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Audio – In good times and bad … It’s Vegas, baby!
He might not have used exactly those words, but that was the idea from Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer William Weidner on Wednesday.
Speaking at the Reuters Travel and Leisure Summit in Los Angeles, Weidner listed the many things that Las Vegas has going for it that make it an attractive destination when the economy’s going well and even when it slows down.
Weidner allowed that the economy might be slowing down a little, but he thought that the proximity of Vegas and the ease of getting there, the large number of convention rooms and meeting spaces, and the fact that Americans want to be able to go someplace for vacation — even if it’s not a more expensive trip to Europe — all bodes well for the city and for Las Vegas Sands.
Weidner was the final guest of the summit, which runs through Wednesday in Los Angeles. Up next for summits is the Reuters Housing Summit, scheduled to kick off in New York and London next week.