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Would you pay to gawk at CES?
Monday, January 6, 2014
Allowing consumers to attend the trade show could be a winner for everyone involved
Could the Las Vegas convention and trade show business learn a thing or two from the adult film industry?
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Times Square's crystal ball gets gleaming new skin
Friday, December 27, 2013
Electricians working atop a New York City skyscraper on Friday installed the last of the 2,688 crystal triangles that give the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball its shimmer, including a panel dreamt up by a 12-year-old former cancer patient.
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Delta running pilot program at McCarran to curb baggage thefts
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Transportation:
Delta Air Lines, the second-busiest commercial air carrier at McCarran International Airport, has begun a two-month pilot program to prevent thefts from the airport’s baggage claim carousels.
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Orlando rides off with NFR
Monday, December 23, 2013
But don’t expect Las Vegas to ride off into the sunset after losing one go round
Congratulations, Orlando. None of us saw you sprinting to the finish in the great National Finals Rodeo chase.
Medical school recommended to diversify economy
Medical school recommended to diversify economy
Monday, December 16, 2013
Developing a medical school at UNLV would be the single most productive means of diversifying Southern Nevada’s economy and improving the quality of life here, a panelist addressing an economic outlook presentation said today.
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Exporting our greatest ideas
Monday, December 16, 2013
Wynn, Adelson have applied the best of their Las Vegas creations to Macau properties
Some of Las Vegas’ most successful casino entrepreneurs have parlayed their fortunes by developing great ideas, tweaking them over time, then exporting them.
Sandoval signs tourism agreement with state of Mexico
Friday, December 13, 2013
Gov. Brian Sandoval and the governor of the state of Mexico have signed an agreement to promote tourism between the two governments and to join in cultural and artistic exchanges.
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Las Vegas deemed a top destination for tourists in 2014
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Las Vegas is one of the top 10 U.S. destinations to visit in 2014, according to the Lonely Planet, which publishes travel guides. The city landed eighth on the list announced today.
Should taxes here stay here?
Should taxes here stay here?
Monday, December 9, 2013
Portion of revenue from rooms rented here goes toward marketing the entire state
Some members of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors have quietly begun asking questions about whether it’s appropriate for room tax revenue generated in Clark County to be used to market tourism attractions statewide.
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Killers music backs $1.3 million ski Tahoe ad campaign
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Nevada Tourism Commission this week launched a $1.3 million winter advertising campaign heavy on promoting the Lake Tahoe area as a skiing destination.
Crowd problem building at airport
Crowd problem building at airport
Monday, December 2, 2013
Soon, every day may be the day before Thanksgiving at McCarran International
Congratulations! You made it through another harried Thanksgiving weekend of travel.
NFR Preview: Something for everyone
NFR Preview: Something for everyone
Friday, November 29, 2013
Every December, Christenson and his colleagues help turn Las Vegas into a cowboy town when they coordinate the National Finals Rodeo competition. Increasingly, they're working on ways to open the event not only to more cowboys but to people who might not know a steer from a bronco.
Photo: A Delta jet at McCarran International airport.
Passenger traffic at Las Vegas airport up 1.2 percent in October
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport was up 1.2 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago, with 3,729,896 travelers arriving and departing.
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Southwest boosting fee for pets that fly
Monday, November 25, 2013
It'll soon cost more to bring your pet with you when you fly on Southwest Airlines. The airline is citing higher costs in raising its pet fee to $95 per flight from $75 beginning with flights on Jan. 15.
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Angling for a bump in tourism
Monday, November 25, 2013
By hosting World Routes conference last month, city had chance to woo airline execs
The dust has settled at the Las Vegas Convention Center and McCarran International Airport since the city hosted World Routes 2013, the annual aviation conference that brings together airline and airport representatives from around the world.

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