Tourism

New tourism spots tout ‘adult freedom’ in Las Vegas

One of the new ads introduced by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority involves a couple expressing their love in Las Vegas.

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

The skyline glows brightly as Uber Technologies partners with Maverick Helicopters during CES in Las Vegas to help attendees experience the Las Vegas Strip from the air on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

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

This file photo shows the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas sign.

The 42.2 million visitors to Las Vegas last year, including 6.6 million conventioneers, accounted for $34.8 billion in direct spending ...

Las Vegas Convention Center $860M expansion design unveiled

This artist's rendering shows the entry to the expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The project is expected to be completed by January 2021, in time to welcome the annual CES gadget show.

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

Players enjoy a craps game during the Golden Gate's 112th year anniversary celebration on Saturday, Jan. 13, 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 ...

Pac-12 women's basketball tournament headed to Las Vegas in 2019

After a six-year run in Seattle, the Pac-12 women's basketball tournament is moving to Las Vegas in 2019. Due to the pending $600 million renovations at KeyArena, Commissioner Larry Scott said ...

How hotels are increasingly able to cut back on housekeeping

A look inside the newly remodeled rooms at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

The question came at check-in: Did I want to forgo housekeeping for the two days I was staying at the Flamingo in Las Vegas in exchange for a $10 a day food and beverage credit? Huh? The clerk repeated himself. Some guests, he said, didn’t want to be bothered during their stay. So the Flamingo, along with nearly all of its sister properties in Las Vegas (it is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment), decided ...

Authority OKs agreements for Raiders stadium

This rendering shows the Las Vegas Raiders stadium west of Interstate 15 and the Strip. Construction on the 65,000-seat stadium is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 NFL season.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority today approved all agreements and documents related to the planned Raiders football stadium, pending a legal review. Raiders President Marc Badain also announced that the team is in talks to secure some 30,000 off-site parking spots within 1.5 miles of the Russell Road stadium site. The approval of the agreements represents significant step toward Clark County issuing construction bonds for the ...

Las Vegas airport passenger traffic up 2.7 percent in January

A Southwest Airlines passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport June 5, 2017.

McCarran International Airport saw 3.77 million passengers pass through its gates in January, a 2.7 percent increase from January 2017, the Clark County ...

Picking the right home rental for a Mexico beach vacation

This Dec. 24, 2017, photo taken in Cozumel, Mexico, shows people relaxing by the pool in the yard of their Airbnb rental. Mexico is a popular vacation destination for winter and spring. But big decisions await travelers, especially those uninterested in the all-inclusive resorts that Cancun is known for.

Now with Airbnb, HomeAway and other sites, we have a plethora of houses to pick from, with photos from every angle and customer reviews ...

Survey ranks 11 Las Vegas hotels among world’s best

The pool at Mandarin Oriental.

Eleven Las Vegas hotels are ranked among the world’s best, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report. The publisher evaluated more than 24,000 ...

What upgrades are cleared for takeoff next at Las Vegas airport?

New flooring is shown in the baggage claim at McCarran International Airport Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Airport officials celebrated the completion of $30 million Terminal 1 renovation project.

McCarran International Airport officials seem to always be looking toward the future. Whether it is a project under construction or in the works, the enhancement planning never stops. Made evident by the $30 million upgrade of Terminal 1 unveiled last month, McCarran officials say they intend to not only look up-to-date, but also have the latest technology. “We always want to keep on the cutting edge of technology,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, director of Clark County’s aviation department. “So when ...

311,000 visitors expected in Las Vegas for Super Bowl weekend

Richard Ornelas of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.  cheers a Falcons score in Super Bowl 51 during the Big Game Bash at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. .

The agency responsible for promoting Las Vegas says 311,000 people are expected to visit the destination during Super Bowl weekend. Data released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority show ...

Gun industry converges near Strip mass shooting site

In this Jan. 17, 2013, file photo, Michael Kiefer, of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., checks out a display of rifles at the Rock River Arms booth during the 35th annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

The gun industry is holding its biggest annual trade show this week just a few miles from the site where a gunman slaughtered 58 concertgoers outside his high-rise Las Vegas hotel room in October using a display case worth of weapons, many fitted with bump stocks that enabled them to mimic fully automatic fire. Gun control advocates, meanwhile, pointed to the ...

Tourism chief: Raiders will spur growth of sports medicine in Las Vegas

Steve Hill addresses the audience during the Metro Chamber of Commerce's annual Preview Las Vegas event at the Cox Pavilion on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Nearly a year after Steve Hill told an audience at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance’s annual outlook event to hold out hope that the Raiders stadium deal hadn’t fizzled, he ...