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.
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After the year Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter had, it wasn’t a matter of whether he’d be offered a raise for the 2014-15 fiscal year, but how much the increase would be.
The Nevada Commission on Tourism is considering expanding its international marketing program to include attracting visitors to the state from India.
According to a recent study conducted by Wallet Hub, Las Vegas ranks 31 out of the 100 biggest American cities that were given consideration for staycations. The No. 1 spot went to a city you might not normally think of for local flavor.
Las Vegas may get an unwitting assist from Delta Air Lines to convince foreign air carriers to fly nonstop international routes from Asia to McCarran International Airport.
It didn’t take long for Southwest Airlines to work out the details of making its new mobile boarding passes available systemwide.
For the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, it’s all about the research. It’s something that President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter has driven into the culture of the organization that markets and promotes Southern Nevada to the world.
Managers of Southern Nevada’s largest taxi group have posted a memorandum to employees, warning them of the consequences of going to work for mobile application rideshare companies.
Anna Martini, president of Montreal-based fashion retailer Dynamite, said she hopes the Las Vegas store, which opened May 1 at Fashion Show mall, will be the 30-year-old company’s flagship location.
While the percentage of travelers to Las Vegas who gamble continues to fall, those who play have the highest average gambling budget in five years.
Las Vegas continued its record pace for visitor volume in April as the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Wednesday reported 3.5 million people came to Southern Nevada, a 3.5 percent increase over April 2013.
It probably isn’t too surprising to learn that there are more alcoholic beverage sales on flights to Las Vegas than any other destination. It seems passengers to Las Vegas are getting a head start on their fun by fueling up before they arrive.
Getting the High Roller ready for the Strip was no simple feat. Besides preparing the wheel for riders, planners designed equipment and made preparations for the worst-case scenario — how to rescue stranded riders.
The rooftop of The Cromwell provides a perfect spot for enjoying the Fountains of Bellagio.
For years, Las Vegas took the bigger-is-better route, building expansive glassy megaresorts with 4,000 rooms apiece and seemingly endless check-in counters.
Just as the recession began to grip Las Vegas in 2008, gaming executive Terry Lanni made a prediction.
Buoyed by a fifth straight year of increased revenue, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Thursday approved a $273.2 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
Don’t get the Regional Transportation Commission’s consultant on a resort corridor transportation plan worked up about writing a study about Strip traffic — even though that’s what it has been called. “I hate that word ‘study,’” Michael Gallis, principal of Charlotte, N.C.-based Michael Gallis & Associates.
Hakkasan Group announced Wednesday it will close Pure on May 26 for an extensive renovation and expansion and that it will open in 2015 under a new name and concept.
Members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors on Tuesday got their first look at four television ads as well as some of the eight public service announcements that will be viewed by millions of passengers filing through McCarran International Airport’s security checkpoints.
The Las Vegas Centennial Commission seems to getting more careful with its money, even though it collects $1.6 million a year to give to worthwhile historical projects.
Organizers have announced the dates of the inaugural Rock in Rio USA festival slated for next spring on the Las Vegas Strip. The festival is scheduled for May 8-9 and May 15-16 in 2015.
Hundreds of tourism workers rallied at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, technically a nine-day observance that nearly 15 million tourism industry employees nationwide are sharing.