In 2016 Las Vegas saw a record number of visitors. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has announced that last year there were 42.9 visitors to the city, which is a jump from the 42.3 million people that they welcomed the year before in 2015.
Part of this increase in visitors had to do with business and credits the conventions held in the town. In 2016 there were 6.3 million business travelers alone, which was a 7.1 percent increase from the following year.
They anticipate that in 2017 the numbers will surpass 43 million for the first time ever.
The LVCVA president and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter released a statement.
“Las Vegas continues to see increased interest in the destination, and we are excited to announce that once again we are celebrating record visitation. 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.”