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Convention officials see visitor count climbing for Labor Day

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority forecasts the number of visitors spending the three-day Labor Day weekend in town will rise 3.6 percent rise from a year earlier.

Undercover investigator finds limos illegally acting like taxis

On a typical day, private investigator Mike Pfriender tails workers’ compensation claimants suspected of faking injuries, trying to catch them casting off the crutches they use in public to do somersaults in the backyard.

Bus line tries to add English-speaking travelers to Latino base

Tufesa Internacional wants you. The bus line, based in Sonora, Mexico, and catering primarily to Spanish-speaking travelers, is expanding efforts to attract more English-speaking Las Vegans to its long-distance lines.

Hub’s exit could spur the end for airport concourse

By removing the last vestige of its once busy hub, US Airways has added impetus to shutting down Concourse A, one of the oldest parts of McCarran International Airport.

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Taxicab authority awards first new medallions since ’07

With the local taxi companies all reporting better results in this year, the Nevada Taxicab Authority on Tuesday granted the first new permanent medallions since 2007.

July passenger count rises at McCarran

In line with the trend this year, the July passenger count at McCarran International Airport rose 4.9 percent compared to one year ago.

Electric Daisy Carnival boosts June tourism

Early this year, lodging industry veterans scratched their heads when hotel rates were spiking upward during an apparently ho-hum weekend in late June.

Volaris starts Mexico City flights from McCarran

Competition for airline passengers to Mexico City stepped up Thursday when discounter Volaris launched daily nonstop flights from McCarran International Airport.

June airline traffic at McCarran up from year ago

The rebound in airline traffic continued in June, with contributions coming from a well-advertised source as well as quieter ones.

Amid finery and feathers, manager finds feeling in ‘Jubilee!’

To find Ffolliott “Fluff” LeCoque’s office in Bally’s, visitors must walk down a narrow hallway, past a row of about seven vivid yellow-and-white-feathered arm cuffs hanging from a bar to the right. An equal number of matching jewel-covered headdresses rest on a white shelf, just above the cuffs.