SALEM, Ohio — Groups and meetings are gaining strength as planners push forward to meet the growing demand of their members to get face-to-face gatherings back to normal. While travel and meeting demand is rebounding, the most pressing question is which destinations and venues are open and welcoming to the group.
Visit Henderson, which promotes tourism to Henderson, Nevada, seems to be leading the charge with the help of national sales manager Ed Kirby.
“Henderson has it all: amazing resort accommodations, 190 miles of hiking/biking trails, kayaking, paddleboarding, nine golf courses and, of course, gaming, all located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.” Kirby recently said in an interview with Groups on Demand.
Groups on Demand (demandgroups.com) is the online site where meeting and travel planners can go to discover and connect with tourism destinations that are welcoming groups.
Visit Henderson uses the tagline “So Much, So Close, So Nevada.” Henderson is only three miles from McCarran International Airport, which is served by 30 airlines, making Henderson one of the easiest and most affordable destinations. Groups seeking meeting space can choose from smaller private venues to expansive halls within the 300,000 square feet of meeting space in Henderson.
The greatest value in Henderson is the seemingly unlimited choice of sightseeing and activities for groups during their stay. Obvious options include the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam, but extended excursions can include Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and even the Grand Canyon. Groups also enjoy three separate tourism districts right in Henderson: Water Street, the Artist and Brews District and Lake Las Vegas, which is modeled after an Italian village.
Henderson has also gained a much-publicized attraction with the Clark County Museum, whose administrator, Mark Hall-Patton, is a frequently featured expert on the History Channel’s “Pawn Stars.” Groups seeking a sports outlet have access to nine golf courses, and Henderson is the headquarters of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL franchise.
“When groups plan a meeting or visit to Henderson, they very often extend their stay to enjoy the additional options available,” said Charlie Presley of the Group Travel Family of Brands.
Meeting and group travel planners interested in learning more about Henderson as a destination can contact Kirby at 702-267-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.