Las Vegas Sees Record Tourism for 2016

 Some 42.9 million people visited Southern Nevada last year, spending $35.5 billion — 16.3 percent more than in 2015 when they left behind $30.5 billion, Aguero said. Per person, Las Vegas visitors spent an average of $827, up from $721 in 2015.

Convention attendees made up 14.7 percent of all visitors to Southern Nevada last year, up 7.1 percent from 2015.

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