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Nevada Tourism awards $983,400 in grants to promote rural Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. — New special events are slated for rural Nevada, including a quirky cooking festival that involves steam engines, as well as an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the land-speed record. Both are among projects funded by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) through its rural marketing grants program. TravelNevada distributed $983,400 […]

TravelNevada announces summer 2017 must-do list

CARSON CITY, Nev. – As the weather warms up, people begin to daydream about the ideal summer. Phrases like “best summer ever” and “#Summer2k17” get thrown around. To ensure that those dreams live up to expectations, Nevada has put together a summer bucket list for adventurers, explorers and travelers of all types. To begin charting your […]

‘Discover Your Nevada’ and hit the road for a cause this summer

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) will launch its annual Discover Your Nevada campaign this month to encourage Nevadans to explore and discover the Silver State this summer. The campaign is a cooperative program with the Nevada Department of Education, which runs an essay contest for Nevada eighth-graders, the winners of […]

Champions of Nevada’s rural tourism industry honored at state conference

ELKO, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism recognized outstanding members of the state’s rural tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 27 in Elko. The awards ceremony was a highlight of the state’s annual Rural Roundup conference. “Tourism is a significant component of rural Nevada economies,” Claudia Vecchio, Nevada Department of Tourism and […]

KUNR: Photography, Wineries And Cowboys—Nevada’s Rural Tourism

Reporter Noah Glick looks at what is being done to attract more people to Nevada’s rural communities.       Tourism is Nevada’s largest industry, making up nearly 30 percent of total state employment and bringing in more than $3 billion in tax revenue. But most visitors are only stopping in Nevada’s two urban centers: […]

Brazilian TV Show Viaje Comigo visits Nevada

Courtesy of Peter and Erick Goldschmidt TravelNevada, in partnership with Sixt Rent a Car and Affinity, provided an adventure in the great Silver State to Peter and Erick from the Goldschmidt family, the hosts of the Brazilian Travel TV Show Viaje Comigo. TV Show Viaje Comigo is broadcasted every Sunday 8pm at TV Novo Tempo. […]

“Secrets of the Desert”—KSNV Las Vegas Explores the ET Highway

Secrets of the Desert: The Little A’Le’Inn and Lunar Crater National Natural Landmark by Gerard Ramalho Monday, February 6th 2017  7 photos LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Our trek along the Extraterrestrial Highway picks up at the town of Rachel, Nev., population 54, give or take. It’s a tiny community, with a big reputation for stories […]

Draw of cultural tourism increasing in Nevada

RENO, Nev. — Gaming may still be king in Nevada, but the draw of the state’s arts and history is a powerful queen for the tourism industry. Visitors to the Silver State are increasingly discovering a wealth of cultural options to enjoy from the traditions of cowboy poetry and railroad history to the alternative culture […]