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July 23, 2016

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Recommendation approved for $1.4 billion Las Vegas Convention Center project
Monday, July 11, 2016
Plans to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center took a big step forward today when, after months of analysis and debate, tourism officials approved a recommendation for the $1.4 billion undertaking. In a unanimous vote ...
Las Vegas ranks No. 3 for summer travel destinations
Las Vegas ranks No. 3 for summer travel destinations
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
A list of top summer travel destinations has Las Vegas ranked third among the 50 most popular U.S. cities, trailing only Los Angeles and San Diego. The list, published by online travel giant Travelocity, used ...
Las Vegas ahead of Cancun, Orlando in summer vacation value report
Las Vegas ahead of Cancun, Orlando in summer vacation value report
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
TripAdvisor’s 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report ranks Las Vegas as the world’s top summer vacation city. The list, which factored booking interest on the travel reservation company’s website along with ...
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New designs emerge as Nevada revamps its welcome signs
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Nevada's welcome signs that have greeted highway motorists at state-border entry points for about two decades are set for a makeover ...
‘Idiots running amok’ sought in damaging Death Valley binge
‘Idiots running amok’ sought in damaging Death Valley binge
Monday, May 9, 2016
Authorities were searching for three men who went on a drunken binge in an environmentally fragile area of Death Valley National Park, leaving behind ...
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The might of Mickey: Orlando still top U.S. tourist destination
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. That figure sets a record for ...
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Catching a flight? Budget hours, not minutes, to get through security
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Security lines at airports are getting longer — much longer — and wait times could reach epidemic levels when air travel peaks this summer, according to airlines, airports and federal officials. A combination of fewer ...
Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas
Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said today he was serious about moving his team to Las Vegas and offered a half-billion-dollar pledge for a proposed ...
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Another dip in international travelers recorded at Las Vegas airport
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The number of airport passengers going through Las Vegas keeps going up, but fewer of them are international travelers. McCarran International Airport announced Thursday that traffic was up 5.5 percent last month compared to ...
River Run rumbles into Laughlin with focus on security
River Run rumbles into Laughlin with focus on security
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Dubbed “the largest motorcycle event on the West Coast,” the annual Laughlin River Run returns to Southern Nevada today with new entertainment, festivities and ...
Virtual-reality porn is coming to 1 or more hotels
Virtual-reality porn is coming to 1 or more hotels
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Las Vegas Strip:
Welcome to the 21st century: Immersive porn is coming to Las Vegas. Virtual Reality Bangers, a Los Angeles-based company that produces immersive, 360-degree porn, announced its …
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Ignoring security puts tourism industry in peril, expert says
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Security experts from across the globe discussed the growing impact of terrorism on tourism as they met today at the Golden Nugget for the annual ...
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Officials approve $42 million to implode old Riviera
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
It’s official: Two hotel towers at the shuttered Riviera will be subject to separate implosions in June and August, more than a year after the historic resort closed its doors. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
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Hurry back: 5 things we know about people who visited Las Vegas last year
Friday, April 8, 2016
Las Vegas tourists gambled a little bit more in 2015 than in the year before, but they also spent substantially more on rooms, food, drinks and shows, according to a recent report from the ...
Metro Police stepping up foot patrols on the Strip
Metro Police stepping up foot patrols on the Strip
Friday, April 1, 2016
Metro Police say they're increasing the number of officers on foot patrol on the Strip. The added police presence will begin Saturday and continue through ...