Top leaders from the Corporation for Travel Promotion are among the tourism experts scheduled to speak at the Nevada Governor's Conference on Tourism.

Nevada’s top tourism professionals will discuss economic issues and important topics facing tourism in 2012 at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism Nov. 29-30 in Las Vegas, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chairman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism (NCOT), said.  The conference, celebrating NCOT’s 27th year, also will focus on the state’s new branding campaign, social media and much more.

Nevada will host 18 contestants from all over the world who are competing in the Miss Chinese Cosmos Semi-Finals, Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, announced today.

Nevada’s resort hotels have much to offer beyond the gaming floor. From the themed properties of Las Vegas to the classic retreats of Reno and Lake Tahoe, visitors can find the perfect spot to relax, dine and be entertained.

Nevada has extraordinary highways, some with intriguing nicknames, some with astounding claims to fame and some that are just downright quirky.

Nevada’s history is rooted in the Wild West, from cowboys and Indians to train robberies and silver and gold mines. Though much has changed over the decades — Nevada now draws around 50 million visitors each year and attracts international audiences — much of the state’s allure still is found in its western heritage and wide-open spaces.

Nevada’s rural landscape is punctuated with ghost towns — communities built on the promise of mining riches, and then discarded when the dream either died or never quite became reality.

Nearly everyone in the world has heard of Las Vegas. Hundreds of millions of people have visited the Entertainment Capital of the World, enjoying the resort hotels, nightlife, gourmet dining, designer shopping and scenic wonders. But what’s to be found beyond those dazzling city lights, in the rest of Nevada?

Nevada long has served as a backdrop for Hollywood productions. From the glitzy Las Vegas Strip to the quiet desert and rustic ghost towns, the Silver State has provided the setting for hundreds of movies. Here’s a sampling of some of the best-known movies filmed in Nevada. Click the document listed below for a more comprehensive list, and check out "The Nevada Filmography" by Gary Du Val for a complete, in-depth look at Nevada's presence in the movies from 1897 through 2000.

Lake Tahoe is perhaps the best rugged running area in the West. The Tahoe Rim Trail, a 165-mile trail encircling Lake Tahoe, is actually a system of smaller trails and loops that link together, each offering varying degrees of difficulty and terrain.