Las Vegas Continues Making Huge Mistakes Hurting the Meetings Industry

Las Vegas for Meetings and Events

In yet another move that makes me shake my head, Las Vegas unveiled yet another bad marketing device in this era of government crackdowns and meeting lynch mobs hurting the meetings industry.

If Las Vegas wants to fly under the radar, regain some of the meeting and event business that has canceled and make the world consider it one of the finest meeting destinations, this is not the way to do it…..and I like Las Vegas as a meeting destination.

I made this same comment today on PlannerMix in response to Serenity Knutson’s question, and I am repeating it now, It is time for our industry associations to sit down with the powers that be in Las Vegas and “encourage” them to keep these types of ads out of the mix until the economic recovery picks up.

This is almost as bad as the Mayor tossing out the first pitch with a giant martini glass and showgirls.

Meetings and Events are serious business, maybe business would pick up in Las Vegas if the powers that be treated the subject with a little respect.

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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