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February 28, 2017

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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 ...
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Impact of Trump travel ban minimal so far on Las Vegas tourism
Thursday, February 9, 2017
It’s a simple formula for Las Vegas: Fewer visitors to the area mean fewer gamblers and shoppers, which means fewer dollars not coming into the local economy. It has been more ....
Most holidays beat Super Bowl hotel-room occupancy rate
Most holidays beat Super Bowl hotel-room occupancy rate
Thursday, February 2, 2017
If statistics provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) on hotel-room occupancy are any indication, Super Bowl weekend is far from ...
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Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...
Raiders submit draft lease for proposed Las Vegas stadium
Raiders submit draft lease for proposed Las Vegas stadium
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The push to bring the Raiders to Nevada moved forward today as the team submitted a draft 30-year lease agreement to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board and affirmed its preference ...
2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year
2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year
Thursday, January 26, 2017
McCarran International Airport served 47.4 million passengers last year, making 2016 the second-busiest year in the airport’s 68-year history. ...
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New Formula One chief's plans for expanded U.S. presence might include Las Vegas
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
After an American company, Liberty Media, recently acquired the Formula One series, Chase Carey — a longtime executive with Fox and DirecTV — was given the reins to overhaul the organization’s management, reach and ambition ...
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At one Las Vegas hotel, $7,500 gets you everything
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
You don’t need to be as rich as Steve Wynn or Sheldon Adelson to control a Las Vegas hotel. In fact, all you need is $7,500. That’s how much it costs to rent out the entire Artisan Hotel, including its ultra lounge, bar, pool, private dining rooms, outdoor patio, indoor and outdoor wedding chapel and all 63 rooms. Granted, the $7,500 is the base rate. You’ll pay more on ...
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How hard has Airbnb hit hotels? It's not as bad as they thought
Saturday, January 21, 2017
While Airbnb is growing exponentially every year — with some markets seeing triple-digit growth in the number of units — the home-sharing units represent less than 4 percent of room nights sold and less than 3 percent of revenue in ...
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WWII document that spurred 'Nuts!' response displayed at Antique Arms Show
Friday, January 20, 2017
The German document that demanded the American surrender and provoked the famous response “Nuts!” from a U.S. general during World War II will be displayed at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show t the Westgate this weekend.