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Travel booking site takes more expansive Las Vegas office

Imagine visiting the Palace of Versailles and getting an intimate tour of the royal chambers. Perhaps the Vatican is more your speed. If so, picture taking a private tour of the Sistine Chapel.

Nongaming attractions help Las Vegas reinvent its brand, execs say

It took a devastating recession, but marketing and casino executives said Wednesday that consumers ages 21-46 who demand quality dining, shopping and clubs have taken Las Vegas past the perception it’s dominated by casino gambling.

‘Poop cruise’ keeps tourists off Carnival despite deep discounts

Lingering images of passengers stranded at sea for days as toilets back up and air conditioners fail have been enough to keep vacationers away from Carnival Cruise Lines, even as the company continues to discount sailings.

Caesars giving Gansevoort $185 million transformation

When the folks at Caesars Entertainment Corp. and W.A. Richardson Builders are done turning the former Barbary Coast/Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall into the Gansevoort Las Vegas next year, the Strip’s old- timers won’t recognize the building.

McCarran passenger counts for August slip 0.8 percent

The stagnation in local air travel continued in August as the 3.6 million passengers who passed through McCarran International Airport marked a 0.8 percent drop from one year ago.

Laughlin continues to pursue resumption of regular flights

The quest for flights into Laughlin, which has seen steady tourism declines for over a decade, still has no clear end in sight and may soon face another hurdle.

Attendance up at Las Vegas souvenir show, but a mug is still a mug

A collection of coffee mugs bearing the names of destinations across the United States covered the convention space, interspersed with neon-colored sweats, stickers, plush toys, keychains and most anything else you’d see in a tourist souvenir shop throughout the country.

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