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Las Vegas Review Journal
Mar. 31, 2008

by Benjamin Spillman

Owners of the tourism Web site are taking their act international.

The Las Vegas-based company behind the site is scheduled to announce a partnership today with the owners of, a Web site aimed at attracting tourism to Mexico.

The deal calls for a revamp of that is scheduled to go live today. The revised site will sell air-hotel packages, cruises, tours and travel advice.

The services available on are similar to what offers for Las Vegas visitors.

"We're going to bring the expertise, technology and attention to the customer that we've mastered in Vegas to," President Howard Lefkowitz said in a statement.

The deal means will be run from Las Vegas by employees while operatives in Mexico provide content. already has bilingual staff members who work on the Spanish-language version of the Las Vegas site who will contribute to the Mexico site. spokeswoman Pamela Johnston said the small staff at will remain employed.

"They are going to be helping out with the content; not all of their roles are defined," Johnston said.

She said currently employs about six people and that the partnership means will add jobs in business development and content, but she didn't say how many. has about 500 employees.

The Phoenix-based airline US Airways will also participate in the venture between the two Web sites.

The airline brings more passengers to and from Las Vegas than any airline besides Southwest and is among the top carriers of passengers from the United States to Mexico.

Lately, however, US Airways has been cutting back on nighttime service to Las Vegas, citing high fuel costs and lower fares for nighttime flights.

Contact reporter Benjamin Spillman at or (702) 477-3861.

About is the largest city destination travel website in the world with extensive, constantly updated information and a full range of travel products including hotel rooms, air-hotel packages, show tickets, tours and golf. A state-of-the-art contact center provides customer support, expert information and sales 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to complement the information on and, through its Casino Travel & Tours unit, operates retail and concierge desks at more than 70 locations including the Palms, Paris, Harrah's, Bally's, Mandalay Bay, 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. is a member of the Greenspun Family of Companies, privately owned and operating in Southern Nevada for more than 60 years.