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Landing in Las Vegas: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Tourist City
by Daniel K. Bubb
University of Nevada Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-0-87417-876-0 | Cloth: 978-0-87417-872-2 | Paper: 978-1-943859-89-4
Library of Congress Classification HE9803.A3B83 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 387.74209793135

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

At the beginning of the twentieth century, Las Vegas was a dusty, isolated desert town. By century’s end, it was the country’s fastest-growing city, a world-class travel destination with a lucrative tourist industry hosting millions of visitors a year. This transformation came about in large part because of a symbiotic relationship between airlines, the city, and the airport, facilitated by the economic democratization and deregulation of the airline industry, the development of faster and more comfortable aircraft, and the ambitious vision of Las Vegas city leaders and casino owners. Landing in Las Vegas is a compelling study of the role of fast, affordable transportation in overcoming the vast distances of the American West and binding western urban centers to the national and international tourism, business, and entertainment industries.



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