Southern Nevada recorded its best-ever October visitation totals and the second-best month ever last month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Wednesday.
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For more than 100 people who spent big bucks and traveled thousands of miles to get to Southern Nevada last week, President Obama’s three-day trip to Las Vegas resulted in a huge disappointment. They had to postpone or cancel their helicopter trips to see the Grand Canyon.
Southwest Airlines got the traffic bump it expected in Las Vegas with the repeal of the Wright Amendment contributing to a 3.4 percent increase over last year in passengers using McCarran International Airport in October.
A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 2021.
Less than a year after the National Finals Rodeo nearly left Las Vegas for new pastures, the Super Bowl of rodeos and Las Vegas have patched things up and look to celebrate the NFR’s 30th year in Southern Nevada next month.
R&R Partners spent 90 minutes dazzling members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors on Thursday en route to winning a multimillion-dollar, three-year advertising and marketing communications agreement.
Room-tax revenue, the primary source of income for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, climbed to record levels in the 2014 fiscal year giving the agency the happy task of figuring out what to do with a cash windfall.
Whether it’s a beer festival, country music concert or truck race on a dirt lot across from the Luxor on the Strip’s south end, MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment Corp. are among the landowners and event promoters using open space as outdoor venues.
Two companies exhibiting at this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show figure there’s still some mileage left on tires well after they’ve been removed from their cars.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Grand Canyon officials say hotels, mule rides and restaurants at the South Rim will remain open to millions of visitors once they award a temporary concessions contract.
New programs are helping speed up the hotel check-in process for busy travelers, or in at least one case, letting them go straight to their rooms by using their smartphone to unlock doors.
The crowds in Laughlin don’t get much bigger than this — some 9,500 Toby Keith fans packed into a modular outdoor entertainment center only a football field or two from the main drag in town. Anthony Marnell III, who owns the side-by-side riverfront Edewater and Colorado Belle casino hotels, spent $4 million for the events venue.
Nevada tourism leaders are considering establishing a statewide air service development group that would work with airlines to solve some of the wide-ranging challenges communities in the state have recruiting new flights.
Denver-based Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it will start nonstop service between St. Louis and Las Vegas three times a week in January.
Southern Nevada’s tourism economy took the foot off the gas in September, improving at a rate that wasn’t as robust as it had been in recent months.
RENO — Of all Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki’s tourism experiences, it was a Las Vegas event that grabbed the most interest — and the most razzing — from friends and industry colleagues in a tribute lunch at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism on Tuesday.
Downtown Project Tuesday morning unveiled a new 44-room, nongaming boutique hotel named Oasis at its Gold Spike property, creating the first hotel in its development portfolio.
Eight-year-old Bushwacker, 1,750 pounds of bucking bull, is retiring this year and this week’s 2014 World Finals at the Thomas & Mack Center is the bull’s swansong.
Travel industry leaders aren’t hitting the panic button just yet over the Senate’s failure to reauthorize legislation that provides a funding mechanism to market the United States to the world.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will embark on a new strategy next year to target three markets expected to be most relevant to the city in the next decade.
In the mood to rent a Tesla Model S? Or the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray? Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the No. 5 car rental car company at McCarran International Airport by revenue in 2014, is expanding by adding a unit of its Exotic Car Collection to McCarran’s Airport Rent-A-Car Center.
Kampgrounds of America is moving its designated recreational vehicle park in Las Vegas from the Strip to the Boulder Highway. KOA and Boyd Gaming Corp. announced an agreement this week to re-brand the Sam’s Town RV park as Las Vegas KOA at Sam’s Town.
A new year’s event, called Evolve Vegas NYE, is 20 months in the planning and has been about all her four-person staff has worked on since the doors of the Las Vegas Gay Visitors Bureau opened in mid-2013.
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