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Las Vegas Transportation Study - Cost to Play Golf in Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV - 2/8/2007 - Desert Cab Company announced the results of an independent transportation study designed to provide visitors with mileage and updated average fares to 32 area golf courses. The study was undertaken in response to the growing number of tourists requesting information about area golf courses from local taxi and limousine drivers.

“This study was undertaken by us to meet the demands of the increase in tourists seeking information about golfing,” said Sandy O. Shaver, General Manager Desert Cab, Inc. “The increased interest is probably as a result of the marketing efforts of the Las Vegas' top golf course operators to attract golfers from out-of-market. Whatever the reason we are delighted to be able to offer quality transportation for visiting golfers and hope this study helps provide important useful for them.”

The study was conducted from the heart of the Strip (the corner of Flamingo and Las Vegas Boulevard South) to the 32 courses. The results of the study show that average round-trip mileage ranges from a low of 4.8 miles to the Bali Hai Golf Club to a high of almost 83 miles to the courses in Primm Valley. Average roundtrip fares for the closest five courses averaged $31.92. The closest courses, in order, were Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas National Golf Club, Stallion Mountain Country Club, Desert Pines Golf Club and Royal Links Golf Club. This is compared to an average of over $125 for the five courses furthest from center Strip. The five furthest courses, in order, were Primm Valley, Las Vegas Paiute, Boulder City, Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas, and Cascata. Taxis were sent to each course and back and those findings were compared against actual fares over various times of day and days of the week

Of the five closest, and therefore least expensive to reach courses, four are featured by Las Vegas Golf Getaways “Our properties have always been more convenient for hotel guests and this certainly reinforces it,” said Michael Levine, Director of Marketing for Las Vegas Golf Getaways “With so many entrtainment choices for visitors during their short stay in Vegas, reducing the amount of time and expense needed to get to and from great Vegas golf experiences is certainly in their best interest. This is also a real asset to our hotel partners and their guests as they can come to our properties and return to their hotel in much less time than the hour or so it takes to drive to some of the outlying courses.”

“We were pretty surprised at the additional cost to get to the course,” said visitor Roger Brown. “We shopped on the Internet and thought we had found the best rates. After all was said and done we would have been a lot better off if we would have factored in the transportation cost and time.”

With more value conscience tourists, who seem to have less time to do all the things they want to do in Las Vegas, this transportation study provides a valuable tool for local transportation and tourism professionals. The complete study can found on line at Vegas Transportation Study or requesting it form

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