Articles tagged “nevada”

Pot Tourism in Las Vegas Is the Latest Attraction Beyond Casinos

Pot Tourism in Las Vegas Is the Latest Attraction Beyond Casinos

Associated Press

Entertainment, including live shows, had already been displacing the casinos as a main tourist draw in Las Vegas. We'd be surprised if weed didn't turn out to be another.

1 year ago

Pot Tourism Era in Las Vegas Poised to Begin

Pot Tourism Era in Las Vegas Poised to Begin

Scott Sonner, Associated Press

Don't expect vacationers to light up en masse on Las Vegas' casino floors, which are federally regulated. But edibles are harder to detect and could become a thing. Meanwhile, legalized pot in Nevada could be another reason to visit Vegas for many travelers.

1 year ago

Nevada Renewing Efforts to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Nevada Renewing Efforts to Attract More Chinese Tourists

Associated Press

Many Chinese tourists love casinos and nature, which are plentiful in Nevada. But they also love those things in their own country, making the state's push more challenging to show how they're different.

2 years ago

Nevada’s High-Tech Twist on Adventure Tourism

Nevada’s High-Tech Twist on Adventure Tourism

Benjamin Spillman, Associated Press

The Nevada Division of Tourism is finding that unique imagery of quirky travel destinations is driving big jumps in social media engagement.

2 years ago

Nevada Is Trying to Boost Tourism from India

Nevada Is Trying to Boost Tourism from India

Associated Press

Nevada is trying to grow its tourism numbers from India while it revamps the way it promotes the destination in China. Both markets are critical if the state wants to remain competitive.

3 years ago

Nevada Tourism Is Making a Pitch This Weekend to Burning Man Attendees

Nevada Tourism Is Making a Pitch This Weekend to Burning Man Attendees

Associated Press

Something tells us the tourism team will be the least 'hip' people in a 20-mile radius. They're our kind of people, of course.

3 years ago

Nevada Edges Closer to New Laws Allowing Uber, Lyft to Operate

Nevada Edges Closer to New Laws Allowing Uber, Lyft to Operate

Associated Press

Las Vegas has been one of the bigger cities where Uber has been unable to operate. The new legislation could turn out to be a major win for the company and its potential customers there.

3 years ago

Uber Leaves Nevada, Future Is up to State Lawmakers

Uber Leaves Nevada, Future Is up to State Lawmakers

Associated Press

This is Uber's argument in a perfect nutshell: We're not really a taxi company, so the rules don't apply. Kudos to the judge for correcting them. We'd also like to see the laws change a bit, too.

4 years ago

Northern Nevada Casinos Spend $100 Million on Renovations to Attract California Clientele

Northern Nevada Casinos Spend $100 Million on Renovations to Attract California Clientele

Rob Sabo, Associated Press

The casinos are making their venues sexier and marketing more digital to reach the growing class of wealthy residents living in nearby Northern California.

4 years ago

Visitors Return to Reno After 5 Years of Little Tourism Growth

Visitors Return to Reno After 5 Years of Little Tourism Growth

Associated Press

The growth had more to do with one-off events than improved attractions suggesting the growth could be temporary rather than a sign of a rebound tourism economy.

5 years ago

National Park Cancels World’s Toughest Foot Race Due to Safety Concerns

National Park Cancels World’s Toughest Foot Race Due to Safety Concerns

John Rogers, Associated Press

The event has become so well-known and watched that the park is undergoing a review to make it safer; however, a missed year could impact participation and attendance in the future.

5 years ago

Online Gaming Poised to Become $7.4 Billion Industry in the U.S. by 2017

Online Gaming Poised to Become $7.4 Billion Industry in the U.S. by 2017

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

Online gaming is likely to provide a financial boost to U.S. casinos who have been impacted by a recession at home and competition from Macau.

5 years ago