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June 27, 2017

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New Lake Tahoe lodge praised as boon to economy, environment
Sunday, June 25, 2017
More than two decades after developers first faced a series of stringent regulations, a $100 million lodge has opened on the south shore of Lake Tahoe to rave reviews from politicians, business leaders and environmentalists. Completion of the ...
As travel industry awaits slowdown, travelers pack bags — for now
As travel industry awaits slowdown, travelers pack bags — for now
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The travel industry is voicing a common refrain: President Donald Trump’s travel ban, terror attacks in Europe and a laptop ban represent a recipe for a potential sharp decline in visitors to and ...
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MGM Grand breaks ground on convention space addition
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
MGM Grand is set to break ground Tuesday on an expansion to its convention center that will add 250,000 square feet, giving it more than 850,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. ...
Photo: Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 10, 20
AAA notes Aria Sky Suites, Joël Robuchon as top draws to Las Vegas
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Las Vegas is No. 9 of AAA’s most booked cities heading into the summer, according to the travel organization. ...
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Bet your bottom dollar chairs matter in casinos
Friday, June 16, 2017
The bulk of Nevada’s economy rests on one unglamorous, taken-for-granted object. We’re talking about chairs — the kind seen in front of almost every one of the 166,855 slot and video poker machines in Nevada. Players dropped nearly $2 billion into casino coffers while ...
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How a tourist destination can maintain its appeal in an era of crisis events
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Security experts from across the world discussed the components of a robust tourism industry, including safety, health and enjoyment Tuesday at ...
LVCVA OKs massive Convention Center expansion
LVCVA OKs massive Convention Center expansion
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The financing — $900 million worth of bonds — and a plan to spend almost $1.5 billion to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center were approved Tuesday at ...
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What travelers can expect in the air this summer
Monday, June 12, 2017
Between flight cancellations last month at Spirit Airlines that led to a brawl in the airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and viral cellphone videos of crew and passenger altercations ...
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Why Trump shouldn't kill Brand USA tourism program
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Commentary:
President Trump's recent budget proposal may inadvertently make it harder to achieve one of his central economic goals — curbing ...
Holiday weekend: Here come the tourists — and high temperatures
Holiday weekend: Here come the tourists — and high temperatures
Friday, May 26, 2017
Memorial Day will be hotter and more crowded on the Las Vegas Strip than last year, if weathermen and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority are to be believed ...
Las Vegas airport has busiest April ever, tops 4 million passengers
Las Vegas airport has busiest April ever, tops 4 million passengers
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
McCarran International Airport had its highest passenger volume ever for the month of April, also marking the first time the passenger count exceeded ...
Is Las Vegas building a new bubble? Analyst gives his take
Is Las Vegas building a new bubble? Analyst gives his take
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Don’t worry, Las Vegas isn’t racing toward another economic cliff. So said analyst Jeremy Aguero this morning to business, community and government leaders at ...
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ISIS video catches attention of security in Las Vegas ahead of holiday weekend
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
After the recent terror attack in England at the end of a crowded concert and the release of a propaganda video from the Islamic State group calling for attacks in places like Las Vegas, locals and tourists should expect an increased police presence over the holiday weekend. Speaking from the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center ...
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SLS on Strip sold to owners of Reno casino
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
SLS Las Vegas announced Tuesday it had agreed to be purchased by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group, the owners of the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino in Reno. Neither company would reveal the purchase price but in a press release announcing the sale said they expect the sale to be ...
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Stadium Authority approves updated Raiders lease
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority board today unanimously approved a lease for the Raiders to use a new $1.9 billion stadium. The vote ends concerns raised at last week’s meeting that a delay in approving the lease could push back the Raiders arrival in Las Vegas by a year till ...