Las Vegas sees big convention decline, visitation up slightly

Las Vegas sees big convention decline, visitation up slightly

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  • Richard N. Velotta , Las Vegas Review-Journal
April 26, 2024 3:36 PM
  • Richard N. Velotta , Las Vegas Review-Journal

Visitor volume in Las Vegas increased slightly in March despite a huge decline in convention attendance for the month, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Thursday.

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Meanwhile, hotel occupancy and average daily room rates fell despite near-record traffic at Harry Reid International Airport and a slight uptick in vehicle traffic on major highways to Las Vegas.

Visitation was up 0.4 percent to 3.67 million, but convention attendance fell by 37.2 percent compared with a year ago — a statistic more reflective of a tough comparison with March 2023 when the ConExpo-Con/Ag construction equipment trade show was in Las Vegas than a poor showing this year.