Las Vegas: Convention attendance up, highway traffic down in January

Las Vegas: Convention attendance up, highway traffic down in January

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  • Richard N. Velotta , Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 1, 2024 4:05 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta , Las Vegas Review-Journal

Visitation to Las Vegas showed a modest increase in January with a substantial boost in convention traffic, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Thursday.

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The CES, World of Concrete and Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade shows and other events brought 557,200 people to Southern Nevada to boost January visitation to 3.4 million, a 3.3 percent increase over January 2023.

The hotel and motel occupancy rate dipped slightly, thanks to an increase in the number of rooms with the openings of Durango and Fontainebleau in December. But resort leaders managed to keep room rates steady despite the additional supply.