Visitation to Las Vegas inched up slightly in January while the average daily room rate soared to its highest level since September 2007, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Friday.
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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.
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.