The Nevada Commission on Tourism awarded 81 grants Monday that enable Nevada’s rural communities to market their attractions and events to the world during its regular quarterly meeting, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), confronting economic challenges head-on, launched an international and West Coast sales blitz Monday to promote the Silver State as a choice visitor destination, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced.

Nevada’s 25th Anniversary Governor’s Conference on Tourism, scheduled to begin Dec. 8 in Reno, was canceled today because of the extraordinary circumstances the state faces, particularly the financial challenges, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced.

Skiers on their way to Lake Tahoe this winter are now able to access information on road conditions, ski conditions, hotel packages and ski resort information from their mobile phones at a new Web site by the Nevada Commission on Tourism, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism has expanded its representation worldwide and now is marketing the state and its array of shopping, dining, skiing, golf and outdoor adventures to 42 countries and millions of potential travelers, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism brought its first tour group to Reno and Lake Tahoe under a new U.S.-China agreement that swings open the door to lucrative leisure group travel, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, announced Tuesday. Later this week, the Chinese travelers will visit West Wendover and Las Vegas.

Nevada’s annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism celebrates its 25th anniversary Dec. 8-9 with a spectacular lineup of speakers at the newly renovated and expanded Peppermill Resort Casino, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today. A special presentation will be made to Nevada’s 25th governor, Sen. Richard Bryan, who was instrumental in starting the Nevada Commission on Tourism.

As the Land Rover G4 Challenge Nevada Passage hits the airwaves nationwide this month, television audiences will have the opportunity to experience the adventure competition from the point of view of 20 elite athletes as they explore the lost city of St. Thomas in Lake Mead, run through beautiful Cathedral Gorge and compete in a winching competition at the Nellis Dunes. “The Nevada Passage,” which is now in its fourth year, highlights the state of Nevada and allows viewers to witness the abundance of outdoor adventure activities in the Silver State, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki announced today.

Nevada Magazine, a division of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, has hired a new publisher, tourism Director Tim Maland announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism awarded more than $1 million in grants Monday that will help rural communities all across Nevada to market and promote events and attractions that draw visitors.

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