Tourism

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, on the Strip.

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 ...