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 […]

Territory highlight: Drill down into Tonopah’s past for history, quirk and other gems

In the Nevada desert, midway between Las Vegas and Reno, Tonopah greets the road-weary with a welcome reprieve: museums, a brewery and overnight lodging — including a haunted option. The former mining community of 2,440 recently hosted TravelNevada’s Rural Roundup conference, showcasing such attractions as the Tonopah Historic Mining Park and the Central Nevada Museum. […]

TravelNevada unveils Cowboy Corridor road trip itinerary; more scheduled for 2018

Northern Nevada communities and attractions along Interstate 80 comprise TravelNevada’s new Cowboy Corridor Road Trip, the latest road trip to encourage visitors to explore the state. The itinerary is one of seven found online at An additional three road trips are planned for online publication this year; the final 10 together will cover Nevada’s […]

TMCC to launch hospitality program this fall

TMCC to launch hospitality program this fall Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno will debut a hospitality and tourism program this fall, a two-year curriculum culminating in an Associate of Arts degree. The Associate of Arts, Hospitality and Tourism Management Emphasis program is the first of its kind in northern Nevada, according to Vanina Coudriet, […]

Nevada tourism industry recognizes top advocates with service awards

EDITORS: For images of tourism award winners, see 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 […]