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IT'S SHOWTIME as America West Vacations and Vegas.com Pair Up to Offer Tickets to SOME OF Las Vegas' HOTTEST EVENTS

Travelers can now purchase show tickets as part of their Las Vegas vacation package

PHOENIX, May 27, 2005 -- America West Vacations is pleased to offer travelers tickets to some of the most popular shows in Las Vegas through a new partnership with VEGAS.com. Customers can now conveniently book tickets to their choice of 23 shows, including Celine Dion's "A New Day," Barry Manilow's "Music and Passion," and the Broadway musical "Mamma Mia," through the America West Vacations Web site at http://www.americawestvacations.com/.

"We send more than 400,000 people to Las Vegas each year and making their vacation as simple and worry-free as possible is our top priority," said Travis Christ, president, America West Vacations. "Our customers can not only book air and hotel package through americawestvacations.com, but now can get tickets to some of the best shows Vegas has to offer before they even hit the Strip."

VEGAS.com is able to access the best shows and tickets in Vegas because of its presence online as the most-visited Vegas travel site and, offline, its 12 retail and concierge locations, including the Palms, Paris, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay.

"As the number one reseller of America West Vacations, we enjoy broadening our longstanding relationship with America West, who is one of the dominant carriers in the Vegas market," said Howard Lefkowitz, President of VEGAS.com. "People don't just come to Vegas to gamble anymore. The entertainment in Vegas is world-class and a critical component of a visitor's experience in our city."

For more information, customers may go to http://www.americawestvacations.com/ and select "Vegas Shows" from the home page or the Vacation Planning menu. Customers will also be able to purchase tickets by calling America West Vacations at 1-800-2-FLY-AWV (1-800-235-9298) starting July 1.

America West Vacations is one of the largest vacation package companies in the U.S., with packages available to Las Vegas, Reno/Lake Tahoe, Alaska, Arizona, California, Mexico, New York City, Boston, Hawaii and Costa Rica. Packages include roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and other options such as tours and rental cars. Air transportation may be provided on America West Airlines, America West Express (operated by Mesa Airlines or Air Midwest) or Hawaiian Airlines. Packages may be reserved through a travel agent or by calling America West Vacations at 1-800-2-FLY-AWV (235-9298) or visiting www.americawestvacations.com.

VEGAS.com is the most comprehensive website for the most entertaining city in the world: Vegas. In addition to great deals, sold-out shows and easy booking for air, all major hotels, entertainment, tours, car rentals, golf, restaurants and spas, VEGAS.com also provides exacting details that enable visitors to effectively plan their entire trip. From wild weddings to adventure tours, gambling advice to sportslines, nightlife guides to insider tips, the site covers everything including trip suggestions based on personality. Ranked as the world's No. 1 city travel site by comScore Media Metrix, VEGAS.com, located in Henderson, Nevada, was launched in 1998 and is owned by the Greenspun Family, who has significant interests in the media, communication, real estate and gaming industries. In addition, the family is partners with Cox Communications of Las Vegas and Landmark Communications in a 24-hour local, all-news cable channel.

Approximately 60,000 customers upgrade their low-fare experience every day when they get on board America West. The airline's 14,000 employees are proud to offer a range of services including more destinations than any other low-cost carrier, first-class cabins, assigned seating, airport clubs and an award-winning frequent flyer program. America West operates more than 900 flights daily to 96 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. This press release and additional information on America West can be accessed at http://www.americawest.com/ . (AWAG)

About www.VEGAS.com
VEGAS.com is the most comprehensive website for the most entertaining city in the world: Vegas. Ranked as the world's No. 1 city travel site by comScore Media Metrix, and one of the world's top 50 travel sites by Alexa, VEGAS.com features nearly all of the city's hotels, shows, restaurants, tours and golf courses in one place. Book online at www.vegas.com or espanol.vegas.com, call 1-800-851-1703 or 1-888-719-4040 in Spanish, or visit one of more than a dozen retail locations at major hotels including the MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, Paris, Bally's, the Palms and the Stardust. VEGAS.com is the key to finding, planning and reserving at spas, restaurants, entertainment and strip clubs, casinos, attractions nightclubs and events and provides up-to-date and extensive information that enables visitors to effectively plan their entire trip. Located in Henderson, Nevada, VEGAS.com was launched in 1998 and is owned by the Greenspun Family, who has significant interests in the media, communication, real estate and gaming industries. In addition, the family is partners with Cox Communications of Las Vegas and Landmark Communications in a 24-hour local, all-news cable channel.

Contact: Pamela Johnston
973-259-0480
pamela@pjinc.net

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