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April 20, 2014

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Photo: An aerial tour of the South Rim of the Grand Canyo
FAA to allow more air tours at Grand Canyon
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Air tour operators that use aircraft with quiet technology will be able to fly more people over the Grand Canyon.
X Train derails plan for scheduled service, to offer charter trips instead
X Train derails plan for scheduled service, to offer charter trips instead
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
tourism: Company transporting partiers from Southern California shows off specialty cars, culinary offerings
Las Vegas Railway Express unveiled a revised plan to bring Southern California visitors to Las Vegas in upscale rail cars, which shifts its model to charter excursions.
Las Vegas reports small drop in visitors for 2013
Las Vegas reports small drop in visitors for 2013
Friday, January 31, 2014
After posting record tourist visits in Las Vegas in 2012, visitor volume fell just short of the mark and the city’s elusive goal of attracting 40 million people.
Police say 48-year-old posed as vice detective and sexually assaulted escort in Strip hotel
Police say 48-year-old posed as vice detective and sexually assaulted escort in Strip hotel
Friday, January 31, 2014
A suspect wanted in a New York robbery and previously convicted of impersonating an officer is accused of posing as a cop and sexually assaulting a woman at a Strip hotel.
Photo: Round 10 of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rode
Las Vegas tourism officials finalize NFR deal
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors made it official today — the Wranglers National Finals Rodeo is here to stay for another 10 years.
Photo: A United Airlines passenger jet is shown on the gr
Winter storm down South affecting flights at McCarran
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Travel:
Snowy and icy weather in the South is creating flight delays to and from the region’s airports, including the nation’s busiest, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International. Most nonstop flights between McCarran International and Atlanta have been canceled or delayed by more than two hours, according to data provided by FlightStats, which monitors airline on-time performance.
Photo: The Skywalk at Grand Canyon West Tuesday, May 3, 2
Hualapais to offer scenic excursions on Colorado River year-round
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Beginning in March, Grand Canyon Resorts Corp., the tribe’s tourism enterprise based in Peach Springs, Ariz., will offer the one-day trips on the Colorado River beyond the summer season. Trips include transportation from Peach Springs to the river, more than an hour on the river in a pontoon raft and a helicopter trip to Grand Canyon West.
Joe Downtown: Linq official suggests shuttle could move tourists downtown
Joe Downtown: Linq official suggests shuttle could move tourists downtown
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Caesars sees the Linq as something so unique that it is considering the possibility of shuttling customers between it and downtown as part of the overall unique experience the development wants to bring its Strip customers.
Countdown to Dallas flights
Countdown to Dallas flights
Monday, January 27, 2014
When Southwest is allowed to fly more nonstops to Love Field, prices could drop
Soon, Southwest will publish its first fall flight schedule of the post-Wright Amendment era. Las Vegas is expected to be in the mix of cities getting nonstop flights to and from Texas' third-largest city.
Photo: Thom Sesma and Michele Ragusa portray a pair of ha
Off-Broadway comedy funded by travel industry
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
A new off-Broadway comedy about a pair of travel agents and their wacky clientele's demands has an unusual source of funding. It's underwritten by the very industry it portrays.
All eyes on Colorado
Monday, January 20, 2014
If marijuana sales prove more profitable than problematic, expect others to follow
New Year’s Day was historic for Colorado as the nation’s first recreational marijuana shops opened.
Make sure your SHOT Show souvenirs don't delay your flight home
Make sure your SHOT Show souvenirs don't delay your flight home
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Travel:
If you're in town for the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, you'll likely leave with souvenirs or purchases. But what can you legally bring on the plane home?
Photo: In this April 29, 2013, photo provided by Virgin G
Virgin Galactic spaceship makes another successful flight
Friday, January 10, 2014
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo has made its third rocket-powered supersonic flight in the Mojave Desert, soaring to a record 71,000 feet.
Monorail boosts ridership in 2013, but revenue still drops
Monorail boosts ridership in 2013, but revenue still drops
Friday, January 10, 2014
Annual ridership for the Las Vegas Monorail Co. went up for the first time in five years in 2013, the company said, but revenue trends continued the downward spiral that began in 2006.
Allegiant Air execs talk routes, fees and the airline's future at McCarran
Allegiant Air execs talk routes, fees and the airline's future at McCarran
Friday, January 10, 2014
Business:
Allegiant Air didn't announce many new Las Vegas routes last year, but the sixth busiest air carrier at McCarran International Airport still has big plans.

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