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March 26, 2017

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Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here
Why security expert says Las Vegas visitors should feel 'very, very safe' here
Friday, March 24, 2017
Acts of terror may be happening more frequently in tourism hot spots around the world, but visitors to Las Vegas are coming to one of the safest destinations in ...
Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Train leaving the Station: Railroad theme jettisoned in Palace Station's renovation
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Palace Station will soon be ditching its train motif as a multimillion-dollar renovation project on the 41-year-old casino continues. The remodeling began last fall, and work on the parking lot and landscaping has ...
Photo: Bettors stand in line to make their wagers at the
Early wagering on March Madness has sports books giddy
Thursday, March 16, 2017
If March Madness seems a little madder than usual this year, you’re not hallucinating. Las Vegas sports betting pros say this year’s college hoops tourney could be one of the busiest ever for Las Vegas. ...
Las Vegas sees record tourism, visitor spending in 2016
Las Vegas sees record tourism, visitor spending in 2016
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
A record number of tourists visited Southern Nevada last year and spent a record amount of money, according to a report that economic analyst Jeremy Aguero presented today to the board of the Las Vegas ...
Photo: The Mob Museum, Friday Feb. 10, 2017.
Mob Museum gains accreditation from national group
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Mob Museum in Las Vegas has turned a 1-in-35 chance into a sure thing, by gaining accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums. Museum executive Jonathan Ullman on Thursday credited ...
New Hampshire track is loser with race moving to Las Vegas
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The general manager of New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Thursday urged fans and small businesses to give him time to fill in the gaps now that one of its two NASCAR races is moving to Las Vegas. New Hampshire has hosted ...
Las Vegas will now host two NASCAR Cup races each year
Las Vegas will now host two NASCAR Cup races each year
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will host two top-tier NASCAR races beginning in 2018. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors approved a sponsorship with ...
First phases of Interstate 11 race to completion in 2018
First phases of Interstate 11 race to completion in 2018
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Transportation:
Construction of the first 15 miles of Interstate 11, which will link Las Vegas to Phoenix and could eventually stretch from Mexico to Canada, is making progress. The Nevada Department of Transportation is in charge of ...
Photo: Norwegian's inaugural nonstop flight from Oslo to
Norwegian Air has cheap flights to Europe. But not as cheap as you've heard.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Norwegian Air, a budget carrier hoping to make a name for itself in the U.S. market, began promoting dirt-cheap, no-frills tickets from the United States to Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland last week ...
McCarran starts year with uptick in traffic
McCarran starts year with uptick in traffic
Monday, February 27, 2017
After witnessing one of the busiest years in its long history, McCarran International Airport began 2017 with another month of passenger growth. International travel proved ...
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'They want foodies who code': Hoteliers comb ranks of tech workers to gain edge
Friday, February 17, 2017
The front desk manager or housekeeper may epitomize the hotel employee, but the hospitality industry is increasingly dependent on tech workers, vacuuming data scientists, web designers and other experts into its ranks. More than ever, guests look to their phones and computers to research, book, stay in and communicate with hotels. That translates to critical technology needs in information ...
Over 340,000 visitors stayed in Nevada through Airbnb last year
Over 340,000 visitors stayed in Nevada through Airbnb last year
Thursday, February 16, 2017
More than 340,000 people passed on Nevada's hotel rooms last year and opted instead to book a place to stay using the home-sharing service Airbnb. The growth in the short term rental ...
Aviation officials speed dating to draw tourists to Las Vegas
Aviation officials speed dating to draw tourists to Las Vegas
Thursday, February 16, 2017
With Las Vegas constantly seeking ways to draw new tourists, a convention this week caters to just that issue. The Routes America conference, at the Aria through Thursday, attracts airlines, airports and ...
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Taxicab Authority to lawmakers: Ride-sharing has spurred crime
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Adding ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft to the Las Vegas Valley has resulted in more illegal cabs and more passengers being ripped off, said Ronald Grogan, administrator of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, at a Senate Transportation Committee meeting today. The increased competition from ...
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Why Raiders are so confident about L.V. stadium financing
Friday, February 10, 2017
Oakland Raiders officials insisted Thursday they will acquire the suddenly missing $650 million needed to finance their new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. Exactly who will put up that money remains a mystery now that billionaire Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson withdrew his financial commitment to the project last week. Members of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board and Raiders representatives attempted to calm concerns about ...