Las Vegas Host Committee and McDonald’s Partner to Promote Tourism

Tom Arlt and Oscar B. Goodman at McDonald's
Inspired by National Travel and Tourism Week, the Las Vegas Host Committee, led by former Mayor of Las Vegas Oscar B. Goodman, and Las Vegas McDonald’s restaurants have partnered to communicate the importance of the tourism industry (Photo credit: Brian Jones / Las Vegas News Bureau)

Custom tray liners, designed with a photo of Goodman and Tom Arlt, President of the Greater Las Vegas McDonald’s Operator Association, as well as multiple facts about the travel and tourism industry in Southern Nevada were unveiled today. The tray liners will be distributed in 86 local restaurants during the month of June to nearly four-million guests.

Tom Arlt and Oscar B. Goodman at McDonald's
Tom Arlt and Oscar B. Goodman at McDonald's

Photo credit: Brian Jones / Las Vegas News Bureau.

Travel and tourism is the No. 1 industry in Las Vegas, and the role of the LVCVA Host Committee is to advocate the importance of the industry to major conventions and events as well as to the entire Las Vegas community.

Travel & Tourism Facts for Southern Nevada

  • 46.4% of the total workforce, or 370,000 jobs in Southern Nevada is either directly or indirectly reliant on Southern Nevada tourism
  • Every 1,000 visitors to Southern Nevada support nine local jobs
  • The LVCVA is predicting an all-time record of 40 million visitors in 2012
  • Travel and tourism makes an impact of over $40 billion in Southern Nevada

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever‑increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to or