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May 1, 2016

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Tourism committee begins examining light rail, other transit plans
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Light rail, an expanded monorail and new pedestrian bridges on the Strip were among the key transportation proposals examined today — at some points critically — by an influential group of tourism leaders. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee met to hear in detail about a range of transportation proposals, including many covered by a sweeping plan recently released by the Regional Transportation Commission. Called ...
Allegiant COO’s exit likely related to safety issues
Allegiant COO’s exit likely related to safety issues
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
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The departure comes as the Federal Aviation Administration is conducting increased surveillance of Allegiant amid reports of multiple emergency landings and other problems. One Allegiant aircraft made four ...
Strip parking plan had been percolating for years
Strip parking plan had been percolating for years
Friday, January 15, 2016
MGM Resorts’ announcement that it will soon start charging customers to park at its Strip resorts was a long time coming. Speculation that the casino operator would ...
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Light rail presented as best option to connect Strip, airport, downtown
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Why does Las Vegas need light rail? It would link the airport, the Strip and downtown Las Vegas, a critical connection that would greatly benefit the economy and the tourist experience, a local transportation official ...
Drugstores galore: Another CVS being built on the Las Vegas Strip
Drugstores galore: Another CVS being built on the Las Vegas Strip
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The drugstore arms race on the Strip is ratcheting up another notch. Workers are building a CVS store in front of Bally’s. The two-story property is not expected to have ...
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Tourism official: Nevada has lots of merit beyond the Strip
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Q+A: Bethany Drysdale:
The Strip is like a one-night stand for many young travelers. It’s good for a quick visit, but it’s not the only memory they want of a Western adventure. Millennials with cash to travel want interesting and unique stories as vacation memorabilia, said Bethany Drysdale, public …
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Las Vegas gets 42 million-plus visitors — who’s counting?
Monday, January 4, 2016
Visit Las Vegas in 2015? Count yourself among the more than 42 million people traveling to the casino corridor last year, according to the resort's biggest travel booster ...
Tourism officials: Las Vegas cracks 42 million visitors this year
Tourism officials: Las Vegas cracks 42 million visitors this year
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Las Vegas surpassed 42 million annual visitors for the first time this year, tourism officials announced today. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
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Mob Museum greets millionth visitor with confetti, champagne
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has welcomed its millionth visitor. The museum celebrated the milestone Tuesday by greeting visitor Billy Tveitnes with confetti and champagne as he ...
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Hawaii begins marketing the islands in Southeast Asia
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The Hawaii Tourism Authority this year hired a contractor to promote the state in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Together, the four countries have ...
RTC unveils long-ranging transportation plan that includes light rail
RTC unveils long-ranging transportation plan that includes light rail
Monday, December 7, 2015
Southern Nevada tourism leaders on Monday unveiled an ambitious, multibillion-dollar transit plan that could make substantial upgrades to the way people move around Las Vegas over the next few decades, including through the ...
Tourism officials discuss more details of convention center project
Tourism officials discuss more details of convention center project
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Tourism executives offered more insight today into plans to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center as they continued to make their case to a committee that will be influential in funding the project. The LVCVA is already ...
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Number of Las Vegas visitors hits 3.8 million in October, up 5.6 percent
Monday, November 30, 2015
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says nearly 3.8 million people visited the destination in October, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago. The agency ...
Irish dad whose selfie video was a YouTube hit back in Las Vegas
Irish dad whose selfie video was a YouTube hit back in Las Vegas
Friday, November 20, 2015
The clueless Irish dad whose accidental selfie video of his Las Vegas vacation was watched by millions is back in Sin City to get a do over. This time ...
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Rihanna, Mick Jagger party as gold-rush mood grips Havana
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
By midnight, the basement of one of Havana's hottest clubs is packed wall-to-wall for a private concert by one of Cuba's biggest pop stars. Squeezed among the usual crowd of sleek young Cubans and prowling European tourists, the owner of one of New York's hippest restaurants discusses ...