According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the first set of travel agents have won the "Cash in on Vegas" booking incentive.
"It is a terrific opportunity to showcase Las Vegas and reward our travel agent community for their booking efforts," said Art Jimenez, senior director of leisure sales for the LVCVA.
The random drawing has occurred and cash cards worth $1,000 for the winner, $750 for second, and $500 for third, $250 for fourth and $100 for fifth through 29th place have been awarded. The Custom Vegas Experience Prize Package winner was also selected.
The Vegas Prize Package was awarded to Jose Gallegos of Tripres.com, VegasView.com and LasVegasShows.com. Deb Jones of Uniglobe Alliance won the $1,000 first prize, while Veronica Kastukevich of Custom Travel placed second with the $750 prize. Jake Akerley of Travel Time Inc. received the third place prize of $500. The fourth place prize of $250 went to Pamela Hill of Travel Station.
"I am thrilled that I won the Vegas Experience for ‘Cash in on Vegas," said Gallegos. "Booking Las Vegas is easy and it doesn’t hurt to be rewarded either."
The Vegas Package for this booking window included roundtrip airfare for two, three-night stay in an executive suite at Gold Coast, four breakfast buffets for two at Gold Coast, dinner for two in The Cortez Room, dinner for two at Ping Pang Pong, two National Finals Rodeo Tickets for two days of the winner’s choice, two seats on the "Vegas Nights" Maverick Helicopter flight and two three-day Las Vegas Monorail passes.
Las Vegas is currently accepting submissions for the second booking window for the "Cash in on Vegas" booking promotion. Travel agents can register their bookings to be eligible to win their share of $60,000 in Las Vegas Vacations and cash cards. Travel agents may submit eligible bookings online at www.trackmylasvegasbookings.com, through Nov. 30, 2012. To be eligible, bookings must include hotel accommodations in Clark County, Nevada and complete travel between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012.