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

“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


LVCVA Rally for National Travel and Tourism Week


Mark your calendars to join us the LVCVA and travel and tourism colleagues on

National Travel and Tourism Week Rally Day on Tuesday, May 3, at 3:30 p.m.

The LVCVA will be hosting its annual Tourism Rally

at the Toshiba Plaza adjacent to the new T-Mobile arena off of Las Vegas Blvd.

This is a great opportunity to check out the latest entertainment offerings in our great city. The rally is expected to feature special entertainment, community delegates, and you can count on Oscar Goodman and the showgirls making an appearance.

Don’t forget to wear red at the rally! The U.S. Travel Association encourages supporters nationwide to wear the color as a symbol of unity among travel and tourism supporters.

Stay tuned for more information about National Travel and Tourism Week. We look forward to seeing many of you at the rally and other surprise LVCVA events that will be announced soon!


2014 National Travel and Tourism Week May 3 – 11

See below for some info from the LVCVA via Oscar Goodman on this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, taking place May 3 – 11, 2014. Get ready to show your pride for helping make Las Vegas the powerhouse of world-class tourism that it is – wear blue, nominate the best guides and other industry members that you know and work with, and participate in the planned activities. If you would like to suggest ways that the LVTGG can participate as an organization, post your ideas in the comments or contact Babs Daitch at thanksbabs@gmail.com.

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National Travel and Tourism Week

May 3- 11, 2014

  The Annual Salute to Travel and Tourism in America National Travel and Tourism Week is fast approaching, and the LVCVA’s Host Committee is planning several activities throughout the community to help commemorate this important week. This is your chance to show your support and continue spreading the message of the importance of tourism.  Opportunities currently include: Resident Rewards
Representatives of the LVCVA are working on securing partnerships with local media outlets to host our annual Residents’ Rewards program. In recognition of Travel and Tourism Week, during the week of May 3-11, 2014, these local stations will put together promotions (on-air trivia contests, etc.) to reward locals with prizes, including staycation packages. Participating hotels, shows, restaurants and other venues will receive airtime featuring logo and descriptive verbiage of the prize and venue. If you are interested in donating prizes for these promotions, please contact Ericka Aviles- Business Marketing Manager at eaviles@lvcva.com

Hospitality Heroes

The Hospitality Heroes program was established to recognize and reward those employed by the hospitality industry for their outstanding service. The LVCVA and the Host Committee are asking for your support in identifying ONE exemplary employee (per property/business) who embodies the characteristics of a “Hospitality Hero“- someone who goes above and beyond to deliver the best customer service and show the best hospitality to every visitor he/she meets. Representatives of the LVCVA Public Affairs team including myself will surprise recipients by recognizing the “Hospitality Hero” at their place of work. In addition, we would love to have your property headliner partake in the festivities. If your resort and/or business is interested in participating, please contact Ericka Aviles- Business Marketing Manager at eaviles@lvcva.com  to request a nomination form.  Las Vegas Landmarks
The tourism color for the state of Nevada is BLUE. During National Travel and Tourism Week, we are asking hotels/businesses to help dress up your property landmarks/attractions in BLUE. If you would like to participate please contact Ericka Aviles-Business Marketing Manager at eaviles@lvcva.com.  Participating properties/businesses will be considered as location spots for on-camera interviews and other photo opportunities.  These will be shared with the US Travel Association and via LVCVA social media channels.

Travel Rally Day
Please save the date for the afternoon of Tuesday, May 6th, your entire staff is invited to the Mob Museum as we rally together to support Las Vegas’ economic engine- Tourism! More details to follow.

We appreciate your partnership and support with this program.  Click here for a video of how National Travel and Tourism week was celebrated across the country last year and join the conversation on social media by following @VegasHosts and @USTravel and using hashtags #NTTW #TourismMatters #TravelEffect

Thank you
Oscar B. Goodman
Chairman- Las Vegas Host Committee

LVCVA Monthly Vegas Highlights

Monthly Vegas Highlights from the LVCVA

Feel free to share these updates with your front line employees, friends, and neighbors. For all the latest news, follow @LVCVA & @Vegas on Twitter!


