Thursday, May 30, 2013

What To Do in Vegas…Off the Strip!

There are lots of things to do in Las Vegas on the Strip, but what about off the Strip? Well, by trekking just a little ways off the Strip, there is still plenty to do and see, from some great places to commune with nature to museums and shopping!

·        Nature: The area around Las Vegas offers some great hiking and spectacular views. Located about 20 minutes off the Strip, Red Rock Canyon has a wide selection of hikes and trails of varying difficulty. For something a bit easier on the knees, be sure to visit the Springs Preserve and explore the nature exhibits, botanical gardens, live animal shows, and more.

·        Museums: The Pinball Hall of Fame is a must for anyone who likes vintage video games and pinball machines. Learn about Vegas’ history from pre-historic to modern times at the Clark County Museum.

·        Sports: Las Vegas doesn’t have any major league sports teams, but it is home to the Las Vegas 51s, a minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays! The 51s play at Cashman Field north of the Fremont Street Experience.

·        Shopping: There is some great shopping on the Strip, but for the more budget conscious, the Primm Outlets are a great option. Located on the California/Nevada border, the Outlets operate a daily shuttle to-and-from the Strip.
For more suggestions on what to do and see in the area around Las Vegas, be sure to visit TripAdvisor.  See you in Vegas!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Improve Your Inventory Management! Wrap-up


The Ticket Summit® Plus 2013 Spring webinar series wrapped up this week with Improve Your Inventory Management!, a free webinar led by Scott Barrows, CEO of Symbioticks and Epic Inventory Management. Barrows provided tips on how to boost inventory efficiency and discussed the obstacles that brokers face in their daily operations.

Barrows stressed the importance of using numbers and analytics in managing inventory. “Don’t steer a rudderless ship,” he said. Analytics allow brokers to determine essential elements of their business, like how much it costs to sell a ticket, and to increase their ROI.

He also discussed how automation technology, provided by companies like Ticket Utils, Cloakify, and more, can streamline a broker’s business. Likewise, utilizing e-tickets can increase efficiency, though e-tickets should be protected to the same degree as hard stock.

Effective pricing can also increase a broker’s ROI. Barrows finds it useful to keep a set pricing schedule, so that his staff is constantly pricing tickets.  He also advocates rewarding staff for pricing well.

For Barrows, people are just as important as inventory. When you identify and use the strengths of your staff efficiently and well, you streamline the process and increase your ROI, he said. He added that you shouldn’t let your inventory manage your life, and stressed the importance of continuing to educate both yourself and your staff.

Barrows will be among the speakers at Ticket Summit® this summer, and Symbioticks will be exhibiting at booth 116 at the Ticket Summit® trade show. Be sure to visit them there!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hotel Amenities to Keep You at Your Best

The Vegas strip has plenty to offer in terms of nightlife, but after a long day of networking at a trade show such as Ticket Summit®, you might appreciate a little pampering before heading out on the town or attending one of our After Dark events. This year, our attendees have access to deeply discounted room rates at Bellagio. If you take advantage of this discount and stay at Bellagio, you may decide to treat yourself to services from their world-class spa and salon.

To look and feel your best, you can plan ahead and schedule a reservation for regular Salon Bellagio services between 9am and 7pm daily. Services available include hair treatments, barber services, make-up service, manicures & pedicures, and more.
You may also choose to make spa reservations during your stay at Bellagio. Spa Bellagio is open daily between 6am and 8pm. Reservations are accepted up to three months in advance and are strongly encouraged. Available spa services include facial treatments, massage therapies, and packages such as the Gentleman's Escape and Bellagio Signature Journey.

Once you find yourself pampered and refreshed, you'll be ready to take in all the excitement Las Vegas has to offer. If you haven't already, now is the perfect time to book your room at Bellagio for Ticket Summit® 2013 in Las Vegas.

Monday, May 6, 2013

What Else to Do in Vegas?

If you’re not already coming to Las Vegas for Ticket Summit® this summer, you should be! The Ticket Summit® schedule is jam-packed with industry sessions, Keynotes, and networking opportunities, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t have time to enjoy Las Vegas! But what should you do while you’re there?

·         Sights to See! Vegas  provides some one-of-a-kind sight-seeing experiences, including the Fremont Street Experience and the Stratosphere Tower. Don’t forget—the Grand Canyon is only about 250 miles away!

·         Dining—Vegas is home to some of the best restaurants in the world! Try world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay’s steak house, located in Paris Las Vegas. New York’s beloved Serendipity 3 offers a unique experience in Caesars Palace.

·         Nightlife—Parties are a way of life in Las Vegas, so don’t miss some of the world-class nightclubs and lounges. Enjoy the fountains from Hyde Bellagio or the view from TAO’s terrace. You might even run into a celebrity!

·         Shows—Enjoy the high-flying acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil in O or The Beatles’ Love, or the music of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys!

·         Shopping—Shop like a high-roller at Fashion Show Mall or the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. For the more budget-conscious, the Premium Outlets can’t be missed!

Check out the Ticket Summit® Explore Page for more suggestions of things to do and see in Sin City! See you in Vegas!