Las Vegas Continues to Drive Demand
Today, Las Vegas continues to reinvest in the destination with new resort properties, expanded convention and meeting spaces, and even more entertainment options for visitors and attendees. Visitor spending in Las Vegas in 2022 hit an all-time high of $44.9 billion. In fact, it exceeded pre-pandemic levels! It’s no surprise then, that Southern Nevada’s tourism industry remained the largest regional employer, directly employing an estimated 229,440 people. Learn more about the economic impact of Southern Nevada’s tourism industry and why hosting the next meeting or event in Vegas is a smart move.
Tourism Industry Impact
The destination continues to ensure highly experienced staff at every level of engagement. According to the latest report, Southern Nevada’s tourism industry remained the largest regional employer in 2022, directly employing an estimated 229,440.
$44.9 Billion in Visitor Spending
Las Vegas demonstrated a strong rebound as a favorite location for pent-up travel demand and visitor spending in 2022 hit an all-time high of $44.9 billion, exceeding pre-pandemic levels. The destination has reinvested in itself with new resort properties, expanded convention and meeting spaces, and even more entertainment options for visitors and attendees.
Source: Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Applied Analysis
Entertainment Capital of the World
Spending on entertainment increased markedly in recent years, and Las Vegas hosted a growing array of headliner residencies, concerts and shows for attendees to choose from to cap off their day and enhance their trip.
"These results are a powerful testament that what we do in concert with our resort partners to market this destination has an undeniable impact on our community... We’re proud of this city and this industry and know that the upcoming offerings in the destination will add to that success.” - Steve Hill, CEO and president of the LVCVA
"As we emerged from the pandemic, our consumer research made clear it was the perfect moment for us to capitalize on pent-up travel demand... We’re thrilled to see not only the strong rebound in visitation, but also the significant impact our visitors have on our state’s economy.” - Kate Wik, chief marketing officer of the LVCVA