Las Vegas Is Set To Come Out Of Covid-19 Better Than Ever


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Las Vegas is looking pretty good these days, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. There are new casino resorts, innovative restaurants, convention spaces and cultural destinations. There is even an underground tunnel transportation system opening soon courtesy of Elon Musk. Since February 2020, the visitor volume dropped 54% and some older casino resorts doors are still closed after a year. However, as vaccinations ramp up, more and more people are looking to travel more and visit Vegas.

Lori Nelson-Kraft, senior vice president of communications for the LVCVA has said:

"There's not only pent-up demand for travel, there's pent-up demand for the unrivaled Vegas experience. We anticipate visitation to Vegas growing stronger with each passing month."

Some resorts are incentivizing travel with no resort fees, free parking and free Wi-Fi-- some of which were never offered before on the strip.

Some of the new attractions include Circa Resort & Casino Las Vegas, a massive 1.4 million square foot expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (called the West Hall), Elon Musk's $52.5-million underground tunnel system (the Loop) and a new attraction AREA15 (an "experiential entertainment district") that features live events, monumental art installations, extraordinary design elements, immersive technology, retail, bars, eateries and more.

You can read more about the attractions and expansions here.