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300K visitors expected in Las Vegas for Thanksgiving

Posted at 2:51 PM, Nov 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-17 18:27:18-05

Tourism officials expect 300,000 people to visit Las Vegas for Thanksgiving.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority on Friday said those visitors will spend roughly $226 million between Wednesday and Nov. 24.

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More than 91 percent of the destination's 147,600 hotel rooms will be occupied during that period.

Many Las Vegas restaurants add special dishes, prix fixe menus and family-sized courses for Thanksgiving Day. Buffets at casino-resorts are also popular among visitors.

The agency says the total economic impact of the holiday this year will be $381.5 million. That's a 1.7 percent increase over the year.