Record Number of Money-Saving Discounts Available to Vision Expo West Travelers

July 19, 2012

Norwalk, CT (July 19, 2012) – International Vision Expo West is pleased to announce that it has partnered with several organizations to help attendees and exhibitors stretch their dollar further in Las Vegas. Held September 5-8, 2012 (Education: September 5-8, Exhibition: September 6-8) at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the show has secured more than 60 travel, hotel, shopping and entertainment deals for its guests.

“Each year International Vision Expo West welcomes nearly 13,000 eye care professionals from over 60 countries around the world,” said Tom Loughran, vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “We recognize that the costs associated with traveling – regardless of where you live – can sometimes be hard to justify; which is why our team has negotiated a record number of discounts to help our guests get the most value and enjoyment while in Las Vegas.”

This year’s specials include:

  • Exclusive Hotel Pricing – International Vision Expo West, through an “Official Housing” partnership with onPeak, provides the lowest hotel rates on official event hotels. Staying in an official show hotel ensures free daily shuttle service to and from the Sands Expo & Convention Center and provides special event promotions at select locations. Booking through “Official Housing” does not require guests to pre-pay and can be done via email, the website, fax or phone. The registration deadline for official hotels is August 3, 2012.
  • Discounted Airfare – Travelers receive a five percent discount with code 4992BF when booking American Airlines tickets online at or by calling 800-433-1790.
  • Dollar Rent A Car and Avis Rental Car Discounts – Discounts have been negotiated with Dollar Rent A Car (use promo code: CM2365) and Avis (use code: D629071). Once in Las Vegas, visitors can use Hopstop for bus, walking and taxi directions to the Sands Expo & Convention Center located at 201 Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
  • Dining Discounts – Whether you’re looking to dine on a dime or treat your guests and colleagues to some tasty meals while in Las Vegas, International Vision Expo West has you covered! Enjoy delicious food while staying within your budget at some of the most exclusive dining hot-spots in town. Attendees can show their badge to receive discounts at a variety of Las Vegas restaurants, including Aqua Knox at the Venetian, Vinnie Favorito at the Flamingo, Blue Martini at the Town Square, and more.   
  • Networking & Parties – Thousands of attendees and exhibitors roam from dinners to parties in Las Vegas during the after-hours of International Vision Expo West. On Thursday, September 6, attendees and exhibitors are invited to kick-off the show with an opening night party at TAO Nightclub. Guests who present their show badge and ID will receive complimentary admission and one-hour of open bar from 10:30-11:30p.m.
  • Nightlife Discounts – International Vision Expo West has partnered with Cirque du Soleil to offer attendees a 35 percent discount off select performances, including discounted show tickets to Viva Elvis, O, Mystere, Love, and more.

All travel, hotel, dining and entertainment information can be found on the show’s website in the Travel & Entertainment section at

Visa and Travel Information

International Vision Expo West offers resources for international visitors to facilitate the visa request process, including travel assistance through our Travel Desk Worldwide program and translation services for more than 240 languages. International attendees requesting a Letter of Invitation must be registered badge holders with a valid confirmation number prior to requesting an invitation letter. Invitation requests must be received no later than three weeks prior to the show's opening. Processing takes approximately five to seven business days after the form has been submitted. International Attendee and Exhibitor Forms are available online in the International Visitors section of the website.

For more information and to register for International Vision Expo West, please visit .

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eye care and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2011, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.


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