Las Vegas sets new visitor mark in 2016

The famous welcome sign in Las Vegas
The famous welcome sign in Las Vegas. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

Las Vegas welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015’s record-setting 42.3 million, new numbers from the as Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reveal.

It marks the third consecutive year, Las Vegas set a new all-time record. The tourism agency believe Sin City will set another record this year, when it surpassed 43 million visitors for the first time.

“Las Vegas continues to see increased interest in the destination, and we are excited to announce that once again we are celebrating record visitation,” Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, said in a news release. “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 travelers, Las Vegas celebrated record-breaking convention visitation in 2016. The destination welcomed more than 6.3 million business travelers during the year, contributing to the overall increase in visitor traffic.

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