Travel agents with clients who want to vacation in the caribbean and stay at a small to medium-sized resort should keep in mind three properties in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Divi Carina Bay on St. Croix, Bolongo Bay on St. Thomas and Caneel Bay on St. John. It's nearly impossible to book a bad room at any of these places. And the convenience of choosing these islands for a Caribbean holiday lies in their being part of the United States, so no passport is required.
With the Sands Corporation set to open the $2 billion Palazzo in Las Vegas by the end of the year, and hoping it will quickly become the hottest property on the strip, it is taking steps to assure that its already-open The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino doesn't get overshadowed.
Listening to people in the Las Vegas tourism industry talk, you get the impression that it's one of those things that they would rather not talk about. Sure, it happens in Las Vegas, but they wish talk of it would stay in Vegas. What do they want to keep hush-hush? Many couples bring their kids to Sin City.