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Online Travel

Caesars Now Sells Flights and Vacation Packages

1 year ago

Caesars Entertainment is adding an online travel agency business model, as it launches a new website that lets guests books flights as well as their accommodation.

The resort operator’s new “Caesars Rewards Travel Bundle” venture, as reported by Skift’s Daily Lodging Report, is powered by Snowstorm Technologies.

To coincide with the new Caesars website (caesars.com/flights-hotels) Snowstorm has launched new division called yourWurld. It describes it as a “turnkey packaging technology solution combined with global content and fulfillment services.”

Snowstorm now wants to target other hotel groups so it can build packaging solutions for them as well.

Caesars claims it is the first time a major domestic casino company in the U.S. has added this type of model. It’s being rolled out in Las Vegas first, before onboarding its 50 other properties in the U.S. later this year. Car rental, dining and entertainment (through Ticketmaster) will be added at a later date.

It will only sell accommodation for its own properties.

Guests can earn Caesars Rewards credits when booking packages, and redeem them at its gaming destinations or online. The company says it has 60 million Caesars Rewards members in the U.S.

Hotels

Caesars Looks to Build Casino in New York’s Times Square

1 year ago

Caesars Entertainment and SL Green confirmed in a New York Times story that they are partnering up to bid for a downtown New York City casino license.

The two plan to redevelop 1515 Broadway in Times Square as an entertainment and gaming destination.

Caesars Palace Times Square will even be designed to include a Broadway Theater for The Lion King.

Since they are renovating and not building from scratch, they believe it will give them an upper hand in the bidding since they can say they will open quicker.

It will be a very expensive bidding war with most likely 4 to 5 bidders for what we believe will be one available license.

This commentary is an excerpt by Alan Woinski in Daily Lodging Report. If you’re not a subscriber, you should be. Get news on hotel deals, development, stocks, and career moves. Sign up here, now.