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Las Vegas conference and events industry reaches six year high with 5.2 million delegates in 2014

New end of year figures have revealed a six year high for the conference and events industry in Las Vegas, with nearly 5.2 million delegates attending a conference, trade show or meeting in 2014, reflecting a 1.2 percent increase over last year. Las Vegas hosted 22,103 meetings, trade shows or conferences in 2014, up from the 2013 total. This marks the highest conference attendance, and also actual amount of conferences held since 2008.

The increased attendance in conference and events is reflected in an average citywide occupancy growth of 2.4 percentage points to 86.8 percent for 2014. Las Vegas’ citywide occupancy is 22 percentage points higher than the national average of 64.1 percent. With industry-leading occupancy for its 150,544 rooms, Las Vegas fills more rooms per night on average than any destination in North America.

The new statistics coincide with the announcement of a record 41.1 million visitors to Las Vegas in 2014, approximately 1.4 million more visitors than the previous high of 39.7 million set in 2012. The 2014 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 visitation indicators. Las Vegas tourism generates more than $45 billion in economic impact for the local economy and supports 376,000 local jobs.

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