William Neu owns and operates LVTOURGUY. He is an experienced Las Vegas tour guide and special events coordinator who is also well versed in information about the Grand Canyon, Red Rocks, and the Valley of Fire.
Those of us that live here in Las Vegas understand just how beautiful it is, not just in Vegas but more so the many National, State and Regional parks that are just a short drive away. We are surrounded by some of the most beautiful land in this country. An area that is full of amazing and spectacular geographical scenery and History that dates back hundreds of years.
How do the experiences you offer give guests a unique perspective on the history, people or culture of Las Vegas?
Every experience that I give is different although much of the actual content is the same and consistent to the truth as I know it. Information that has been accumulated over many years in addition to daily research of happenings. I know it is very important that any good guide will try to read and understand the audience and their interests.
How have the tours that you offer evolved since their inception?
My tours are always evolving as Las Vegas is an ever evolving place of interests, culture, growth and an ever changing skyline of new and exciting additions to an already exciting city.
What is one detail of an experience you provide that may go unnoticed by guests, but which you feel is important?
Most unnoticed is probably the ever changing aspect of the city. No other city that I know of is constantly changing and re-branding like Las Vegas. Consumer habits are an ongoing study especially for hotels and casinos. It is imperative that any good guide be consistently aware of changes and continues to study the history of the area through consistent reading about that history.
What do you wish every guest knew as they consider participating in the experiences you offer?
I wish most of my quests would truly understand that it is not just about Las Vegas but in the facts that there is so much more to enjoy in addition to this Adult Disneyland. Las Vegas is located in a geographical proximity that is close to some of the finest and most beautiful National Parks in this country. Many of those can be a weekend adventure and not just a bunch of encyclopedia facts.
What is one travel trend that really excites you?
Nothing in particular in travel trends other than more and more foreign visitors as our dollar has gotten weaker and weaker.
What sets LVTOURGUY apart from other, similar, organizations?
My company “LVTOURGUY” is just me and I farm out my services to several different companies and will often train their tour guides, evaluate the guide and the tours and coordinate major transportation moves for large events such as NASCAR and CES show.
What is one insiders tip to getting the most out of an experiential travel vacation?
Ask more questions. Not just question about Las Vegas but questions about history and other points of interest that they could take advantage of.
What is one strategy that has helped your business to grow?
Knowledge and entertaining. Two points that work closely together. I believe a tour guide is as much an entertainer and not just information center of facts.
What is one personal habit that has helped you to be successful?
The most personal habit I have is that I love what I do and enjoy every tour by always starting with a pleasant hello and a big smile. It is infectious and the tour will be even better.
Please share one instance where a guest had a moving or emotional reaction to the experience you provided to them.
I have had many and several that come to mind but not one in particular. It is not work to me and I enjoy all the experiences I have had and not many jobs give you the opportunity to fulfill dreams or help them cross of one of their bucket list items.
I love people, I love history, I love giving tours, I love sharing my enthusiasm with others and I love to talk.
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