Tourism

Why one resident was so elated when Bullhead City ended annual regatta

A sea of garbage was left behind some of the 30,000 participants of the Bullhead City River Regatta, dubbed the “world’s largest river tube-float.”

Ally DeVilla used to keep to herself when the River Regatta came to town, but after seeing the mess along the Colorado River after this year’s event, she knew she couldn’t stay quiet anymore ...

Graffitist in residence? It's the latest hotel amenity

Some of the London Police’s artwork on display at the Quin Hotel, which commissions graffiti to give its décor a one-of-a-kind look, in New York, Aug. 18, 2016. As hotels aim to distinguish themselves in the Airbnb era, many see artist-in-residence programs as a way to add allure.

Businesses typically try to keep graffiti off their walls, and remove it when it does sneak on. Not the Quin Hotel, in Midtown Manhattan. It commissions graffiti ...

Panel zeroes in on tourism projects, but stadium recommendation pending

Metro Police Officers Rachel Calderon and Bryce Jones patrol Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas on foot Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, as part of an initiative called Crime Free Corridor, a plan to reduce in crime in the downtown area.

After more than a year of meetings, the group Gov. Brian Sandoval created to identify and vet tourism-related projects is zeroing in on its recommendations. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee has offered a glimpse of ...

Las Vegas at forefront of chip technology for checked luggage

Travelers at the baggage claim in McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Aug. 4, 2016. The airport decided as part of a renovation in 2005 to become fully capable of incorporating radio chips into the bag-checking and sorting system. It has handled 160 million chip-tagged bags in the last 10 years.

The airline industry and some airport managers are intent on improving the luggage-tracking rate by looking beyond the 30-year-old baggage bar code. They are adopting ...

Las Vegas could experience slight turbulence in international tourism

A Virgin Atlantic passenger jet takes off from McCarran International Airport Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

Americans comprise the bulk of Las Vegas’ 40 million-plus annual visitors, but international tourists are much more lucrative per person, as they stay longer and spend more money. But lately, this segment of the economy has …

Heaps of trash in wake of regatta have Bullhead City rethinking river event

A sea of garbage was left behind some of the 30,000 participants of the Bullhead City River Regatta, dubbed the “world’s largest river tube-float.”

Bullhead City officials will decide whether the Bullhead City River Regatta will continue next year after large amounts of trash were left along the Colorado River last weekend. “Locals are fed up with ...

Recommendation approved for $1.4 billion Las Vegas Convention Center project

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

Plans to expand and renovate the Las Vegas Convention Center took a big step forward today when, after months of analysis and debate, tourism officials approved a recommendation for the $1.4 billion undertaking. In a unanimous vote ...

Las Vegas ranks No. 3 for summer travel destinations

Tourists pose in front of the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign in this file photo.

A list of top summer travel destinations has Las Vegas ranked third among the 50 most popular U.S. cities, trailing only Los Angeles and San Diego. The list, published by online travel giant Travelocity, used ...

Las Vegas ahead of Cancun, Orlando in summer vacation value report

Guests line up to take photos at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign on Las Vegas Blvd on September 30, 2015.

TripAdvisor’s 2016 Summer Vacation Value Report ranks Las Vegas as the world’s top summer vacation city. The list, which factored booking interest on the travel reservation company’s website along with ...

New designs emerge as Nevada revamps its welcome signs

A "welcome to Nevada" sign is shown on State Route 225 at the northern Nevada border with Idaho.

Nevada's welcome signs that have greeted highway motorists at state-border entry points for about two decades are set for a makeover ...

Catching a flight? Budget hours, not minutes, to get through security

A Transportation Security Administration inspector works at a security checkpoint at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in St. Louis.

Security lines at airports are getting longer — much longer — and wait times could reach epidemic levels when air travel peaks this summer, according to airlines, airports and federal officials. A combination of fewer ...

The might of Mickey: Orlando still top U.S. tourist destination

In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, file photo, park guests relax and cool off with a water mist under the globe at Universal Studios City Walk in Orlando, Fla.

It's a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando's hotels and theme parks. Tourism officials announced Monday that the number of visitors coming to Orlando last year jumped 5.5 percent to more than 66 million visitors. That figure sets a record for ...

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 …