A Positive Breakthrough


Call it a breakthrough year, but definitely call it a reason to celebrate as Las Vegas reported that it welcomed a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014 – that about 1.4 million more visitors than the previous high of 39.7 million set in 2012.

The 2014 year-end statistics – released recently by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) – point to continued recovery for Las Vegas tourism with increases in all of the key visitation indicators. Las Vegas tourism generates more than $45 billion in economic impact for the local economy and supports 376,000 local jobs.

Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the LVCVA, said: “Breaking the 40 million visitor mark has been a goal of ours, and reaching beyond that to more than 41 million is a testament to the hard work of our resort partners and everyone who works in the industry.”

Ralenkotter pointed out: “Tourism drives our local economy, and the growth in recent years is a positive sign for both the industry and our community. With more than $9 billion in recent and planned developments, we are poised to continue that growth and march toward our next goal of 45 million visitors in the coming years.”

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