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Atlantic City named a top US destination in the fall by TripAdvisor

17 September 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) -- According to Tripadvisor’s Seasonal Travel Index for Fall 2020, Atlantic City is one of the top travel destinations this fall, ranking third in the nation. The resort destination provides diverse offerings, outdoor activities, and relaxing amenities for visitors, which are increasingly attractive to travelers as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Atlantic City is a dynamic resort destination with diversified offerings. We are not surprised that Tripadvisor’s data shows travelers are seeing all that Atlantic City has to offer as they look to enjoy quality time with their loved ones this fall,” said Steve Callender, president of the Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ). “For many, Atlantic City is just a short car ride away and convenient access to world-class beaches, entertainment, shopping and dining. We look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors to our great city.”

Tripadvisor is the world’s largest travel platform. Its findings are based on year-over-year growth for domestic hotel bookings. Tripadvisor’s data shows trends for travel this fall such as beach destinations, short as well as last-minute trips. In addition, travelers value safety and cleanliness. Atlantic City casinos are employing comprehensive, wide-ranging protocols to ensure the health and safety of employees, guests and fellow residents.

“While COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on New Jersey’s families, as well as our state and local economy, we are now focused on getting people back to work and revitalizing the economic health of our communities,” added Callender. “Atlantic City casinos are implementing comprehensive, wide-ranging protocols to ensure the health and safety of our employees, guests and fellow residents. We look forward to giving guests the exciting experience they have come to expect from our first-class properties.”

Atlantic City is integral to New Jersey’s tourism economy. The most recent Economic Impact of Tourism in New Jersey report indicates that the Garden State saw a 4.9 percent growth in tourism in 2019, in large part due to Atlantic City. According to the report, visitor spending in the state increased 3.8 percent or $1.7 billion, and “2019 growth was bolstered by a full year of the new casinos in Atlantic City, which opened their doors in June of 2018.” In addition, last year Atlantic County ranked first in visitor spending and saw the most person-trips of any county in the state with 23 million person-trips.

Indoor dining resumed on Friday, September 4 at the state-mandated 25 percent capacity limit. Special fall deals, promotions and hotel rates are being offered across Atlantic City’s properties, including:

