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Las Vegas popular for Mexican Independence Day

Mexican Independence Day, incorrectly thought by many Americans to be the alcohol-tinged Cinco de Mayo, has emerged as a growing force on the tourism calendar.

‘What happens here’ may soon stay on famous walk

For at least three years, its “What happens here, stays here” slogan has been on the ballot for inclusion in the Advertising Walk of Fame on New York’s Madison Avenue. So far, its vote total has come up short.

Las Vegas visitation up 4.3 percent in July

The Las Vegas visitor industry continued its climb out of recession in July at much the same clip it has for the entire year.

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Convention officials see visitor count climbing for Labor Day

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority forecasts the number of visitors spending the three-day Labor Day weekend in town will rise 3.6 percent rise from a year earlier.

Undercover investigator finds limos illegally acting like taxis

On a typical day, private investigator Mike Pfriender tails workers’ compensation claimants suspected of faking injuries, trying to catch them casting off the crutches they use in public to do somersaults in the backyard.

Bus line tries to add English-speaking travelers to Latino base

Tufesa Internacional wants you. The bus line, based in Sonora, Mexico, and catering primarily to Spanish-speaking travelers, is expanding efforts to attract more English-speaking Las Vegans to its long-distance lines.

Hub’s exit could spur the end for airport concourse

By removing the last vestige of its once busy hub, US Airways has added impetus to shutting down Concourse A, one of the oldest parts of McCarran International Airport.

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.