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FEATURE USA: THE SOUTH WEST


starting in Las Vegas and going on to San Diego and Scottsdale before flying out of Phoenix, costs from £925pp, including fully-inclusive compact car and non-stop British Airways flights.


TITAN TRAVEL – 0800 988 5823 www.titantravel.co.uk Arizona is the focus of Titan’s 12-day Wild West Adventure escorted coach tour, which starts and ends in Phoenix and visits Scottsdale, Sedona, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Tucson, Bisbee and Tombstone. Prices from £1,595pp with transfers, flights, and VIP Home Departure Service.


NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL SERVICE – 0113 246 1466; www. northamericatravelservice.co.uk The 22-day circular Pueblos and Canyons fly/drive starts and ends in Phoenix and takes in Arizona highlights Scottsdale, Tombstone, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon, New Mexico’s Las Cruces, White Sands National Monument, Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Taos plus Las Vegas and stops in Colorado and Utah.


Prices from £2,499 include flights and fully-inclusive car rental.


Room Report The 250-room Hotel Palomar is due to open in 2012 in the downtown area of Phoenix in a new mixed-use development called CityScape. The hotel will be operated by Kimpton Hotels (www.kimptonhotels.com). Caesars Palace and restaurants operator Nobu Hospitality are collaborating to create the world’s first Nobu Hotel, in Las Vegas. A 180-room boutique property, it will include the first Nobu restaurant on the Strip and a Nobu lounge and will open in summer 2012. Recent Vegas openings include luxury 2,995-room hotel The Cosmopolitan (www. cosmopolitanlasvegas.com) and all- suite boutique hotel Rumor (www. rumorvegas.com). The Sahara Hotel and Casino closed in May after 59 years operating on the Las Vegas Strip.


Who Flies There Direct scheduled flights to the South West region are operated by:


BRITISH AIRWAYS – 0844 493 0787 www.ba.com VIRGIN ATLANTIC – 0870 380 2007 www.virgin-atlantic.com UNITED – 0845 8444 777 www.unitedairlines.co.uk AMERICAN AIRLINES – 0844 499 7300 www.americanairlines.co.uk AIR NEW ZEALAND – 0800 028 6185 www.airnewzealand.co.uk Indirect flights:


DELTA – 0845 600 0950, www.delta.com US AIRWAYS – 0845 600 3300 www.usairways.co.uk KLM/NORTHWEST – 08705 074074 www.klm.com


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www.lasvegasvirtuoso.com SCOTTSDALE SPECIALISTS www.scottsdalespecialists.co.uk


The Real Southwest


For group tours, contact Jackie Ludwig at jludwig@visitTucson.org Untitled-4 1


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