Will Las Vegas reach 40 million visitors for 2012?
10 January 2013
A healthy jump in convention traffic boosted visitation in November and gave hope that Las Vegas can still break the elusive barrier of 40 million tourists for 2012.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said today that 3.1 million people visited Southern Nevada in November, bringing the 11-month total to 36.7 million. But December totals are traditionally weak, despite the annual arrival of the National Finals Rodeo.
The LVCVA said visitor volume inched up by 2.5 percent for the month, thanks to a 16.7 percent increase in the number of conventioneers attending shows in the city.
Officials said the 25,900-delegate Society of Manufacturing Engineers show, last here in 2008, and the 16,000-delegate Diving Equipment and Marketing Association show, which was last in Southern Nevada in 2010, boosted convention attendance to 438,330 for the month.
The average daily room rate hit $104 for the month, up 0.6 percent, and occupancy was up 1.4 percentage points to 79.7 percent.
Join the Discussion:
- Nevada Medical Board, just whom do you serve?
- Legislative showdown brewing over $2 million for Teach for America
- Police: Suspects in fatal robbery targeted, stalked teen with iPad
- Coroner: Woman killed in apparent murder-suicide was shot, stabbed, beaten
- Witnesses offer ‘sketchy stories’ about Henderson brush fire, official says
- Surging home values in Las Vegas expected to keep their momentum
- Lake Las Vegas, long viewed as a bust, is rebounding
- What the Firefly outbreak means for the restaurant's future and the alleged victims' pocketbooks
- Cowabummer: The planned Memorial Day opening of Henderson's Cowabunga Bay Water Park is delayed
- Report: Las Vegas among top spots to ‘flip’ homes
Will online gaming hurt brick-and-mortar casinos?