The National Association of Broadcaster (NAB) cancellation of its upcoming convection in Las Vegas is not a good sign for the recovery of Southern Nevada, points out tourism expert.
NAB canceled the convection due to COVID-19 concerns, further bouncing back the pandemic woes the Strip has been trying to turnaround.
The pandemic has affected the tourism-dependent city and causing the causing Las Vegas to experience the highest unemployment among large US metropolitan areas.
Amanda Belarmino, an assistant professor at UNLV, says that the loss of this major convection is not a good sign for recovery.
“This is not a good sign for the recovery, but the continued influx of leisure guests indicates that this may not be a prevailing concern for all travelers.”
Though Las Vegas has witnessed a surge of travelers arriving in recent months, the rate of international travel has remained flat since the onset of coronavirus.
Previous NAB shows in Las Vegas have attracted more than 100, 000 attendees, making them one of the most important events in the Strip.
This year’s event was scheduled for October. Due to the risks of COVID-19, the event has been rescheduled for 23 to 27th April 2022.