The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced Friday that the number of visitors coming to Las Vegas was down 3 percent in April compared to April of 2008, reports the Las Vegas Sun.
Tourism officials were able to look at the pros and cons of this report. While there was a drop in total visitors, it was the smallest percentage decline in nearly a year.
But Vegas as a destination for business travelers is still in trouble. Convention attendance plummeted by 23 percent in April of 2009 when compared to 2008. This is in conjunction with the number of trade shows and meetings equally taking a hit with a 30 percent decrease.