- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas tourism officials are looking to get more nonstop airline routes between China and Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2hfYavo ) that Chinese demand for U.S. travel is increasing and Las Vegas tourism officials are hoping to draw as many of those travelers as possible to Las Vegas.

Getting more flights to McCarren International Airport is going to take some policy changes. The number of flights between the United States and first-tier Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou is limited by a treaty.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO and President Rossi Ralenkotter says the authority, McCarran and the U.S. Travel Association have long been pushing for an Open Skies agreement that would eliminate travel caps.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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