Laura Carroll / Las Vegas Review-Journal

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  • Las Vegas Visitation Down despite Bump in Convention Attendance

    January numbers a sign of economic uncertainty or blip in rebound trend?
    14 Mar 2013

    Even with increased convention attendance, January’s Las Vegas visitation was slightly down. During the first month of 2013, 3.13 million people came to Las Vegas, down 0.7 percent from January 2012’s total of 3.15 million visitors, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s monthly count. Citywide hotel occupancy was down 0.2 points to […]

  • Las Vegas Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2012

    Conventions a key driver to the resurgence
    14 Feb 2013

    Las Vegas, we didn’t quite make it to 40 million visitors in 2012, but we came close. When all was said and done, 39.7 million people came to the city in 2012, up 2.1 percent from 2011’s final total of 38.9 million visitors, according to the monthly Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority count released […]

  • Labor Day Tourist Surge Fuels Incremental Growth on Vegas Returns

    FYI local grinders, mild party-times ahead
    31 Aug 2012

    Las Vegas hotel-casinos expect a busy Labor Day weekend this year with projections for tourist volume, spending and hotel rates all higher than last year’s three-day holiday. An estimated 303,000 people are expected to visit Las Vegas this weekend, up 0.7 percent from 2011’s 301,000 total. Expected nongaming economic impact is $178.7 million, up 3.9 […]