As our town relentlessly amps up its global sports profile, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is putting out a call for volunteer help from local residents at major events with its online volunteer portal, which launched Dec. 9. By signing up, you can share the glory at all the events tied to such big-time festivities as the Pac-12, the Las Vegas Bowl, NASCAR and the NFL Draft.
With a mere button press, Las Vegas literally tunneled its way into history at the Las Vegas Convention Center by triggering a potential “Kitty Hawk-type moment.”
Well, Wright on, Vegas!
“This community should take pride in what we’re doing here today,” said Steve Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA, which produces Las Vegas Newswire) on Nov. 15. That’s when his finger-push on the start button helped kick The Boring Company’s giant drill into action in a 44-foot-wide pit dwelling 42 feet below the surface to begin tunneling out the convention center’s new $52.5 million underground people-mover transportation system.
And it’s when Hill declared his hope that history will eventually record it as a moment in the same realm as when Orville and Wilbur pioneered modern aviation.
When a McCarran International Airport official told the Governor’s Global Tourism Summit on Nov. 13 that El Al’s launch of direct service between Tel Aviv and Las Vegas earlier this year was a Christmas gift for the region, Steve Hill couldn’t resist: “[It] was probably a Hanukkah present, not a Christmas present.”
Hill, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (which produces Las Vegas Newswire), elaborated on the close relationship LVCVA has forged with McCarran to draw more air traffic, which benefits the whole state. Hill addressed the issue during the summit at the Plaza Hotel.