Eye On The Industry

Antonette Eckert joins Travel Nevada as chief industry development officer

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) has selected global tourism marketer Antonette Eckert as its chief industry development officer, leading the agency’s strategic initiatives, including its Visitor Experience and Destination Development programs. Eckert has extensive experience in global tourism marketing international brand building, destination development and integrated marketing strategies. She […]

Reno marketing strategist Mikalee Byerman joins Travel Nevada team

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) has chosen longtime Reno marketing strategist and writer Mikalee Byerman as its chief marketing officer. In this position, she will oversee Travel Nevada’s advertising program, brand management and research functions, among other responsibilities. “We are thrilled that Mikalee has joined the Travel Nevada team,” […]

BLM NV and TravelNevada Kick Off 2021 Photo Contest

RENO, Nev.—The 2021 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada photo contest begins today in partnership with Travel Nevada. BLM Nevada will be accepting submissions for its annual photo contest now through Sept.15, 2021. “Nevada is a state full of wide-open spaces, stark landscapes, and rugged backcountry,” Brenda Scolari, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and […]

Travel Nevada awards $500,000 to rural communities to boost tourism

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) on Tuesday approved $500,000 in grants to rural communities to market themselves as tourism destinations. Travel Nevada will distribute 75 grants to support various marketing projects, including promotion of a new special event, the Eureka Gold Rush Games. “As more and more people become vaccinated […]

Gov. Sisolak congratulates winner of Travel Nevada kids’ flag contest

LAS VEGAS — Gov. Sisolak met virtually with Las Vegas-area fourth-grader Elijah Rivero and his classmates Tuesday afternoon to congratulate him on winning the Discover Your Nevada Kids flag contest. The online competition, organized by the Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada), provided an opportunity for students to express what they know about the state […]