Las Vegas welcomes record number of convention delegates

Las Vegas announced a record-breaking number of convention delegates in 2016, with over 6.3m business travellers throughout the year.

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The total number of visitors to the city across the year also grew, with 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.

Tourism generates the equivalent of around £42 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley and supports nearly 370,000 local jobs. 2017 is expected to break records for a four year running, with projected visitor growth at over 43 million.

Commenting on the new record, Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said: "Las Vegas continues to see increased interest in the destination, and we are excited to announce that once again we are celebrating record visitation," said. "Together with our resort partners, we look forward to aggressively marketing the destination around the world to continue attracting more visitors and break the record again this year." 


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