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July 19, 2018

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LV Sands commits $75 million to MSG Sphere arena project
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Las Vegas Sands Corp. will contribute $75 million to the MSG Sphere arena project being built behind two of its Las Vegas Strip properties. Documents filed Wednesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission show Sands will pay out the money to Madison Square Garden Co. incrementally upon construction milestones being met on the site owned by the gaming giant. The project's final price has yet to be revealed. The 360-foot-tall by 500-foot-wide facility features a ...
Caesars breaks ground on $375 million conference center
Caesars breaks ground on $375 million conference center
Monday, July 16, 2018
Caesars Entertainment has booked $70 million in business for its new Caesars Forum conference center, even before any work on the project is underway. “That’s just ...
This Terrible's in Jean, touted as world's largest Chevron, aims to be tourist draw
This Terrible's in Jean, touted as world's largest Chevron, aims to be tourist draw
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Tourism:
Billed as the largest Chevron in the United States, Terrible’s Road House travel center, located across I-15 from the Gold Strike hotel, boasts 96 gas pumps, 60 restroom ...
Officials want round-the-clock work on Convention Center expansion
Officials want round-the-clock work on Convention Center expansion
Monday, July 2, 2018
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority wants to carry out construction on the $1.4 billon project at all hours of the day when needed, including overnight ...
Reno-Sparks tourism tops 5 million for the first time since 2007
Reno-Sparks tourism tops 5 million for the first time since 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Policymakers cite several factors for the increased visitation, including a strong U.S. economy and buzz from the arrival of high-profile companies such as Apple and Tesla ...
With fewer tying the knot, county keeps focus on wedding tourism
With fewer tying the knot, county keeps focus on wedding tourism
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Wedding tourism officials for Clark County are moving forward with efforts to boost Nevada’s long-stagnant industry. The County Commission unanimously directed staff to ...
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Tourist hotspots Las Vegas, Orlando get more anti-terror money
Monday, June 4, 2018
Federal officials have awarded more money under an anti-terrorism grant to tourist hotspots such as Las Vegas and Orlando after deciding to include the number of visitors and high-profile special events when ...
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'It’s in nobody’s interest': Scholars say impact of a strike would bleed into local economy
Thursday, May 31, 2018
If 50,000 Culinary Union workers in Las Vegas follow through on a proposed strike starting Friday, the economic impact would extend far beyond the 34 affected Strip and downtown resorts, scholars said Wednesday. UNLV’s Stephen Miller, director of the school’s Center for Business and Economic Research, said ...
Passenger traffic in April up at Las Vegas airport
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Some 4.2 million passengers passed through the Las Vegas airport in April, a 3.1 percent increase over the same month last year. McCarran International Airport has seen ...
320K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend
320K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 320,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Memorial Day weekend. Data released Thursday by the ...
New tourism spots tout ‘adult freedom’ in Las Vegas
New tourism spots tout ‘adult freedom’ in Las Vegas
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Marketing:
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s new advertising campaign is using contemporary storylines in its promotion of “only in Vegas moments.”
Survey: Less visitors to Vegas using travel agencies plan trip
Survey: Less visitors to Vegas using travel agencies plan trip
Friday, April 20, 2018
Just 10 percent of visitors used a travel agent according to the study, the lowest mark in the past five years ...
Record number of convention visitors helps boost Vegas tourism spending
Record number of convention visitors helps boost Vegas tourism spending
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The 42.2 million visitors to Las Vegas last year, including 6.6 million conventioneers, accounted for $34.8 billion in direct spending ...
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Las Vegas Convention Center $860M expansion design unveiled
Monday, April 9, 2018
The multimillion-dollar expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center that officials say will allow the city to remain at the top of the list of trade show destinations will have a modern design tied by a ribbon-like roof on the outside and iconic imagery inside ...
Nevada casino gambling win tops $1 billion again in February
Nevada casino gambling win tops $1 billion again in February
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Nevada casinos continued a winning streak in February, topping the $1 billion mark in gambling revenues for the second month in a row. The state Gaming Control Board ...