Thanks for the ride

To those motorcoach operators who sometimes feel underappreciated for the great service and heaps of new business they routinely bring to the communities they visit, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) says, “Cheer up and come to Laughlin, NV. We want to say Thanks for the Ride to all of the hardworking people in the motorcoach industry.”

Mark December 9 through 13 on the calendar, plan to close the shop, and spend four fun-filled days feeling feted at Laughlin’s Motorcoach Appreciation Week.

As the first industry event of its kind, the LVCVA, in conjunction with, is hosting a week of celebrations, live entertainment and awards to show appreciation for the tremendous impact coach and tour businesses have on tourism in this area. Representation and members from ABA, UMA, NTA and The Motorcoach Council will come together in a relaxed, informal and fun setting, key for networking and forming long-lasting and mutually-beneficial relationships. It is the only event of its kind that includes and recognizes everyone – company owners, managers, and front-line and behind-the-scenes employees.

Special events include the Bus Roadeo, driver and tour operator networking receptions, as well as special themed days honoring senior entertainers, active and retired members of the military and international motorcoach guests.

The awards banquet on Thursday, December 12, will honor nearly a dozen categories, chosen through industry nominations, that recognize achievements of successful motorcoach tour and travel operations. Several of the awards carry the name of an industry leader in that particular category. For more information on this event, contact

The venue for this week of special events encompasses Laughlin’s major hotel resort casinos and lounges set along the Colorado River. The LVCVA recommends that motorcoach and tour operators make their room reservations at their favorite Laughlin hotel and resort property.