December 12, 2011 16:33 ET Announces Local Sponsorship of Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, Dec. 22-23

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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) -, the world's largest city travel website, announced today that it will join forces with the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic as a local sponsor of the 11th annual basketball tournament.

"We're happy to get in the game and be able to support this local tournament that is anticipated to draw numerous fans to Las Vegas," said Dan Hippler, vice president of marketing for "Our site allows visitors to find all their travel and entertainment needs when visiting the city and will be an excellent resource for fans looking for great deals before and after the games."

"For the past 11 years, our events have brought nearly 75,000 people to Las Vegas," said Chris Spencer, tournament director of the Las Vegas Invitational and Classic. "We look forward to working with to continue growing that number and providing an easy, seamless method for fans to travel to the city for these tournaments."

Held at the Orleans Arena on Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 23, the tournament will feature four games each day with eight college basketball teams vying for the title. Participating teams include West Virginia University, Baylor University, Saint Mary's College, Missouri State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Kennesaw State University and Tennessee Tech University.

About is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including Las Vegas hotel rooms, Las Vegas Air & Hotel Packages, Las Vegas show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 50 locations including the Palms, Paris, Harrah's, Bally's, Excalibur, New York-New York, Luxor and more. The company also offers a variety of excursions including city tours, the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.