The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) rolled out the red carpet for seven Australian and New Zealand wholesale product managers last week, showcasing the best of what the ‘entertainment capital of the world’ has to offer.The trip started off on a high with the group flying with American Airlines and continued on-the-ground with accommodation at SLS Las Vegas.
Over three nights, the group experienced some quintessential Las Vegas experiences including the Richard Petty Driving Experience; an evening helicopter flight over the Las Vegas Strip; views from the world’s tallest observation wheel; the High Roller; and Cirque du Soleil’s KÀ show.
From left to right: Mark Brooker, Helloworld Services; Petra Pinto Correa, Scoopon Travel; Louise Sutton, Flight Centre; Sarah Anderson, LVCVA AUS/NZ; Louise McAlpine, Excite Holidays; Suia Perry, Lifestyle Holidays; Jessica Harding, Freestyle Holidays; Ruth Bullock, Flight Centre Travel Group.
LVCVA Australia and New Zealand representative, Sarah Anderson said the LVCVA sees huge value in the New Zealand and Australian travel trade and is eager to invest in educating the industry on the destination.
“Las Vegas is a continually evolving destination so these trips are really important to ensure the people promoting us are fully aware and up to speed on the latest openings, activities, restaurants, events and general happenings in Vegas,” Sarah said.
”This trip also provided the wholesalers with an opportunity to expand their existing Las Vegas product offering, which is great for us,” she said.