ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southwest Airlines Vacations wants travelers to experience the World in one place on their next vacation! From Paris to Venice and New York to Cairo, Las Vegas is the only place where everyone can experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the world in one exciting city, and save up to $150 while doing it!

The bright lights and non-stop entertainment, combined with five-star hotels and restaurants, make Las Vegas the place to go to see and do it all. For one week only, travelers can indulge their senses and save up to $150 per reservation by booking a flight plus hotel Las Vegas vacation package and using promotion code VEGAS150 at the time of booking.

Southwest Vacations encourages making the most of a Las Vegas vacation by bundling add-ons like show tickets, helicopter tours, shopping excursions, and other Las Vegas activities to make a complete vacation package! Plus, travelers can make transportation to and from the airport a breeze when adding a rental car from Alamo® or National® to the vacation package.

To take advantage of the Experience the World in Las Vegas sale, travelers must book Las Vegas vacation packages between August 17, 2012 and August 24, 2012 by 6:00 p.m. CT for travel August 18, 2012 through October 11, 2012. One-day advance purchase is required.

For complete details on this Las Vegas vacation deal, visit: http://www.southwestvacations.com/Deals/Deal.aspx?deal=635

Customized Las Vegas vacation packages include a roundtrip flight via Southwest Airlines®, hotel accommodations (including taxes), Rapid Rewards® Points on the flight portion, and 24-hour traveler assistance. Plus, first and second checked Bags Fly Free—savings of up to $120† per person, roundtrip. Even golf bags fly free! Visit the Benefits of Booking a Southwest Vacation page to learn more about everything included in a customized vacation package.

About Southwest Airlines Vacations – Southwest Airlines Vacations offers vacation packages to more than 80 destinations with flight service available from every scheduled Southwest Airlines departure city. Travelers can customize vacation packages to include flight, hotel, car rentals, show tickets, attraction passes, tours, and more. Southwest Airlines Vacations is located in Orlando and operated by The Mark Travel Corporation (TMTC). TMTC is a member of the USTOA $1 Million Traveler's Assistance Program and ASTA TOP. For more information on Southwest Airlines Vacations, please visit: http://www.southwestvacations.com.



Up to $150 savings apply for flight plus hotel vacation packages at any hotel Southwest Vacations offers in Las Vegas ($30 per night savings, up to five nights). Savings apply at time of checkout in the booking process when using promotion code VEGAS150. Promotion code intended for redemption by individual consumer only. Savings valid if booked between August 17, 2012 and August 24, 2012 by 6:00 p.m. CT for travel August 18, 2012 through October 11, 2012.

†First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply. A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag. Checked baggage fee comparison is based on Southwest = 1st and 2nd bag FREE vs. "The Other Guys" = 1st bag $25/one-way; 2nd bag $35/one-way; or 2 bags $60/one-way and $120/roundtrip. Source: farecompare.com.

Seats are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate during peak travel times and holiday periods. Flight and hotel rates may vary by day of the week. Surcharges may apply to weekends, holidays, and convention periods. Flights available on published, scheduled service only. Rates may be subject to change until purchased. All Rapid Rewards rules and regulations apply. Discounts are valid per reservation before taxes are applied. Offer not valid on existing reservations and may not be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. The Mark Travel Corporation is the tour operator for Southwest Airlines Vacations. Now accepting reservations through March 8, 2013. On August 27, 2012, Southwest Airlines will open the schedule for sale through April 12, 2013.

John Afflebach
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