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Weekly flight counts set to increase at McCarran

The rebuilding of airline schedules at McCarran International Airport will gain momentum in the second half of this year with the weekly flight counts projected to run close to 5 percent ahead of last year.

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Hotel demand hot for holiday weekend in Las Vegas

Several hotel-casinos have sold out for the Saturday peak of the three-day Memorial Day weekend, including Caesars Palace, Bellagio and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, although rooms were easier to find for Friday and Sunday nights.

Visit Mexico and get cheaper health care, Calderón suggests

While trying to convince travel industry executives that tourists to Mexico should not fear being caught in a narco war, Mexican President Felipe Calderón dropped a startling proposal for reining in the costs of U.S. health care.

Travel called critical industry

Two years later, the sour aftertaste left by President Barack Obama’s zings about Las Vegas still hasn’t disappeared.

Tourism officials urge easier visas

Streamlining the process of obtaining a visitor visa would help create more than 1 million new jobs in the United States and drive $859 billion in new economic output through 2020, World Travel & Tourism Summit participants said Tuesday in Las Vegas.

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