NAB Insider from Radio magazine - April 7, 2009

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Free Vegas
Let's face facts: Most of our budgets are a bit tight this year. Getting to the 2009 NAB Show may mean stretching your budget just a little. But take heart, there are many things to do while you're in Vegas that cost nothing! Here are a few, courtesy of
The Aquarium at the Silverton
CBS Television City Research Center
Conservatory at Bellagio
Ethel M Chocolate Factory
Fountains at Bellagio
Fountain shows at Caesars
Fremont Street Experience
Lion Habitat at MGM Grand
Marjorie Barrick Museum
Show in the Sky at the Rio
M&M's World
Neon Museum
The Sirens of TI
Sunset Stampede
Volcano at the Mirage
Welcome to Las Vegas sign
Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo

Did You Know?

How did you do?
Las Vegas timeline 1999-2002:

  • 1999 - The Las Vegas Convention Center celebrates its 40th birthday.
  • 1999 - Mandalay Bay Resort opens with 3,300 rooms.
  • 1999 - Paris Las Vegas Casino Resort opens.
  • 1999 - Four Seasons Hotel opens with 424 rooms.
  • 2000 - The Clark County Department of Aviation unveils $1 billion plan for expansion and renovation of McCarran International Airport.
  • 2000 - Virgin Atlantic Airways begins first regular flights from England to Las Vegas.
  • 2000 - A $3 billion deal closes to sell Caesars World Inc., including Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, to Park Place Entertainment.
  • 2001 - Aloha Airlines announces daily round trips to Las Vegas from Honolulu and Maui.
  • 2001 - ESPN Regional assumes ownership of the Las Vegas Bowl from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
  • 2002 - For the first time, La Cumbre, the world's largest trade show promoting travel to the United States among residents of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Central and South America, comes to Las Vegas.
  • 2002 - NEONOPOLIS entertainment center opens downtown at the Fremont Street Experience

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