Thursday, July 31, 2014

Las Vegas grows International Visitation

Corey Sanders, COO of MGM Resorts International did an interview with Bloomberg Radio. It was a pretty standard interview talking about MGM's various resorts, but there were a few interesting tidbits.

Sanders mentioned that 20% of Las Vegas visitors come from outside the United States, an increase from 16% a few years ago. That number is expected to rise to 30% by 2020.

This growth in international visitors just shows how Las Vegas has become a complete vacation destination, and not just a gambling mecca. The ability for Vegas to reinvent itself over the years has been amazing and is in stark contrast to Atlantic City, which is struggling because of their inability to innovate and change.