Member Event – Shelby Heritage Center Exclusive After-hours Tour – Wed, Jan 15, 2020 6pm-8pm

LVTGG Members are invited to an exclusive after-hours tour of the Carroll Shelby Heritage Center, located just minutes from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip.

With a major motion picture in theaters now, Ford vs. Ferrari, which prominently features Carroll Shelby as portrayed by Matt Damon, there is sure to be renewed interest in Carroll Shelby’s story and his Las Vegas Heritage Center. Join this supercharged Member Event and get up to speed on the man, the myth, the Legend ~ and his awesome cars!

Details:

Shelby Heritage Center

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6405 Ensworth Street

Las Vegas, NV 89119

The man, the legend. Carroll Hall Shelby, 1923-2012.

To participate, click this link to RSVP to Art Chesmore by January 7, 2020.

This Member Event is for current LVTGG Members and their invited guests.

Members Only Fam Visit – Dig This – Dec 8, 2019, 10 am

It’s time for another exiting FAM-Trip, and this time we are going to an “adult playground,” Dig This Las Vegas!

Click on photo for Dig This Contact Info and Facts and Figures

You will be able to operate their heavy equipment machines (bulldozer, excavator, etc.), and at the end of the experience you will say “I dug it at Dig This!”

Dig This has been operating in Las Vegas for years now and has proven they have the staying power and draw for visitors and locals alike. Join the LVTGG visit and get a first-hand experience so you can best assist and advise your tour clients.

Here is the mission statement from the Dig This website:

Mission Statement 

Dig This provides exceptional experiences that help people forget their lives for a brief moment and regain their sense of confidence, accomplishment and adventure. 

We will be meeting on Sunday, 8 December 2019, at 10am at Dig This, 800 W. Roban Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89044. 

SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 LVTGG Members to RSVP.

Please RSVP with Elena at elena.omerini@yahoo.com no later than Sunday, 1 December 2019.

Be sure to dress for the weather, including closed-toe shoes, and bring business cards to share.

Thanks everyone, and we look forward to seeing you there! RSVP today!

Elena Omerini

Certified Tour Guide

Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild Board Member

E-mail: elena.omerini@yahoo.com

Facebook page: Benvenuti a Las Vegas 

NFTGA – Fall 2019 National Standard

From the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations, of which the LVTGG is a member:

Dear Member Associations,

It is with great pleasure that I present to you the 16th issue (Autumn 2019) of The National Standard, the quarterly newsletter of the National Federation of Tourist Guide Associations.

Click here for a digital copy.

As always, the NFTGA looks forward to contributions from members of all our member associations. Submission guidelines, including word limits and deadlines, are included in the masthead on Page 2 of the newsletter. The deadline for submissions to the Winter, 2020 issue is 5pm, Thursday, January 16.

While the newsletter is first and foremost a digital publication, it is designed to be easily printable from your home printer, and read as a hard copy if so desired.

Thank you for your attention. I heartily look forward to working with many of you in the time to come.

All the best,

Matthew Baker

Editor-in-Chief

The National Standard

NFTGA Newsletter

Hoover Dam CUA

As of November 2019, the Bureau of Reclamation is requiring that commercial operators bringing passengers to Hoover Dam have a Hoover Dam CUA (Commercial Use Authorization).

Hoover Dam

Prior to visiting the dam, guides should ensure that their tour operator or motor coach company has secured the CUA. While many local coach companies will get and have the CUA, the onus is on the packager or operator.

The application and CUA fee is $300. Until the Spring, when a new shack will be built just past the security stop, the CUA checkpoint will be at the security stop. If a commercial vehicle does not have the CUA, they will have to either pay $300 on the spot for a Temporary CUA (TCUA) or turn around. These are options no guide would want to chose from. If purchasing the TCUA, the operator has 7 days to apply for the CUA and receive credit for the $300 paid, or they will forfeit the amount.

Also, note that in the Spring, an additional User Fee of $5 per person will be collected at the CUA checkpoint!

The CUA and User Fees are not related to or changing the cost of tours at the dam or policies for parking in the garage.

The CUA will be required for any visit past the security stop, so this includes the bridge as well as the dam itself. Though it’s unlikely that one would drive to the Lake Mead overlook for its own sake, as it’s prior to the security stop, the CUA is not required to stop there.

While daily operators to the dam and most local motorcoach companies will be prepared and have the CUA, those from outside the area may not be. Some local DMCs or infrequent operators may also not be aware of the new requirements and upcoming User Fees. Especially until some time has passed, guides should doublecheck that their employer or coach company has the CUA and that you have a copy with you when visiting Hoover Dam.

For details, see the Bureau of Reclamation website.

Welcome IATDG to Fabulous Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild is pleased to welcome the 2018 International Association of Tour Directors and Guides (IATDG) Annual Conference of Group Tour Gurus to Fabulous Las Vegas!

The LVTGG welcomes the 2018 IATDG Annual Conference to Fabulous Las Vegas

The conference is taking place at the South Point from November 11 through November 15. Along with our partners at the LVCVA, we’re excited for the opportunity to share and explore some of our city’s vibrant history, sights, and attractions with our IATDG colleagues. We have a fleet of buses ready to roll, our Las Vegas guides standing by, and a list of shows, sites, and attractions rolling out the red carpet.  Sunshine fun, blue skies, and sandstone mountains meets 24/7 entertainment, glittering lights, and neon nights. Welcome IATDG!

National Travel and Tourism Week 2018 Rally – May 8

TRAVEL RALLY DAY
“Then & Now” Extravaganza Show

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Fremont Street Experience Third Street Stage

Join the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority (LVCVA) and your colleagues with the Las Vegas Tourist Guides Guild (LVTGG) in celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week. This is a chance for the entire community to show their support for the economic importance of travel and tourism to Southern Nevada. The official color for Travel Rally Day is RED so we encourage everyone to GO RED at the National Travel and Tourism Week’s main event.

We ask our members, industry partners, and community businesses to show support for Tourism and Travel on Tuesday, May 8 at the Fremont Street Experience Third Street Stage. The LVCVA is hosting its annual Travel Rally Day by celebrating our local community and visitors who make Las Vegas the world’s best destination for leisure and business travel. This year’s event, led by Host Committee Chairman Oscar Goodman and iconic showgirls, will include a “Then & Now” Extravaganza Show with performances by Frank Sinatra and Elvis impersonators followed by a final performance from local top 40’s band, Zowie Bowie. Locals and tourists will have the opportunity to win special giveaways from hotels, shows and attractions. There will also be a chance to win drink tickets and VIP passes to the Four Queens Hotel’s private patio for free appetizers and an open bar during the rally only.  

Celebrate our #1 industry in Southern Nevada: Tourism! 

@LVCVAImpact / #TourismMatters / #NTTW18