TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Vegas casinos look to holiday to draw tourists

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

By The Associated Press
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

Las Vegas has mostly shelved its attempt to rebrand itself as a family-friendly wonderland. But there's one exception: the holiday season, when visitor numbers crater and room vacancies soar.

In an attempt to lure tourists, Las Vegas casinos are staging increasingly elaborate holiday events.

For example, the Bellagio has again transformed its conservatory into a faux winter wonderland featuring a 42-foot-tall Christmas tree, a life-sized candy house and a walk-through snow globe. And each day, the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace sends divers in elf-style wet suits to feed an aquarium of tropical fish.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Open enrollment puts varied impact of health care law back in focus
  2. Education Management removes itself from Nasdaq listing
  3. Amid struggles, top fiscal executive to leave EDMC
  4. EQT Corp. boosts profits despite lower gas prices
  5. World’s 1st carbon capture power plant switches on in Canada
  6. Falling fuel prices help airlines — not fliers
  7. Mortgage rate slide’s impact could be minimal
  8. Highmark seeks double-digit increase for more benefits, heavy use
  9. Aesynt CEO gets technology council honors
  10. Toy sellers to enhance marketing as holidays approach
  11. PUC approves Columbia Gas pipeline extensions program for homeowners
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.