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Singer will make appearance at Governor’s Conference on Tourism.
The Nevada Commission on Tourism will honor Grammy award-winning, international superstar Celine Dion as Entertainer of the New Millennium at the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Las Vegas at Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino, December 12-14. Dion will make a special appearance to accept the award at an evening reception on December 13.
Dion has been performing in Las Vegas to sold-out crowds since the opening of her show, “Celine Dion A New Day…,” in March 2003. Caesars Entertainment built the $95-million Colosseum specifically for the show, which will close December 15.
Since becoming a resident of Las Vegas, Dion has dedicated more than a half dozen performances and donated millions of dollars to various Las Vegas-based charities such as Opportunity Village, Aid for AIDS of Nevada, the Rape Crisis Center, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, and Project REACH. She has donated proceeds from her Las Vegas performances to UNICEF for the Asian tsunami, the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina, and more than $2 million for Harrah’s Entertainment employees affected by the New Orleans hurricane.
“Since the new millennium, Ms. Dion has stood out as a productive member of our community, aspiring to make a positive difference in the lives of all Nevadans,” Tim Maland, commission director, says.
The 2007 Nevada Governor’s Conference on Tourism is a comprehensive forum for tourism, hospitality, and travel industry leaders including CEOs and directors of marketing and sales from major hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe.
“This year’s conference will introduce a new feature that allows delegates to customize the presentations to their individual interests,” Maland says. “With keynote sessions addressing Las Vegas’ growth and development and international tourism, as well as workshop sessions covering topics such as ‘social media,’ ‘mobile marketing,’ and ‘green’ tourism, we have really tried to capture the newest trends facing the state and tourism industry.”
NCOT, the official state tourism agency, produces the annual conference, which attracts 700-900 delegates. For more information, visit governorsconference.org.