Nevada in general and Las Vegas in particular has something for everyone. People come to town for sight-seeing, family vacations, bachelor parties and weddings, shows, gambling and more. We’ve all heard the saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas,” but let’s not keep it all a secret; let’s show everyone that Las Vegas is a safe and exciting place to spend their time.
By promoting and practicing safe alcohol service, you can help do your part to ensure that newcomers to Vegas can have a blast, but make it around town and back home without harming themselves or others. Hopefully, they’ll return home to tell their friends what a great time they had! By sharing what the great state of Nevada has to offer, you can not only impress your guests and help them to enjoy a memorable experience, but hopefully they’ll spread the word, and that benefits everyone in the long run.
Here are a few things you can do to help promote Nevada and increase interest in our state:
- Always practice safe alcohol sales and service. The lessons you learn in your TAM® course will help you to serve responsibly. A well-educated server is familiar with alcohol’s effects on the body and can recognize the dangerous signs of over-intoxication. Watch how much you are serving and how often. You can help to cut down on the number of over-intoxicated individuals who ruin the atmosphere for others, or potentially harm themselves. Also, call a cab for any inebriated drivers on your premises. Keeping them off the road helps keep us all safe.
- Have a working knowledge of what is going on in and around town. Refer to our blog postings “Where’s the Party,” and, “Share the Vegas Inside Scoop For Bigger Tips,” for information on how to impress your guests and introduce them to all of the fine things going on around town. Helping to steer vacationers towards sights and attractions that are fun, appealing and safe is a great way to share all that the state has to offer. The Nevada Commission on Tourism’s website also has a wealth of helpful information and resources.
- Don’t be afraid to share your opinion and tips on less well-traveled spots. Having a basic knowledge of tourist attractions to share with newcomers is imperative, but many guests will also appreciate your insider knowledge about where locals like the hang out, off the beaten path sites to visit, etc.
How do you promote Nevada and Las Vegas among your hospitality guests?
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