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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 ...
Photo: In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, photo, an Allegiant
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 ...
Photo: Caesars Entertainment properties celebrate the fir
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 ...
Photo: Tommy, left, and Rik Holman attend a celebration a
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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Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on ...
Photo: Exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Las Vegas fights to stay ahead of convention competition
Sunday, September 7, 2014
In terms of tourism, Las Vegas is the proverbial Joneses that other cities try to keep up with. And the city is making a big investment to keep it that way ...
Photo: This July 28, 2012, photo provided by Bob MacDuff
Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become ...
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Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.9 percent in July
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.9 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Wednesday show more than 3.7 million people ...
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Tourists robbed on famous San Francisco street
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Police are searching for suspects who robbed two Dutch tourists at gunpoint while they were taking pictures at a popular spot in San Francisco that's known as the ...
Photo: From left, Douglas Geinzer, CEO of Las Vegas HEALS
Courage, leadership, investment needed to effectively push medical tourism here, experts say
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Q&A:
When people fly out of town for medical care, they often go abroad for low-cost surgery or head to such world-class centers as the Mayo Clinic for care they can’t get at home. They don't usually think of coming to Las Vegas for ...

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