LAS VEGAS -The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was in good company when it was among five tourism industry leaders recognized during the Las Vegas Hospitality Association's 2012 Distinction Awards dinner September 20th
. LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter accepted the Business of the Year award and thanked the resort community and the Hospitality Association for its decades of hard work in promoting tourism in Las Vegas. The LVCVA shared the spotlight with its board member Mandalay Bay President and Chief Operating Officer Chuck Bowling who received the Industry Leader award. Debby Jacobs of Destination by Design, Lynda Richardson of Tropicana and industry leader the late Larry Lee, co-founder of Encore Productions, were also recognized with honors.
About the LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With approximately 148,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 10.5 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.