Passenger counts continue to soar at McCarran International Airport as the Clark County Aviation Department on Thursday reported the fifth best February on record and the largest monthly percentage increase in passengers since August.
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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.
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.