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Visitors to Las Vegas decline…

Posted on 15 October 2009

Las Vegas visitor volume fell 3.7% in August, the 15th straight month the number of tourists coming into the region has decreased. Almost 3.1 million travelers came to Las Vegas during the month, compared with 3.2 million in August 2008, according to figures released Friday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Visitor numbers have fallen 18 times in the past 20 months. For the first eight months of 2009, 24.4 million visitors traveled to Las Vegas, a decline of 5.8% compared with 25.9 million visitors in the first eight months of 2008. Room occupancy in August was 81.4%, down 6.9% from a year ago, despite various promotional activities used by casino operators to spur visitation during the summer months

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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