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Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
Monday, December 15, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A $15 million renovation has given the Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower a sparkling look. Also, restaurant openings spread across the Las Vegas Valley, Cox Communications celebrates added services, and a popular comic-book retailer ...
Airline returns with flights between Mexico, Las Vegas
Friday, December 5, 2014
VivaAerobus officials say the airline has begun flying nonstop between Monterrey, Mexico and Las Vegas again. The airline said Friday that it would offer the flights four days a week — on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. VivaAerobus returns after ...
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Medellin now known for holiday lights, not drugs
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it's now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even ...
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Las Vegas visitor traffic up 3 percent in October
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that ...
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Developers look to create underground NYC park
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City's High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into an urban sanctuary of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners inspired by the High Line's success are now looking deep under Manhattan at a proposal to ...
Photo: Chinese tourists take in the view at Grand Canyon
Longer visas for Chinese could spur tourism in Las Vegas, elsewhere
Thursday, November 20, 2014
A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be ...
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Times Square’s biggest and most expensive digital billboard is set to shine
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
In an era when digital screens large and small proliferate but attention is increasingly scarce, some marketers are making a huge bet that one of the biggest displays in the world will captivate audiences. Their gamble: the largest and most expensive ...
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Grand Canyon offers incentive for quieter aircraft
Monday, November 17, 2014
Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to ...
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Las Vegas tourism officials see more visitors, money
Friday, November 14, 2014
Las Vegas tourism officials say the destination expects to see more than 40 million visitors this year —an all-time record number— after four years of consecutive growth. Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
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Las Vegas airport traffic up 2.7 percent in September
Monday, October 27, 2014
Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 2.7 percent in September compared with a year earlier. Data released Monday show more than ...
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Same-sex marriage welcomed by Strip resorts, tourism officials
Friday, October 17, 2014
At the Aria’s wedding chapel, spouses-to-be can choose from two lounges in which to prepare themselves for the big ceremony: one for grooms and another for brides. Their layouts evoke traditional gender expectations, with the guys getting a pool table and the larger bride’s lounge boasting plenty of mirrors. Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Nevada, the lounge layout might give pause in ...
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Marriage bureau in Las Vegas preps for gay marriages
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Gay rights groups celebrated Tuesday and Clark County clerks began making plans to for a burst of marriage applications after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down ...
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Las Vegas airport traffic up 3.4 percent in August
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show more than ...
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Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids
Monday, September 15, 2014
Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in ...

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