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September 2, 2014

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Disneyland crowding reveals options: Hike rates or expand
Saturday, May 24, 2014
"The Happiest Place on Earth" has become one of the most crowded. Tourists and annual pass holders are flooding Disneyland and California Adventure in large , causing headaches for guests and park officials. Waits for rides often stretch over an hour, and visitors are having to park in remote structures, particularly on Sundays. Industry experts say the crowding problem leaves Walt Disney Co. with two options: ...
The D casino unveils ATM that will exchange Bitcoin for dollars
The D casino unveils ATM that will exchange Bitcoin for dollars
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Las Vegas-based Robocoin is the first company to introduce a Bitcoin ATM in the United States, and the D Las Vegas is just the seventh U.S. property to …
Vice writer: Las Vegas is the most depressing place on earth to be alone
Vice writer: Las Vegas is the most depressing place on earth to be alone
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Las Vegas is an empty, impotent display of status in a barren, uncaring desert God abandoned eons ago. By sheer virtue of being there, you're...
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After years of going big, Las Vegas hotels go boutique
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
For years, Las Vegas took the bigger-is-better route, building expansive glassy megaresorts with 4,000 rooms apiece and seemingly endless check-in counters. But with just 188 rooms, the newest hotel-casino on the Strip takes a different tack. Managers of The Cromwell hope to impress guests not with an imposing tower, but with...
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Southwest expands mobile boarding pass program to McCarran passengers
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Southwest, the largest carrier at McCarran, last year launched a pilot program in Dallas, Houston and Austin, Texas, for its mobile boarding pass, an electronic document that enables passengers to
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JetBlue announces new nonstop route between Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Florida-based JetBlue Airways today announced a new nonstop route between Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beginning in …
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Theme parks opening new rides and slides in 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season. And families with young kids won't be disappointed, either: Many parks are unveiling rides appropriate for children, yet exciting enough to thrill adults. "Amusement park guests demand...
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Las Vegas back in familiar territory as website’s top Memorial Day destination
Monday, May 19, 2014
Las Vegas is again the top destination for travelers over Memorial Day 2014, according to a new survey released today. Directly behind Las Vegas on the this year's priceline.com list are …
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Southwest taking reservations for new nonstop Vegas-to-Dallas flights
Monday, May 19, 2014
Southwest Airlines started taking reservations today for new nonstop service from McCarran International Airport to Dallas Love Field. The flights begin …
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Frontier adding nonstop flights from McCarran to Washington Dulles
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
To kick off the new destinations from Washington Dulles, Frontier sold seats on round-trip flights from 14 cities, including Las Vegas, for $15 each way. By 5 p.m. today, however …
Las Vegas among nation’s cheapest cities for renting a car, survey finds
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Renting a car in Las Vegas is cheaper than just about any other top destination in the nation, according to a survey from CheapCarRental.net. The website, in a survey released last week, put Las Vegas at No. 47 among 50 cities, with an average daily rate of …
Photo: Jason Aldean performs at the Laughlin Event Center
Event center: ‘A reason to come to Laughlin’
Sunday, May 11, 2014
The star entertainer hits the outdoor stage just as the sun is setting. Behind him and on either side is a grandiose stage standing several feet tall, with video screens on either side beaming his image to thousands of fans. The whole scene is framed in shiny steel; in the distance you see a cluster of resorts that have funneled guests to this performance. Sounds like a great night in Vegas. But it isn’t. This is...
Drunken British woman busted for allegedly having loud sex on Las Vegas flight
Drunken British woman busted for allegedly having loud sex on Las Vegas flight
Monday, May 5, 2014
A drunken British woman flying to Las Vegas with her parents was cuffed after loudly joining the mile-high club with a fellow passenger. The frisky flier...
Las Vegas breaks record with 3.7 million visitors in March
Las Vegas breaks record with 3.7 million visitors in March
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Las Vegas saw more visitors in March than in any other month in its history, thanks to college basketball tournaments, car races and conventions. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported...
Audit critical of Nevada tourism contracts
Monday, April 28, 2014
A legislative audit says that millions of dollars in contracts that were awarded by the state Division of Tourism didn’t follow the law. The audit released today found that ...

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