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User-generated content appears in national TV ad campaign for on Travel Channel's Vegas weekend

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA-- August 16, will air a collection of user-generated commercials on national television during the Travel Channel's Vegas Weekend, Aug. 25-26. Of the nearly 50 spots is running over the weekend, approximately half were submissions received during the "Direct the Next VEGAS.Commerical Contest.", the world's largest city travel website, conducted a contest in collaboration with the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival to attract entries from amateur or working filmmakers. Five of the more than 100 entries will be aired on the Travel Channel throughout Vegas Weekend, including the winning spot by Brian Lazzaro. will also air commercials from its award-winning "Do Vegas Right" campaign.

"Travel Channel's Vegas Weekend is the ideal place to unveil a selection of these spots to a national audience," said President Howard Lefkowitz. "Contests around user-generated content are all the rage these days, but the quantity and quality of many submissions hasn't been great. By partnering with the CineVegas Film Festival and reaching a pool of extremely talented filmmakers, we were fortunate to receive many high-quality entries. We're excited to share these ads with a national audience."

"Las Vegas continues to be one of America's favorite destinations because it offers a different experience for everyone," said Pat Younge, President and General Manager of Travel Channel.  "User-generated video will continue to play a larger role in how consumers engage travel content, and we are pleased that our partners at chose 'Travel Channel's Vegas Weekend' to premiere these innovative spots nationally." will work with Lazzaro, winner of the "Direct the Next VEGAS.Commercial Contest," to begin developing's next multimillion TV campaign later this year. 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 50 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.


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