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Feb 03, 2016, 06:00 ET
The Budweiser Clydesdales pass by the iconic Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower as they trot down the Las Vegas Strip.

Las Vegas Kicks-Off Big Game Weekend with Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

 The Budweiser Clydesdales have added another iconic background to their portfolio of classic images; the Las Vegas Strip. The famous Budweiser...

Dec 30, 2015, 08:43 ET

Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 42 Million Visitors In 2015

 Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This...

Dec 10, 2015, 12:58 ET
Frank Sinatra performs onstage at the Sands in Las Vegas in 1953.  CREDIT: Las Vegas News Bureau. For editorial use by news organizations only.

Las Vegas Toasts Strip Legend Frank Sinatra in Honor of 100th Birthday Celebration

This Saturday, Dec. 12 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of legendary performer Frank Sinatra. While it has been several decades since...

Nov 20, 2015, 13:34 ET
Irish tourist Joe Griffin Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 shows off his custom dual-sided GoPro camera high above the Fremont Street Experience at the SlotZilla zip line in Las Vegas. Griffin recently gained Internet notoriety when his son published a video that Joe shot of his vacation in Las Vegas, but didn't realize the camera was in selfie mode.  CREDIT: Las Vegas

Las Vegas Redo: Irish 'GoPro Dad' Invited for Second Chance to Film Vegas Vacation

 Global internet sensation Joseph Griffin made his triumphant return to Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 19, to properly capture the sights and...

Oct 05, 2015, 13:05 ET
Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil dazzles guests with high-flying Russian Bar routine

Vegas-bound WestJet Guests Hit The Jackpot

 What do you get when you combine Vegas-bound WestJet guests with a stunning acrobatic display, a world-class DJ, a private airplane hangar,...

Aug 17, 2015, 15:09 ET

Las Vegas Announces Lineup For Mexican Independence Day

 Travelers searching for the ultimate destination to revel in Mexican Independence Day can look no further than the glimmering lights of Las...

Jul 01, 2015, 06:00 ET

Stars Align As Las Vegas Brings Vegas Season To Hollywood With Supermodel Hannah Davis And DJ Brody Jenner

Las Vegas brought summertime bliss to Los Angeles today with a Vegas Season pop-up experience at Hollywood and Highland. Angelenos were treated to...

Jun 22, 2015, 06:00 ET

Vegas Season Surprise Pop-Up Brought Summer Sweet Treats To Toronto Streets

 On Friday, June 19, Kardinal Offishall, the fabulous Vegas showgirls and DJ Starting from Scratch hit the streets of Toronto to celebrate...

Jun 16, 2015, 07:00 ET

Vegas Season Brought Glimmer Of Sunshine To Rainy Chicago With Exclusive Brandon Flowers Acoustic Performance

Chicagoans proved yesterday that Vegas Season can be celebrated rain or shine as they were treated to a VIP experience in Wrigleyville. After...

Jun 12, 2015, 06:00 ET

Vegas Season Takes Over Times Square With Supermodel Hannah Davis and Chef Ralph Scamardella

 Las Vegas brought the magic of Vegas Season to New York City with a pop-up in Times Square. Crowds were greeted by supermodel Hannah Davis...

Mar 24, 2015, 03:00 ET

Fabulous Las Vegas Welcomes LGBT Events

 Las Vegas is thrilled to welcome a wide-variety of special events, conferences and programming specific to the LGBT community. From one end of...

Mar 14, 2015, 05:39 ET
Las Vegas Shows "What Happens Here, Stays Here" with Kiss Cam Stunt at Boise State vs. Wyoming College Basketball Game

Las Vegas Shows "What Happens Here, Stays Here" With Kiss Cam Stunt At Boise State vs. Wyoming College Basketball Game

 To echo the iconic "What Happens Here, Stays Here" message, Las Vegas enlisted the help of the crowd at the Boise State vs. Wyoming college...

Mar 03, 2015, 06:00 ET

Las Vegas Is a Slam Dunk for College Basketball Fans During the 2015 NCAA Men's Tournament

The Destination Offers the Ultimate Viewing Parties with Food and Drink Specials That Will Have Fans Cheering  It's college basketball...

Feb 20, 2015, 14:17 ET
LVCVA Buys Riviera Hotel & Casino, Begins Las Vegas' Next Evolution

Las Vegas Global Business District Takes Major Step Forward

LVCVA Buys Riviera Hotel & Casino, Begins Las Vegas' Next Evolution The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of...

Feb 09, 2015, 06:00 ET
Las Vegas Launches New "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Spot, "The Secret"

Las Vegas Launches Third "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Commercial "The Secret"

 Las Vegas launched the third and final installment of the 2014-2015 "What Happens Here, Stays Here" campaign today with "The Secret."...

Jan 30, 2015, 06:00 ET
Las Vegas celebrates Chinese New Year.

Las Vegas Welcomes Year Of The Yang With World-Class Cultural Festivities And Celebrations

The "Entertainment Capital of the World" will celebrate Chinese New Year this February with an impressive collection of symbolic decor,...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:46 ET
Vegas Breaks Visitor Record of 40 Million (PRNewsFoto/Las Vegas Convention & ...)

Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record With More Than 40 Million Visitors

 Las Vegas reached a historic milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time.  The tourism industry in Southern Nevada...

Dec 14, 2014, 01:13 ET
Miami Couple Wins #IdoRedo Wedding Ceremony in Las Vegas on 12.13.14

Miami Couple Says "I Do" to a Wedding Redo in Las Vegas on Luckiest Day of the Year

Kristyn and Jason Wilczek of Miami found luck in Las Vegas on Dec. 13, 2014 or 12.13.14, the last sequential date of the 21st century. The couple...

Dec 08, 2014, 06:00 ET
Las Vegas Launches Latest "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Commercial

Las Vegas Expands "What Happens Here, Stays Here" Fall Campaign With Launch Of "Transformation"

Las Vegas launches the latest "What Happens Here, Stays Here" commercial today, titled "Transformation."  The 30-second spot makes its debut,...

Dec 03, 2014, 06:00 ET
View of Las Vegas ringing in 2014 from Delano Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

Las Vegas Rings In 2015 With Dazzling New Year's Eve Extravaganzas

 Las Vegas is the ultimate destination to bring in the New Year with stellar experiences across the Strip and beyond. The destination will host...