Press Releases

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 […]

Travel Nevada’s 4th-grade flag-design contest runs through Nov. 25

CARSON CITY, Nevada — Nevada fourth-graders are encouraged to enter Travel Nevada’s Discover Your Nevada Kids flag content through Nov. 25. Get started by visiting the online contest website, Students can download a flag template and use it to design their own versions of the Nevada flag, expressing what they know about the state […]

Travel Nevada set to award tourism grants through two different programs

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT) on Wednesday approved $1.65 million in COVID-19 Rural Recovery Grants to Nevada tourism agencies. NCOT also approved $44,921 in grant funding for a separate program, the Volunteer Impact Program. Both grant programs were made possible through Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) through the federal Coronavirus Aid, […]

Travel Nevada’s Airstream campaign wins Best of Show in 2020 Reno ADDY contest

Travel Nevada’s Airstream campaign wins Best of Show in 2020 Reno ADDY contest CARSON CITY, Nevada — Travel Nevada has won Best of Show in the category of Branded Content & Entertainment Campaign in the 2020 Reno ADDY competition for its Airstream Campaign in partnership with Matador Network. Additionally, Travel Nevada received one gold and […]

Nevada Magazine promotes Megg Mueller to top position of executive editor

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Megg Mueller, Nevada Magazine’s managing editor, will step into the new role of executive editor this month. She assumed leadership of the publication after the March 6 retirement of publisher Janet Geary, who ran the magazine for the past 12 years. Nevada Magazine, which dates back to the 1930s, is a […]

Travel Nevada hires new rural programs manager, promotes sales manager

CARSON CITY, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) has hired Shari Bombard as its rural programs manager, and promoted Yennifer Diaz to international market manager. Bombard comes to the position from Tonopah, where she was the tourism and events coordinator, beginning in 2016. In that role, she directed and coordinated Tonopah’s tourism […]

Nevada State Tourism Official Named 'Top 25 Extraordinary Mind' in Marketing

Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, has been named one of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association Internationals Top 25 Extraordinary Minds. CARSON CITY, N.V. — In a January press release to members of The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Claudia Vecchio, director of the Nevada Department of […]

Carson City eighth-grader wins Discover Your Nevada essay contest

Travel Nevada’s ‘Discover Your Nevada’ effort encourages all Nevadans to visit within the state RENO, Nevada — Nadia Hill, an eighth-grade student at Eagle Valley Middle School in Carson City, has won the 2018 Discover Your Nevada essay contest, Nevada State Superintendent Steve Canavero announced today. The statewide contest, now in its second year, is […]

Nevada tourism industry recognizes top advocates with service awards

EDITORS: For images of tourism award winners, see TONOPAH, Nevada — The Nevada Division of Tourism (Travel Nevada) honored several individuals and organizations for their dedication to the state’s tourism industry at the VolunTourism Awards Dinner April 12 in Tonopah. Six Excellence in Tourism awards were announced, one from each of the state’s six […]