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Posts from June 2009

Utah's private clubs fade into history Wednesday


Lisa Riley Roche, Deseret News -- Starting Wednesday, Utah's private clubs won't be so private anymore. That's when the new law eliminating private club membership requirements takes effect, turning the state's equivalent of bars into, well, bars. No longer will customers have to fill out applications and pay fees before they can enter what's

Utah relaxing liquor laws to entice tourists


Utah's liquor laws are set to relax July 1, bringing them more in line with those of the rest of the nation, but don't expect Salt Lake City to morph into Sin City any time soon. "It's not like we have to turn into Las Vegas to attract convention and tourist business," said Scott Beck, president and CEO of the Salt Lake City Convention and

Visitors Bureau extends ski pass idea to golfing


Because the super pass idea has worked so well stimulating tourist interest in skiing Salt Lake County's resorts, why not try it with golfing in the summer? And why not make it available to locals, too? The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau is giving the idea a shot. Although golf doesn't have the destination-tourist allure of skiing --

Nonstop flight from Utah to Tokyo begins


SALT LAKE CITY -- A nonstop flight from Tokyo is making its way to Salt Lake City. The 12-hour flight is the first in a new service from Delta Air Lines. It is the first time Salt Lake City will see an Airbus 330 jet on a regular basis and the first trans-Pacific service in the intermountain region. The flight will run five times a week.