National Travel and Tourism Week

Celebrating hospitality workers who go above and beyond, this week and every week. Nominate your 2024 Hospitality Hero below.

Hospitality Heroes

Hospitality Heroes



Hospitality is the backbone of the Las Vegas experience and tourism is Southern Nevada’s top economic driver, representing approximately 30 percent of overall employment in the state. The Hospitality Heroes recognition program was created to celebrate the accomplishments of an elite group of hospitality workers who keep Las Vegas the number one tourist destination. The program has received nearly 500 nominations since its launch in 2021.



Nominees must be with their current employer for a minimum of one year and work in Las Vegas at a tourism-focused business such as a casino resort, restaurant, tour operator, entertainment venue, etc. Nominees must also be in good standing with no pending disciplinary actions. Nominations must describe specific, detailed examples of how the nominee goes above and beyond to positively impact the guest experience.

Hospitality Heroes winners are selected by an independent committee made up of department chairs and faculty from UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hospitality. The partnership aligns the best of the best in hospitality with the future of our industry. Hospitality Heroes are recognized both at their place of employment and during the LVCVA’s public Board of Directors meeting. They also receive a staycation and food and beverage credit at a Las Vegas resort.

The 2024 Hospitality Heroes program will follow the schedule below:

Quarter 1, 2024

February - submission period
March – committee review period
April – winners announced

Quarter 2, 2024

April – submission period
May – committee review period
June – winners announced 

Quarter 3, 2024

July – submission period
August – committee review period
September – winners announced

Quarter 4, 2024

September – submission period
October – committee review period
November – winners announced

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Travel & Tourism Issues

We proactively advocate on crucial travel policy issues to further extend Las Vegas’ influence among policymakers, media and stakeholders as a leading voice in tourism and hospitality.

Surface Transportation Initiatives

Surface Transportation Initiatives

To improve mobility to the destination, we’re assembling a multi-state coalition to promote upgrades and investments on the I-15, which are essential to reducing congestion and ensuring a better traveler experience for the 23 million visitors who travel to Las Vegas via this crucial interstate each year.

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Brand USA Funding Extension

The LVCVA has been a leading voice in support of continued funding for Brand USA, the nation’s first public-private partnership to spearhead a globally coordinated marketing effort promoting the United States as a premier travel destination.

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Our Affiliations

To advance our advocacy efforts, we work closely with other leaders in the travel industry to promote the benefits of travel and tourism and champion issues of importance to their growth.

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, with a mission to ensure the sector is seamless, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable.

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Vegas Chamber

The Vegas Chamber is focused on helping Nevada businesses succeed and create jobs by helping to amplify the needs, challenges, and opportunities for statewide employers and entrepreneurs.

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Meetings Professional International

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, MPI provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.

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International Association of Events and Exhibitions (IAEE)

IAEE globally promotes the value of exhibitions and events and resource for those who plan, produce and service the industry.

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U.S. National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI)

Created by the FAST Act of 2015, this committee advises the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on mobility issues related to travel and tourism.

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Brand USA

As the official destination marketing organization for the U.S., Brand USA’s mission is to increase international visitation to the United States and enhance the image of the U.S. worldwide.

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Destinations International

As the world’s largest and most reliable resource for destination organizations, convention and visitor bureaus, Destinations International represents over 575 organizations from around the globe.

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U.S. Travel Association

U.S. Travel is the national, non-profit trade organization representing and advocating for all components of the travel industry. U.S. Travel is the leading national voice of the travel industry on policy and legislative issues that impact travel and tourism in the United States.

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American Gaming Association (AGA)

As the premier national trade group for the U.S. casino industry, the AGA advocates for a favorable policy environment in which gaming can thrive. It does this by highlighting gaming’s positive economic and social impact with key stakeholders.

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U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

This advisory body offers counsel to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on policies related to U.S. travel and tourism.

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