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August 19, 2019

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Southwest reveals plans to offer interisland Hawaii flights
Monday, August 19, 2019
Two different flights are expected to travel four times daily in each direction beginning Jan. 19, 2020 ...
Vegas-to-California passenger rail project working to secure financing for $4 billion project
Vegas-to-California passenger rail project working to secure financing for $4 billion project
Friday, August 2, 2019
The company proposing to build a high-speed passenger rail line from Las Vegas to Southern California has applied to the Nevada Department of Business & Industry for the right to sell ...
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Tourism group reports increase in visitors last month
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
With last month’s numbers in, Las Vegas saw a year-over-year increase in visitation, according to a report released today. Visitation jumped by more than 1% in June compared to the ...
Las Vegas airport can handle 10 million more passengers, official says
Las Vegas airport can handle 10 million more passengers, official says
Monday, July 22, 2019
McCarran International Airport is prepared to handle another 10 million passengers a year, although the region would need to add about 30,000 hotel rooms to ...
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Builder picked for MSG Sphere at the Venetian
Monday, June 3, 2019
AECOM was the general contractor for Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena and built Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, which hosted the Super Bowl in February ...
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Report: Lake Mead visitors spent about $336 million in 2018
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Visitor spending around Lake Mead National Recreation Area held steady last year, according to a report from the National Park Service. The report, released Tuesday, estimated that Lake Mead visitors spent about $336 million within a 60-mile radius around the park in 2018. That figure matches the ...
Tourism board OKs $48 million for underground people mover in L.V.
Tourism board OKs $48 million for underground people mover in L.V.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors approved a contract with an Elon Musk company to build an underground people mover ...
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Israeli national airline adding nonstop service to Las Vegas
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Not long ago, according to an El Al Airlines executive, a direct flight between Israel and Las Vegas would not have been considered. With added demand for travel to the West Coast, including Las Vegas, however, the ...
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With tourism board near vote on tunnel transport system, Goodman raises objections
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors will vote on contract for a new underground transportation system next week, but not all members are on board with the plan ...
Tourism survey indicates fewer visitors to Las Vegas from California
Tourism survey indicates fewer visitors to Las Vegas from California
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
While it’s no secret that a good portion of transplants come to the Las Vegas Valley from the crowded metropolitan areas of Southern California, visits from California residents ...
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Palms offers $1 million package with swanky suite, rare Champagne
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
If you have an extra $1 million to burn, the Palms has a weekend package you might be interested in. As part of this week’s opening of Kaos, the resort’s lavish new nightclub, the Palms says it is ...
Tourism group retains firm to sell old Riviera property
Tourism group retains firm to sell old Riviera property
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has retained CBRE Group Inc. to sell 10 acres of land it owns on the Strip. The Los Angeles-based real estate firm will work to ...
February passenger traffic up at Las Vegas airport
February passenger traffic up at Las Vegas airport
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
McCarran International Airport's passenger traffic was up nearly 2 percent in February compared to the same month in 2018, airport officials said. A total of 3,632,956 passengers arrived or ...
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Five years later, High Roller wheel keeps on spinning in Las Vegas
Monday, March 18, 2019
Five years after its debut, Caesars Entertainment’s massive High Roller observation wheel has cemented a spot among the top attractions on the Strip. A constantly moving wheel with 28 glass-walled pods, the attraction ...
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Funding sought to expand Boulder City railroad museum
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Boulder City officials are pushing the state to provide some $35 million to expand the Nevada Southern Railroad Museum and build an urban park. Leaders from the city and the Chamber of Commerce met last month with ...