Everyday is a school day! Now I know that this isn’t recent news but it was news to me. At the end of 2021 Las Vegas Airport changed it’s name. Since it’s first commercial arrivals in 1948 the airport had been named after the Senator of Nevada Pat McCarran. As far back as 2012, stories began to emerge of McCarran’s history of perpetuating racism and … Continue reading Las Vegas Airport Changes Name
According to Wallethub a survey of US Cities has revealed the best places to celebrate Christmas for 2021. The 100 biggest cities were surveyed and were based on more than 30 key indicators for a festive and affordable Christmas across five categories, including traditions & fun, observance, generosity, shopping and costs. Here are the top 5 and not what I was expecting. 5. San Francisco – … Continue reading The 5 Best US Cities to Celebrate Christmas – 2021
The world famous Rocky Mountaineer revealed it’s newest route in August 2021. This is the first service wholly inside the United States. With it’s distinctive blue, white and gold livery the newly released route will start in Moab with an overnight stop in Glenwood Springs and continue the following day to Denver. The offering does not include a Goldleaf Service but a SilverLeaf and a … Continue reading Rocky Mountaineer – Rockies to the Red Rocks
They thought it was all over! Massive publicity was made by Walt Disney Parks and Casinos in Las Vegas that guests who had been double vaccinated were no longer mandated to wear masks indoors. It didn’t last long and now Nevada has reintroduced restrictions across the state that masks must be worn indoors in counties where there is high transmission. Cases across America are rising … Continue reading Coronavirus – Double Jabbed to Wear Masks Again!
Las Vegas’s newest casino resort hotel opened 24 June 2021. It is the first ‘ground up’ casino to open on the strip for over ten years. At a cost of $4.3bn the mega Asian themed resort has been built on the site of the Stardust on the northern end of the strip. Resorts World is 66 stories high and spreads over 3,500 rooms that feature … Continue reading Las Vegas – First ‘Ground-up’ Resort Opens in Over a Decade
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has granted permission to MGM Resorts to operate their Casino floors at 100% capacity with no further social distancing rules. Outside of the gaming areas the 80% capacity restriction will still apply. This includes restaurants and pool areas. It seems that at last Las Vegas is bidding farewell to Covid-19. MGM Resorts was granted the waiver after it agreed to … Continue reading MGM Resorts Return to Capacity
Due to open it’s doors on 25 March 2021 the new off ‘Strip’ Virgin Hotel, Las Vegas has bucked the trend and entices patrons with no resort fees, free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi. This news will no doubt set the ‘cat amongst the pigeons’. It will be watched with interest to see if it’s competitors follow suite. This is a great move forward and could … Continue reading Las Vegas – New Virgin Hotel Announces No Resort Fees
It has been almost eight months since the bright lights of Las Vegas last had a live show on the famous Strip. An announcement from MGM Resorts is putting a change to the darkness. Starting next month the hotel chain will start to bring back live entertainment starting with Las Vegas regular David Copperfield (MGM Grand). The date announced is November 6 as team members … Continue reading Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment
USA, Canada and Mexico have all kept their borders closed to travellers, visitors and non essential traffic. The closure to all border crossings has been extended until at least the end of August 2020. A recent IPSOS poll in Canada shows that the majority of Canadians are in favour of the borders remaining closed until the end of 2020 at the least. The epicentre of … Continue reading Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems
For those contemplating a visit to America post Coronavirus I just discovered that rather than increase menu prices some restaurants are adding a Covid surcharge to patrons’ bills and then charging tax on the total. It has been reported that some of the more upscale restaurants in Las Vegas Casinos are adding between 4 and 5%. Apparently you can ask for this to be removed … Continue reading Coronavirus – Covid surcharge tax being added to restaurant bills
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