Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record
Las Vegas drew more than 40 million visitors this year, exceeding its previous record of 39,727,000 with two weeks to spare. The city could exceed 41 million visitors by the end of 2014. "Las Vegas couldn't have reached this milestone without the continued investments of our resort partners," noted Rossi Ralenkotter, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "Ongoing developments in the destination -- including new, renovated and rebranded resort properties, exciting new attractions, world-class entertainment, incredible culinary offerings and more -- are what keep first-time visitors and loyalists returning to Las Vegas time and time again." Canadian and Mexican visitors were instrumental in this year's growth, thanks to more direct international flights.