Copa Airlines Increases Frequencies Between Las Vegas and Panama
• Service between Las Vegas, Nevada, and Panama
• Increased service beginning Dec. 13
• A second nonstop flight will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
• The third time that Copa has increased service to Las Vegas
• Copa will operate 11 weekly flights
• Annual non-gaming economic impact of $79 million

BLT Steak at Bally’s Las Vegas to Open Early 2014
• BLT Steak inside Bally’s Las Vegas to open early 2014
• Will occupy the space that is currently Bally’s Steakhouse
• New space will be expanded to 9,300 square feet with more than 250 seats
• Also included are a curving bar and lounge with 50 seats, and two private dining rooms

The Light Group Opens Kumi at Mandalay Bay
• Light Group’s third restaurant project at Mandalay Bay
• A Japanese concept
• Executive Sushi Chef Toshiyuki Motoyama, a native of Yokohama, Japan

ghostbar at Palms Casino Resort to Undergo Renovation
• 55th floor of the Ivory Tower at Palms Casino Resort
• Undergoing a sexy and sophisticated remodel designed to elevate the guest experience
• Will be dark from July 7, until mid-August
• Part of the $50 million renovation currently underway at the Palms

“Fabulous Las Vegas” Returns to Celebrate PRIDE
• MGM Resorts International Sept. 3-8
• Fourth annual LGBT celebration
• Featuring experiences and promotions Clear Channel Announces the 2013

iHeartRadio Music Festival, Sept. 20-21

• Line-up includes Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, J. Cole, Elton John, Muse, Tiësto, Chris Brown, Keith Urban, fun., Miguel, Bruno Mars, Phoenix, Zedd, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Ke$ha, Thirty Seconds to Mars and Benny Benassi, plus a rare live appearance by legendary rock band Queen + Adam Lambert
• This year, the Festival adds the “iHeartRadio Music Festival Village” on Saturday afternoon
• The Festival Village will feature live performances on two stages by artists, including Miley Cyrus, The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo
• The Village will also feature fan zones, games, concessions and interactive experiences

The D Las Vegas to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary with Three Days of Music
• Three concert events on the 3rd Street Stage of the Fremont Street Experience
• Uncle Kracker Sept. 26
• Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Sept. 27
• Kid Rock Sept. 28

SPI Entertainment Announced RockTellz & CockTails
• Production to debut in September
• Intimate, interactive setting
• Offers a stripped-down deconstruction of the lives and careers of some of the world’s most acclaimed musicians, including live performances of the songs that made them famous.

James Beard Foundation’s ‘Taste America’ Traveling Food Festival to Come to Las Vegas
• National traveling food festival
• Sept. 27-28 in Las Vegas
• The festival will visit 10 cities from Sept. 20 through Oct. 19
• Events include a variety of free culinary consumer events and an exclusive dining event at The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Andre’s at Monte Carlo Resort Offers Signature Cigar Lounge
• Las Vegas’ only cigar lounge connected to a Strip resort restaurant
• Second floor of Andre’s Restaurant & Lounge at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
• A collection of more than 140 Cognacs, Armagnacs and Scotches
• Collection also includes premium cigars
• Ranked third in North America based on size

LUCKYRICE Festival Returns to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
• A culinary festival that gives voice to Asian cultures through the lens of food and drink
• At the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Oct. 4–6
• Event highlights will include an opening ceremony, a night market, dim sum brunch and entertainment

The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas Set to Debut Five New Stores
• Richard Mille’s second United States location
• Valentino store featuring the largest collection of products in Las Vegas
• Loro Piana boutique that will feature their coveted new “gifts” line
• RIMOWA’s new Vegas flagship boutique
• Tourbillon will expand to become the largest in Swatch Group Ltd’s portfolio
• The new shops will begin to open in summer 2013

