How Las Vegas is gearing up for a big reopening after lockdown

Publish Date
Wed, 19 May 2021, 12:00PM
A woman watches the fountains at the Bellagio hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. (Photo / AP)
A woman watches the fountains at the Bellagio hotel-casino along the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. (Photo / AP)

How Las Vegas is gearing up for a big reopening after lockdown

Publish Date
Wed, 19 May 2021, 12:00PM

After a year away, Las Vegas is back baby.

At the start of May, officials announced that nightclubs and bars could reopen, capacity could increase to 80 percent and social distancing was dropped from six feet to three.

And now the all-important Vegas residencies have been named.

Bruno Mars, Usher, Barry Manilow, Billy Idol, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and, of course, Celine Dion.

Las Vegas Review Journal's John Katsilometes told Mike Hosking that Vegas is getting ready to go.

"We're seeing a great deal of demand for the shows. So far, they are selling well and there is a great deal of anticipation and we are climbing out of the pandemic on the Strip."

The next horizon is going to be focusing on the international market and bringing in tourists from countries like New Zealand. 

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