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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 […]

Tourism pros to gather in Tonopah April 11-13 for Rural Roundup

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Tips on astrophotography, historical buildings as tourist draws and productive strategic plans are among the topics at the Rural Roundup conference April 11-13 in Tonopah, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced today. The annual conference, organized by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada), is a forum for those in Nevada’s rural tourism […]

Road-trip itineraries, Nevada characters featured in new Nevada Visitor’s Guide

Road-trip itineraries, Nevada characters featured in new Nevada Visitor’s Guide CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has released its 2018 Visitor’s Guide, available at visitors centers, airports, and hotels throughout the state. The free, 124-page guide also will be available for order or download from TravelNevada.com/travel-guides later this month. “Nevada has the […]

New ‘Cowboy Corridor’ itinerary showcases Nevada section of I-80

CARSON CITY — Check out the ghost town where Mark Twain once prospected, get a primer in pyrotechnics in Battle Mountain, and connect with Western culture in Elko: it’s all in the new Cowboy Corridor itinerary published by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada). The itinerary, which illustrates attractions along the Interstate 80 corridor, coincides […]

TravelNevada unveils new itinerary designed for extraterrestrial life forms

CARSON CITY, Nev. — In an intergalactic outreach campaign, the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has created a travel itinerary suited to the possible extraterrestrial life forms identified in the $22 million Defense Department program described in a Dec. 16 New York Times article. The 487 mile/2.284e-11 light year itinerary includes such attractions as the […]

TravelNevada offers thrilling reasons to travel in 2018

CARSON CITY, Nev. (December 18, 2017) – In Nevada, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the best years yet, with new resorts, restaurants and recreation. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime fan, TravelNevada invites all to experience the “Don’t Fence Me In” spirit in a whole new way. ~Winter and Sports […]

Rural Nevada tourism agencies to receive $666,600 in state grants

LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) approved $660,600 in grants for rural tourism organizations to promote their destinations, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced Monday. The grants will be distributed by the Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) through its longstanding Rural Marketing Grants program. Among the tourism initiatives and special events to receive […]