In the wake of the publication of Prince Harry's naked holiday snaps, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LCVA) has launched a new ad campaign reminding visitors of 'The Code': "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
LCVA spokeswoman Courtney Fitzgerald told USA Today
: "Las Vegas is about adult freedom. It's important for friends to know what activities can be shared publicly and what activities are protected by the code."
This weekend, the city tourism department launched an ad campaign shaming the person, or people, who took the camera phone photos of Harry that have now been viewed around the world.
The ad reads: "For Shame! To those who traded in their pledge to their Las Vegas brethren, WE DEPLORE YOU.
"We are calling on you, the defenders of what happens in Vegas staying in its rightful place - in Vegas.
"We shall boycott partying with (whoever exploited Harry). No bottle service. No bikini clad girls."
The ad then urges readers to clock on VisitLasVegas.com/knowthecode to sign a pledge to keep Vegas indiscretions in Vegas and to report those who share embarrassing Vegas pictures on Facebook.
Prince Harry was staying at a two-storey suite with its own pool in Steve Wynn's Encore resort when pictures of him playing strip billiards were taken on another partygoers' camera phone.
The suite, which usually rents for up to £5,000 a night, also has its own massage room.
According the The Telegraph
, demand for holidays to Las Vegas has risen since the pictures of Prince Harry partying at his hotel were published.
Virgins airlines said that enquiries about package deals to Las Vegas had increased by almost a third since the naked pictures of Prince Harry appeared.
Click on the image below for our guide to Vegas...
- 1, See a strip show
Now, by Strip show, we're talking taking a walk down the long road that is the heart of Las Vegas, to see the most bizarre collection of hotels in the world. Marvel at the ostentation of <b><a href="http://www.parislasvegas.com/casinos/paris-las-vegas/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml" target="_blank">Paris Las Vegas</a></b> with its half-scale replica of the Eiffel Tower, <b><a href="http://www.newyorknewyork.com/" target="_blank">New York New York</a></b> and its very own Statue of Liberty, <b><a href="http://www.excalibur.com/" target="_blank">Excalibur</a></b>, with its fairytale turrets, and the <b><a href="http://www.luxor.com/" target="_blank">Luxor</a></b>, guarded by the Sphinx.</p>
- 2. Check out the sidewalk action
Catch sight of the world's craziest water feature at the <b><a href="http://www.bellagio.com/" target="_blank">Bellagio</a></b>. Throughout the day, jets of water spiral and shimmy on the hotel's vast lake to a soundtrack including "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" by Frank Sinatra and "Time to Say Goodbye" by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. If you're on the Strip in the evening, check out the <b><a href="http://www.treasureisland.com/" target="_blank">Treasure Island hotel</a></b> for another free spectacle, watching sexy sirens and pirates do battle on a tall ship.</p>
- 3. Flex that credit card
The latest, 21st-century interpretation of Vegas is <b><a href="http://www.citycenter.com/" target="_blank">City Center</a></b>, a cluster of hotels and casinos on the strip that cost $8.5bn to build, the most expensive project of its kind in American history. One of many wow factors here is the shopping mall, <b><a href="http://www.crystalsatcitycenter.com/" target="_blank"> Crystals</a></b>, which is crammed with the world's top brands. When you've finished gawping at the audacious facade (a heap of "crystals" in glass and metal) go inside the three-storey mall for some high-class shopping at names including Louis Vuitton, Bulgari and H Stern.</p>
- 4. Take a deep breath
Relax at the spa at the <b><a href="http://www.mandarinoriental.com/lasvegas/" target="_blank">Mandarin Oriental</a></b> in City Center, one of just 20 in the world to have received the prestigious Forbes Five Star award. This exotic spa, its design inspired by 1930s Shanghai, has 17 treatment rooms and a hydrotherapy suite with hammam. Therapies are just as indulgent, combining ancient and modern techniques, informed by traditional Chinese medicine.</p>
- 5. Tickle your taste buds
Vegas caters for every taste, including the most discerning gourmets. And one of the best places to put this city's culinary arts to the test is at <b><a href="http://www.michaelmina.net/" target="_blank">Michael Mina</a></b> in the Bellagio. The Michelin-starred restaurant serves a la carte and tasting menus to die for, where you can indulge your taste buds with lucious ingredients such as Kobe beef, lobster, truffle and foie gras.</p>
- 6. Turn on the lights
Where do old signs go to be revived? <b><a href="http://www.neonmuseum.org/" target="_blank">The Neon Museum</a></b>. Examples of this quintessential Vegas art form are preserved and exhibited at The Boneyard, which you can visit by appointment, and out in the city around Fremont Street, where you can take a self-guided tour to see refurbished treasures including the Hacienda Horse and Rider and Aladdin's Lamp.</p>
- 7. Watch the curtain go up
You can't visit Vegas without taking in a show. And there are always plenty to choose from - big names now in town include Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Cher and more. For a performance as fantastical as the location, check out one of the eight amazing acrobatic shows currently being performed across the city by the <b><a href="http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/welcome.aspx" target="_blank">Cirque du Soleil</a></b>.</p>
- 8. Put on your ten-gallon hat
This is cowboy country and you can see them in action at the <b><a href="http://www.unlvtickets.com/" target="_blank">Thomas & Mack Center</a></b>, home of the annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders World Finals. Tickets are like gold dust for these annual competitions, but there are plenty of other exhibition rodeos, too, where you can catch sight of a bucking bronco.</p>
- 9. Say I do
The Vegas wedding chapel is the king of the kitsch wedding - they say a couple ties the knot in this town every five minutes. Pledge your troth at a <b><a href="http://www.alittlewhitechapel.com/" target="_blank">drive-through ceremony</a></b>, in a <b><a href="http://www.venetian.com/" target="_blank">gondola</a></b>, or at a <b><a href="http://www.stratospherehotel.com/" target="_blank">chapel in the clouds</a>. </b>There's no end of memorable locations in which to say "I do". And, of course, even Elvis will perform the ceremony for you.</p>
- 10. Get out of town
Take to the skies with <b><a href="http://www.heliusa.com/" target="_blank">Heli USA</a></b>. Get a bird's eye view from a helicopter of the desert and the Hoover Dam, before a thrilling swoop through the Grand Canyon, setting down at a ranch at its rim for a horse ride cowboy style. Or hire a car and drive out to the <b><a href="http://www.grandcanyonskywalk.com/" target="_blank">Skywalk</a></b>, a glass-bottomed viewing platform that extends over the edge of the mighty canyon for views that will doubtless take your breath away.</p>