Las Vegas celebrates return of international travellers

Las Vegas has welcomed the reopening of the US’s borders to fully vaccinated international travellers.

Steve Sisolak, governor of Nevada, said: “I am thrilled to welcome international visitors back to our great state and to fabulous Las Vegas. We know you’ve missed travelling just as much as we’ve missed welcoming you - and I’m thrilled that Las Vegas was at the top of your list.

“Las Vegas is constantly evolving. Whether it’s your first visit or your 50th, you’ll always find something new and something exciting to experience.”

Las Vegas welcomed 5.7m international visitors in 2019, resulting in US$4.8bn in direct economic impact. Prior to the pandemic, Las Vegas welcomed non-stop flights from 31 cities in 12 different countries.

Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, added: “It’s a watershed moment for Las Vegas as international borders open and we welcome overseas visitors back to the destination. In addition to being a world-class leisure destination, our major tradeshows and conventions draw large international delegations, and we are very optimistic about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

As international travel returns, Las Vegas welcomes back many of the city’s major conventions: IMEX America, 9-11 November; the DEMA Show, 16-19 November; and CES, 5-8 January.