U.S. Travel has launched an ad campaign in Las Vegas, ahead of the final presidential debate, which will be held there on Oct. 19. The new ads speak to travel's economic impact and will run in McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas taxis until after the debate. Travel Channel host and U.S. Travel ambassador Samantha Brown voices the 15- and 30-second videos.
"You've all heard the saying," says Brown in one ad, "but you know what actually stays in Vegas? Jobs. From getting here to staying here to eating and drinking and everything in between, it all creates jobs and grows the local economy."
"In this polarized political climate, there's one thing both sides can agree on: the power of travel for our nation's economy," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "The economy is front and center this election, and we've heard a lot from both candidates about their plans to create more jobs. Well, travel is the No. 1 employer in the state of Nevada, and supports one in nine jobs across America - so where better to remind all political players of that than Las Vegas, host of the final presidential debate?"
The new ads are the latest in an industry-positioning campaign that U.S. Travel has taken up and down the campaign trail this year, from the primaries to the national party conventions and debates.