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Tour America, Ireland's leading tour operator to the USA, are this week launching our Annual Sale Day at The Red Cow Moran Hotel to take place on Sunday 7th October.
This is the 12th year Tour America & Cruise Holidays have run this holiday show, and we have organised for suppliers from all over the USA to join us on the day. From cruise companies such as Norwegian Cruise Line to the Fitzpatrick Hotels in NYC. Some of the key tourist boards from the USA will also be there including Florida Beaches, Las Vegas, Massachusetts, California, Deep South and much more.
There will be at least 30 exhibitors, with lots of gifts for you and your family; there will be a children's area, and all the Tour America experts there to bring you all the exclusive offers of the day. In addition, we will have key guest speakers to keep you up to date with all that is travel, and to provide you with additional information on all the destinations available to book in the USA wih tips, advice and special offers on the day.
And if you're a technology savvy person, you'll be able to connect with us on the day through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Foresquare. We'll be taking pictures and videos so you can tag yourself, we'll be tweeting event information (Q times, deals on the day etc.) and much more. And we'll have a competition on the day to give one lucky person a €100 One4All gift voucher just for checking in on their mobile phone either through Facebook or Foresquare.
If you have been before, you will know how busy it is, so arrive early. If you have not been before, now is your chance to take advantage of the best holiday prices for the USA and cruising. Doors open at 10am (admission is free) and the fun continues till 6pm.
Orlando Late deal
16 Oct x 7 nights
2 Adults and 2 Children
3* Clarion Lake Buena Vista
€529 per person
Las Vegas Late deal
18 Oct x 4 nights
3* Imperial Palace
€659 per person
New York Late deal
08 Nov x 3 nights
3* Wellington Hotel
€699 per person
Go to www.touramerica.ie , or call on 01 817 3500, or 021 242 9555.
Well looks like Prince Harry picked the wrong weekend to spend in Vegas…The World’s Largest Bachelorette, or Hen Party as we call it in Ireland, is being held in Las Vegas from September 21st to September 23rd.
The party is being hosted by TAO at the Venetian (where Kim Kardashian had her hen party) and LAVO at the Palazzo. The party will have $20,000 in competition prizes, private performances by the Chippendales, Stripper 101 pole-dancing classes and party gift bags.
Brides-to-be also are invited to join in the attempt to shatter the world record for largest arms-linked Champagne toast. Tickets start at $100 a person, including open bar. More information is on the TAO website.
Have you been to on holiday to Las Vegas?
Famous sushi restaurant chain Nobu is to open its first hotel in Las Vegas later this year with the company taking reservations from October 1st.
Nobu Hospitality is in the late stages of transforming the old, 180-room Centurion Tower at Caesars Palace into a boutique hotel in the midst of the Ancient-Rome-themed resort on the Las Vegas Strip.
So what exactly can Las Vegas holiday guests expect?
Well-known hospitality architect David Rockwell, who's worked on Nobu's restaurants over the last 20 years, is creating the hotel's look.
"We went back to the early thoughts of the restaurants and what sets them apart," Rockwell told the newspaper. "Nobu is known for its extraordinary ingredients and we're sticking with that same idea with the hotel."
Rockwell's firm also played a role in creating the look at several Las Vegas Strip resorts such as the edgy Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
Nobu Hospitality is a privately held company owned by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, actor Robert De Niro and businessman Meir Teper.
Just back from my first trip to Las Vegas and I must say it far exceeded my expectations. From the flamboyant hotels to the thrill of the casinos - I revelled in every bit of it. I stayed at Paris Hotel which boasts an Eiffel Tower (half the size of the real one in Paris), an Arc de Triomphe and numerous French restaurants and patisseries. It was a lovely hotel and I’d stay there again, however if you’re in your early twenties and looking for a younger hotel with more pool parties and such then Planet Hollywood and Hard Rock Hotel are the best options for you. Couples with more to spend might try The Venetian which is reportedly gorgeous.
There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Vegas and far too many to mention but my advice is to use the coupon book you get from your hotel and you can eat out at some top Vegas restaurants for amazing value. Our 2 favourite finds were Mon Ami Gabi in Paris Hotel and Todai Sushi and Seafood Buffet in Planet Hollywood (all you can eat for $20!).
I didn’t go to see any shows as we only had 3 nights and we were far more interested in chancing our luck on Roulette and Blackjack, but if you want to get a show in then head to the Tix4Tonight box office where you can get up to 50% off tickets for any of the big shows. Blue Man, Cirque De Soleil and David Copperfield still seem to be the most popular.
If casinos and theatre aren’t your thing there are plenty of bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained. Coyote Ugly and Nine Fine Irishmen at New York New York Hotel are worth a visit as is the Voodoo Lounge at Rio. Best idea is to pick up a 24/7 magazine and scout the bars for the best live music and happy hours – you won’t be disappointed!
For those of you who don’t want to recover by the pool during the day there are plenty of other options. Obviously the Grand Canyon is the most popular day tour. There is also great shopping available everywhere and each hotel has a day spa if that is the way you like to rejuvenate. We chose to visit a shooting range as we’re both adrenalin junkies and it’s something we had never tried. We went to Guns and Ammo Garage. We booked over the phone and got a free return pick up from out hotel. This was great as a taxi would have been expensive. I bought the “Ladies Package” (handgun and P90) and he bought the Call of Duty Package” (P90, FN Scar Semi, M4 Carbine and M9). I know this wouldn’t be for everyone but we thoroughaly enjoyed it and I will definitely be going back there on my next visit to Vegas.
Overall it was just a fun packed 3 days and I can’t wait to go back. For amazing flight and hotel packages to Las Vegas visit www.touramerica.ie.
By the way does anybody have any other tips for Vegas?