Tourism

Raiders owner willing to spend $500 million on move to Las Vegas

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis leaves a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at UNLV.

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis said today he was serious about moving his team to Las Vegas and offered a half-billion-dollar pledge for a proposed ...

Another dip in international travelers recorded at Las Vegas airport

British Airways' inaugural, nonstop flight from London to Las Vegas arrives at McCarran on Oct. 25, 2009.

The number of airport passengers going through Las Vegas keeps going up, but fewer of them are international travelers. McCarran International Airport announced Thursday that traffic was up 5.5 percent last month compared to ...

Virtual-reality porn is coming to 1 or more hotels

Welcome to the 21st century: Immersive porn is coming to Las Vegas. Virtual Reality Bangers, a Los Angeles-based company that produces immersive, 360-degree porn, announced its …

Ignoring security puts tourism industry in peril, expert says

Conference organizer Peter Tarlow speaks during the 23rd International Tourism Safety Conference at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, April 12, 2016.

Security experts from across the globe discussed the growing impact of terrorism on tourism as they met today at the Golden Nugget for the annual ...

Officials approve $42 million to implode old Riviera

Traffic passes in front of the Riviera on Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Las Vegas. The casino closed at noon May 4.

It’s official: Two hotel towers at the shuttered Riviera will be subject to separate implosions in June and August, more than a year after the historic resort closed its doors. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ...

Hurry back: 5 things we know about people who visited Las Vegas last year

Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.

Las Vegas tourists gambled a little bit more in 2015 than in the year before, but they also spent substantially more on rooms, food, drinks and shows, according to a recent report from the ...

Metro Police stepping up foot patrols on the Strip

A Las Vegas Metro officer looks on as revelers fill the street during New Year's Eve on The Strip, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012.

Metro Police say they're increasing the number of officers on foot patrol on the Strip. The added police presence will begin Saturday and continue through ...

Riviera too big to implode all at once, official says

Lights are shown on the Riviera facade Sunday, May 3, 2015, before the casino closed.

The hotel towers at the shuttered Riviera will likely each face two separate implosion dates: one in June and the other in August. That’s according to ...

New stadium would help UNLV become a top-tier school, president says

Robert Lang of Brookings Mountain West speaks during the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting Thursday, March 24, 2016, at UNLV to hear about plans backed by Las Vegas Sands for a 65,000-seat football stadium.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Majestic Realty Co. are publicly airing their plans for a 65,000-seat football stadium for the first time today before a key infrastructure panel ...

Dueling polls show public support for convention center, stadium

An artist's rendering of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's planned expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Debate about whether public money should support an expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center or the construction of a new football stadium on land owned by ...

Calls to beef up border security after Brussels attacks loom over Las Vegas economy

The Strip as seen from Rivea on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Delano Las Vegas.

Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Belgium prompted public discussion about whether the United States should react in ways that could have a major impact on Southern Nevada's ...

Commissioner says Las Vegas welcome sign looking a little shabby

Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.

The famed Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign isn’t looking so fabulous lately, at least according to a Clark County commissioner. Paint chips and a small crack have appeared, making ...

The future of tourism: Our fortress of cards

Tourists take photos at the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign Saturday, March 14, 2015, on the Strip.

What would happen to Las Vegas if the global economy dipped into another recession this year or next year? Some experts say that’s a likely scenario, due in part to tough financial conditions in Europe and China. Jeremy Aguero, an economist ...

Tourism committee begins examining light rail, other transit plans

The Regional Transportation District’s light rail train arrives at the Broadway station in south Denver.

Light rail, an expanded monorail and new pedestrian bridges on the Strip were among the key transportation proposals examined today — at some points critically — by an influential group of tourism leaders. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee met to hear in detail about a range of transportation proposals, including many covered by a sweeping plan recently released by the Regional Transportation Commission. Called ...

Allegiant COO’s exit likely related to safety issues

In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, two Allegiant Air jets taxi at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

The departure comes as the Federal Aviation Administration is conducting increased surveillance of Allegiant amid reports of multiple emergency landings and other problems. One Allegiant aircraft made four ...