LAS VEGAS WELCOMED 3.5 MILLION VISITORS IN JANUARY, UP FROM LAST YEAR
Las Vegas welcomed approximately 3.5 million visitors in January, up 3.9 percent from last year, according to research published today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA.)
The month also saw positive gains in citywide occupancy, which averaged 85.9 percent, up 1.9 points from last year. Weekend occupancy averaged 90.1 percent while midweek occupancy averaged 83.8 percent, representing a year over year increase of 1.3 and 1.7 points, respectively.
Business travel to Las Vegas also remained healthy, with the destination hosting approximately 717,000 meeting or convention attendees in January, a 4.9 percent gain from last year. This was supported in part by the return of large conventions including the Homebuilders Show, which drew 68,000 attendees, and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, which had 33,000 attendees, both held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
With nearly $17 billion in projects currently under construction or recently announced throughout the destination, Las Vegas continues to expand its one-of-a-kind offerings and experiences and exceed visitors’ expectations. Tourism generates $58 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley.
Compiled and distributed by the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Research Center, the Monthly Executive Summary reflects tourism data from several agencies including the LVCVA, McCarran International Airport, the Nevada Gaming Control Board and the NV Department of Transportation (NDOT).