Tourism

Guinness confirms another world record for Las Vegas

A view of the 550-foot-tall High Roller observation wheel Monday, March 31, 2014. The observation wheel, the tallest in the world, is part of the Linq project, a $550 million development by Caesars Entertainment Corp.

The High Roller now has a page in the “Guinness World Records” book as the world’s tallest observation wheel. At 550 feet tall, the wheel is bigger than …

Website’s commenters take issue with Las Vegas’ listing among world’s most disappointing destinations

Aerial view of the Las Vegas Strip in December 2010.

Maybe the nearly 40 million people visiting Las Vegas annually are wrong? The website smartertravel.com this week ran a story listing...

Work on Hoover Dam Access Road to cause delays

A view of the Hoover Dam Wednesday, January 16, 2013.

Motorists traveling to and from the Hoover Dam are expected to face delays this week while the Hoover Dam Access Road undergoes repairs. Nevada Department of Transportation put traffic restrictions on …

MGM, Hakkasan form partnership to build, manage luxury hotels worldwide

Hakkasan at MGM officially celebrates the opening of its nightlife venue during a ceremonial ribbon cutting Thursday, April 18, 2013.

MGM Resorts International and Hakkasan Group are partnering in a joint-venture to develop luxury hotels around the globe. Formation of MGM Hakkasan Hospitality was announced …

Cowboys’ stadium is big, but it’s not Vegas

George Strait, Entertainer of the Year, greets Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in the photo room during the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014. The 2015 ACMA show will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

The Academy of Country Music Awards couldn’t resist the lure of Jerry Jones’ giant TV screen for one year, but they’ll be back.

Las Vegas’ big bet on gay tourism

Two actors are shown in a screenshot from "The Check Out," a new advertisement from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The ad, according to LVCVA officials, is the first national mainstream tourism television commercial that celebrates same-sex relationships.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/las-vegas-big-bet-on-gay-tourism-2014-04-11

Joe Downtown: Slotzilla zip lines tested with dummies as attraction sets to open

Four lower lines of Slotzilla were tested with plastic, weighted 175-pound dummies Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

No one is saying exactly when Slotzilla will open, but project managers and engineers are this week testing 175-pound dummies on each of the four lower lines of the zipline attraction at the Fremont Street Experience. Lonnie Reed, principal of Themed Development Management, categorized the ride’s testing as some of the most ...

Las Vegas tourism agency to spend $119 million on advertising, marketing

Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

The group that promotes Las Vegas tourism expects a slight bump in revenue next year, but is trimming its advertising and marketing costs. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority unveiled its...

Las Vegas Sands donating $7 million to bolster UNLV hospitality program

UNLV officials this morning announced a $7 million donation from the Las Vegas Sands Corp. to help build a new academic building for the hotel college. The donation comes as UNLV looks to bolster its hospitality and gaming education as Las Vegas’ primary industry faces ...

Vegas welcome sign going blue for autism awareness

Vegas welcome sign going blue for autism awareness

The bulbs on the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign are going blue to shine a spotlight on autism. Clark County commissioners are expected to attend a ceremony Wednesday afternoon to mark …

Las Vegas is top trade show destination for 20th consecutive year

A Hisense 110-inch Ultra HD LED television, the world's largest, is displayed during the first day of the 2013 International CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. STEVE MARCUS

Las Vegas’ status as the nation’s top trade show destination was reaffirmed again this week. For the 20th consecutive year, Las Vegas found itself atop the Trade Show News Network’s …

Linq observation wheel passes another hurdle toward full operation

The High Roller observation wheel at the Linq as seen during a hard hat tour Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

The High Roller, the towering observation wheel located within Caesars Entertainment’s new Linq development, has been granted an operating permit from...

Vegas has most expensive room service in the country, nobody is surprised

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/most-expensive-room-servi_n_5035672.html?utm_hp_ref=travel

Job with a view: Workers clean glass at Grand Canyon Skywalk

In this Tuesday, March, 25, 2014, photo provided by Abseilon USA via AZ Photos, technicians dangle from a series of ropes before polishing the underside glass at Grand Canyon Skywalk in Hualapai Reservation, Ariz. The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge on the Hualapai reservation aren’t easily accessible. The structure juts out 70 feet from the edge of the Grand Canyon, offering visitors a view of the Colorado River 4,000 feet below.

Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge aren't easily accessible. Technicians from Abseilon USA had to …

Only in Vegas: Transportation Authority moves to regulate party buses

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/03/24/only-in-vegas-state-moves-to-regulate-party-buses/