Las Vegas welcomed a record 41.1 million visitors in 2014, a figure that includes nearly 5.2 million convention and meeting delegates.

The 2014 year-end statistics, released this week 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.

The local meetings and convention industry reached a six-year high with nearly 5.2 million delegates attending a convention, trade show or meeting in 2014, reflecting a 1.2 percent increase over last year.

In 2014 Las Vegas hosted 22,103 meetings, trade shows or conventions – the highest number since 2008.

Las Vegas tourism generates more than USD$45 billion in economic impact for the local economy and supports 376,000 local jobs.

“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,” LVCVA chief executive, Rossi Ralenkotter said.

“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 USD$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.”

For more information visit, www.lvcva.com

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