Las Vegas business events industry reaches five-year high

More than five million business travellers visited Las Vegas in 2013, contributing to the city's second-highest visitor total ever.

Las Vegas business events reaches five-year high
Las Vegas business events reaches five-year high

In statistics released this week by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), 5.1 million delegates attended a conference, trade show or meeting in 2013, with almost 40 million travellers visiting the city in total, showing a five-year high for the local tourism industry.

Las Vegas hosted 22,027 meetings, conferences and trade shows last year, which is the highest amount of business events the city has held since 2008.

The Las Vegas tourism sector generates approximately £28bn in economic impact for the local economy and supports more than 380,000 jobs.

Approximately £5.5bn worth of projects are currently in the development stages with a further five hotels and tourist attractions being unveiled later this year, including Caesars Entertainment’s new resort The Cromwell.

Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the LVCVA, said: "We are encouraged to see positive signs of continued growth for Nevada’s leading economic engine, particularly in the meetings and convention industry."

More: Las Vegas Convention Center plans major expansion

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