Articles tagged “las vegas”

Las Vegas Bets on Chinese Tourism to Continue Its Winning Streak

Money talks, and increasingly, more tourists from China have the money to spend on travel to far-flung destinations like Las Vegas. While it's nice to see U.S. cities serving markets that have, historically, been underserved, it's a pity that they only pay attention to those groups when it comes to dollar signs. Also, it's not fair to lump in Chinese Americans as being part of the same demographic, or being the same type of traveler as those from China.

2 months ago

Demolition of the Riviera Casino in Vegas Will Give Way to a Bigger Convention Center

In a town like Vegas where reinvention is a constant, it's no surprise that this historic property is giving way to something newer and bigger. Expanding the city's convention center seems like a solid bet, especially since Vegas is one of the top meeting and convention cities in the U.S. (if not the world). But what happens if/when the economy slumps again and meetings slow down as they did in 2008 and 2009?

2 months ago

Profits in Vegas Give MGM Resorts a Second Quarter Boost

MGM Resorts is smart to diversify its portfolio throughout the U.S., and not just to concentrate it in major gaming destinations like Vegas and Macau.

3 months ago

Las Vegas Will Get Its First Non-Stop Flights to Beijing in December

The new Hainan Airlines service will help boost Las Vegas' gambling operations and drive higher convention attendance from Asia.

3 months ago

CEO Interview: Celeb Chefs and Youthful Brands at Vegas’ Cosmopolitan Hotel

The evolution of Las Vegas as a lifestyle and entertainment destination is almost complete, but all of the hotels on the strip need to constantly evolve their design and culinary programming to remain competitive.

4 months ago

Tourists Stick to Established Destinations in North America Amid Global Demand Shift

Quintessential North American vacation destinations like Orlando, Las Vegas, and the Caribbean remain popular with travelers despite global vacation booking trends shifting to more diverse countries and cities.

4 months ago

Red Rock Resorts Buys Palms Las Vegas for $313 Million

Consolidation in the hospitality industry continues. It'll be interesting to see if Red Rock can revitalize the off-the-Strip property, especially as Vegas continues to evolve and grow, adding even more mega-resorts and attractions to the Strip itself .

5 months ago

Skift CMO Interviews: Las Vegas Invests in Virtual Reality, Lifestyle Content to Attract Conventions

Destinations have traditionally undervalued the ability of meetings-specific website content to drive convention attendance, but Las Vegas is attempting to do just that with an integrated, high-tech content delivery platform.

6 months ago

Skift Podcast: Do Tourism Slogans Matter in Modern Marketing?

It's not necessary to capture a destination on a bumper sticker (just ask France or Italy), but it certainly helps when it comes to modern tourism marketing.

6 months ago

Tourism Bureaus Band Together to Promote the Meeting Industry’s Economic Impact

Global Meetings Industry Day is an advocacy effort by hospitality and tourism companies to promote the value of face-to-face meetings, but there should be more focus on industry insight versus marketing-speak.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Tourists Are Spending More Money and Staying Longer

There are no better words to a tourism bureau than "staying longer, spending more."

6 months ago

Wynn Plans Las Vegas Strip Resort That’s ‘Just Like Disney’

After largely recovering (or resetting) after the disastrous fallout of the 2008 financial crisis, Vegas is once again embracing big developments on the Strip.

7 months ago