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Sandoval forms group to boost Southern Nevada tourism
Monday, July 6, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval signed an executive order today that creates a committee devoted to tourism improvement projects in Southern Nevada
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Work up a sweat while traveling without putting yourself in danger
Monday, July 6, 2015
Tourism:
Kurt Broadhag, a Los Angeles-based consultant on fitness center design and liability issues, said guests who use hotel facilities can be at a greater risk than they would be at their health clubs back home. The workout equipment may be …
Las Vegas seeks solutions to tourist traffic on the Strip
Las Vegas seeks solutions to tourist traffic on the Strip
Monday, June 29, 2015
For a travel destination that offers helicopter tours and jaunts in rented luxury vehicles, getting from point A to point B in Las Vegas can nonetheless pose a challenge. The Las Vegas Strip ...
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Chain invasion: Tourist-driven economy ideal for fast-food restaurants
Monday, June 22, 2015
White Castle opened its doors on the Strip at the end of January, then had to shut them less than 24 hours later because staff couldn’t keep up with the frantic demand of 4,000 burgers per hour. The recent arrivals of White Castle and Shake Shack — and others such as Chick-fil-A and possibly Cracker Barrel on their heels — could be a sign that ...
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Any day can be April Fool’s with this prankster tourist attraction
Sunday, June 21, 2015
For fake wedding to fool family and friends, “I Got Married in Vegas! Just Kidding” can provide an Elvis officiant to conduct the ceremony, a ring exchange, a pronouncement and even a fake marriage license with all of the couple’s information. A variety of photos are taken during and after the ceremony against a green screen, and customers receive prints as well as electronic images that can be uploaded instantly...
Why Sin City is the wedding mecca and divorce capital of the country
Why Sin City is the wedding mecca and divorce capital of the country
Monday, June 15, 2015
5-minute expert:
While Nevada is a wedding mecca, it’s also the divorce capital of the country. For decades, it has had the highest divorce rate in America. Here's everything you need to know about getting married or getting divorced in Sin City ...
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Resorts World Las Vegas’ goal: Make a bigger pie
Sunday, June 7, 2015
The architect whose job it is to design a building with a "wow" factor to keep people coming back says the Chinese-themed resort in the works on the site of the old Stardust and Echelon project isn't trying to cannibalize other Strip properties ...
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Las Vegas convention attendance boosts April tourism
Friday, May 29, 2015
Tourism officials say 3.54 million people visited Las Vegas in April, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the year before due in large part to convention attendance. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported ...
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Most major casino executives express rosy view of Las Vegas economy, but Wynn disagrees
Friday, May 22, 2015
Wynn’s pessimism came to light April 28, when his company relayed quarterly earnings results that bore some tough news for shareholders. Much of the company’s poor performance traces back to Macau, which has seen 11 straight monthly declines in gaming revenue. Wynn told analysts in a conference call that ...
Six decades later, Las Vegas says goodbye to historic Riviera
Six decades later, Las Vegas says goodbye to historic Riviera
Monday, May 4, 2015
The Strip:
The Riviera closed at noon in advance of its eventual demolition. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, which agreed to pay $182.5 million to buy the property in February, will replace the historic hotel-casino with more convention space ...
Strip room rates fluctuate around Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
Strip room rates fluctuate around Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The imminent “fight of the century” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena has caused room rates on the Strip to skyrocket recently, but it seems that some, at least, have now dropped ...
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Fewer Las Vegas visitors in March, 3.6 million total
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Tourism officials say the number of visitors to Las Vegas dropped off in March to 3.62 million people. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released ...
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 ...

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