LAS VEGAS (March 2016) – For the first time, The Mob Museum, The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, will make audio tours available to its visitors in French, German and Italian. Last year, the Museum introduced audio tours in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin. All audio tours enable the Museum to speak to a wider audience, including the growing number of international visitors that travel to Las Vegas each year.
“Being able to reach a growing number of non-English-speaking international visitors is part of the Museum’s mission” explains Ashley Miller, director of marketing and PR, The Mob Museum. “Expanding our accessibility is especially important given the fact all signs point to an increasing number of foreign travelers coming to Las Vegas each year.”
Since opening in 2012, the Museum has welcomed more than 1 million visitors from 35 countries around the world. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority projects growing overall international visitation to Las Vegas to amount to 30 percent of total visitors by 2020. Currently, it operates 14 international offices, including those in the fast-emerging markets of China and Brazil. In 2015, international visitors comprised an estimated one-fifth of the city’s more than 42 million visitors.
In addition to offering audio tours, the Museum box office offers printed Museum Highlights maps in multiple languages for guests who are on a time budget or who desire extra guidance on where to find the Museum’s most popular exhibits and artifacts. In April 2016, the Museum will enhance its accessibility even more when it adds robotic tours via the “Moe-Bot.” This BeamPro telepresence robot will enable guests from anywhere in the world to “visit” the Museum via their computer screen or mobile device and direct their Museum experience almost as personally as if they were physically there.
For more information about The Mob Museum, please visit themobmuseum.org.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the “Best Places to Travel in 2015” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “A Must for Travelers” by The New York Times, one of “20 Places Every American Should See” by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, “9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas” by CNNgo, a finalist for the “Best Wider World Project Award,” by the British Guild of Travel Writers and “Best Museum” by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit themobsmuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at Facebook.com/themobmuseum or Twitter @themobmuseum.