[DML] Re: DCS09Prelude
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[DML] Re: DCS09Prelude

I'm going to back Bob on this one. Most people when they come to Las
Vegas for conventions plan on staying at least 1-2 days before and
after the event drawing them here. Usually the time before the event
is for preparation (business meetings and Car Shows which are both
hosted here in abundance), and the time after is for relaxation and
exploration on people's personal time. I speak from both experience as
a tourist who has visited Vegas, and as a resident who works closely
with the hospitality industry as sees some of the marketing trends.

I'm not putting down other venues at all. But this is Vegas, and it
does hold an extra attraction for people. That is why it's a popular
convention destination for some of the world's largest events. Other
places do not have the same attraction as Las Vegas does. The reason
is because people who go on business trips like to go someplace they
can enjoy. Especially if their employers allow them to take vacation
time congruently, and most do. It's the same with personal events too.
Fellow car shows like "Mopars at the Strip", and events like the
NASCAR UAW-400, and all other sporting events (boxing, rodeo,
motorsports, etc). People will come for a specific event, but will
work in at least one extra day or two for themselves.

That is what Bob has been working on here, and trying to get more
people involved with. A prelude to DCS for those people that want to
show up early. The thing to remember is not to count out Southern
California either. This is a car show, so you'll have a pretty fair
amount of people driving of course. Not to mention the fact that it's
cheaper to drive, and with new NTSA safety regulations, it takes
almost the same time to fly up here. Which is the other point I would
like to make (and correct me if I'm wrong), that this show will be the
one DCS show within close proximity to a high-density region with the
most DeLoreans. In fact, the most world wide because it is the
original target market: Southern California. Not to mention the rest
of the Southwest and Mountain regions as well who can drive here as
well. So I would count on having a few people show up early. Probably
not the bulk of the people attending DCS, but enough that people will
want to get together. You may not experience that with other host
venues, but those other venues are not Las Vegas. This won't affect
DCS, because it's not intended to compete with it at all. It's a
seperate bonus for those people who want to show up early.

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Bob Brandys <BobB@...> wrote:
> None of the DCS 09 Prelude activities interfere with any of the DCS 
> events.   All DCS 09 Prelude activities are Sunday through Wednesday 
> and some may also possibly occur on the Sunday through Thursday 
> following the show.
> The intent of DCS 09 Prelude is to make the expensive trip to Las Vegas 
> more cost effective by making the event last longer and add 
> entertainment and vacation to the show.   The DCS 09 Prelude events are 
> also scheduled during the lower cost days of the week, again to make 
> attending the show more cost effective.
> As Ken has pointed out, the Palace Station is the hotel of choice 
> during DCS09.  It is more convenient for attending the show to stay at 
> the Palace Station.  Also, staying at the Palace Station during the 
> show gets more discounts for convention rooms.
> However, Ken lost 1/3 of his preregistrants to DCS08 due to the high 
> cost of gasoline.   This situation is unlikely to change in 2009. (Gas 
> prices will get lower just before the election like they did in 2004 
> and the go back up again after the electron, just like they did in 
> 2004.)
> Hopefully, people will chose to combine a vacation with DCS09 due to 
> the DCS09Prelude events.   This may make it possible for more people to 
> attend the show.   Hopefully, these events will also convince some 
> wives and girl friends to let their husband and boyfriend come to Las 
> Vegas.
> I can tell you from my experience that 1/3 of all wives forbid their 
> husband from going to LV.  We don't need this resistance for DCS09.
> The Prelude activities are directed at those people who have in the 
> past chosen not to come to Las Vegas because at it is - "gambling and 
> hookers."   Las Vegas is so much more fun and we are particularly 
> selecting events that
> women and wives will find interesting.
> We will be updating the website soon with some "coordinated" events.    
> All of our car friends in LV have contacted their local car clubs about 
> DCS 09 and many are willing to help with the DCS09Prelude events.
> Finally, if DCS09Prelude events get more people to come to LV, maybe we 
> will get more cars!!
> Bob


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