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VEGAS.com

May 25, 2011 22:09 ET

VEGAS.com Predicts Increased Travel This Memorial Day Weekend Thanks to Sizzling Lineup of Events

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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - As Memorial Day quickly approaches, VEGAS.com has seen increases in travel interest and bookings from last year. Below, experts analyze recent data obtained directly from VEGAS.com, the world's largest city website, providing information on vacation deals, entertainment and city hot spots.

Here are some stats for this year's Holiday Weekend:

  • The Average Daily Room Rate (ADR) is up 15% compared to last year.

  • Interestingly, the booking window (length of time someone books before arriving) is up 6% compared to last year. This means visitors are planning the weekend further out than they have done in the past.

  • Visitors are purchasing more entertainment packages, up 20% over last year. This means that visitors are more likely to purchase tickets to shows and nightclubs prior to arrival than they have done in the past.

As Las Vegas prepares for another hot summer, look no further than VEGAS.com to give you an unparalleled lineup of the hottest events and parties this Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas. The sizzling array of events over the long weekend include:

Saturday, May 28

  • Palms Pool & Bungalows will have DJ CROMEO with Breakdown, Hyphy Crunk, and DJ MIKEATTACK on the decks beginning at 9 a.m.
  • Tao Beach and Tao nightclub invites party people to play all day and party all night with LMFAO.
  • R & B recording artist Akon will help Chateau Nightclub & Gardens kick off Memorial Day Weekend and grand opening festivities of Chateau Gardens with a live performance.
  • Resident DJ Paul Oakenfold will perform with an opening set by Zen Freeman at Rain nightclub. Outside on the pool patio, Yelawolf will ignite the crowd with special guest DJs Klever and Kayper. The party begins at 10 p.m.
  • Surrender at Encore welcomes rap superstar Lil Jon to the house for an after dark affair.
  • World renowned DJ Tiësto is taking Vegas audiences by storm with his residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Grammy-nominated DJ will take the stage at 10 p.m. alluring guests with his visual and aural performance.

Sunday, May 29

  • Start your day at Encore Beach Club where record producer and resident DJ Kaskade will perform live starting at 11 a.m.
  • Marquee Dayclub presents Las Vegas Takeover with Fatboy Slim spinning for sun kissed partiers.
  • Grammy Award winner Faith Evans will be entertaining crowds at Hard Rock Café with special guests.
  • Reality TV star Josh Strickland performs his new hit song at Blush Nightclub. Report to the floor starting at 9 p.m.
  • R&B superstar Fabolous will perform live at Jet Nightclub at the Mirage with a closing set by resident DJ Ikon.
  • Join rap sensation Flo Rida at Haze Nightclub for a live performance starting at 10:30 p.m.

Monday, May 30

  • Lay by the pool as David Guetta spins at Wet Republic at MGM starting at 10 a.m.
  • Wrap up the holiday weekend with an evening with superstar and resident DJ Afrojack who will be spinning at XS Nightclub.

Whether you're a local or visitor, experience Memorial Day Weekend by hitting the entertainment capital of the world. For more information on these events and other ways to celebrate in Las Vegas visit http://www.vegas.com/memorialday/.

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VEGAS.com 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 www.VEGAS.com. VEGAS.com, 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. VEGAS.com is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.