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Las Vegas Deals and Vacation Thrills – Some Travel Positives in Tough Economic Times

Perhaps there was no other city that was hit harder than Las Vegas during the global economic crisis. Las Vegas had grown very rapidly before the real estate crash and then soon after Las Vegas was hit with a double whammy as travel slowed down to a trickle. Corporations stopped sending care employees to conferences and vacation retreats, while the entire hospitality, and travel industry to an economic hit. Luckily, Las Vegas is recovering nicely from the recession, and the Mayor of Las Vegas has gone on record asking tourists and travelers to come back.

This means that now is a great time to book a vacation in Vegas. There are a number of Las Vegas deals on time shares and condo rentals. A recent article in Budget Travel Magazine in the July-August issue of 2010 put forth a list of great things to do while in Vegas. If you stay in a Las Vegas timeshare, you can enjoy the Vegas strip, a Grand Canyon Tour and many of the great attractions at the New City Center which is now completed.

A Vegas condo rental may not be as expensive as you think, and you won’t have to worry about all the hustle and bustle of staying in a hotel casino. This way you can choose which casino you’d like to go to, what events and plays you’d like to see, and then relax after a day of activities in the privacy of your Vegas condo rental. Las Vegas is offering deals on shows, restaurants, and nightlife. Why not book a vacation in Vegas before things get out of control again and our economy returns to full force.

An article in the summer 2010 edition of the Sherman’s Travel Magazine in the “smart luxury section” explained just some of the deals that are going on at the major hotels for food, fun, and shows. There is probably no better time than right now to get in on these Las Vegas deals. Many seasoned travelers to Vegas recommend staying at a high-end resort in a timeshare or condo rental. Indeed, this makes a lot of sense to me, since I am from the greater Los Angeles area and go to Vegas quite often. Who knows maybe I’ll see you there during my next visit – so, I hope you will please consider all this.

Comfortable 5-Star and 4-Star Benidorm Hotels

Benidorm is a Valencian municipality and coastal town of Alicante, Spain. It is situated in Marina Baixa’s comarca region along the western Mediterranean Sea. Benidorm used to be a small village before the 1960s. At current, it is world renowned for its beaches, skyscrapers and hotel industry.

It is Alicante’s 5th most populous town with 64,956 permanent inhabitants. With its tourist-oriented economy, it is considered as one of Spain’s most important holiday resorts and vacation destinations. Its mild climate makes it an ideal winter and summer destination.

Benidorm is also called as “Bemiyork” or the “Manhattan of Spain” because of the numerous tall apartment buildings and hotels that formed its unique skyline – making it incomparable to anything else on Costa Blanca.

For an enjoyable stay in Benidorm, don’t miss out on the following:

Mundomar – This is a sealife and animal park.

Aqualandia – This is a family water park.

Altea – This is a charming old town about 12 kilometers from Benidorm.

Benidorm Palace – This place showcases a Las Vegas-style cabaret with dinner shows. It has a seating capacity of more than 2,000.

Terra Natura – This is water and Wildlife Park.

Terra Mitica – This is a huge theme park that features different thrill rides.

For activities in Benidorm, you can enjoy walking through interesting places like Albir, Calpe, Finestrast and Villa Joyosa. Boat trips are also accessible to Calpe and Isla de Benidorm Wildlife Sanctuary. You can also go to the Tabarca Island off Alicante.

Benidorm Hotels
There are more than 240 hotels in Benidorm you can choose from. There are also holiday apartment complexes that offer comfortable amenities and quality services to guests. There’s always an accommodation that will fit your budget. Here are some 5-star and 4-star Benidorm hotels to consider:

Villaitana Wellness Golf and Business Sun Hotel- This 5-star Benidorm hotel is located on a hill that overlooks the bay. It is only 34.5 miles from the Alicante Airport. It also features two golf courses, several outdoor heated pools, lovely gardens, paddle courts, tennis courts, a complete Spa and a fitness room. The hotel is also disable accessible, has 11 restaurants, a 24hr. open reception, convention center, a huge play area and it guarantees high speed Internet access.

Villaitana Wellness Golf and Business Sun Hotel has 176 well-appointed guest rooms that is furnished with traditional Spanish furniture tastefully blended with warm colors for that welcoming atmosphere. Their standard double rooms are equipped with air conditioning units, in-room safes, satellite TVs, walk-in closets, mini bars and spacious bathrooms. They also have a junior suite room that also comes with a 26 square meter terrace and a living area.

The address of the hotel is Avenida del Alcalde Eduardo Zaplana Hernandez-Soro 7-03502 Benidorm. Their phone number is 0044-203-027-7155. The nightly rate for this hotel starts at EUR138 – inclusive of tax.

Belroy Hotel Benidorm – This 4-star Benidorm hotel is set on a conveniently central location. It is close to the city center and the Levante Beach. It offers extensive recreational facilities such as a gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, sauna and an onsite restaurant. They also have a solarium, conference facilities and a business center.

Belroy Hotel features 125 well-appointed rooms and 56 tastefully decorated apartments. These rooms offer tranquility and peace to guests apart from the exquisite hospitality of its staff. Rooms are equipped with color TVs, air conditioning units, private bathrooms/ensuites, irons with boards, mini bars and hair dryers among others. With Belroy Hotel, you are assured of a relaxing stay.