Nevada Opens Tourism Office in New Delhi, India

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The Associated Press, January 26, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is opening a tourism office in India, hoping to capture a larger share of travelers coming to the U.S.

Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison said in a statement Monday that he's headed to New Delhi to launch the new international branch promoting travel and tourism to Nevada.

The state said Nevada has a 6.5 percent share of the India travel market and that the research shows the top reasons for travel are to visit family and shopping.

A survey of more than 800 visitors indicated they also enjoy large malls, wildlife viewing, camping and historical monuments while overseas.

The state said Indians on average budget a maximum of about $5,400 per year for international travel.

Nevada recently closed its tourism office in Beijing, China.


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