Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-10-15 22:47:22 –
Las Vegas (KTNV) — For the first time in 21 months, millions of fully vaccinated foreign tourists have been allowed to visit the United States from November 8th, making Las Vegas one of their major destinations. It will be one.
For months, local experts say the number of tourists in Las Vegas is strong, but they haven’t completely returned to their pre-pandemic state. The main reason is that there are few tourists from overseas.
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Las Vegas welcomed approximately 5.7 million international travelers in 2019, with a $ 4.8 billion economic impact on Las Vegas.
In each of the last two years, Las Vegas has lost almost all of its money due to COVID-19-related travel bans.
Many local industries, from hotels to casinos to conventions, rely on these travelers, but probably not as much as the wedding industry.
Prior to the pandemic, international weddings accounted for about 90% of Joni Moss-Graham’s wedding planning project, the LV Wedding Connection. She hasn’t specifically canceled her plans and has about 30 international couples waiting for the border to reopen for a wedding in Las Vegas, so regaining some of that business. I’m happy to be able to do it.
“Now, with today’s news, we’re really excited,” she said. “And even before today’s news came out, this Monday, I already received my first reservation from France in November and made another reservation on December 27.” I’m ready. They want to come. “
“I’m excited,” added Mos Graham. “I really love it because I love foreign travelers here and I’m honored to come to the United States and, of course, Las Vegas. And third,” we’re married. “
Her primary concern is to ensure that all the businesses she works for, including catering, transportation and decoration, have enough staff to serve every couple who wants to get married in the world’s marriage capital. Is to do.
Steve Hill, President and CEO of LVCVA, made the following statement in 13 Action News:
“Today marks an important turning point in the recovery of international visits essential to the Las Vegas tourism industry. This milestone is also important for many major trade fairs and conventions that attract exhibitors and attendees from around the world. And welcome news. The federal government is working with the travel industry to advocate a safe resumption of international travel from November 8th. Welcome. “