There are more reasons than ever to visit Las Vegas. Find out why at ITB Berlin!
Whether you are a first-time visitor, or if you consider Las Vegas a second home, you will be amazed by the incredible developments rapidly taking shape. With nearly US$15bn of investment planned or under way, Las Vegas is unmatched in its ability to create experiences that astound, delight and can only happen in Vegas.
Las Vegas is known as the Entertainment Capital of the World for good reason. Cirque du Soleil currently has seven shows that perform up and down the Strip, and on any given night you can see Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, or Gwen Stefani take the stage. This year, Las Vegas welcomes new residencies from Sting, The Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson. Entertainment venues will see its next big evolution when the MSG Sphere, the massive 17,000-seat circular venue, will debut game-changing, state-of-the-art audio and visual technology in 2021.
Las Vegas is quickly evolving as the leading destination for sports. In autumn 2020, the NFL’s Raiders franchise will embark on their inaugural season in the city at the new 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium. The destination has long been associated with high-profile sporting events, including championship boxing and UFC matches and NASCAR, and there is no better place for sports fans to join in the excitement of cheering on their favourite player or team. Over the last few years, Las Vegas became home to the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, the United Soccer League’s Las Vegas Lights FC, the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces and Minor League Baseball’s Aviators.
Las Vegas is considered the gateway to national parks in the west. By helicopter, foot, boat or car, there are several options to experience the natural landscapes surrounding the Las Vegas valley, including Grand Canyon National Park, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Valley of Fire State Park.
No trip to Vegas is complete without a trip Downtown. Later this year, Circa will open its doors. As the first resort Downtown built from the ground up in more than 30 years, it will feature a three-story state of the art (world’s largest) sportsbook. The overhead “Viva Vision” canopy at Fremont Street Experience just made its debut in December after receiving a $32 million upgrade and now features 3D effects and more than 16 million pixels.
Las Vegas isn’t just for the leisure visitor. In 2019, 6.6 million travellers came for a meeting or convention. Overall, the destination encompasses nearly 12 million square feet (over a million sq m) of meeting space and is home to three of North America’s 10 largest convention venues. The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) is currently undergoing a large-scale expansion that will add 1.4 million square feet (130,000 sq m) to the campus and will feature an underground high-speed transportation system designed by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The expansion and underground system will be complete in December 2020.
3 KEY POINTS
With direct, non-stop connectivity from Europe on British Airways, Virgin, Eurowings, Condor, Edelweiss and KLM, it’s never been more convenient to visit Vegas.
HUGE LVCC EXPANSION
+ 130,000 sq m floor space.
ELON MUSK’S UNDERGROUND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Autonomous vehicles will transport convention attendees December 2020.