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Closing Las Vegas: No Way To Win At Shut-Down Wynn PDF Print E-mail

Among the growing numbers of major closures on the Las Vegas Strip, Wynn Resorts has announced the temporary shut-down of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore Tuesday, March 17 at 6 p.m. The company will pay all full-time Wynn and Encore employees during the closure.

The shut-down is expected to be in effect for two weeks, and then the company will evaluate the situation. A limited number of employees and management will remain at the resort daily to secure and maintain the facility. If you have reservations to any closed-down hotel, check immediately with your agent and/or the hotel about a refund. www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/03/15/coronavirus-closes-las-vegas-strip-resorts-wynn-encore

California Coronavirus Closings Typical Of Many States PDF Print E-mail

The government shuttered all 5,000 bars and restaurants, affecting nearly $3 billion in business in the state. Some eateries and stores stay open, but only for small groups and to provide take-out business.

Seniors and others with chronic illnesses and weakened health conditions are urged to stay home. They will be provided with meals, medication and other needs by delivery. Younger relatives and friends should limit visits to seniors, including those in hospitals and senior residences. Wherever you are in the U.S., try to confine your contact with grandpa to smartphone and/ or internet.

Brave Wanderer, Check Out Desperate Travel Bargains PDF Print E-mail

To fight against the financial losses caused by the international scare due to coronavirus, many travel-related businesses are making drastic price cuts. First, because of lots of flights taking to the sky with empty seats, airlines are offering prices such as $99 each way from New York Kennedy to London Heathrow.

Also between Australia’s Melbourne and Los Angeles round  trip with United Airlines from $772 per person. Check out a bargain $118 a night at the four-star Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 31% below the usual price. If you’re brave enough to take that vacation or business journey at bargain rates in this time of mass hysteria, go for it! www.wsj.com/articles/hotels-turn-to-layoffs-room-rate-cuts-as-business-staggers

Cruise Lines Cancel Sailings To And From U.S. Ports PDF Print E-mail

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Celebrity have halted all cruises to and from U.S. ports for 30 days. Viking and Princess and Disney announced similar suspensions last week.

For more info, individual cancellations and refunds, contact the cruise line website and/or your travel agent.

Vegas Resort Fees Racket Adds More To Room Costs PDF Print E-mail

Along with all the reduced customers, scared away by the coronavirus, Sin City decided to find another way to rob you. Resort fees at Bally’s, Flamingo, The LINQ Hotel and Harrah’s Las Vegas have been increased from $35 to $37 per night.

With resort tax, that extra nightly charge tops $41.95. It means that all the ads touting rooms at $99.99 will actually set you back at least $141.94 per night. And with coronavirus causing many of the famed Vegas buffets to close, you’ll need to search the Strip for any of the bargain buffets still open.


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