Tourism

'They want foodies who code': Hoteliers comb ranks of tech workers to gain edge

A view of the Cosmopolitan as seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016. The Cosmopolitan is among hotels that is developing its own in-house tech talent to innovate and test new ideas.

The front desk manager or housekeeper may epitomize the hotel employee, but the hospitality industry is increasingly dependent on tech workers, vacuuming data scientists, web designers and other experts into its ranks. More than ever, guests look to their phones and computers to research, book, stay in and communicate with hotels. That translates to critical technology needs in information ...

Over 340,000 visitors stayed in Nevada through Airbnb last year

Randy Tussing, an Airbnb host, looks at his phone while standing in his home, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. More than 340,000 people passed on Nevada's hotel rooms last year and opted instead to book a place to stay using the home-sharing service Airbnb. The $47 million in revenue that hosts took in is a loss for the state's hospitality industry that one expert says will only increase if not addressed.

More than 340,000 people passed on Nevada's hotel rooms last year and opted instead to book a place to stay using the home-sharing service Airbnb. The growth in the short term rental ...

Aviation officials speed dating to draw tourists to Las Vegas

An Interjet A320 taxis to its gate after its first daily nonstop flight between Mexico City and Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at McCarran International Airport.

With Las Vegas constantly seeking ways to draw new tourists, a convention this week caters to just that issue. The Routes America conference, at the Aria through Thursday, attracts airlines, airports and ...

Taxicab Authority to lawmakers: Ride-sharing has spurred crime

Taxicab Authority Police Investigator II L. Walker talks to a taxi driver at a long haul checkpoint near the entrance to the airport tunnel exiting McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on Friday, June 8, 2012. The driver did not get a ticket.

Adding ride-share companies such as Uber and Lyft to the Las Vegas Valley has resulted in more illegal cabs and more passengers being ripped off, said Ronald Grogan, administrator of the Nevada Taxicab Authority, at a Senate Transportation Committee meeting today. The increased competition from ...

Why Raiders are so confident about L.V. stadium financing

A truck decorated with a Raiders helmet and "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign is displayed before a bill signing ceremony at UNLV Monday, Oct. 17, 2016.  Senate Bill 1 will increase hotel room tax to help finance a $1.9 billion stadium.

Oakland Raiders officials insisted Thursday they will acquire the suddenly missing $650 million needed to finance their new $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. Exactly who will put up that money remains a mystery now that billionaire Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson withdrew his financial commitment to the project last week. Members of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board and Raiders representatives attempted to calm concerns about ...

Impact of Trump travel ban minimal so far on Las Vegas tourism

Pedestrians are shown along the Las Vegas Strip on Christmas Day Friday, Dec. 25, 2015.

It’s a simple formula for Las Vegas: Fewer visitors to the area mean fewer gamblers and shoppers, which means fewer dollars not coming into the local economy. It has been more ....

Most holidays beat Super Bowl hotel-room occupancy rate

A view of the Las Vegas Strip as seen from Rivea at Delano Las Vegas on Feb. 2, 2016.

If statistics provided by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) on hotel-room occupancy are any indication, Super Bowl weekend is far from ...

Serial litigants sue Harrah's over ADA issues

A view of Harrah's Las Vegas on the Las Vegas Strip Friday, March 13, 2015.

A disabled person with a history of suing businesses in Las Vegas has filed an Americans with Disability Act lawsuit against Harrah’s Las Vegas. ...

Raiders submit draft lease for proposed Las Vegas stadium

An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

The push to bring the Raiders to Nevada moved forward today as the team submitted a draft 30-year lease agreement to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board and affirmed its preference ...

2016 was McCarran’s second-busiest year

McCarran International Airport's D Gates are seen from the new air traffic control tower Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

McCarran International Airport served 47.4 million passengers last year, making 2016 the second-busiest year in the airport’s 68-year history. ...

New Formula One chief's plans for expanded U.S. presence might include Las Vegas

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his car during the Emirates Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.

After an American company, Liberty Media, recently acquired the Formula One series, Chase Carey — a longtime executive with Fox and DirecTV — was given the reins to overhaul the organization’s management, reach and ambition ...

At one Las Vegas hotel, $7,500 gets you everything

The European pool is shown at the Artisan Hotel on Sahara Avenue, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

You don’t need to be as rich as Steve Wynn or Sheldon Adelson to control a Las Vegas hotel. In fact, all you need is $7,500. That’s how much it costs to rent out the entire Artisan Hotel, including its ultra lounge, bar, pool, private dining rooms, outdoor patio, indoor and outdoor wedding chapel and all 63 rooms. Granted, the $7,500 is the base rate. You’ll pay more on ...

How hard has Airbnb hit hotels? It's not as bad as they thought

In this Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, photo, Bruce Bennett folds a blanket in a room that he makes available to rent in his home in San Francisco.

While Airbnb is growing exponentially every year — with some markets seeing triple-digit growth in the number of units — the home-sharing units represent less than 4 percent of room nights sold and less than 3 percent of revenue in ...

WWII document that spurred 'Nuts!' response displayed at Antique Arms Show

The letter a German commander presented to the U.S. in Bastogne, Belgium, during World War II is on display this weekend at the Antique Arms Show in Las Vegas.

The German document that demanded the American surrender and provoked the famous response “Nuts!” from a U.S. general during World War II will be displayed at the Las Vegas Antique Arms Show t the Westgate this weekend.

AVN boss: Porn industry ‘on the upswing,’ but not moving to Vegas

A fan takes a photo with Vicki Chase during the 2016 AVN/Adult Entertainment Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the Hard Rock Hotel.

With almost 30,000 attendees from 35 countries and a record 800 industry stars set to participate, the annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo arrives this week. AVN CEO Tony Rios spoke to the Sun about ...