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TravelNevada hires new rural programs manager, promotes sales manager

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has hired Shari Bombard as its rural programs manager, and promoted Yennifer Diaz to international market manager. Bombard comes to the position from Tonopah, where she was the tourism and events coordinator, beginning in 2016. In that role, she directed and coordinated Tonopah’s tourism efforts, […]

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TravelNevada is looking for a public relations specialist The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) is hiring a public relations specialist. This full-time, unclassified exempt position works with a team to support stakeholder engagement, international media relations, and social media. Get the details here.  

Get in the 2019 TravelNevada Visitors Guide!

New content, features planned User-generated content, augmented reality features and an expanded print run are planned for the 2019 TravelNevada Visitors Guide. The guide will retain the road trip itineraries that cover Nevada’s rural and urban communities, supported by user-generated stories and photos from Nevada travelers. Augmented reality technology similar to that used on the […]

Kari Frilot remembered as dedicated, innovative tourism professional

Kari Frilot remembered as dedicated, innovative tourism professional With great fondness and sadness, we at TravelNevada remember our colleague Kari Frilot. “The hospitality industry and the Nevada Division of Tourism lost a true tourism advocate and dear friend on June 1, when our own Kari Frilot, rural programs manager, passed away unexpectedly,” David Peterson, interim […]

TravelNevada and Nevada Magazine release new guides

  TravelNevada and Nevada Magazine release new guides TravelNevada in June released its first-ever arts, culture, and heritage guide designed specifically with cultural travelers in mind. The 79-page book spotlights characters, events and places to entice cultural/heritage travelers to explore the state. The cover features Paiute elder Ralph Burns dancing near the Virginia Mountains and […]

Carson City eighth-grader wins Discover Your Nevada essay contest

TravelNevada’s ‘Discover Your Nevada’ effort encourages all Nevadans to visit within the state RENO, Nevada — Nadia Hill, an eighth-grade student at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City, has won the 2018 Discover Your Nevada essay contest, Nevada State Superintendent Steve Canavero announced today. The statewide contest, now in its second year, is organized […]

Nevada tourism industry recognizes top advocates with service awards

EDITORS: For images of tourism award winners, see https://bit.ly/2qxK5fy TONOPAH, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) honored several individuals and organizations for their dedication to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 12 in Tonopah. Six Excellence in Tourism awards were announced, one from each of the state’s six tourism […]

TravelNevada grants funding for 25 tourism infrastructure projects

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) approved $200,000 in grant funding for infrastructure projects, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced today. The Projects Relating to Tourism Grants are distributed by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) every other year and fund such capital improvement endeavors as visitor kiosks and interpretive signs. Among […]

TravelNevada announces Discover Your Nevada eighth-grade essay contest

CARSON CITY, Nevada — TravelNevada (Nevada Division of Tourism) and the Nevada Department of Education are offering the Discover Your Nevada essay contest for eighth-graders. The contest, now in its second year, has a prize of a Nevada field trip. Eighth graders should write a full-page, single-typed essay reflecting on a memorable travel experience within […]

TravelNevada announces promotions within marketing department

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (TravelNevada) today announced a series of internal promotions in its Carson City office prompted by the resignation of former director Claudia Vecchio. David Peterson, formerly the department’s deputy director, stepped in as interim director upon Vecchio’s departure in November 2017. Brenda Nebesky, formerly chief […]