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Air Highways to Las Vegas, Fun City, Nevada for THETRADESHOW by ASTA, September 9-11, 2007
by Jerry W. Bird

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Facts about Las Vegas
If you are a meeting planner, or Travel Agent, here are some interesting facts that may sway your decision. Las Vegas is the nation's premier Convention and Meeting Destination,with:
10 of the 10 largest hotels in the United States
14 of the 15 largest hotels in the United States
18 of the 20 largest hotels in the United States

At last count, 3.8 million convention and trade show delegates traveled to Las Vegas, generating more than $4 billion in non-gaming revenue. Las Vegas hosts the lion 's share of Trade Show Week 's Top 200 largest conventions, with 34 of the largest conventions held here. The citywide expansion of convention facilities and increases in visitor volume, visitor spending, room inventory and convention attendance form the basis for the vibrant local economy. Currently, Southern Nevada has more than 5.9 million square feet of convention and meeting space, including the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sands Expo and the MGM Grand Conference Center. In addition, most hotel properties offer convention and meeting space.

asta official hotel
Meeting and Convention Space

(50,000 square feet and larger)

* Las Vegas Convention Center, 1.9 million square feet total meeting and exhibit space will expand to 3.2 million by late 2001.

* Sands Expo Center, 1.2 million square feet

* Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, 500,000 square feet

* MGM Grand Conference Center, 315,000 square feet

* Las Vegas Hilton, 200,000 square feet

* Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, 190,000 square feet

* Bally 's Las Vegas, 175,000 square feet

* Caesars Palace, 152,000 square feet

* Riviera Hotel, 150,000 square feet

* Paris Las Vegas, 140,000 square feet

* Bellagio, 125,000 square feet

* Rio All-Suite Casino Resort, 110,000 square feet

* Tropicana Resort, 101,000 square feet

* Cashman Center, 100,000 square feet

* The Mirage, 82,000 square feet

* Aladdin Resort and Casino, 75,000 square feet

* Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 60,000 square feet

* Flamingo Las Vegas, 50,830 square feet

* Alexis Park Resort and Spa, 50,000 square feet

A convention calendar is available online at www.vegasfreedom.com. A rendering of the expansion is available by calling the LVCVA public relations department at (702) 892-7663. Every convention or event we cover, down the street or around the world leads to important new connections are a continuous source of stories for our aviation and travel magazines.

Details: http://www.lasvegas24hours.com/

Frequently Asked Questions about Las Vegas
(most recent figures 1999)

How many visitors come to Las Vegas? Projected: 36,700,000

How many hotel/motel rooms are in Las Vegas? 120,294

What is tourism 's economic impact? $28.6 Billion

How many convention delegates visit? 3,772,726

How many conventions were held? 3,847

What is gross gaming revenue for Nevada? $9 Billion

What is gross gaming revenue for Las Vegas? $ $5.7 Billion

What is the average gambling budget per trip? $559

What is the citywide occupancy? 88.0%

What is the US national average occupancy? 63.3%

What is the Las Vegas hotel occupancy? 92.1%

What is the Las Vegas motel occupancy? 68.6%

How many hotel rooms are in Las Vegas? 100,129

How many motel rooms are in Las Vegas? 20,165

How many hotels are in Las Vegas? 99

How many motels are in Las Vegas? 1206

How many scheduled airlines serve Las Vegas? 26

How many scheduled flights to Las Vegas daily? 800

Average daily traffic-all major highways? 68,906

What is the average nightly room rate? $67

What is the average number of nights stayed? 3.7

What is the average age of a visitor?49.9

What percent are first-time visitors? 26%

What percent of visitors are international? 11%

What is the population of Las Vegas? 456,700

What is the population of Clark County? 1.32 million

What is the population of Nevada? 1.965 million

Largest Hotels in the United States

Ranked by Number of Rooms as of August 31, 2000

1 MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 5,034

2 Luxor Las Vegas Las Vegas 4,407

3 Excalibur Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 4,008

4 Circus Circus Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 3,770

5 Flamingo Las Vegas Las Vegas 3,642

6 Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas 3,221

7 Las Vegas Hilton Las Vegas 3,174

8 The Mirage Las Vegas 3,044

9 The Venetian Resort -Hotel-Casino Las Vegas 3,036

10 Bellagio Las Vegas 3,005

11 Monte Carlo Las Vegas 3,002

12 Paris Las Vegas Las Vegas 2,916

13 Treasure Island Las Vegas 2,900

14 Opryland USA Nashville 2,884

15 Bally's Las Vegas Las Vegas 2,814

16 Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 2,700

17 Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino Las Vegas 2,613

18 Aladdin Resort & Casino Las Vegas 2,567

19 Rio All-Suite Casino Resort Las Vegas 2,563

20 Hilton Hawaiian Village Honolulu 2,555


SOURCE: Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Las Vegas News Bureau
3150 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 735-3611
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E-mail: news@lvcva.com
Myram Borders, News Bureau Chief
Gina Cunningham, NB Editor
Karen Silveroli, Coordinator


LVCVA Public Relations
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Las Vegas, NV 89109
Phone: (702) 892-7663
Fax: (702) 892-2824
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