Southern Nevada’s tourism machine continues to churn on all cylinders with a 2.9 percent increase in visitors for March and double-digit percentage increases in several categories for the quarter, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday.
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McCarran International Airport had its largest post-recession month-over-month passenger percentage increase in July, breaking the 4 million barrier for the first time in more than seven years.
The last time Las Vegas hosted a Routes event, the number of airline seats coming into McCarran International Airport expanded by 17 percent. On Tuesday, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors approved spending $490,000 to host the Routes Americas Development Forum in February 2017.
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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Tuesday reported a record June for visitation, despite convention attendance being off by 16.6 percent.
While average daily room rates and hotel occupancy rates are below historic highs, Las Vegas is seeing the highest level of visitation in its history, economist Jeremy Aguero told members of a new committee this week.
All United Airlines flights were grounded for almost two hours early Wednesday due to a computer hardware problem, creating travel headaches for thousands of passengers that stretched into the afternoon.
The governor on Monday signed an executive order forming a committee to prioritize tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada and draft a report with recommendations in the next year.
With Fourth of July falling on a Saturday this year, some valley officials are expecting travel to the Las Vegas Valley to compete with the biggest events and holidays of the summer.
The oldest of the pedestrian bridges that crisscross the Las Vegas Strip will be overhauled in a $26 million upgrade that will be paid for by the people who use them most — Las Vegas tourists.
Las Vegas visitor totals in May increased almost 5 percent with special events making the month a record for tourist volume
Planning is underway for a new road and other improvements aimed at easing congestion at Red Rock, which gets more than 1 million visitors each year.
Gov. Brian Sandoval and NV Energy officials held a news conference Tuesday to announce an initiative to install electric-charging stations in key rural communities along U.S. 95 corridor between Las Vegas and Northern Nevada.
Nevada’s slightly higher gasoline prices aren’t likely to stall Fourth of July holiday travel plans — even as the state ranks fourth highest among U.S. gasoline prices, AAA said on Tuesday.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors has approved a $10 million contract with Las Vegas Events, the organization that coordinates special events that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Southern Nevada.
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A strong convention calendar translated into the best April for visitation ever recorded, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Friday. The convention authority said 3.5 million visitors were in Southern Nevada in April, a 2.4 percent increase over the same month a year ago, the largest monthly percentage increase of the year.
Most of the nation’s airlines are showing a renewed confidence in Las Vegas as a revenue-generating destination, adding seats to the market and boosting passenger visitation to McCarran International Airport in April.
With a three-day Memorial Day weekend on the horizon and a growing national economy, Las Vegas officials are expecting travel to the Las Vegas Valley to compete with the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and New Year’s for the biggest event of 2015 so far.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors zipped through approval of a $228.1 million budget in a special meeting on Thursday.
PBR (Professional Bull Riders), the bull riding organization based in Pueblo, Colo., is pushing the marketing envelope for this weekend’s Last Cowboy Standing event in Las Vegas by giving it a spring-break theme in hopes of driving new and young fans to the sport.
Tourism is booming, the population is growing and the economy is heating up — a combination of factors that eventually led to Great Recession in 2007 and 2008. But a panel of forecasting experts speaking at an event heralding the publication of the 35th edition of “Las Vegas Perspective” on Tuesday say the conditions are different now than they were seven years ago.