Tourists descend on Las Vegas immediately after reopening

Reopening Las Vegas.

 

Almost immediately after Las Vegas reopened its doors after more than two months of shutdown due to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the casinos and restaurants were jam-packed.

 

Hotels and attractions are reportedly far busier than expected, prompting resorts to reopen more properties to meet demand.

 

With the international travel industry still in a recovery stage, many Americans are turning to domestic vacations this summer.

 

To boost demand, some hotels have decided to waive resort fees for guests staying in their properties.

 

Many casino resorts have also waived parking fees to encourage local resident to visit, and some have promised not to bring the fees back for at least a year.

 

MGM said Tuesday four more hotels in its lineup will open in the next few weeks. This is in addition to the Bellagio and two other casino hotels that opened last week.

 

“Our guests are having a great time and are thrilled to be back in the city they love,” MGM Resorts CEO Bill Hornbuckle said.

 

“We are eager to get more of our employees back to work and enhance the Las Vegas experience with additional resorts.”

 

According to field reports from local news agencies, few visitors are wearing face coverings or practising social distancing in both the casinos and on the sidewalks.

 

Although face masks are encouraged by casinos, many have reminded its guests that masks that obscure the entire face are prohibited.