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Taxicab authority awards first new medallions since ’07

With the local taxi companies all reporting better results in this year, the Nevada Taxicab Authority on Tuesday granted the first new permanent medallions since 2007.

July passenger count rises at McCarran

In line with the trend this year, the July passenger count at McCarran International Airport rose 4.9 percent compared to one year ago.

Electric Daisy Carnival boosts June tourism

Early this year, lodging industry veterans scratched their heads when hotel rates were spiking upward during an apparently ho-hum weekend in late June.

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Volaris starts Mexico City flights from McCarran

Competition for airline passengers to Mexico City stepped up Thursday when discounter Volaris launched daily nonstop flights from McCarran International Airport.

June airline traffic at McCarran up from year ago

The rebound in airline traffic continued in June, with contributions coming from a well-advertised source as well as quieter ones.

Amid finery and feathers, manager finds feeling in ‘Jubilee!’

To find Ffolliott “Fluff” LeCoque’s office in Bally’s, visitors must walk down a narrow hallway, past a row of about seven vivid yellow-and-white-feathered arm cuffs hanging from a bar to the right. An equal number of matching jewel-covered headdresses rest on a white shelf, just above the cuffs.

Legionnaires’ disease linked to Aria

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention informed the Southern Nevada Health District last year that two cases of Legionnaires’ disease had been possibly linked to the Aria. But it wasn’t until last month that local officials tested the water at the posh Strip resort and discovered the type of bacteria that causes the disease.

Tourism numbers increase in May

As the valley’s visitor industry numbers continued to improve in May, an outsized boost has come a little noticed source.

Air fares drop on Las Vegas-Los Angeles route

With fresh competition having entered the critical Las Vegas-Los Angeles route, air fares have started to drop on a limited basis.