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MINDEN, Nev. — The Nevada Division of Tourism (TravelNevada) recognized outstanding members of the state’s rural tourism industry Thursday, April 16 at the VolunTourism Awards dinner at the Carson Valley Inn. The annual event was part of the state’s 25th Rural Roundup tourism conference.

CARSON CITY, Nev. —  Rural Roundup, Nevada’s signature rural tourism conference, sponsored by the Nevada Division of Tourism, returns to the Carson Valley for its 25th anniversary this April, Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison announced today.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 2015 Nevada Visitors Guide, now available for free online and at area visitors’ centers, is designed with the road warrior in mind. More than 29 million vehicles entered the state in fiscal year 2014, prompting the Nevada Division of Tourism to restructure the Visitors Guide to meet travelers’ needs.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A project to support air lift to Elko and another to create webisodes about Ely’s historical railway are among the 70 proposals approved for funding from the state’s Rural Grants Program, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today. The Nevada Commission on Tourism has authorized $414,854 in grants for programs and activities designed to deliver more tourists to rural Nevada.

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — After an extensive search among top tourism marketing professionals, TravelNevada, the state Division on Tourism, has hired Greg Fine of Reno to fill its marketing director position.

Eric Whitacre, Grammy-award winning composer, and Joe Veneto, tourism industry product development expert, are among presenters at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Also scheduled are the Nevada Marketplace global trade show and a special viewing of “The 36th Star” exhibit at the Nevada Museum of Art.

CARSON CITY — Nevada Tourism is hoping travelers en route to Burning Man will yell “Hallelujah!” when they see the tourism division’s welcome stations on Interstate 80 and Highway 395 on Aug. 27-28.

Tents will be set up outside Boomtown Reno and Walmart in Gardnerville to welcome Burners to the Silver State and send them on their way a little more prepared for their time in the Black Rock Desert. The Hallelujah Stations will be stocked with collapsible water bottles, wet wipes, reusable bags, Nevada travel guides, and Nevada state maps.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Following its transformation into an integrated marketing agency, the Nevada Commission on Tourism and research firm TNS Global have developed a new way to measure the return on investment and campaign effectiveness for a total advertising and public relations campaign, dramatically changing the way that destination marketing organizations (DMOs) will value their efforts moving forward. 

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) along with Gov. Brian Sandoval today encouraged Nevadans to “Discover Your Nevada” through a summer travel campaign designed to educate residents about the state’s unique treasures and, ultimately, plan a Nevada getaway.