A strong majority of business travelers (74%) are confident that Las Vegas will be ready to safely host conferences, conventions and trade shows, during the second half of 2021 review, according to a recent survey commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention. and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).
More than half (58%) of business travelers said they were “exhausted” by virtual meetings and events. Almost all (91%) indicate that they miss the face-to-face interaction of business meetings and in-person events. Additionally, only 43% were satisfied with attending online events.
While it is expected that many trade shows and conventions will continue to be offered in a virtual or hybrid format in 2021, the majority (77%) of respondents would prefer to attend in person in the future.
“What we saw was a very good message about Las Vegas and the desire of business travelers to return on a trip,” Steve Hill, president and CEO of LVCVA, said in a statement. maintenance to travel every week. “They are obviously tired – we are all tired – of the video conference calls, and that is certainly reflected in the investigation. They want to return to face-to-face meetings almost unanimously.
“When we asked about ‘Where would you like to go? “” Where do you feel most comfortable going? “” What offers the best experience both personally and from a business perspective? Las Vegas came out on top of all of the above. And most of the time by a pretty wide margin, ”Hill said.
The whole city Meet Smart, Vegas Smart The initiative highlights many health protocols that have been implemented to ensure the well-being of participants. Many Las Vegas venues can create “virtual bubbles” around business events because they have more hotel rooms and meeting spaces than any other US city.
New Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall, which adds 1.4 million square feet of space to the centre’s current 3.2 million, will provide more space for social distancing.
One of the first events to be held in person after closing should be Concrete world, the largest annual event in the commercial construction industry for concrete and masonry professionals, scheduled for June 8-10, 2021.
Las Vegas is committed to providing an unparalleled experience through intelligent operations and a world-class level of service, once again making it the destination of choice for trade shows and events.
Footnote: The nationally representative sample of over 500 business travelers was conducted from January 8 to 12, 2021 and included people over the age of 21 who traveled on business in 2019 or 2020 .