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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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Las Vegas’ McCarran tops list of buzzworthy U.S. airports
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, except when travelers are stuck at the airport. According to a new report from the media tracking company Zignal Labs, McCarran Airport was the most mentioned airport on online media during ...
Paint-your-own-pottery studio opens, art gallery relocates in Las Vegas
Paint-your-own-pottery studio opens, art gallery relocates in Las Vegas
Monday, January 12, 2015
Openings & Closings:
Art enthusiasts in the Las Vegas Valley received a couple extra gifts this holiday season in the form of business openings. Also around the valley, plans are in the works for Rainforest Café to eventually move ...
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Las Vegas drinking laws explained
Friday, January 9, 2015
tourism:
This party town’s love for libations runs deep. Still, revelers are subject to some city ordinances, county regulations and state laws — and they can be confusing for visitors and locals alike. Here’s a rundown of what's legal and illegal if you're drinking in public ...
In Las Vegas books, college football title game is a big hit
In Las Vegas books, college football title game is a big hit
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
College football fans and ESPN executives aren't the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too ...
Spike in ecotourism among benefits of new national monument, leaders say
Spike in ecotourism among benefits of new national monument, leaders say
Monday, December 22, 2014
Nevada has a new national monument — and state leaders hope it will drive more visitors to the Las Vegas Valley and stoke the local economy. Spanning more than 22,000 ...
Pieology Pizzeria among Downtown Summerlin openings; 24-hour café debuts at Westgate
Pieology Pizzeria among Downtown Summerlin openings; 24-hour café debuts at Westgate
Monday, December 22, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A pizzeria built on customizable options is among several recent openings at Downtown Summerlin. Also, a salon, café and chocolate maker open new locations and ...
Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Las Vegas breaks own record with 40 million visitors
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Las Vegas tourism officials say 40 million people have visited the destination in 2014, breaking an all-time record for the gambling and entertainment hub. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
$15 million renovation at Golden Nugget completed; popular comic book store plans comeback
Monday, December 15, 2014
Openings & Closings:
A $15 million renovation has given the Golden Nugget’s Gold Tower a sparkling look. Also, restaurant openings spread across the Las Vegas Valley, Cox Communications celebrates added services, and a popular comic-book retailer ...
Airline returns with flights between Mexico, Las Vegas
Friday, December 5, 2014
VivaAerobus officials say the airline has begun flying nonstop between Monterrey, Mexico and Las Vegas again. The airline said Friday that it would offer the flights four days a week — on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday. VivaAerobus returns after ...
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Medellin now known for holiday lights, not drugs
Thursday, December 4, 2014
The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it's now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even ...

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