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Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Associated Press

Las Vegas doesn't publicize how it calculates its numbers but claims visitor numbers set another record in 2016. Conference attendees too.

1 week ago

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

Greg Oates, Skift

The $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is significant because it cements the city as the meetings and events capital of the western U.S. for the foreseeable future.

2 weeks ago

Las Vegas New Year’s Will See Much Partying, Security and Legalized Marijuana

Las Vegas New Year’s Will See Much Partying, Security and Legalized Marijuana

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press

Recreational marijuana gets legalized in Nevada starting January 1. The development shouldn't hurt tourism to Sin City and may provide a boost.

3 weeks ago

Foreign Visitors to Vegas Don’t Understand the Tipping Culture

Foreign Visitors to Vegas Don’t Understand the Tipping Culture

Associated Press

American travelers can often be ignorant about cultures in the destinations they visit but the same is true about foreign visitors to the United States. Understanding different cultures is a two-way street. Restaurant and casino workers in Las Vegas are horrified that an influx of foreign visitors and their lack of tipping is putting livelihoods at stake.

3 weeks ago

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

U.S. Cities Prepare for Influx of High-Spending Chinese Tourists

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Key American cities are stepping up to provide better services for Chinese tourists, many of whom are young and traveling more independently than their parents did.

1 month ago

Las Vegas Bets on Chinese Tourism to Continue Its Winning Streak

Las Vegas Bets on Chinese Tourism to Continue Its Winning Streak

Sally Ho, Associated Press

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Associated Press

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?

5 months ago

Profits in Vegas Give MGM Resorts a Second Quarter Boost

Profits in Vegas Give MGM Resorts a Second Quarter Boost

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

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

6 months ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

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.

7 months ago

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

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

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

7 months ago

Red Rock Resorts Buys Palms Las Vegas for $313 Million

Red Rock Resorts Buys Palms Las Vegas for $313 Million

Associated Press

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 .

8 months ago