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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 […]

Lt. Gov. Hutchison to head TravelNevada trade mission to China April 5-15

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison will lead a delegation of Nevada travel industry professionals on a trade mission to China April 5-15. China is an important market for Nevada and the United States, as it is one of the fastest-growing inbound travel markets to our country. The U.S. Travel Association (USTA) estimates […]

Nevadans gather in Elko April 26-28 for tips on tourism marketing

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s rural tourism professionals will gather April 26-28 in Elko for the annual Rural Roundup conference, Lieutenant Governor and Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) Chairman Mark Hutchison announced today. “Rural Roundup is essential to the growth and advancement of Nevada’s continually expanding tourism markets,” Lt. Gov. Hutchison said. “Through this event, […]

Plan your next adventure with the free 2017 TravelNevada Visitor’s Guide

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Lose yourself under a star-scattered night sky at Great Basin National Park, redefine your limits in a high-performance Ferrari in Las Vegas or step outside your comfort zone among the red sandstone cliffs of Valley of Fire State Park. The Nevada experience is as varied as the millions of visitors who […]

TravelNevada announces new art director, promotion of sales director

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) has hired Susan Mowers to fill the role of art director, and promoted Teri Laursen to the position of director of Sales and Industry Partners. Mowers brings more than 15 years of graphic design experience to her new role of art director at TravelNevada. This […]

2017: The Year of Nevada Tourism Developments

  CARSON CITY, Nev. – TravelNevada announces several new experiences, lodging options, breweries and more for visitors to enjoy in 2017. From the Las Vegas strip and its surrounding attractions, to professional sports teams and new businesses arriving in Reno-Tahoe to resort developments in rural Nevada, the Silver State is continually evolving to meet the […]

New tourism report shows billion-dollar increase in visitor spending and new job creation

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) today announced a preliminary 2016 report showing increased revenue and employment powered by the travel sector. The report was announced during the industry’s designated education day at the Nevada State Legislature. Hoteliers, visitor bureaus, and others from the travel industry gathered at the Legislature to […]