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QUESTION # 1. Tiffany and Grant Mitchell are in their early 40s and live in Nashville. Grant's parents, who live in London are coming to see them in February. though the parents have traveled extensively, they've never been to the United States. They've told Grant that "they'd like to see something different," so Grant has decided to take them to Las Vegas for three days and perhaps extend that stay to at least one other destination.

1. At which of the following lodging areas should they stay?

The strip
Downtown
the Laughlin area
An off strip location

Why?

2. They should expect weather similar to

London in February
Athens in March
Frankfurt in November
Nairobi in April

Why?

3. What other city might appeal to them and be a real contrast in Las Vegas?

Reno
Santa Fe
Omaha
Seattle

why?

4. the parents have decided to come in June instead. Which national park might be the most interesting for them and wouldn't overly complicate their trip to Las Vegas?

Yellowstone
Mt. Rainier
Zion
Theodore Roosevelt

QUESTION # 2.In a week- to- ten- day vacation. Should clients just stick to beach resorts on Pacific or Gulf Coasts, spend their time studying Mexican culture and history on the Colonial Circle or in Yucatan, or settle in Mexico City and take day trips to areas in and outside of this metropolis?

QUESTION # 3. You are a travel counselor, who is expected to make Caribbean recommendations to two couples, who are related, but wish to take separate one-week vacations. Cost is not a factor. The younger couple wish an all-inclusive resort with excitement and a fair number of activities. The older couple wish a warm climate destination as well, but with a bit more formality than in most Caribbean spots. They don't have to have an all-inclusive resort, but are open to suggestion. Which destinations would you suggest?

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1-1) Hmmm. Choices may be somewhat subjective, so let's entertain the options! (Note: for both A and B, they say its hard to beat the meal deals in and around Vegas proper. Apparently the buffets are the stuff of legend - if the in-laws are big-eaters, this might factor in)

A) the strip proper -- if you want to concentrate on most folks think about as Vegas, the strip is a good thought. Lots of big casinos, 59 or so well-heeled hotels, shows galore and you could get married by Elvis a dozen times over in a night at different locations. Vegas opulence at it glitziest: the Luxor, MGM Grand, Bellagio, Excalibur, Mandalay Bay. The "New Money" area: http://www.lasvegasmaps.com/stripmap.html

B) Downtown .. "old Vegas" including the Plaza, Gold Nugget, etc. Numerically and spatially is a sub-set of "the strip" but has the charm of "The Rat-Pack" days in areas.
http://govegas.about.com/od/downtownvegas/ss/dwntwnhotlsbs.htm

C) Lauglin is an intriguing thought. Located 95 miles SE of Vegas, it gives reasonable access to Vegas, Flagstaff, Phoenix and So Cal. In addition its close to the Grand Canton, and Lake Havasu (where the in-laws can see the London Bridge in it US location!) It is also a "mini Vegas" in its own right with some picturesque history of its own. Might be just the ticket.

http://www.looktours.com/laughlin.html

D) Off-strip has some real nice lodging. Much of it more reasonable and better quality than closer in. If you want to impress the in-laws, it would be worth considering as it present a real "bang for the ...

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