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Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor
Monday, April 21, 2014
James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …
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How I grew to love the monorail
Sunday, April 20, 2014
OPINION:
John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas
Friday, April 18, 2014
The Strip:
The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than …
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Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website smartertravel.com this week ran a story listing...
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Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …
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Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas
Sunday, April 13, 2014
The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.
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Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism
Friday, April 11, 2014
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/las-vegas-big-bet-on-gay-tourism-2014-04-11
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Joe Downtown: Slotzilla zip lines tested with dummies as attraction sets to open
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Joe Downtown:
No one is saying exactly when Slotzilla will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of the zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management, categorized the ride’s testing as some of the most ...
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Las Vegas tourism agency to spend $119 million on advertising, marketing
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The group that promotes Las Vegas tourism expects a slight bump in revenue next year, but is trimming its advertising and marketing costs. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority unveiled its...
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program
Thursday, April 3, 2014
UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel college. The donation comes as UNLV looks to bolster its hospitality and gaming education as Las Vegas’ primary industry faces ...
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Vegas welcome sign going blue for autism awareness
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
The bulbs on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign are going blue to shine a spotlight on autism. Clark County commissioners are expected to attend a ceremony Wednesday afternoon to mark …
Las Vegas is top trade show destination for 20th consecutive year
Las Vegas is top trade show destination for 20th consecutive year
Friday, March 28, 2014
Las Vegas’ status as the nation’s top trade show destination was reaffirmed again this week. For the 20th consecutive year, Las Vegas found itself atop the Trade Show News Network’s …
Linq observation wheel passes another hurdle toward full operation
Linq observation wheel passes another hurdle toward full operation
Thursday, March 27, 2014
The High Roller, the towering observation wheel located within Caesars Entertainment’s new Linq development, has been granted an operating permit from...

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