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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
Trish and Deon Reynolds show off some of their large photographs during the WestStops exhibit tour, as part of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko in February. Credit: NOAH GLICK

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: […]
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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 […]