Bellagio Continues Epicurean Epicenter Series
• Unforgettable culinary experiences, coupled with perfectly paired wines
• The remaining events for Bellagio’s 2013 Epicurean Epicenter series include: An Executive Chef’s Culinary Classroom with Bellagio Executive Chef Edmund Wong; Beer & BBQ Secrets with Bellagio Director of Wine Jason Smith; Food & Wine’s All-Star Weekend at Bellagio, Aria and MGM Grand; Louis Roederer Champagne and Le Cirque; Kistler Vineyards and MICHAEL MINA

Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art in Las Vegas Extends “WARHOL OUT WEST” Exhibit
• Extension of current exhibition, “Warhol Out West,” through January 2, 2014
• “Warhol Out West” at BGFA also will add works from the iconic artist’s advertisement series Aug. 1 Additional works include “Mobil,” “Life Savers,” “Blackglama (Judy Garland)” and “Volkswagen”

Huntridge Theater Moves Forward with Revitalization
• Huntridge Revival, LLC had exceeded their initial fundraising goal of $150,000
• Funds were donated by eager supporters, including The Killers and Gold & Silver Pawn
• Community partners have collectively pledged an additional $500,000 in professional services

McCarran International Airport Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Terminal 3
• The first unit terminal to be constructed in the United States in the post-9/11 era
• 1.9 million-square-foot expansion at McCarran International Airport
• Significantly improved the travel experience for passengers and increased the airport’s capacity

Eleven-Time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani brings Pizza Rock to Las Vegas
• Tony Gemignani, 11-time World Pizza Champion
• To open later this summer
• Will feature gourmet pizzas, hand-crafted artisan cocktails and imported beer and wine list

‘VÉRONIC Voices’ Announces Extension through 2013
• Named by USA Today one of “Las Vegas’ Don’t Miss Shows,”
• Extended run through Dec. 21
• Véronic DiCaire, singing impersonations performer Circus Circus

Adventuredome to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
• The Adventuredome at Circus Circus turns 20 years young on Aug. 23
• To mark the milestone, the park will host a month-long celebration with special pricing, commemorative gifts and a birthday party in true circus style

Carmine’s Now Open Inside The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
• Famed New York Italian restaurant
• 750-seat restaurant inside The Forum Shops at Caesars
• Serves up “wow sized” portions of Southern Italian cuisine
• The restaurant’s sixth location with others in Manhattan, Atlantic City, Washington D.C. and Atlantis in the Bahamas
• Carmine’s has six private dining rooms

Celebrate Style at the First-Ever Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
• Sept. 6-7, the first-annual Festival of Fashion at The Forum Shops at Caesars
• A Celebration of fashion and a first-of-its kind shopping event with live fashion presentations, pop up and roving fashion shows, beauty bars, photo opportunities, entertainment, food, drink, oneof-a-kind in-store events, limited edition products and more

“Dancing Queen” to Open at Planet Hollywood
• Produced by David King of Spirit Productions USA
• Beginning at Planet Hollywood Hotel Casino Resort Sept. 13
• The production features ABBA’s greatest hits and the biggest disco classics of the 70’s and 80’s

• The World Market Center will host 50,000 attendees at the Las Vegas Summer Market July 29-Aug. 2.
• ASD Las Vegas will welcome 41,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 4-7.
• The Nevada Police and Fire Games will host 15,000 attendees at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Aug. 13-17.
• The Sands Expo & Convention Center will host the 10,500 attendees of the Off-Price Specialist Show Aug. 15-21.
• The MAGIC Marketplace Fall Show will bring 80,000 attendees to the Las Vegas Convention Center Aug. 19-21.

