Representatives of the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort are going to have to wait a few more days for the Nevada Tourism Commission to iron out the details of its $1.75 million winter marketing campaign.
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Look for Allegiant Air to introduce a co-branded credit card soon. Asked about whether the airline plans a loyalty program, President Andrew Levy said they wouldn’t have a traditional frequent-flier club, but a credit card that would reward customers with incentives.
The abnormal winter bred pent-up demand — demand partially stoked by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which tied some of its TV campaign to the thermometer. A record low temperature automatically triggered ad buys in that region. This resulted in more ad purchases than normal, but it also stirred desire in that audience to get away to warmer climate.
Southern Nevada reported its third straight month of visitor volume increases in March, wrapping up a quarter that was one of the strongest since the second quarter of 2012, the city’s best year for tourism.
SlotZilla, the zip line through the Fremont Street Experience that launches from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform, opened to the public at noon Sunday. Every time period for the ride sold out on its first day.
My group couldn’t wait for the chance to fly on the tallest observation wheel in the world. The doors opened and about 15 of us climbed in as the capsule moved continuously along the boarding platform.
Smaller hotels like Rumor and Artisan allow companies to revamp entire properties to fit their needs. “We pretty much have a ‘don’t say no’ mentality,” said Michael Crandall, senior vice president at The Siegel Group. “We say yes to pretty much anything that’s within our means.”
The Hualapai Tribe, which owns the horseshoe-shaped Grand Canyon Skywalk on the northwestern Arizona reservation, and the family of the Las Vegas businessman who developed it have reached a financial settlement.
Discounter Spirit Airlines, one of the fastest growing commercial air carriers at McCarran International Airport over the past two years, is adding a red-eye route to and from Kansas City.
Passenger counts at McCarran International Airport soared to their highest level in 5½ years in March, completing a quarter that has the airport on pace to serve more than 40 million for the year.
Bob Engelbrecht tells each of his 60 pilots that a grandmother should feel comfortable flying in a Sundance helicopter. “That’s a huge priority for us,” said Engelbrecht, the company’s CEO. “People want to know that they can fly with confidence.”
The Republican National Committee will make a technical site visit to Las Vegas on Thursday to help determine whether the city will win the right to host the 2016 convention where the GOP will nominate its presidential candidate.
Nevada’s senators, Harry Reid and Dean Heller, have signed on to a bill to extend the Brand USA public-private partnership to promote tourism.
For most low-frequency international air carriers with flights to McCarran International Airport, it’s all about getting residents of that country to Las Vegas. But there’s a twist with the new Edelweiss Air flights from Zurich — Swiss marketers will be trying to persuade Southern Nevadans to travel to Switzerland.
The next big thing is coming, Las Vegas. At least, that’s what nightlife guru Jon Taffer said while getting ready for his annual Nightclub & Bar Show to open in late March
Lion Fight Promotions, the Las Vegas-based Muay Thai fight promotion company, is taking its stand-up kick and punch strike show on the road for the first time.
As more states acknowledge same-sex marriages and tourism entities recognize the value of marketing to the gay community, police and security forces need to expand their policies to be sensitive to providing a safe environment for gay travelers, a speaker at a security conference said Thursday.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. — The first United Airlines flight landed at Atlantic City International Airport from Chicago on Tuesday, signaling what transportation officials hope will be a new era of prosperity for the struggling facility and the gambling resort it serves.
The High Roller opened for business Monday five days after Clark County officials certified the wheel’s safety and operating and safety procedures and granted the Linq’s management team an operating permit.
Las Vegas is getting smaller. That is, if you call 1,600-room and 1,100-room Strip hotels “boutique” properties. By the end of the year, Las Vegas will have about a half-dozen hotel-casinos that operators classify as “boutique,” “luxury” or “lifestyle” in their marketing efforts.
Las Vegas tourism is two-for-two so far in 2014. Year-to-date visitation rose 5.8 percent in February, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. In all, 6.5 million people have come to the city this year, up from the 6.2 million who came at this point in 2013.
The city of Henderson envisions itself becoming a nationally recognized bicycle community, the type that lures tourist dollars as a destination.
A consultant for the UNLV stadium board Thursday recommended building a new on-campus multi-purpose stadium with a capacity of 50,000 to 60,000 seats and offered a slew of proposed events the stadium could potentially host.