Rocky Mountaineer – Rockies to the Red Rocks

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

Coronavirus – Double Jabbed to Wear Masks Again!

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 – First ‘Ground-up’ Resort Opens in Over a Decade

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

MGM Resorts Return to Capacity

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

New Virgin Hotel – Las Vegas announces No Resort Fees

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 New Virgin Hotel – Las Vegas announces No Resort Fees

Las Vegas – MGM Resorts to Re-start Live Entertainment

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

Coronavirus – Still Causing Problems

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

Coronavirus – Covid surcharge tax being added to restaurant bills

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

Coronavirus – Las Vegas 04 June to open

Nearly three months have passed in the Nevada desert without the constant bells, whistles, neon lights, clanging coins or cheers of people. Las Vegas is set to reopen on 4 June. After the state has recorded two straight weeks of declining numbers of Covid-19 cases and hospital admissions Governor Steve Sisolak set 4 June to reopen casinos across the state. ¬†According to the Nevada Resort … Continue reading Coronavirus – Las Vegas 04 June to open

Coronavirus – PPE Vending Machines

The world is awaking like a bear coming out of hibernation. Slowly but surely the ‘new normal’ is evolving. TSA across USA airports report their third busiest day since mid March. Seems so long ago doesn’t it? In a first but what will soon be seen everywhere Las Vegas McCarran International Airport has installed PPE vending machines. Dispensing masks, hand sanitiser, towels and gloves the … Continue reading Coronavirus – PPE Vending Machines