Lt. Gov. Hutchison to open TravelNevada Office in India


Kristin Maxwell
Communications Director
Las Vegas, NV - January 25, 2016


LAS VEGAS – Today, Lt. Gov. Hutchison will travel to India to open a new TravelNevada office to promote travel and tourism to Nevada. Prior to embarking on his trip, Lt. Gov. Hutchison issued the following statement:

"Opening an office in India will provide Nevada with greater opportunities to promote international travel and tourism to our state. We currently enjoy 6.5% of the India travel market share here in Nevada. With a new office in New Delhi I am confident that our increased presence will encourage even more tourists from India to visit the Silver State.”

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