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HSMAI RECOGNIZES VEGAS.COM WITH 4 HOSPITALITY AWARDS AT THE ADRIAN AWARDS SHOW IN NEW YORK CITY

January 31, 2006 -- The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) last evening awarded VEGAS.com with 3 Silver awards and 1 Bronze Award for public relations and advertising excellence for its winning entries in the Adrian Awards Competition. 

  • 1 Silver Award for Feature Placement -- Public Relations
  • 1 Silver Award for Feature Placement -- Public Relations
  • 1 Silver Award for Advertising Series -- Advertising
  • 1 Bronze Award for Advertising Campaign -- Advertising

HSMAI paid tribute to VEGAS.com during the 16th annual HSMAI Adrian Awards Show, a black-tie dinner held on January 30, 2006 at the New York Marriott Marquis and attended by more than 700 industry and marketing executives.

These awards were handed out as part of the 2005 HSMAI Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel event of its kind in the world.

This year's contest attracted more than 1,500 entries from 50 countries and destinations around the world, with entries judged by teams of experts from all sectors of the industry.

HSMAI is the leading organization of sales and marketing professionals representing all segments of the hospitality industry.  With a strong focus on education, HSMAI has become the industry leader in identifying and communicating trends in the hospitality industry while operating as a leading voice for both hospitality and sales and marketing management disciplines.

Las Vegas hospitality entities who also received awards include the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, The Four Seasons Las Vegas, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa, Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, Westin Casuarina Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa and Wynn Las Vegas.

About VEGAS.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 andeasy 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.

Contact:  Pamela Johnston
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Pamela@pjinc.net

Bryan Allison and Dan Hipler of VEGAS.com accept Four HSMAI Awards in New York along with the New York based pr team last night.

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