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Las Vegas aims to benefit from surge in foreign tourism

Mexican passengers stare out the tiny airplane window, watching as an expanse of desert appears beneath them. Shrouded in baby blue skies dotted with soft, white clouds, the 747 draws closer, passing over master-planned neighborhoods, all part of the city’s larger grid pattern.

Las Vegas visitation up slightly in October

October wasn’t that great for Las Vegas tourism. Although the monthly Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority visitor count marks the 20th consecutive gain in prior-year comparisons, it wasn’t by much.

Convention surge drives up Las Vegas tourism in September

While Las Vegas tourism numbers rose 5.5 percent in September over the same month in 2010, convention attendance soared with a 49.1 percent increase over the same period. In all, 3.29 million tourists visited Las Vegas in September, but 434,373 attended conventions.

Airport business brings record month for taxicabs

For cab driver Mamerto Mercado Jr., October fell into a rhythm that has been all too rare during Las Vegas’ economic struggles.

August flier tally increases at McCarran

The August passenger count at McCarran International Airport grew at the same pace as the rest of this year, but with hints of possible turbulence ahead.

Phoenix Mesa-to-Las Vegas flight count raised by Allegiant

At the risk of rerunning the fare war that erupted last year, Allegiant Travel Co. said its discount flier Allegiant Air will connect Las Vegas and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport with six flights a week starting Nov. 17.

Checkpoint shutdown causes temporary delay at airport

The security line for one of the McCarran International Airport concourses backed up late Tuesday morning after the checkpoint was shut down.

Allegiant Travel Co. again gains Fortune recognition

For the second year in a row, Allegiant Travel Co. made Fortune magazine’s list of 100 fastest-growing companies, but its ranking slipped.

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