Sin City Regains Popularity: Las Vegas Attracted 2.7% More Visitors in 2010

More visitors made their way to Sin City last year compared to 2009, helping to boost room rates at Las Vegas hotels.

The city attracted 37.3 million visitors in 2010, up 2.7% from 2009, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). October visitor counts were up almost 6% from a year earlier, while December counts rose nearly 4%.

The increase in tourism reflects a reversal from 2009, when the economic downturn kept potential visitors away. In 2009, Las Vegas attracted 3% fewer visitors than in 2008.

Despite the higher number of visitors, Las Vegas's hotel occupancy and convention attendance fell. But hotels were still able to increase their average daily room rates by 2% last year after rates plunged 22% in 2009.

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It amazes me at the amount of people who like to p*ss away their money in Vegas. If you are gonna do it, at least take your kids/grankids to Disney, a museum trip, beach. I'd rather p*ss it away on them.

February 09 2011 at 9:50 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

This is such great news , it must mean everyone is back to work , the national is low , healthcare is affordable and inflation is nowhere in sight.........excuse me while I finish my second cup of this Kool-Aid

February 09 2011 at 12:05 AM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply