Las Vegas welcomed 42.9 million visitors in 2016, surpassing 2015's record-setting 42.3 million and marking a third consecutive year of visitation growth, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reports.
In addition to hosting millions of leisure travelers, Las Vegas celebrated record-breaking convention visitation in 2016. The destination welcomed more than 6.3 million business travelers during the year, contributing to the overall increase in visitor traffic.
The destination continues to enjoy industry-leading occupancy rates with an extremely large base of nearly 150,000 available rooms.
Tourism generates nearly $52 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley. The industry supports nearly 370,000 local jobs, representing more than 40 percent of employment within Clark County.
In 2017, the LVCVA is projecting another record, surpassing 43 million visitors for the first time.