CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A state board led by Gov. Brian Sandoval has approved a number of contracts continuing Nevada's efforts to attract foreign tourists.
The Nevada Board of Examiners voted Tuesday to approve seven contracts proposed by the state's tourism board that would continue international marketing campaigns.
The contracts are worth a total of $1.4 million and are extensions of promotional efforts in countries like South Korea, Australia and Germany. Tourism department spokeswoman Bethany Drysdale said the contract approvals will continue long-term marketing campaigns proven to successfully attract tourists to the state.
Drysdale said that Nevada lawmakers approved increasing the department's budget to expand a marketing campaign to India, but that the tourism board still needs to go through a competitive bidding process before the campaign begins.