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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 22: The area in front of the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, where tourists often line up to take photos, is shown empty as most businesses in the area are closed as a result of the statewide shutdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus across the United States on March 22, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Friday, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak ordered a mandatory shutdown of most nonessential businesses in the state until April 16 to help combat the spread of the virus. The World Health Organization declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) a global pandemic on March 11th. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hotel and casino owner Derek Stevens is doing his best to bring tourists back to Las Vegas.

The D Las Vegas and Golden Gate co-owner has been offering one-thousand free one-way tickets for tourists to come visit Las Vegas. The economic impact of the global coronavirus pandemic was devastating for many people in Nevada and he wanted to help.

To bring tourists back, Stevens offered free tickets from Allegiant, Frontier, Southwest, Spirit, and Sun Country Airlines. They all sold out in less than two hours.

Stevens says the idea was two fold; get people to Vegas and get them flying again. It worked!

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal