Tourism

As travel industry awaits slowdown, travelers pack bags — for now

Tourists ride an escalator down from a pedestrian overpass Thursday, April 28, 2011, on the Strip.

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 ...

MGM Grand breaks ground on convention space addition

A rendering of MGM Grand's convention center expansion, set to break ground on 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. ...

AAA notes Aria Sky Suites, Joël Robuchon as top draws to Las Vegas

Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Las Vegas is No. 9 of AAA’s most booked cities heading into the summer, according to the travel organization. ...

Bet your bottom dollar chairs matter in casinos

Station Casinos placed new chairs for slot players when it completed its acquisition of the Palms in 2016. According to one manufacturer, the right chair at the right game can really help a casino’s bottom line.

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 ...

How a tourist destination can maintain its appeal in an era of crisis events

Flowers are seen at Westminster bridge to remember the terror attack on March 22, in London, Friday, April 7, 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

Exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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 ...

What travelers can expect in the air this summer

A combination of new airline classes of service and security practices seems poised to compound the confusion around air travel, even as airlines incrementally increase some of the perks common in decades past, such as free meals.

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 ...

Why Trump shouldn't kill Brand USA tourism program

Jim Murren, chairman/CEO of MGM Resorts International, during The Parks first-ever tree lighting ceremony in Toshiba Plaza Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.

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

A bird's-eye view of Luxor at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

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 Strip casinos are viewed from inside the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

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

Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, poses at his office building in Summerlin Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

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 ...

ISIS video catches attention of security in Las Vegas ahead of holiday weekend

The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center aka Fusion Center is running smoothly and Metro feels that Las Vegas is well protected on Tuesday, May 23, 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 ...

SLS on Strip sold to owners of Reno casino

An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.

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 ...

Stadium Authority approves updated Raiders lease

A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

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 ...

Flamingo Las Vegas rooms to get upgrade

A model room is shown at the Flamingo Las Vegas, part of a $90 million renovation of 1,270 rooms that will begin in August.

Rooms at the Flamingo Las Vegas will get a $90 million overhaul starting in August, parent company Caesars Entertainment officials said Thursday. ...