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Harsh winter helps push Las Vegas toward record tourist numbers

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.

United launches first Atlantic City flights

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.