Las Vegas breaks tourism record with 429 million visitors
Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting a new all-time record. The ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million.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. 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.”In addition to hosting millions of leisure travellers, Las Vegas celebrated record-breaking convention visitation in 2016. The destination welcomed more than 6.3 million business travellers during the year, contributing to the overall increase in visitor traffic.The destination continues to enjoy industry-leading occupancy rates with an extremely large base of nearly 150,000 available rooms.