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Water park plans to blow away visitors with new attraction
Water park plans to blow away visitors with new attraction
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Q&A with Tim Fisher of Wet ’N’ Wild:
What could make Wet ’N’ Wild better? The water park's boss details upgrades for Year Two that include more parking and shade, heated water and an "exhilarating" new ride called...
Photo: The South Point hotel and casino is seen Tuesday,
Unhappy with extra fees and surcharges? Try these tactics
Monday, March 10, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2014/03/09/fees-surcharges-social-media-campaign-boycott/6233491/
Photo: An exterior view of the Palms Casino Resort, June
Palms rolling out 24-hour checkout for hotel guests
Friday, March 7, 2014
http://www.usatoday.com/experience/las-vegas/vegas-buzz/the-palms-in-vegas-lets-guests-sleep-in/6120681/
Photo: Long before they were lawyers and judges, Carl J.
Joe Downtown: Historical society crowdsourcing for not-so-famous Las Vegas photos
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Some of the pictures the society already has are ones you may not have seen before: Elvis checking into the Sahara a day before “Viva Las Vegas” shooting began; Liberace standing by his car talking to a priest; and Lloyd George as a young man in 1947.
Photo: Southwest Airlines planes sit at McCarran Internat
McCarran reports solid start to 2014 with increase in January passenger traffic
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
McCarran International Airport kicked off the first month of 2014 with a healthy increase in passenger traffic. Nearly 3.3 million passengers passed through the airport’s gates in January, up 5.3 percent from January 2013, according to figures released this afternoon by the Clark County Department of Aviation.
Photo: An artist's rendering provided by World View Enter
Space-tourism enterprise opens office in Las Vegas
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Jane Poynter is joining the space-tourism race. The part-time Las Vegas resident has opened a small office in downtown Las Vegas in support of World View Experience, a venture that by 2016 would tow tourists to the upper limits of the atmosphere by helium balloon. The Las Vegas office eventually would be expanded into a sales office, but for now, it also doubles as a base from which to explore possible launch sites in Nevada.
Photo: Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fa
Nevada tourism officials see India as next big market
Friday, February 21, 2014
India is the next frontier for attracting international tourists to Nevada, and state tourism leaders this month took their first steps in marketing to the nation of 1.2 billion people.
Photo: In this Oct. 31, 2013, file photo, a passenger che
In the name of decency, House committee votes to bar cellphone conversations on airplanes
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Politics:
The bill would not, however, ban other mobile communications activities that do not involve talking, such as texting or surfing the Internet.
Tourism agency not concerned about dip in 2013, optimistic about 2014
Tourism agency not concerned about dip in 2013, optimistic about 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority thinks it knows why visitor volume dipped 0.1 percent to 39.7 million people in 2013, and 2014 already is setting up to be the year that the number of tourists breaks the elusive 40 million barrier.
Photo: Tourists are seen at the entrance to Planet Hollyw
Las Vegas Chamber joining US Travel Association
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce is joining the board of directors of the U.S. Travel Association.
Pay your way out of TSA routine
Pay your way out of TSA routine
Monday, February 10, 2014
Take off those shoes, belts and jackets. Get that laptop out of your travel bag. Empty your pockets. And be sure to put your deodorant and toothpaste on public display in a quart-sized plastic bag.
Adelson takes on Disney in Florida casino battle
Adelson takes on Disney in Florida casino battle
Thursday, February 6, 2014
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-02-05/disney-battles-casino-operators-over-florida-expansion.html
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.

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