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International tourists travel to Las Vegas for Black Friday deals

Posted at 12:56 PM, Nov 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-25 21:49:58-05

If you think fighting traffic to get to the mall is hard, try flying thousands of miles. More and more international tourists are making their way to Las Vegas to jump on the Black Friday bandwagon.  

"It has a good deal," says Yongling Liu of China.  "I can buy something very cheap." 

Officials with the Las Vegas North Premium Outlets say a large part of their customer base are people from out of the country. Tourists are making their way to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving for one purpose: to shop.  

13 Action News spoke with several people shopping from out of the country. They tell us they can get brands here, that they can't get at home. They say the prices are cheaper, since the items haven't been imported. Plus, they want to participate in the full Black Friday experience. 

"It's a very interesting event," says Liu. "That's why I came here." 

Many of the people 13 Action News spoke with weren't looking for anything specific but rather the majority had two goals -- get the most bang for your buck -- and make it sure it all fits in one suitcase.