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Las Vegas (Nevada)

What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.

Las Vegas (Nevada)

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What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.

Set in the middle of the vast Mojave Desert, Las Vegas was created entirely to entertain and has been described as the world's largest theme park. This psychedelic city of sin is home to over a million people and welcomes 35 million more each year to its lavish hotels and casinos. Visitors today are amazed that only 70 years ago this thriving metropolis was a backwater with less than a thousand inhabitants whose only guests were railway passengers stopping off to stretch their legs on the long journey between Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
Things started to change in March 1931 when the State of Nevada legalised gambling; one month later the City issued six licenses. Then in 1946, Mafia don Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel opened the sensationally lavish Flamingo Hilton on Highway 91. Las Vegas Boulevard was born and the city would never be the same again.
Soon stars like Elvis, Liberace and Sinatra were making the pilgrimage to what was fast becoming America's premier entertainment centre. In the early days the Mafia dominated the gambling industry but in the 1960s their influence waned and soon all the large hotels and casinos were controlled by big business.
Las Vegas has 18 out of 21 of the largest hotels in the world and walking down 'The Strip' visitors will see the skylines of New York and Paris, discover the canals of Venice and the Pyramids of Egypt and, at Treasure Island, see a full on-sea battle between a Pirate ship and a British Galleon. Despite these excesses, room rates and restaurant bills are the lowest in the western world - all subsidised by gamblers intent on a free holiday.
Although the principal draw card is still gambling, Las Vegas is now marketed as a family destination and there is no shortage of theme parks, shopping malls or golf courses. However, the vast majority of visitors come to gamble and the incredible displays are mostly designed to lure passers-by into the casinos, and once there it's hard to leave; the exits are discreetly hidden. 

  • Gaze in wonder at the fountain show in front of the Bellagio Hotel.
  • For the shopper, take a few hours out, at one of two Premium Outlets shopping Malls, or take in the stores at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace.
  • Take in one of the glittering shows or concerts that Las Vegas is famous for.
  • Laze away a few hours at the pool in your hotel, remember it's hot, you are in the desert.
  • Stroll down the strip, taking in the atmosphere of the various theme hotels.
  • Dine at one of the world famous buffets or Michelin starred restaurants.
  • Play blackjack or roulette in one of the Casinos, whilst you enjoy a relaxing beverage.
  • Take an exhilarating helicopter flight over the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon.
  • Try a day trip through the Mojave Desert to Death Valley.

Check out our suggested hotels in Las Vegas

3* FlamingoHotel and Casino

3*+ Luxor Hotel

4* Ceasurs Palace

4* New York New York

4* Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino

4*+ MGM Grand

5* Bellagio Resort

5* The Venetian Hotel

5* Nobu Hotel at Caesars

3*+ Excalibur Hotel and Casino

5* Aria Hotel

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We have featured the largest selection of USA city break destinations available on any Irish website and there is somewhere there for everyone.

We work with all the major Airlines and can book these for you with full flexibility through our in-house systems.

There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

We have just given a brief glimpse of what we can offer you, please feel free to browse more or if there is a destination you would like to know more about call now on 01 853 5000, email info@platinumtravel.ie, send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!

There are no direct flights to Las Vegas from Ireland but numerous connections via the UK or USA.

Average flight time from Ireland to Las Vegas is 12-13 hours.

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We have expert knowledge of all airlines on all routes so we will constantly compare airlines with each other to get the best offer.

We are familiar with the myriad of confusing check-in, baggage, seat and priority boarding charges and we know how to exploit these to your advantage.

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There are currently direct flights from Ireland to the USA with Aer Lingus, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, American Airlines and US Airways. There are also many connections via the UK with British Airways, Virgin and other airlines.

Platinum Travel are a fully licensed and bonded travel agent so you have a lot more protection with us than with the internet (airlines are not bonded).

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