• The Flaming Lips – House of Blues – Aug. 1
• Gypsy Kings – Palms – Aug. 2
• One Direction – Mandalay Bay – Aug. 2-3
• Daryl Hall & John Oates – Hard Rock Hotel – Aug. 2-3
• The Presidents of the United States of America – Fremont Street – Aug. 3
• Bruno Mars – MGM Grand – Aug. 3
• 311 with Cypress Hill – Hard Rock Hotel – Aug. 4
• Rod Stewart – Caesars Palace – Aug. 3-4
• Celine Dion – Caesars Palace – Aug. 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28, 31
• Les Misérables – The Smith Center – Aug. 7-11
• Mac Miller – House of Blues – Aug. 8
• Toni Braxton – Palms – Aug. 9
• The Wanted – The Cosmopolitan – Aug. 9
• Jonas Brothers – Mandalay Bay – Aug. 10
• Lost 80’s: A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Naked Eyes, Animotion, Bow Wow Wow, Gary Myrick and more – Mandalay Bay Beach – Aug. 10
• Coyote Country Fest (ft. Brantley Gilbert , Kip Moore, and others) – Orleans Arena – Aug. 10
• Willie Nelson & Family – The Smith Center – Aug. 13
• Chris Isaak – The Smith Center – Aug. 14
• Lyle Lovett and his Large Band – The Smith Center – Aug. 16
• Sublime with Rome – Mandalay Bay Beach – Aug. 17
• Third Eye Blind – Fremont Street – Aug. 17
• Robin Thicke with Jason Derulo – The Cosmopolitan – Aug. 17
• Yeah Yeah Yeahs – The Cosmopolitan – Aug. 19
• Rebelution & Matisyahu – The Cosmopolitan – Aug. 22
• Courtney Love – Hard Rock Hotel – Aug. 22-23
• Steely Dan – Palms – Aug. 23
• Journey – Palms – Aug. 28-29
• Brad Paisley – Mandalay Bay – Aug. 31
• Lil Wayne, T.I., & Future – MGM Grand – Aug. 31
• Puddle of Mud – Fremont Street – Aug. 31

Comedy Headliners
• Andrew Dice Clay – Hard Rock Hotel – Aug. 1-4, 14, 15, 17-18, 29-31
• Kathy Griffin – Mirage – Aug. 2
• Seth Myers – Mirage – Aug. 3
• Brad Garrett – MGM Grand – Aug. 9-11, 12-15
• David Spade – Venetian – Aug. 16-17
• Rita Rudner – The Venetian – Aug. 20
• Daniel Tosh – Mirage – Aug. 23-24
• Jay Leno – Mirage – Aug. 30
• Whoopi Goldberg – T.I. – Aug. 30
• Ron White – Mirage – Aug. 31

Sporting Events

LVCHA Futurity, Aged and Open Cutting

• South Point Arena
• Aug.16–19 & Aug. 21–27
• Cutting Horse Equestrian

WWE Smackdown
• WE Wrestliing
• Thomas & Mack Center
• Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

• Mixed Martial Arts
• South Point Arena
• Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Additional Special Events
Wheel of Fortune
• August 2-3
• Sands Expo
• Live Taping

Three Square’s Fall Las Vegas Restaurant Week
• Aug. 23-30
• Seventh year
• Dine out and support Three Square Food Bank
• Participating restaurants will feature a multi-course, prix fixe menu priced from $20.13 to $50.13



MGM Resorts International & AEG Enter Into Definitive Joint Venture Agreement
• Joint venture to build a new arena project
• Centerpiece of a revitalization of the area between New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts
• Populous is the architect of record and designer
• Approximately 20,000-seat indoor arena
• Ground-breaking expected summer 2014, with the grand opening projected for spring 2016
• Anticipated to cost approximately $350 million and be financed with equity contributions from each of the partners as well as privately funded third-party financing

Bally’s Las Vegas South Tower to Become All-New Jubilee Tower
• Bally’s Las Vegas has announced plans to renovate and rename its existing south tower
• Named after Jubilee!, the longest-running show in Las Vegas
• Renovations will include 756 remodeled hotel rooms and suites
• Rooms will be available for first guest arrivals late summer 2013

New Nobu Hotel Suites at Caesars Palace Welcoming Guests
• Nobu Hotel suites at Caesars Palace are now available
• 18 distinctive suites
• The Hakone, Sake and Nobu Penthouse suites can accommodate groups of five up to 45, and range in size from 1,000 to 4,350 square feet

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Lake Las Vegas Debut
• Hilton Hotels & Resorts has reflagged Ravella at Lake Las Vegas as Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort
& Spa
• Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean-inspired resort just 20 miles from the Las
Vegas strip

