Tourism

California mom, TSA settle breast milk lawsuit

A Southern California woman who was detained at the Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has …

Spirit to offer nonstop daily service from McCarran to Kansas City

A Spirit Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Low-fare carrier Spirit Airlines today announced it would offer daily nonstop flights between Las Vegas and Kansas City beginning …

Adelson to address UNLV Hotel College students

Sheldon Adelson, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., listens to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during the Republican Jewish Coalition Spring Leadership Meeting at the Venetian Saturday, March 29, 2014.

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will discuss the hospitality industry with UNLV Hotel College students next month. Adelson, board chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, will talk about leadership challenges ...

Stratosphere Tower welcomes its 40 millionth visitor

The Stratosphere Tower welcomed James Kennedy, Birmingham, England, right, as its 40 milllionth visitor. Paul Hobson, left, vice president and general manager, greets Kennedy.

James Kennedy’s visit today to the Stratosphere Tower was more than one in a million. Kennedy, a Birmingham, England, resident visiting Las Vegas for the first time, was singled out this morning …

How I grew to love the monorail

Passengers wait to board the Las Vegas Monorail at the Harrah's station Monday, Nov. 14, 2011.

John Katsilometes discovered a great deal for locals, who might have good reason to start riding the rail ...

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.

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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 …