Business to Business
American Airlines has announced an airfare sale for local subscribers to its on-line DealFinder service. Users can access the service through Americans Web site, http://www.aa.com/dealfinder. Sample fares include:Chicago, $245.Dallas/Fort Worth, $280.Los Angeles, $286To access the special fares, users must specifty Eagle County (EGE) as their home airport.For the best deals, leave between Tuesday and Friday, and return between Sunday and Wednesday. These fares are valid for travel between Dec. 13 and April 6 Tickets must be purchased at least seven days before departure. Fees can be charged for changes to tickets, and fares do not include taxes or other fees. For the complete terms and conditions, go on-line to http://www.aa.com.
In response to meeting planners questions about the environmental efforts of the valleys lodging community, the Vail Valley Partnerships group sales department is taking a survey. To assure your property is listed as one that practices sustainability, please complete the green survey that can be found on-line at http://www.vailvalleypartnership.com. The information will be posted on the Partnerships destination website (www.visitvailvalley.com) to help meeting planners answer any questions about green meetings.
The Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa in Avon recently announced the appointment of two key top executives, Robert Trotter as general manager and Kristen Pryor as the director of sales and marketing.Trotter brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the property, most recently at the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek. Trotter has also managed properties including the Hotel Monaco in Denver and the Sheraton Tacoma in Tacoma, Wash.Pryor also joins the Westin Riverfront from the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek, where she most recently served as the associate director of sales. She has more than 10 years of resort experience at properties including the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa and the Keystone Conference Center.The Westin condo hotel has 210 units that have access to Beaver Creek Mountain via the Riverfront Express Gondola. The resort is scheduled to open summer 2008.For more information, go to http://www.westinriverfront.com.
Heres who joined the Vail Valley Partnership recentlyThe following local businesses joined or renewed their membership in the Vail Valley Partnership in November.Avanti Limousine, 477-1132.Chase Home Finance, 331-3893.Columbine Bakery, 949-1400.E-Town Colorado, 926-4080.Elite Limousine Service, Inc., 328-3609.Gravity Jones Ski Werks, 476-6688.Home Depot, 748-9483.J & S Audio Visual, 792-5588.Joes Liquors, 845-7333.Luxury Limo, 401-1865.Luxury Mortgage Group, LLC, (970) 343-3800.Mafi USA, Inc., 748-0438.Mary Margaret Briggs, (215) 822-2856.Midwest Drywall, (970) 618-6089.Minturn Country Club, 827-4144.Mountain Light Photography, 390-6801.Mt. Holy Cross Clinic, 845-8104.Old Forge Pizza Express, 926-2220.Patriacca Construction, 328-7751.Premier Home Rental, 476-6677.Red Tail Maintenance, 376-1421.Shane Macomber Photography, 331-5020.Sherry Dorward Landscape Architecture, 949-0830.Spago Bachelor Gulch (at the Ritz), 343-1010.State Farm Insurance, 926-1600.Tandem Group, LLC, 949-1638.The Tap Room, 479-0500.The Flying Burrito, 479-6356.The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, 790-6000.Tom Shore Telecom Consulting, (760) 743-4031.Vail Alarm, 827-9120.Vail Summit Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 476-7220.Veils & Vows, Inc., 376-5352.Weiss-Newberry Medical Association, 477-0700.Wendy Griffith Photography, 328-7399.
Free area tourist map will be published in MarchJessica Grentner has set up a new business in the Vail Valley focused on helping visitors and locals navigate the area. She holds the local franchise for Resort Maps, a 30-year-old Vermont-based company. The Best of Eagle County map will be published in March. The free map will be a full-color artists rendering of Avon, Edwards, Eagle, Eagle-Vail, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch and Minturn.About 250,000 maps will be distributed to more than 90 locations including all advertisers locations, other businesses and information centers.For more information, call 970-688-4800.New magazine called SNOW set to debutZinio LLC and Bonnier Corporation recently announced the two companies would launch SNOW, an affluent-lifestyle magazine. SNOW will debut in print and digital formats.The readers of SNOW are well-traveled skiing and snowboarding aficionados, who are always on the go, said Barbara Sanders, publisher of SNOW. By partnering and launching with Zinio, we are able to provide these socially-active readers with a way to access SNOW remotely online and share content with their friends.The digital version of SNOW is an exact replica of the print version.Three issues from November through February are planned. Stories will come from Aspen, Telluride, Vail/Beaver Creek, Sun Valley, Deer Valley/Park City, Jackson Hole and Tahoe, as well as international destinations such as Whistler, Chamonix, Courchevel, Lech, and Gstaad.Zinio (www.zinio.com) is a digital publishing company.products and services. Bonnier Corporation (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America.