Las Vegas Trip Deals - Recommendations For a Worry-Free Adventure

LAS VEGAS LUXORYou can find some incredible deals for your upcoming Vegas trip -- for both families and individuals alike. You just need to know where to look. The first way to save your money and your sanity on a Vegas trip is by booking packages through travel agents. People may think they have gone the way of the dinosaur, but they are still able to find the best discounts. They also know all the ins and outs of traveling.

They can tell you which hotels offer the best accommodations and which give away the coolest stuff. If you prefer, you can find excellent deals yourself on hotel packages and airfare by simply going online and checking the hotel website directly. Some hotels offer their room packages with the airfare included for some great savings. For instance, the Luxor Hotel has packages starting at $250 for airfare and 2 nights.

The Mandalay and the Four Seasons offer similar deals for around $300. To head off the competition, the Luxor has added a $25 discount on food and drinks poolside. No doubt the other two hotels will soon be adding more value to their offers to compete with this. For those golfers out there, the JW Marriot Resort and Spa has an incredible course. They also have excellent deals that offer primetime golf discounts for him and spa discounts for her. They really know how to cover all their bases. If you're looking for something unique and can afford it, a Skyloft trip package can give you an absolutely exquisite view of Las Vegas.

This offer is not for the faint of heart, however you can get an incredible discount on these awesome high rise hotel rooms starting at $1550 a night. These rooms are perfect for honeymooners and businessmen alike, and guests are treated like royalty. The bottom line is simple. The less you have to worry about, the more you will enjoy your stay in Las Vegas.

These hotels and other places like them will take care of all of your travel worries... so you can do just that. There are a lot more Las Vegas trip deals available to you; find out more at Be sure to pick up a $100,000 Las Vegas Discount Card before you leave for Vegas AND get several free travel gifts just for stopping by. Article Source:

Las Vegas Luxor Pyramid Laser Light

luxor hotel las vegasOne of the coolest things in Las Vegas is said to be the Luxor Pyramid Laser Light and recently a member of the ISS International Space Station mentioned he could see it, as it was a clear night. Many people who drive to Las Vegas or visit there drive down the Strip tonight and wonder if how far away it can be seen from the air.

Well personally I can remember traveling to Los Angeles LAX from Washington DC and could see it from 40,000 ASL (above sea level) and could see it very well and as far as 150-200 miles away too; a beacon in the night. My dad who was an airline pilot for Continental Airlines has made mention of it; he said a good four hundred miles not sure, though as I have never seen it like that. I have read in novels and they often mention it as well; authors such as Tom Clancy. Some tourists ask; “I was wondering just how far up it could be seen.”

Some say further than 40,000 feet, but that is the furthest I can remember seeing it. Now then the Space Shuttle Astronauts have reported it too and from the ISS. Wow! That means with a Wal-Mart Telescope you might be able to see it from the Moon? Think on this in 2006.

"Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board. If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; Lance is a guest writer for Our Spokane Magazine in Spokane, Washington.

Cheap Hotel Accommodation In Central London

London has a reputation for expensive hotel accommodation with very little cheap budget hotels. OK so what is cheap. For the purposes of this article lets define cheap as below 100$US per night, (60 pounds sterling in local currency) for a standard double/twin room with all taxes paid.

Most of the hotel accommodation in this bracket is termed 'bed and breakfast' hotels. This can be misleading to the unaware. No it’s not a cosy family owned guest house with personal attentive hosts, traditional English breakfasts and home-made offerings, commonly available outside London. The vast majority are small hotels with 20-50 rooms, staffed by immigrants on very low salaries with very simple rooms, seldom lifts and 'continental breakfasts'. That is not to say that these establishments should be avoided, but there are an awful lot of poor quality ones.

The main cheap hotel districts in London are Bayswater, Victoria and Kings Cross. Here you will see lots of these bed and breakfast hotels together in clusters. An ensuite double or twin room with breakfast in these areas is around 70-100$US

Kings Cross has a poor reputation, it used to be notorious for drugs, crime and prostitution. That is all largely behind it now and it’s a district on the up, the whole area is being rejuvenated and Eurostar Trains will terminate at Kings Cross station in 2007. The bed and breakfast hotels are all around a garden square immediately opposite Kings Cross Station. Kings Cross is no more than a mile from the West End, the central entertainment area of London, and there’s lots of public transport on your doorstep.
Bayswater is on the northern border of Hyde Park, London's biggest, and within a mile are Oxford Street, Kensington Palace and Paddington Station, (terminus for the Heathrow Express airport link. Bayswater is a traditional budget area and a great place to stay for the cost conscious traveller. Bayswater High Street (Queensway) is host to a great variety of economical restaurants and shops. Everyday supermarkets, launderettes etc are commonplace.

Victoria is very central, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye are all within walking distance. The cheap hotels are south of the railway station, stretching from the coach stations to Pimlico Underground. The area is pleasant and safe.

Room rates are highly variable. In the depths of winter, rooms may be discounted as low as 50 US$, but be warned these tend to be of the hotels of the worst kind. Most of the hotels will also discount less at the weekend.

Some of the better bed and breakfasts include the Montana Excel and Howard Winchester Hotels in Kings Cross, the Central Hotel in Victoria and the Blakemore and Annur Hotels in Bayswater. Some of these may be advertised as three star hotels - beware in small print you may notice the words 'self rated'.

A good starting point for your research on cheap bed and breakfast hotels in London are: Cheap Bed and Breakfasts in London or Bed and Breakfasts near London Victoria Station

Bob Handford is an expert about his city, London and is the owner of the website London Toolkit that aims to provide practical information for independent visitors to London. You can contact Bob direct at the web site.

