Wednesday, 6 February 2019 | Source : LVCVA
LAS VEGAS – Las Vegas commemorates the Chinese New Year with an array of decadent culinary offerings, breathtaking décor and lively entertainment for visitors throughout January and February. Remembering the significance of the sacred Spring Festival, Las Vegas will extend good fortune and prosperity to all who revel in the destination’s cultural festivities.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) continues to aggressively promote Las Vegas as the premier tourism destination and has increased efforts directed toward the Chinese travel industry to promote the Entertainment and Meetings Capital of the World. Visitation from China has steadily increased over the past several years including a nearly 12 percent jump in 2017, making China the top Asian market for Las Vegas visitation. China recorded the most visitors in history with more than 260,000 guests traveling to Las Vegas in 2017.
Some of the decor seen in Las Vegas this year includes the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens which celebrates the Year of the Pig with a captivating display through the beginning of March. Four happy, golden pigs welcome guests as they enter the Conservatory through a breathtaking pavilion made of jade stone, which signifies wisdom, bravery and honesty. Five pendants crown the top of the rotunda, each individually decorated with a gilded dragon intended to watch over guests on their journey through the Conservatory.
As part of the entertainment, students from the Meadows School helped kick off Chinese New Year and welcome the Year of the Pig with a dragon parade through the Forum Shops at Caesars. Las Vegas, Nev. Feb. 6, 2019.