Las Vegas welcomed a record 39.7million visitors last year, approximately a half-million more visitors than the previous high of 39.2million set in 2007. 


The record visitation generated more than $40billion in economic impact for the local economy last year and the year-end statistics, released by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), point to continued recovery for Las Vegas tourism with increases in all of the key core indicators.

President and CEO of the LVCVA, Rossi Ralenkotter, said: "The record visitation is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our resort partners and every employee who works in the industry. Tourism is the economic leader for Southern Nevada and the entire state, so we are encouraged to see positive signs of continued growth for the industry.  With more than $2billion of reinvestment in the destination, Las Vegas is well positioned for continued growth in 2013 and on the threshold of hosting more than 40million visitors."

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