Tourism

Las Vegas airport has busiest April ever, tops 4 million passengers

Las Vegas Strip casinos are viewed from inside the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

McCarran International Airport had its highest passenger volume ever for the month of April, also marking the first time the passenger count exceeded ...

Is Las Vegas building a new bubble? Analyst gives his take

Jeremy Aguero, a principal analyst with Applied Analysis, poses at his office building in Summerlin Wednesday, August 3, 2011.

Don’t worry, Las Vegas isn’t racing toward another economic cliff. So said analyst Jeremy Aguero this morning to business, community and government leaders at ...

ISIS video catches attention of security in Las Vegas ahead of holiday weekend

The Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center aka Fusion Center is running smoothly and Metro feels that Las Vegas is well protected on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

After the recent terror attack in England at the end of a crowded concert and the release of a propaganda video from the Islamic State group calling for attacks in places like Las Vegas, locals and tourists should expect an increased police presence over the holiday weekend. Speaking from the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center ...

SLS on Strip sold to owners of Reno casino

An exterior view of SLS Las Vegas.

SLS Las Vegas announced Tuesday it had agreed to be purchased by Alex Meruelo and Meruelo Group, the owners of the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel & Casino in Reno. Neither company would reveal the purchase price but in a press release announcing the sale said they expect the sale to be ...

Stadium Authority approves updated Raiders lease

A look at the proposed $1.9 billion domed football stadium for the Oakland Raiders and UNLV football in Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority board today unanimously approved a lease for the Raiders to use a new $1.9 billion stadium. The vote ends concerns raised at last week’s meeting that a delay in approving the lease could push back the Raiders arrival in Las Vegas by a year till ...

Flamingo Las Vegas rooms to get upgrade

A model room is shown at the Flamingo Las Vegas, part of a $90 million renovation of 1,270 rooms that will begin in August.

Rooms at the Flamingo Las Vegas will get a $90 million overhaul starting in August, parent company Caesars Entertainment officials said Thursday. ...

Committee OKs bill to crack down on short-term rentals in Las Vegas

A three-member committee today approved a bill to tighten restrictions on short-term home rentals in Las Vegas made popular by websites such as Airbnb. The bill would place restrictions on hundreds of ...

5 tips to keep your valuables safe while on vacation

Limiting what you bring, not being showy and ditching the in-room safe are just a few ways to keep your valuables safe while traveling.

Did you know that you may be more susceptible to having your valuables, such as watches and cellphones, stolen when you’re on vacation?

Building a tech hub: Why conventions mean more to Las Vegas than just a tourist draw

The nation's first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle was deployed in the Innovation District in downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

Las Vegas, one of the top convention destinations in the world, has been cited as the best example of how a city has used those meetings to make itself a technology-innovation hub. A study has found that medical- and technology-based conventions and meetings are ...

Tourists contributed $2.1B to Southern Nevada coffers in 2016

A bird's-eye view of the Las Vegas Strip at dusk, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.

Southern Nevada’s governments would have been $2.1 billion poorer if no tourists had come to Las Vegas in 2016. ...

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker to open in Bellagio in summer

In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Broadway opening night of "Hamilton" in New York. SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker will open this summer at Bellagio.

After opening SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker at MGM National Harbor in Maryland in December, the actor and designer will open a second boutique in the Bellagio this summer. ...

LVCVA’s operating revenue up nearly 10 percent

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

Revenue and tax earnings are up for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the agency tasked with marketing Las Vegas as a destination, largely because of the recent success of casinos in Southern Nevada. ...

Q+A: ESPN host Virk confident NHL, NFL can work in Las Vegas

ESPN's Adnan Virk moderated "Making It In the Major Leagues: How A Viral Video on Funny or Die Became the IFC Series 'Brockmire'” at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Adnan Virk’s professional history places him in the middle of a Venn diagram of the Las Vegas sports scene in 2017. ...

Turner Sports exec bullish on Las Vegas as e-sports hub

Teams compete during the Dreamhack Masters e-sports tournament Feb. 17 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Las Vegas Strip is getting its first space dedicated for competitive gaming when the Luxor transforms its nightclub into a multilevel e-sports arena. MGM Resorts International on Tuesday said the venue is expected to open in early 2018.

Keeping a keen eye on how the e-sports industry is accepted in Las Vegas is Turner Sports with its Eleague, broadcasting shows on TBS and online via Twitch, one of the most popular video platforms for gamers. ...

The Venetian taking reservations via Facebook Messenger

The Venetian on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Venetian on Tuesday becomes the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer bookings using Facebook Messenger, with help from ...