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September 30, 2014

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Las Vegas-to-Monterrey flights launching in December
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A discount air carrier says it will start offering nonstop service again between Las Vegas and the Mexican city of Monterrey. Mexican company VivaAerobus is launching four...
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What a trip: New show in Las Vegas melds entertainment with tourism promo
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The Mexican state of Veracruz has taken a new approach to marketing itself to tourists: It's launched a Las Vegas Strip show that features ...
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Bumpy road to the Grand Canyon Skywalk now paved
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Getting to the Grand Canyon Skywalk used to include a teeth-chattering drive over a washboard road fraught with dips and twists. Motorists have a smoother drive to the Hualapai Tribe's most popular tourist destination now that ...
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Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statues of Liberty impersonators — Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. The city wants to rein in ...
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Las Vegas visitation up 3.1 percent in June
Friday, July 25, 2014
The number of visitors coming to Las Vegas jumped 3.1 percent in June compared with a year earlier, helped by a lift in convention attendance. A report released Friday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says...
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Test program to shorten customs lines at Las Vegas airport
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Overseas visitors coming to Las Vegas could soon be spending less time in customs lines. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that McCarran International Airport will be...
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Las Vegas airport traffic up 1.3 percent in June
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport has climbed up 1.3 percent compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show nearly 3.7 million people arrived and departed from...

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