First non-stop flight from Beijing highlights growth of Chinese tourism in Las Vegas

Clark County tourism leaders gathered at McCarran International Airport Friday morning to welcome Hainan Airlines’ first flight from Beijing. 
 
A special performance from KÀ by Cirque du Soleil kicked off the welcoming festivities.
 
Chinese tourists are one of the fastest-growing and largest-spending groups of international visitors to Las Vegas. 
 
With the reciprocal 10-year tourist visas and the introduction of hotels, programming and amenities geared toward Chinese visitors, Las Vegas has established itself as a major draw for Chinese visitors traveling to the United States.
 
Three flights a week from Beijing are expected to bring in $35 million a year and thousands of visitors.

Many of the Lucky Dragon's players cards are coming from people with Chinese passports. The hotel-casino caters to Chinese tourists with signs in Chinese first, English second.

Lucky Dragon has already had a soft opening and has a grand opening Saturday.

Signs throughout the Las Vegas Premium Outlets are also in Mandarin.

 

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