As travel opportunities start to rear their head once more as vaccination efforts increase and the possibilities for international travel are becoming available once more, and many will be looking to favourite choice destinations that remained off the cards throughout the past year. One of these has certainly been with Las Vegas, as it looks like the future could certainly be very bright for the desert city. Initially things had been looking very difficult, uncertainty of future openings despite adjustments to operating procedures have been a common feature, and whilst some real money casinos have been able to succeed in the online space there are certainly those who believe the real experience can’t be replaced with online ones – but what is it that could be helping Vegas bounce back?
One of the more important factors come from the booking information, senior VP for LVCVA stated “There’s not only pent-up demand for travel for travel, but there’s also pent-up demand for the unrivalled Vegas experience. We anticipate visitation to Vegas growing stronger with each passing month” which is certainly supported by previous reports that pre-bookings for hotels and entertainment options hadn’t dropped off at all but only increased throughout the pandemic period and has been a sure sign for some that it could become a hotspot moving forward once again.
New resorts and locations will certainly help garner more interest too, the opening of the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas back in March that had been formerly occupied by the Hard Rock Casino Hotel will be a big draw too, whilst retaining some big restaurants it had also been able to add a new roster of its own too, and a new spot that will encourage both new visitors and those who have been long patrons too. Other attractions include a new form of travel for patrons too built by Elon Musk and the underground tunnel system developed by The Boring Co – those who have paid at least some attention will remember the first unveiling of these underground tunnels in LA a few years ago, but things have since changed and the all-electric Tesla chariots will run at speeds of up to 35mph 40ft beneath the ground to take guests from one facility to another in two way tunnels, with further plans to expand the loop to connect the loop to other destinations, strip resorts, and the airport, however with no time table in place.
It’s going to be an exciting period of time for would-be travellers, and whilst precautions will certainly need to be taken and further changes will be expected from the locations looking to accept guests once again, it does allow a unique opportunity for change and for the new travel expectations.