Eleven Nevadans whose zeal for developing tourism has made a difference in rural communities around the state were honored Thursday with VolunTourism Awards, including a posthumous tribute, at the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s (NCOT) 20th Rural Roundup conference.

The annual gathering of rural tourism partners throughout Nevada returns to Winnemucca for its 20th anniversary this week with an impressive lineup of compelling and informative sessions, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) and industry partners will host a Reno-Lake Tahoe German Ski Tour starting Wednesday for tour operators and travel journalists who will experience the area’s excellent skiing, dining, entertainment and hospitality, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

Hard-won congressional passage of the Travel Promotion Act to boost international visitor numbers and stimulate tourism economies is great news for Nevada’s No. 1 industry, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), said Friday.

Cowboy Country, the tourism organization that promotes northeastern Nevada, is seeking high school seniors in Nevada who plan to pursue a degree in a tourism-related field to apply for a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 8.

President Obama’s second verbal assault on Las Vegas is an “unacceptable assault” that demonstrates his bias against an industry that supplies most of Nevada’s paychecks, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki said today.

Google strategist Ryan Denny will reveal 10 quick ways to succeed in online advertising when he addresses the Nevada Commission on Tourism’s (NCOT) 20th annual Rural Roundup conference in Winnemucca March 24-26, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) has awarded 115 grants worth more than $659,000 to help rural communities promote attractions that draw visitors and generate revenue for local economies.

A ski tour beginning Monday will bring travel journalists to Reno and Lake Tahoe for a week of skiing, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation to promote the region in the lucrative Mexico tourism market, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced today.

The Nevada National Guard used a helicopter training exercise Friday to airlift rusty junk cars from the Carson River that have lurked for years below the water surface, threatening the safety of whitewater rafters, kayakers and marring the river’s natural beauty.