“Thirty years ago, December was a slow time in Las Vegas,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Today we have multiple special events leading up to our New Year’s Eve celebration.
The events attract visitors, stimulate the economy and generate world-wide media coverage.” In addition to the special events, there are several major travel industry conventions taking place in the destination this year. All of the activity in the destination will attract upwards of 300,000 visitors per night at various times and generate more than $260 million for the local economy during the month.
The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will celebrate its 20th anniversary on December 22. The annual bowl game features marquee teams from the Mountain West Conference and the Pac-12 conference and has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting games of the bowl season.
Beyond sports and special events, Las Vegas will also host three major travel industry conventions this month: the Luxury Travel Expo, the National Tour Association, and the International Association for Exhibitions and Events.
December closes out with one of the largest annual events on the calendar as Las Vegas once again host America’s Party, one of the top New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world.
Also in US today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Las Vegas.
City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.
LasVegas.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.
Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.
City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.