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The Luxor Hotel And Casino In Las Vegas Is Not About Ancient Egypt Any Longer

luxor las vegas hotelWhen the Luxor opened on October 15, 1993 the striking pyramid structure was the tallest building in Las Vegas. This was a time when the development of casinos in Las Vegas relied on themes to differentiate themselves from one another.

The Steve Wynn hotel, Treasure Island, was based on a pirate theme and second incarnation of MGM Grand (the original MGM Grand was what is now known as Bally's) was all about the movies, complete with a yellow brick road directing visitors through the center of the casino floor. The Luxor, as the name suggests, relied on the ancient Egypt theme to tantalize it's guests. The replica of the Sphinx in front of the hotel, which also doubles as the porte-cochere, greets visitors upon arrival. At one time there was even a Nile River ride, similar to what you might find in Epcot Center at Disneyworld.

Times and taste change very fast in Las Vegas and today the Luxor is going through a transformation that promises to bring a more contemporary flavor and erase any sign that the hotel and casino are 18 years old. This transformation began in 2006, with the refurbishment of the West Tower rooms, and will continue through 2008. All 4,047 rooms will be refurbished by the time the renovation is complete.

Gone is the RA Nightclub. RA was one of the first mega-nightclubs in Las Vegas. The Luxor is now home to the LAX Nightclub, a branch of the Los Angeles hot spot. LAX is a modern state-of-the-art nightclub covering two-stories and 26,000 square feet. Since the club was opened in August 2007 it has developed a reputation for being a celebrity hangout. There is also Noir Bar, a private reservation required bar located within the nightclub. An adjoining bistro will be opening soon so you can eat, drink and play in a singular destination.

Although the Nile River ride is no longer, the Luxor still has many entertainment offerings. The comedian Carrot Top offers his unique and somewhat twisted form of entertainment 6-nights a week. The adults-only revue, Fantasy, offers singing, dancing and of course, topless girls. Something the whole family can enjoy is the ventriloquist Ronn Lucas and his puppets who perform afternoon shows 6-days a week. In 2008 the Luxor will be home to yet another Cirque du Soleil production on the Las Vegas Strip. This production will be a collaboration with magician Criss Angel and will be housed in the theater formerly occupied by the Blue Man Group.

The Luxor's parent company, MGM MIRAGE is spending $300 million dollars in an effort to bring the hotel in line with the newer resorts and casinos on the Strip. As the transformation continues there will surely be new restaurants added, new bars and nightclubs and new entertainment options. And as the ancient Egypt theme slowly disappears during this renovation, it is beginning to look like the only reference to the old Luxor that will remain is it's signature 30-story Pyramid Tower.

Lance Taylor is a Las Vegas resident and writes for Las Vegas Vacation Spot the free and comprehensive source for everything Las Vegas has to offer! You'll find information on hotels and resorts, restaurants, shows, nightclubs and getting the best package deals in town! Visit: Las Vegas Vacation Spot and start planning your Las Vegas getaway today!

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Las Vegas Hotel Casinos

las vegas hotel casinoLas Vegas can rightfully boast of a number of high-class hotels, but those on the famous Las Vegas Strip are the most well known among them. Among the most popular are The Bellagio, The Luxor, The Venetian, Caesars Palace, New York New York and Treasure Island. The Westin and Hilton hotels are also located in this area.

As the hotels on the Strip mainly cater to the wealthy, it is difficult to find discount hotels in this locality. During off-seasons (usually December and January), however, many Strip hotels offer lower rates and discount deals. Some of the other most popular hotels in the city are Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Excalibur Hotel and Casino, Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Circus Circus Hotel and Casino, Tropicana Resort and Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. It is wise to avoid weekends while staying at a hotel unless you want to burn a deep hole in your pocket or like to melt yourself in a wild party crowd.

For the not-so-rich, Las Vegas has a host of cheap hotels to offer. Some of them are Riviera, Villager-Flami, Orleans, Cancun Resort, La Quinta Las Vegas Convention Center, Sahara Hotel and Casino, Desert Paradise Resort, Hawthorn Suites, Boulder Station Hotel and Casino, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn Nellis AFB, Royal Hotel and Casino, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino.

Let us now look at some of the leading hotel-casinos in Las Vegas, and when they opened for business: 1) El Rancho (April 3, 1941), 2) The New Frontier (October 30, 1942) first opening as the Pair O?Dice nightclub in 1930, 3) Flamingo Las Vegas (December 26, 1946) first opening as Flamingo, 4) Sahara (October 7, 1952) first opening as Club Bingo (July 24, 1947), 5) Thunderbird (September 2, 1948). 6) Desert Inn (April 24, 1950), 7) Venetian (May 3, 1999) first opening as the Sands (December 15, 1952), 8) Royal Nevada (April 19, 1955), 9) Riviera (April 20, 1955), 10) Bellagio (October 15, 1998) first opening as Dunes (May 23, 1955), 11) Mandalay Bay (March 2, 1999) first opening as Hacienda (June 1956), 12) Tropicana (April 4, 1957), 13) Stardust ( July 2, 1958), 14) The Mirage (November 22, 1989), 15) Aladdin (April 1, 1966), 16) Caesars Palace (August 15, 1966), 17) MGM Grand (December 18, 1993) first opening as Marina (1975) and 18) Harrah?s Las Vegas (April 1992) first opening as Holiday Casino (July 2, 1973).

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By: Jennifer Bailey