Lt. Gov. Hutchison returns from TravelNevada Office opening India


Kristin Maxwell
Communications Director
Las Vegas - February 02, 2016


LAS VEGAS – On returning from his trip to India to open the TravelNevada office, Lt. Gov. Hutchison is even more upbeat and positive about the potential of welcoming increased numbers of Indian tourists to Nevada. On his return, he issues the following statement:

“I’m deeply honored by the hospitality that was shown to me by the wonderful people of India, and even more excited about their desire to travel to Nevada. After my experiences in India, the wisdom in opening a new TravelNevada office there is clear. The people are warm, engaging, and excited to learn more about the many tourist destinations and entertainment options in the Silver State, and they are eager to travel here.”

Why Should Indians Choose Nevada?

• Research shows that a top reason for travel from India is to visit family living in the United States. Nineteen 
  percent of Indian immigrants to the U.S. have settled in California, and a majority of those have settled in the
  Bay Area, an area in which we actively market Nevada.

• Destination Analysts produced the 2015 State of the International Traveler study that surveyed 829 likely
  international travelers in India. Indian travelers take an average of 9.1 overnight trips and 2.5 international
  trips. 59% expect to travel more internationally in the next twelve months, and 59% expect to spend more
  internationally in the next twelve months. Their maximum annual budget for international travel is $5,451.
  Indian  travelers stay in mid-priced hotels, post pictures or video to social media, bring gifts back for friends
  and relatives, visit famous and/or iconic American landmarks and attractions, and want to experience
  duty free shipping, large malls, wildlife viewing, camping, and historical monuments. 

• Population: 1.2 billion, 65 percent are under the age of 35  

• Fastest-growing major economy in the world 

• More than 50 million passport holders 

• Those with disposable income has grown 14 percent in the last three years 

• Third largest economy in the world in Purchase Power Parity 

• 50 percent go overseas to shop