Fewer People Visit Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Tourism officials say almost 37.5 million
people visited Las Vegas in 2008, down 4.4 percent compared with a
year earlier.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority also reported
double-digit drops for the year in hotel room rates, conventions
and meetings held, and in the number of air passengers using
McCarran International Airport.

Authority statistics chief Kevin Bagger says the year-end data
reflects a drop in travel and tourism amid the nationwide housing
crisis, credit market woes, wide swings in fuel prices and rising

The authority tallied 39 million visitors to Las Vegas in 2007.

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