Las Vegas tourism will not suffer after the mass shooting on Oct. 1, according to one local expert.
13 Action News financial analyst Mike Pequeen says that although everyone was shocked by what happened, Las Vegas has a special relationship with the world that will offset any chance that tourists may be reluctant to visit after the incident that killed and hurt so many.
PeQueen says that Las Vegas represents the chance to live more for most people and the city gives people a chance to be freer for a few days. He says that is a very powerful concept.
He points to the attack on Pulse nightclub in Florida just a year ago. Orland also has a tourism-based economy and it has not hurt that city.Orland also has a tourism-based economy and it has not hurt that city.
He says that humans are able to compartmentalize and they don't brand on place as unsafe just because of one horrible incident.
He also says that the world saw something very special happen in Las Vegas after the shooting. They witnessed how the community came together and that it reinforced that Las Vegas was more than just a fun place to visit.