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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.

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded $985,146 in grant funding for projects throughout rural Nevada designed to increase travel to those areas, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced Wednesday at the commission's quarterly meeting. Among the unique proposals approved by the commission are a social media “selfie” scavenger hunt contest in the state’s central/southern region as well as a project to promote the ParaLong Drive World golf tournament for golfers with disabilities.

Campaign to feature new advertising flights, increased social media engagement and website enhancements.

Nevada Commission on Tourism announces VolunTourism Award winners at Rural Roundup conference, May 1 in Ely. 

Nevada Commission on Tourism’s annual rural marketing conference runs from April 30 to May 2 in Ely.