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McCarran flier count increases in March

Passenger counts at McCarran International Airport rose in March as upstart airlines continued a recent trend by filling in gaps left by some shrinking longtime market leaders.

Hoover Dam, Las Vegas Strip fall short in Nevada tourism survey

CARSON CITY – Sorry, Charlie. Hoover Dam and the Strip aren’t that cool anymore. They don’t even make the Top 5 list for Southern Nevada in the state Tourism Commission’s Discover Your Nevada online survey of the state’s scenic treasures.

Wanted: More international visitors to U.S.

While long-haul international travel grew by 40 percent between 2000 and 2010, the United States market share dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent. U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., climbed aboard the U.S. Travel Association’s 2012 Vote Travel campaign tour bus in Henderson on Wednesday to talk about how he thinks the $1.9 trillion travel and tourism industry can again become a player.

Allegiant chief answer Schumer’s request

Allegiant Travel Co. Chairman and CEO Maurice Gallagher formally voiced his opposition Monday to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer’s request that carry-on bag fees be included in the up-front price of a plane ticket.

Allegiant Airlines planning Las Vegas to Honolulu route

Culminating more than a year of planning, Allegiant Travel Co. will launch its first scheduled flight over an ocean on June 29, when it begins its Las Vegas to Honolulu route.

Authority rejects cab companies’ bid for temporary permits

With more than 200 drivers waving “No more cabs!” signs on red, white and blue paper, the Nevada Taxicab Authority on Monday rejected several companies’ requests for temporary permits to cover a major event — the second such rejection in recent weeks.

Senator joins battle over Allegiant carry-on bag fee

Allegiant Travel Co., which is already battling the U.S. Department of Transportation in court over how airfares are displayed, may face a new front.

MGM Resorts plans zip lines for south Strip

For visitors who think walking from Luxor to Excalibur is a little too, well, pedestrian, MGM Resorts International has come up its own version of rapid transit.

Smile and say hello, Reid tells TSA workers

Sen. Harry Reid, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar held a private session Wednesday with Southern Nevada leaders on ways to boost tourism.

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