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City has some catching up to do
Monday, November 18, 2013
Conference shows how far Las Vegas has to go in world of medical tourism
From the moment delegates stepped into Caesars Palace’s conference center for the sixth annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, it was clear that Las Vegas was out of its league as a medical tourism destination.
Photo: People enjoy the Lanikai Beach in Kailua, Hawaii,
Popular Hawaii town to state: Stop sending tourists here
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
People from across the world are drawn to the coastal town of Kailua. But now, the neighborhood board is asking a state tourism agency to stop encouraging visitors to stay overnight in their town.
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New twist on ‘What happens here’ ads highlights ‘Vegas enablers’
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority today rolled out the first of a new batch of television ads that are a variation on the “What happens here, stays here” theme. The new ads, which debuted Monday nationwide, mostly on cable outlets, focus on “Vegas enablers” — the instigators and troublemakers who generate “What happens here” moments.
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Bags fly free, at least another year
Monday, November 11, 2013
Southwest Airlines CEO doesn’t rule out possibility of policy change in the future
Is Southwest Airlines on the verge of breaking from past practice and following the pack to charge baggage fees?
Photo: Kurt Luthy pops up the upstairs penthouse of the J
Getting foreigners to explore our state
Monday, November 4, 2013
Company hopes to lure international tourists to Western cities for minivan adventures
Tourism marketers for years have been hyping Las Vegas as an international destination and great hub for outdoor adventure. Now, a New Zealand company has arrived to capitalize on both.
Las Vegas sees visitor numbers dip slightly
Las Vegas sees visitor numbers dip slightly
Thursday, October 31, 2013
One fewer weekend day in September than last September translated into a 1.6 percent decline in visitation for the month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Thursday.
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Spirit Airlines sees nearly 98 percent increase in earnings
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Mirimar, Fla.-based Spirit Airlines, the fastest growing domestic air carrier at McCarran International Airport last year, saw a 33 percent increase in revenue over the same quarter of last year and expects to continue its growth with new aircraft next year.
Helicopter tour operator files for bankruptcy
Helicopter tour operator files for bankruptcy
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A scenic helicopter tour operator — Heli USA Airways, based at McCarran — will continue to operate through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, a company attorney said today.
Committee recommends $6.4 million budget increase for tourism agency
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The audit committee of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority recommended the full board approve a $6.4 million increase in the LVCVA's 2013-14 fiscal budget.
Photo: An exterior view of the Golden Nugget in downtown
Joe Downtown: Hotels packed and pricey for inaugural Life is Beautiful festival
Monday, October 21, 2013
With rooms at Fremont Street hotel-casinos going at rates several times higher than normal this weekend, it’s easy to see why operators might be pondering the beauty of life.
Future of tourism is at stake
Monday, October 21, 2013
Infrastructure in Las Vegas is in need of upgrading, and someone has to pay for it
It's a critical topic for Las Vegas, which depends on a sturdy transportation infrastructure to deliver the visitors who look to the Entertainment Capital of the World for a good time.
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Spas to the Stars: When it’s time to relax, Las Vegas’ top performers know exactly where to go
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
In recognition of Spa Week, the Sun's sister publication Las Vegas Magazine is highlighting some of the Strip's celebrities and the spas they favor.
Discontent brewing in neighborhoods under the Hollywood sign
Discontent brewing in neighborhoods under the Hollywood sign
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Unlike the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, the fabled Hollywood sign isn't quite so welcoming. In fact, nearby residents' frustration with sightseer traffic has reached a tipping point.
Congress has damaged tourism
Monday, October 14, 2013
Government shutdown hurts economy, makes us a laughingstock internationally
A relative who lives back east flew to Southern California last week to visit her sister and take a drive to Joshua Tree National Park.
Hawaiian tourist suing Boyd Gaming after employees confronted her about gender
Hawaiian tourist suing Boyd Gaming after employees confronted her about gender
Thursday, October 10, 2013
A tourist is suing Boyd Gaming Corp. after a group of employees surrounded her, accused her of being a man trying to use the ladies’ restroom and smirked at her when she told them she was a woman.

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