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.
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.
Cathy Tull, senior vice president, marketing, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2013 at Excel, London.
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.
The Eiffel Tower Experience at Paris Las Vegas prepares to welcome its 10 millionth visitor, on target for early fall. The admired Vegas attraction will award the lucky guest with a trip for two to Paris, France.
Vince Alberta, Vice President, Public Affairs, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, speaks to Breaking Travel News at ITB Berlin 2013.
The Las Vegas Monorail Company transported its 55 millionth rider today, with the lucky rider receiving a Las Vegas gift package including a weekend stay, souvenirs and tickets to iconic Las Vegas shows and attractions. Kelsey Spatz of Wausau, Wisconsin had the good fortune to be the 55 millionth rider through the fare gates this afternoon during a weekend trip with her mom, Michelle Spatz , and was greeted by a traditional showgirl and a showering of Las Vegas gifts
Las Vegas welcomed a record 39.7 million visitors in 2012, approximately a half-million more visitors than the previous high of 39.2 million set in 2007. The record visitation generated more than $40 billion in economic impact for the local economy last year.
For downtown Las Vegas, 2012 came to be known as the “Year of Downtown” for good reason: at least $754 million in public and private projects came to fruition and an additional $355 million in developments were under construction with most of these scheduled to be completed in 2013.
Las Vegas is the most electrifying destination to ring in 2013 with spectacular and stunning experiences throughout the Strip corridor and beyond. As world travelers converge on Las Vegas, the destination will play host to a series of fabulous soirees, heart-pounding nightclub parties and concerts with A-list performers.
Carolyn Goodman, talks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Market 2012.