Questions abound for travelers on the fence about visiting as well as those sticking with their plans but uncertain about what to expect in post-shooting Las Vegas.

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions this week:

Can I switch hotels?

For example, if you’re booked at Mandalay Bay but don’t want to stay there or at surrounding hotels, can you move? (The Delano and Four Seasons Las Vegas are on the Mandalay Bay property and Luxor and Excalibur are close by.) Again, this is largely a function of how you booked the hotel and the date of your trip. The good news for travelers headed to Las Vegas soon is that MGM Resorts, parent of Mandalay Bay, Delano, Luxor and and a host of other hotels on The Strip, is working with travelers who have concerns and questions. (MGM Resorts’ call center number is 855-788-6775.) Allegiant Air has been calling travelers who are staying at Mandalay Bay and neighboring hotels this week or in the near future to see if they want to remain at those hotels or would like to switch. Hotels generally have less stringent cancellation policies than airlines unless you book a prepaid rate or nonrefundable package, with many allowing cancellations up to two or three days before arrival. The best advice is to contact the hotel, online travel agency, airline or travel agent you booked with as soon as possible if you want to change your booking.

Is The Strip open?

For many tourists, walking the strip is a favorite past-time. Yes. The closed stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard near Mandalay Bay and the festival grounds reopened Tuesday, Oct. 3.

What about the free tram?

This runs between Mandalay Bay and Luxor and Excalibur. It is in operation and open.

Are shows and concerts cancelled?

In most cases, these are still operating. MGM Resorts canceled its Cirque du Soleil shows and other shows on Monday, Oct. 2 out of respect for the victims, but the all the shows returned Tuesday except fort “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay, which is closed through Thursday. Caesars Entertainment, the other giant hotel operator on The Strip, canceled its shows Monday, Oct. 2 but they resumed Tuesday. Jennifer Lopez, who has occasional shows throughout the year at Planet Hollywood, canceled three shows scheduled for this week. The next scheduled show is in February. Elsewhere, the show goes on. Rocker Billy Idol is due to play at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay on Wednesday Oct. 4 for the first of nine shows in October. Earlier this week he said the show will go on.

Is it safe to visit Las Vegas?

This is not a simple question to answer about Las Vegas — or any destination or attraction with large groups of people, of course. The message from law enforcement officials and tourism officials has so far been” It’s safe, you should come.” And Las Vegas loyalists say the shooter wins if people stay home.

What’s the mood like?

For many, Vegas is synonymous with partying and gambling. The mood was definitely and appropriately somber the first weeks, and there are makeshift memorials for the shooting victims scattered along The Strip. Inside the casinos, however, it’s getting back to business as usual, with visitors on long-planned getaways sliding money into slot machines, playing blackjack and craps, ordering (mostly free) drinks and partying.

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TRAVEL / VISAS

TRAVEL / VISAS:  Visitors to the USA may be required to obtain a DS-160 visitors visa (B-2 Visa) to attend a sporting event such as this.  Visitors can apply online to the US State Department using form DS-160 here. The fee at the time of this printing is $160 US, not covered by the registration fees.

CAR RENTALS: Local transportation to the DZ is not available, we highly recommend a car rental service.  Budget Car Rentals – is one of the most flexible and skydiver friendly in the USA.

BUSES AND LIMOS: If your delegation is looking to hire a Team Bus or Limo transportation services – AWG is our partner – Make sure to contact Daniela Chan at +1 702 740 3420 or via

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In the event that an invitation letter is required to obtain the appropriate entry visa, Skydive Fyrosity℠ asks that the Head of Delegation submit an email request. The request should include full names of those requiring the invitation letter and any additional information necessary to obtain the visa. If the invitation letter must be issued by the USPA, please also indicate this in the email request.

HOTELS

Las Vegas is home to some of the most incredible hotels in the world. There are multiple hotels within 60 mile radius of the Drop Zone. 

 Overton, NV – North Shore, Inn

2 miles from the Drop Zone

www.northshoreinnatlakemead.com

Skydivers get 10% discount

Rising Star Mesquite, NV

40 min drive

www.risingstarsportsranch.com

If you are looking to stay in other location there are various websites where you can book your accommodation for Las Vegas or Mesquite NV.

Both are about 55 min drive from the Drop Zone.

www.vegas.com www.hotels.com www.orbitz.com www.expedia.com www.travelocity.com www.kayak.com www.trivago.com

RV PARKS, TENT CAMPS

There are limited RV Parks and Tent Camps in the area. All RV parks are 55 + communities and in some rate occasions will allow people under 55 to park an RV on their lots. There is FREE RV parking about 10 miles South of Overton on US 169, however there is no any hook ups there, no power, nothing. A list of RV Parks in the Overton area and within 25 miles of Skydive Fyrosity® is already on the Skydive Fyrosity’s website at https://www.skydivefyrositylasvegas.com/lodging/.   A Tent Camp will be made available across the street from the Airport by Equus Ranch – https://www.facebook.com/horseboardin/ This is a horse property, so we very kindly ask that you do not approach the horses as they get very easily scared and do not go to the west side of the property where the horses and the operations take place without approaching the owners FIRST! If anyone wants to do horseback riding – please arrange this with the owners first.   The property owners are Shaun & Jennifer Baldwin – please contact them via this Facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/sjccjw.baldwin.3 They are fantastic family with 4 kids and are accommodating our needs as much as possible.   Please contact Jennifer directly via Facebook link provided above to arrange your stay at the Tent Camp.

 

Prices:

 

Competitors (must have coupon)

Tent – $10 / day

Camper – $15 / day

RV – $20 / day

Non- Competitors

Tent – $15 / day

Camper – $20 / day

RV – $25 / day

The Equus Ranch is PRIVATE PROPERTY. If you plan to stay there, please be respectful of the property and the property owners.   There are no hook ups of any kind. RVs will be permitted to be parked there, however there are no RV Hook ups.

 

TENT CAMP RULES:

  • Area for Skydive Fyrosity clients and guests only
  • NO illegal drugs on private property allowed
  • NO guns of any type
  • Must be quiet after 10pm each eve and all day on Sunday
  • Must NOT enter marked off areas
  • Must sign waiver agreement
  • Must remain clear of horses or other animals
  • Must not go onto any other part of the property without being invited.

FACILITY

  • Area for Camping (Tent, Camper, RV) with no specifically assigned areas
  • 2 x Portable Showers (Cold water only)
  • Non Portable Water available
  • 2 x Charcoal grills
  • 2 x Porta Pots
  • 1 x Fire Pit

HOUSE, ROOMS OR APARTMENT RENTALS

Rental properties are available in the area and may be considered via the local Real Estate office. McKesson Realty

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