Bally's - Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City and Harrah's Resort Atlantic City
  • Work from AC Hotel Package: Enjoy an escape during your work week with up to 30% off Sunday-Thursday. Plus, a $15 food and beverage credit per stay for your afternoon snack. Request an early check-in upon arrival, or a late check-out to lounge a little longer. Reservations include wi-fi and $5 off parking. Booking & travel window: 9/10 – 12/24/20. Package must be booked on caesars.com and is available at Harrah’s Resort, Caesars and Bally’s.
  • Thank you, essential associates! Up to 35% off – Harrah’s Resort, Caesars and Bally’s: Caesars Entertainment is offering up to 35% off to show our gratitude for first responders, nurses, doctors, hospital staff, grocery store employees, delivery personnel, pharmacists, government employees, military, veterans and teachers. Must show valid credentials at check-in. Up to 35% off Sunday through Thursday stays and up to 30% off Friday and Saturday stays. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Based on availability. Discount may vary by property. Currently available at participating Caesars Legacy properties only. Offer subject to change at any time. Management reserves all rights. Offer Valid Now - 12/29/2020.
  • Pick ‘Em Promotion: Caesars Rewards is leveling up with sports fans by bringing the NFL and innovative technology together to build an exciting, online gamification experience where you can use your gridiron knowledge for a chance to win a share of over $1,000,000 in prizes with our $1 Million NFL Pick ‘Em Promotion! Make your picks and activate them weekly to receive points and climb up the weekly leaderboard. The top 60 performers each week will win a share of $60,000 in prizes.
  • Caesars Entertainment resorts also offer an array of delicious dining options both inside and out from your favorite shore staples to popular celebrity chef concepts and exciting al fresco dining experiences. View details and hours of operation here: https://www.caesars.com/atlantic-city/open.
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
  • Borgata is Atlantic City’s Football Headquarters with betting available at both Borgata Race & Sports Book and BetMGM Sports Book & Bar. This year, Borgata is introducing BetMGM Sports Zone at Borgata Beer Garden, an experience designed for football enthusiasts to safely enjoy the game outdoors every Sunday. Complete with 5 oversized 10’-wide LED screens, 2-50” screens, and three private TVs in outdoor cabanas, the Sports Zone offers enthusiasts the option to view multiple games at once while ensuring social distancing.
  • Welcome back to your happy place! Room rates starting from $89, Sunday through Thursday. Visit theborgata.com for more information.
  • Welcome back to WOW that’s good! Now accepting reservations at Borgata’s signature indoor dining outlets, including Bobby Flay Steak, Angeline by Michael Symon, Izakaya by Michael Schulson, and Old Homestead Steak House, among others. Visit theborgata.com/updates for more information.
Golden Nugget - Atlantic City
  • At Golden Nugget AAA Four Diamond Resort you’ll find your favorite casino games, award winning restaurants with a relaxing marina setting away from the bustle of the Boardwalk. Escape to the best hotel rooms in Atlantic City that have the most spectacular views with rates starting at $49 (Sunday – Thursday). Book your experience today at https://www.goldennugget.com/atlantic-city/.
  • Free self-parking all day, every day.
  • Make indoor dining reservations by calling 1-800-777-8477.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Atlantic City
  • Free Parking: All Wild Card Reward Members will receive complimentary self-parking seven days a week. Valet parking is available with enhanced safety measures taken including PPE for valet attendants and the sanitation of guests steering wheels and keys.
  • Fall Escape Rates: Starting September 8, Hard Rock Atlantic City is offering a Fall Escape special rates starting at $79.
  • Sportsbook: Sports are back, and the Hard Rock Atlantic City Sportsbook is now taking wagers for both basketball and hockey playoffs. The Sportsbook is located at the north end of the casino, just adjacent to Sugar Factory and is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Guests can find odds posted on boards at the Sportsbook. Odd sheets are also available.
Ocean Resort Casino
  • Ocean Escape Package: Extend the summer and enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows and awe-inspiring views in a Contemporary King with $50 F&B credit and complimentary self-parking. Starting from $94. Available for stays seven days a week from September 20 – December 23, 2020.
  • Work and Play Package: Work and play at Ocean Casino Resort. Enjoy extra space to work from a Studio Suite and then enjoy the excitement of the casino floor and restaurants with $100 F&B credit. Also includes complimentary self-parking. Starting from $229. Available for stays Sunday – Thursday from September 20 – December 23, 2020.
Resorts Casino Hotel
  • Forever Young 55+ Special Rate: Room rate starting at $79 for customers 55 years of age or older. Valid Sunday – Thursday through October 1 through October 29, 2020. Must present valid ID at check-in. No cancellation fees at this time.
  • Advance Purchase Package: Book early and save up to 25%. Book 14 days out and save 10%. Book for 2 nights 14 days out and save 15%. Book 30 days out and save 20%. Book for 4 nights 30 days out and save 25%. No cancellation fees at this time.
Tropicana Atlantic City Casino & Resort
  • Caesars Rewards Local: Caesars Entertainment and Eldorado Resorts have come together to create new experiences for guests. Sign up for Caesars Rewards® main account, link to local account and do more. There’s more to explore than ever before with the new Caesars Rewards, which is now the largest and most rewarding loyalty program in the industry with over 60 million members, a significant portion of whom live within driving distance of Atlantic City. This provides even more benefits to current and future Caesars Rewards members, offering more ways to play and earn reward credits and experiences.
  • Caesars Entertainment resorts also offer an array of delicious dining options both inside and out from your favorite shore staples to popular celebrity chef concepts and exciting al fresco dining experiences.

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