Las Vegas Tourism News

WTM 2016: Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas

WTM 2016: Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas

9 November 2016 Videos

Breaking Travel News talks to Michael Goldsmith, vice president of international marketing, Las Vegas, at World Travel Market 2016. September this year was the best month on record for Las Vegas visitation, after the destination welcomed more than 3.7 million visitors during the month – heading toward a total of 42 million in 2016. Here we find out more.

Las Vegas legend Caesars Palace prepares for golden anniversary

Las Vegas legend Caesars Palace prepares for golden anniversary

28 July 2016 Hotel News

Marking half a century in the business, the world-renowned Caesars Palace will host an exciting weekend of events from Friday August 5th, exactly five decades since it first opened its doors in 1966. The weekend’s events will commence with a celebratory pool party for hotel guests, hosted by Gordon Ramsey at the picturesque Garden of the Gods pool oasis.

Record visitor numbers for Las Vegas in 2015

Record visitor numbers for Las Vegas in 2015

Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This breaks last year’s record of 41.1 million, which was the first time the destination had ever topped 40 million. “Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

SpeedVegas set for launch in spring 2016

SpeedVegas set for launch in spring 2016

SpeedVegas will start its engines come March 2016, when the 1.5-mile supercar track at Las Vegas’ newest and most thrilling attraction opens for business. By May 2016, the entire $30 million motorsports complex—including a multilevel welcome centre, event centre with a capacity of up to 1,000 guests, café and much more—will be complete.

British Airways flight bursts into flames in Las Vegas

British Airways flight bursts into flames in Las Vegas

9 September 2015 Airline News

A British Airways Boeing 777-200 has caught fire on the ground at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Some 172 people were evacuated from the flight through emergency slides, with 13 taken to the nearby Sunrise hospital with minor injuries.

Las Vegas: A new perspective with Sundance Helicopters

Las Vegas: A new perspective with Sundance Helicopters

2 July 2014 Focus

While the city of Las Vegas is rightly known as the entertainment capital of the world, the city can be a disorientating experience for first time visitors. Sundance Helicopters offer a chance to get away from the bright lights, taking guests into the skies around the famous city. Here Breaking Travel News editor Chris O’Toole takes a ride.

World Routes opens in Las Vegas

World Routes opens in Las Vegas

6 October 2013 Airline News

Around 300 airlines, 750 airports and over 100 destinations are currently heading to Las Vegas for World Routes, the 19th World Route Development Forum, to discuss the future of air services across the globe in more than 8,000 pre-arranged face-to-face meetings and three high-profile conferences.