Room Rates Down, Visitor Volume Up In Las Vegas Convention Report

Room rates went down, and the number of visitors to Las Vegas went up in February compared with the year before.

But Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority research chief Kevin Bagger says 2008 was a leap year, and that's the real reason Las Vegas tallied a 3.1 percent increase in visitors in February compared with the same month in 2007.

For the month, Las Vegas drew 3.1 million visitors, according to a monthly report released Monday by the CVA.

The city hosted 346 fewer conventions during the month.

But those events drew almost 894,000 attendees, up almost 16 percent
from February 2007.

Gambling revenue fell below $866 million in Clark County, a roughly 3 percent drop from last year, the report said.


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