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‘Poop cruise’ keeps tourists off Carnival despite deep discounts

Lingering images of passengers stranded at sea for days as toilets back up and air conditioners fail have been enough to keep vacationers away from Carnival Cruise Lines, even as the company continues to discount sailings.

Caesars giving Gansevoort $185 million transformation

When the folks at Caesars Entertainment Corp. and W.A. Richardson Builders are done turning the former Barbary Coast/Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall into the Gansevoort Las Vegas next year, the Strip’s old- timers won’t recognize the building.

McCarran passenger counts for August slip 0.8 percent

The stagnation in local air travel continued in August as the 3.6 million passengers who passed through McCarran International Airport marked a 0.8 percent drop from one year ago.

Laughlin continues to pursue resumption of regular flights

The quest for flights into Laughlin, which has seen steady tourism declines for over a decade, still has no clear end in sight and may soon face another hurdle.

Attendance up at Las Vegas souvenir show, but a mug is still a mug

A collection of coffee mugs bearing the names of destinations across the United States covered the convention space, interspersed with neon-colored sweats, stickers, plush toys, keychains and most anything else you’d see in a tourist souvenir shop throughout the country.

Firm working with Google to develop inside look of Las Vegas hotels

With a new partnership in the works, Las Vegas is setting itself apart. R&R is working with Google and local hotels to let tourists check out all possible hotel options from the inside, online.

LVCVA board upholds contract for telecom services with Cox

The contract between Cox Nevada Telcom and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority remains in effect after Tuesday’s board of directors meeting, despite Chairman Tom Collins placing an item on the agenda suggesting he wanted to terminate the business agreement.

Fading glory: Demand for Elvis impersonators isn’t what it used to be

Tyler James, who’d been working at an Arkansas Wal-Mart, came to Las Vegas and landed his big break in show business. Len Turner, entertainment director for the Fremont Street Experience noticed his talent and made him the offer of a lifetime.

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