Mandalay Bay Introduces Seascape Ballroom at Shark Reef Aquarium
• 1,675 square foot Seascape Ballroom for up to 125 guests
• Within Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay Michael Mina’s PUB 1842 now Open at MGM Grand
• A casual tavern-style eatery
• Extensive selection of beers and cocktails
• Open daily for lunch, dinner and late night

Alaska Airlines Announces new Service to Las Vegas
• Alaska Airlines will begin flying nonstop between Anchorage and Las Vegas
• Service begins Dec. 19
• Flights will operate three times a week
• The new route is estimated to generate an annual non-gaming economic impact of more than $14 million

Chef Guy Fieri to Open First Las Vegas Restaurant at The Quad Resort & Casino
• Restaurateur, Chef, Author and TV host Guy Fieri
• His first Las Vegas restaurant
• To open late 2013 at the entrance of The Quad Resort & Casino

Tony Award-Winning Musical “Kinky Boots” to Kick Off National Tour at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
• Kinky Boots will open its national tour in Sept. 2014 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
• Six-time Tony Award-winning musical
• Best Musical, Best Score (Cyndi Lauper), Best Choreography (Jerry Mitchell), Best Actor (Billy Porter), Best Orchestrations (Stephen Oremus), and Best Sound Design (John Shivers)

Dinner in the Sky Breaks Ground in Las Vegas
• Construction has begun at an 8.8 acre site
• Minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip on W. Tropicana and Polaris
• Upscale dining attraction serving meals 180 feet in the air
• Scheduled to open later this summer
• Two open-air tables, seating for up to 22 guests
• The first of its kind in the U.S.

VÉRONIC Voices at Bally’s Las Vegas Opens for Limited-Engagement Run
• One-woman show, starring vocal phenomenon Véronic DiCaire
• At the Jubilee! Theater at Bally’s Las Vegas
• Through Aug. 31
• Co-produced by Celine Dion
• Véronic performs tributes to Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow, Billie Holiday, Susan Boyle, Whitney Houston, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton and more

Neon Museum Offers New Evening Tours
• Adjusted summer hours and brand-new evening tours
• New, colorful up-lighting has been installed throughout the Neon Boneyard

Hershey’s Chocolate World Retail Experience to be Unwrapped On Iconic Las Vegas Strip
• A retail outlet
• To open at New York-New York Hotel & Casino this winter
• Two floors brand experience for Hershey’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Ice Breakers, Jolly Ranchers,
Twizzlers and more
• Located between the Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge

Ogden’s Hops & Harvest Now Open in Tivoli Village
• Noted chef Bradley Ogden, along with partners, Chef Bryan Ogden, Tony Angotti and Bill Feather, Frank Tucker and Kelley Jones
• Ogden’s Hops & Harvest, an upscale casual pub in Summerlin’s Tivoli Village
• 180-seat loft-like, contemporary space with spacious outdoor dining

Official Lineup Announced for Life is Beautiful Festival
• Inaugural festival taking place Oct. 26 and 27
• More than 50 musical acts, 60 chefs and restaurants, special performances by Cirque du Soleil and other theatrical productions, world renowned artists and more than 25 noted speakers
• Downtown Las Vegas
• Lineup of more than 50 bands on four stages and several indoor venues
• The lineup features: The Killers, Kings of Leon, Beck, Imagine Dragons and many more

All-New Jabbawockeez Show “PRiSM” Opens at Luxor in Las Vegas
• World-famous dance crew
• Opened new show “PRiSM” at Luxor Hotel and Casino
• A celebration of imagination, “PRiSM” takes audiences on a journey of dance, music and

B&B Burger & Beer to Open at The Venetian Las Vegas
• Mario Batali and Joe Bastanich’s new restaurant – B&B Burger & Beer
• Opening this Sept. in The Venetian Las Vegas
• A casual 120-seat interior dining room and a 100-seat patio facing Las Vegas Boulevard
• The menu will feature local ingredients, high-quality American beef, signature sides, robust salads, standout shakes, and a beer-driven beverage menu

