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.
Officials at the Clark County Department of Aviation are celebrating the opening of the new Terminal 3 building at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. A technologically advanced, 1.9 million-square-foot expansion, the new development will significantly improve the travel experience for the more than 40 million passengers who annually fly through the seventh-busiest airport in the United States.
Las Vegas officials announced plans today to showcase over $22 billion of new tourism offerings next year at International Pow Wow 2013.
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Releases 2011 visitor profile study.