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January 11, 2017

Las Vegas Sets Convention Record

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2016 was a record-breaking year for Las Vegas convention visitation, according to new statistics released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA)

The year saw the destination welcome more than 6.3 million business travelers. Conventions contributed to an overall increase in visitation, the LVCVA said, which set another record for the city — the third in as many years. Altogether, Las Vegas saw 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015's record-setting 42.3 million.

Tourism generates nearly $52 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley, the LVCVA said. The industry supports nearly 370,000 local jobs, representing more than 40 percent of employment within Clark County.

In 2017, the LVCVA is projecting another record, surpassing 43 million visitors for the first time.

Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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