Guided Tours Now Available to Guests at The Mob Museum
• Now offers guided tours for guests who want a narrated history of the Museum’s exhibitions
• Typically last around 90 minutes, are available daily during regular business hours
• Accommodates a maximum of eight guests

Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Garden Celebrates Summer
• Summer display features 50 finch birds and 12 Rosey Bourkes
• Oversized sunflowers, colorful kites and a tranquil pond fill the garden
• Summer will be on display through Sept. 8

The D* Word – A Musical (*Ditched, Dumped, Divorced and Dating) to Open at LVH
• The newest show from Jeanie Linders, creator of Menopause The Musical
• To open at the LVH July 10
• 90-minute show follows four single and single-again women who sing their way through the ups and downs of relationships with the aid of friendship, martinis and mojo makeovers
• Features songs from “I Will Survive” and “Hot Stuff” to “Before He Cheats,” “Turn Me On!” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”

McFadden’s to Open at Town Square Las Vegas
• Will open a new location at Town Square Las Vegas this month

• Irish-American fare

Sporting Events
2013 NBA Summer League
• For the first time, NBA Summer League will feature a format that includes preliminary games followed by a single-elimination tournament
• Thomas & Mack Center and the COX Pavilion
• July 12-22
• Teams will play a minimum of five games
• Single-elimination tournament play begins on July 16 with championship on July 22

USA/BMX Las Vegas Grand Nationals
• South Point Arena
• Saturday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14

Monarcas Morelia vs. Luis Angel Firpo
• Soccer – Mexico vs. El Salvador
• July 13 at 8 p.m.
• Sam Boyd Stadium

Showtime Boxing
• Smith vs. Molina
• Hard Rock Hotel
• July 19 at 6 p.m.

USA Basketball
• The USA Basketball Men’s National Team
• Training camp starting July 22, ending with the USA Basketball Showcase July 25
• Thomas & Mack Center
• Feature rising NBA stars, newly minted All-Stars and members of the 2012 USA Basketball Men’s Select Team

Las Vegas Cutting Horse Association Open Cutting
• South Point Arena
• Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28

Lion Fight 10
• Yodsanklai Fairtex vs. Chike Lindsay
• Battling for Lion fight World Middleweight Championship
• July 26 at 5 p.m.
• Hard Rock Hotel

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association “Scully Western U.S. Championship”
• South Point Arena
• Wednesday, July 31 – Saturday, August 3


Additional Special Events

The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas Unmask Summer with Carnevale
• Three-month celebration of the summer festivals of Italy
• Through Sept. 8, 2013
• Will feature 300 experiences throughout the summer
• Guests will see special entertainment, art, fashion, games, sports, music and wine Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents an

Wheel of Fortune Live Taping
• July 27-28, 30-31
• Sands Expo
• Live taping

• Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls – Mandalay Bay – July 19
• Aaron Lewis – Santa Fe Station & Red Rock – July 19, 27
• Sister Hazel & Tonic – Fremont Street Experience – July 20
• Counting Crows – Mandalay Bay Beach – July 20
• Rod Stewart – Caesars Palace – July 20-21. 24, 27-28, 31
• EVE 6 – Fremont Street Experience – July 27
• Weezer with Hunter Hunted – The Cosmopolitan – July 27

Comedy Headliners
• Bill Cosby – T.I. – July 19
• Jay Leno – Mirage – July 19
• Kathleen Madigan – Mirage — July 20
• Sarah Silverman – Palms – July 20
• David Spade – Venetian – July 26-27
• The Wayans Brothers – Palms – July 27

• Cosmoprof North America 2013 will welcome 23,000 delegates to Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino July 14-16.
• SuperZoo West 2013 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino will welcome 12,000 attendees July 23-
• The Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers will welcome 12,500 delegates to the Las Vegas Convention Center July 24-27.
• The World Market Center will host 50,000 attendees at the Las Vegas Summer Market at the World Market Center July 29-August 2.
Room Count: 150,481
2012 Visitor Count: 39,700,000
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and over 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is the official destination marketing organization of Las Vegas, bringing visitors to Las Vegas and Clark County by promoting tourism, conventions, meetings and special events.