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La Cumbre Travel Summit Returns to Las Vegas at The Venetian and The Palazzo

September 8, 2011 by  



Honorary Oscar Goodman, John, Gaston Isoldi and John Caparella pose with showgirls
The 22nd annual La Cumbre Travel Summit kicked off in grand style today at the lavish Venetian and Palazzo resorts in Las Vegas. Over the next two days, La Cumbre will host more than 1,000 delegates from Europe and Latin America (Pictured above: Honorary Oscar Goodman, John, Gaston Isoldi and John Caparella pose with showgirls – Photo credit: Robyn Preske, IS Photography, ImagesOfVegas.com).  

Audience gathers for introductions and fashion show

Audience gathers for introductions and fashion show

Photo credit: Robyn Preske, IS Photography, ImagesOfVegas.com.

More than 60 international journalists attended the opening press conference in The Venetian Showroom where Gaston Isoldi, show director of La Cumbre; John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian; and former Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman addressed the audience.

Honorary Oscar Goodman makes toast at Bouchon at The Venetian

Honorary Oscar Goodman makes toast at Bouchon at The Venetian

Photo credit: Robyn Preske, IS Photography, ImagesOfVegas.com.

During the press conference, Caparella commented on the upcoming upgrades to the resorts, including the current construction on both resorts’ sports books and the future modernization of the entire casino floor at The Venetian, stating that the resorts will boast the “best sports books in the country.”

John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian addresses crowd

John Caparella, president and COO of The Venetian addresses crowd

Photo credit: Robyn Preske, IS Photography, ImagesOfVegas.com.

When asked about this year’s La Cumbre summit being held at The Venetian, show director Gaston Isoldi exclaimed, “Why not The Venetian? It’s one of the most wonderful resorts in the world and a Five Diamond resort where you can mix business and entertainment. It was a no-brainer for us to come here.”

Gaston Isoldi, La Cumbre show director addresses crowd

Gaston Isoldi, La Cumbre show director addresses crowd

Photo credit: Robyn Preske, IS Photography, ImagesOfVegas.com.

After the press conference, guests enjoyed a private reception at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro before heading up to Azure Luxury Pool for a fashion show featuring looks from The Shoppes at The Palazzo. Local Las Vegas salsa band “Latin Vida” with Brazilian drummers and salsa dancers spiced up the evening while the 30-plus restaurants from The Venetian and The Palazzo provided culinary delights for the crowd.

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