ACV Isn’t Bluffing When It Comes To Las Vegas

with Jovana Arnaut

Dianne Pedroso, Areas Sales Manager, ACV;
David Han, Account Manager, LVCVA;
Amr Younes, V.P. Sales, ACV; Kelly Sawyer,
Sales Executive, LVCVA; Charmaine Singh,
Account Director, LVCVA & Tyler Mattioli,
Areas Sales Manager, ACV

DJ mixing beats on the turntables

Swag bag

The crowd inside &Company Resto Bar

We all know how Vegas likes to party: lustrous lights; roaring music; outrageous entertainment and collaborations with heavy hitters like Air Canada Vacations. And they really rocked the scene for a big trade group at their recent Las Vegas Trade Expo held at Mississauga's &Company Resto Bar.

Close to 150 travel agents were on hand to enjoy the Vegas setup complete with a selection of savoury treats, tempting cocktails and charismatic music mixed on turntables by a DJ. I think this is the 1 st travel industry event I've been to that had 'proper' turntables.

I always viewed the Las Vegas CVA and ACV lot to be quite lush... to party it up at an upscale level. And, with the considerably enhanced Air Canada rouge capacity additions to Sin City, the Las Vegas CVB has partnered exclusively with ACV for their big Montreal and Toronto trade events.

Amr Younes, V.P. Sales, Air Canada Vacations said, “Las Vegas has been an important destination for ACV and with our new rouge capacity, we have been able to regain market presence that we weren't able to capitalize on over the past few years."

To make up for that loss, Younes said the tour operator is placing a lot of energy and focus on boosting its presence in America's entertainment capital. It has added extra flight capacity for the summer and fall schedules and is heavily involved in promoting its land packages in and around Vegas.

They're also pushing the Vegas experience enroute. One of the pilot projects ACV is testing on their YUL-LAS route is having their rouge flight attendants offer the possibility to purchase Cirque de Soleil show tickets inflight. Younes says ACV is expecting to introduce this option onboard all of its LAS flights in the near future.

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