspapers such as Calgary Sun, Ottawa Sun, Edmonton Sun and Winnipeg Sun as well as smaller community newspapers across Canada. We are seeking assistance with accommodations, dining and activities. Please submit offers by Friday, March 2. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Rachelle Stark, Aerial PR, at rachelle@aerialpr.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business, Meetings and Conventions – The LVCVA and R&R Partners are developing an image asset library for Business, Meetings and Conventions to be used across disciplines including the VegasMeansBusiness.com website, media and digital content usage. We are seeking images from our property and destination partners showcasing Business, Meetings and Convention capabilities.
We would like to receive images that are (at least) 300dpi and depict the following aspects:

  • Tradeshows and Convention spaces
  • Large and Small Meeting spaces
  • Both dressed and non-dressed spaces
  • If images include people, then faces and likeness must not be recognizable unless you have necessary permissions.

For image submissions and questions, please contact Jennifer Kettel at R&R Partners, jennifer.kettel@rrpartners.com.

 

 

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