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Traffic signals, crosswalks installed at Las Vegas welcome sign
Traffic signals, crosswalks installed at Las Vegas welcome sign
Thursday, April 23, 2015
With the flip of a switch, two new traffic signals were activated along Las Vegas Boulevard today, making it safer for pedestrians crossing the street to get to the ...
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Longest runway at Las Vegas airport reopens after resurfacing
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A runway at the Las Vegas airport closed since October as part of a $67 million resurfacing project has been reopened ahead of schedule, according to the Clark County Department of Aviation. The first phase of construction on ...
Betty Willis, designer of the Las Vegas welcome sign, dies at 91
Betty Willis, designer of the Las Vegas welcome sign, dies at 91
Monday, April 20, 2015
Betty Willis, who designed the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, has died at age 91. The Southern Nevada native was the genius behind the famous sign, unveiled in ...
Survey: Only 12 percent come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble
Survey: Only 12 percent come to Las Vegas mainly to gamble
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with ...
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Las Vegas airport traffic up nearly 3 percent in February
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Officials say the number of travelers flying into and out of Las Vegas grew nearly 3 percent in February compared to the year prior to 3.15 million people. McCarran International Airport officials ...
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Las Vegas tourism impact rises to $50 billion in 2014
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Visitors to Las Vegas last year spent an estimated $723 each says a report that pins the value of tourism at $50 billion total. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority commissioned ...
World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders
World’s tallest observation wheel falls short on riders
Monday, March 9, 2015
The world's tallest observation wheel hasn't quite reached the elevated expectations of its owner. Caesars Entertainment officials have said the High Roller was just shy of ...
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March Madness: With basketball, NASCAR and Spring Break, this is Las Vegas’ biggest month
Monday, March 2, 2015
With four college basketball conference championships hosted this month in Las Vegas, it’s no surprise that tens of thousands of fans will fly in and shell out big bucks to get in on the action. In fact, March Madness betting rivals Super Bowl betting at the sportsbooks. But March Madness in Las Vegas goes beyond basketball ...
Photo: Tourists pass by the Flamingo with Caesars Palace
Las Vegas visitation flat for January at 3.4 million
Friday, February 27, 2015
A total of 3.4 million people visited Las Vegas in January, virtually flat compared to the same month in 2014, which was a record year for tourism. Visitation was up ...
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Las Vegas airport monthly passenger traffic holds steady
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport held steady last month compared with January 2014. The monthly numbers released Thursday showed an overall increase of about ...
Tourism authority OKs $182.5 million purchase of Riviera
Tourism authority OKs $182.5 million purchase of Riviera
Friday, February 20, 2015
Las Vegas tourism officials today agreed to pay $182.5 million to buy the Riviera, paving the way for the closure and demolition of the nearly 60-year-old resort. At a special meeting ...
Las Vegas is rated No. 1 destination for holiday weekend
Las Vegas is rated No. 1 destination for holiday weekend
Friday, February 13, 2015
Las Vegas is the most popular destination for travelers looking to get away over the upcoming Valentine’s Day-President’s Day weekend ...
Photo: A composite of pharmacies on the Las Vegas Strip.
Got beer? Forgot shampoo? Take your pick of pharmacies on the Strip
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Retail:
Las Vegas’ resort corridor is peppered with Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy stores, with more on the way. The chains are drawn to the Strip for its heavy foot traffic and tourists’ universal need for water, snacks, medicine and the not-so-occasional hotel-room party. Landlords want them because pharmacies are stable tenants that ...
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As digital payment options spread, so does tip creep
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Leaving 15 percent for full service (the former standard tip at a sit-down restaurant), and less for quick transactions, is considered chintzy by …
Las Vegas hosts a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014
Las Vegas hosts a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014
Friday, January 30, 2015
A record 41.1 million visitors descended on Las Vegas last year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority confirmed Friday what it had already been ...

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