Discover Nevada’s best-kept secret during the Accent West Conference hosted in Laughlin, Nevada

Discover Nevada’s best-kept secret during the Inaugural Accent Travel Network Conference: Accent West hosted in Laughlin from May 8-12, 2023.

The event draws hundreds of tourism industry leaders, suppliers and DMOs, and other travel supporters collectively to share trade secrets and exciting local activities. Explore where California, Arizona and Nevada meet to experience a fantastic VIP FAM tour around and above the magnificent Laughlin and Las Vegas region.

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Laughlin, Nevada History

Situated less than 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Laughlin went by another name in the 1940s. South Pointe was nothing more than a sleepy sandbox featuring one motel and a town bar. The area saw a small boom when the nearby Davis Dam was being built and workers needed a watering hole and a place to rest. But when the dam was completed, the workers left, and the sweltering desert sun dried up the town once more.

That is, until Don Laughlin, a Las Vegas club owner, took a pass over the landscape. From his small plane, he saw the massive tourism potential. The city’s namesake purchased the land in 1964; the rest is Laughlin history.

Today, the host city boasts eight sophisticated casino resorts providing spectacular amenities, top-notch dining options and exceptional accommodations. Laughlin invites industry leaders from California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and around the country for a first-hand experience of its outstanding tourism services.

Laughlin boasts eight sophisticated casino resorts providing spectacular amenities, top-notch dining options and exceptional accommodations

Accent West Travel Conference Objectives

A unique part of the Accent West Travel Conference is the ability to match operators and DMOs together to build a lasting future partnership. The ratio of tour operators to DMOs is never more than 2:1 allowing for one-on-one meetings in a personal and casual atmosphere.

Accent West highlights the Laughlin and Las Vegas, Nevada areas by featuring outstanding educational seminars with knowledgeable guest speakers. The multi-day conference will have networking functions, including a special itinerary-building workshop and presentation. Get insider tips for creating travel itineraries that will blow your clients away.

Accent West VIP FAM Tour Starts in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Accent West VIP FAM Tour kicks off the event from May 8-10, 2023. Immerse yourself in extraordinary local culinary spots, exciting outdoor activities and American Southwest culture. Get a feel for the surrounding region when the activities kick off in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring exciting city tours.

The VIP FAM Tour starts with a group Site Inspection at the hotel before exploring the Las Vegas region. Here, you will tour cultural sites during the day with most meals provided. Choose among two local restaurants serving dinner to taste diverse cuisines before choosing between a helicopter tour above the city or games and a nightcap at the High Roller.

Day two is full of Las Vegas culinary stops, including Lost Spirit’s Distillery and Roof Top Bar at Circa. You’ll visit the impressive Illuminarium, an immersive full-room theater experience, and Fly Over Vegas in a thrilling simulation ride for a birds-eye view of the city. Both are top destinations in tourism, with visitor numbers continuing to grow. The day includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at local restaurants with time to see a show in between.

Discover Nevada’s best-kept secret during the Inaugural Accent Travel Network Conference: Accent West hosted in Laughlin from May 8-12, 2023.

Accent West Conference and Tour Operator FAM Ends in Laughlin, Nevada

Continuing from May 10-12, 2023, the Conference portion of the event features a Tour Operator FAM starting in Las Vegas and ending in Laughlin, Nevada at the Conference Welcome Reception.

Eat a hearty breakfast in Las Vegas before an exciting third day featuring outdoor adventures like rafting the Black Canyon and a Hoover Dam Postcard Tour & Rail Riding. After a meal in Boulder City, Nevada, continue south to discover the host city of Laughlin at the Accent West Conference Welcome Reception.

The Accent West Conference will spend the remainder of the event matching DMOs/suppliers and tour operators for networking opportunities. Begin collaborating on industry ideas and learn how to build phenomenal trip itineraries. Hear from top industry leaders and speakers on groundbreaking sites and award-winning attractions captivating tourists.

Attend Accent West in Laughlin, Nevada

ATN’s partnership with the host city of Laughlin offers exceptional opportunities to fill your portfolio with innovative and exciting trip ideas in the region, new itineraries, and world-class experiences to offer your clientele.

Discover phenomenal travel opportunities when you attend the Accent West Travel Conference from May 8-12, 2023. Buyers and Suppliers can register on their website at but be sure to do so early because space is limited!

The Aquarius in Laughlin has a special block of rooms pre-booked in anticipation of this event. Suppliers can book directly with The Aquarius to receive a $45 plus $19 resort fee tax rate using the group reference: Accent West Conference. Call now to book your stay: 800-662-5825

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By Heather Dale