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More than 42 million people visited Las Vegas in 2019

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jan 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-31 10:47:51-05

49.5 million people visited Las Vegas last year, according to the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority.

That number is up from 42.1 million visitors in 2018.

With several new venues, attractions and events planned to debut in 2020, its anticipated that Las Vegas will continue to attract strong visitation with highlights that include hosting the NFL Draft in April and the Las Vegas Raiders debuting at the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium for the 2020-2021 NFL season.

By year’s end, the city will also boast an additional 2.2 million-square-feet of new meeting space including the completion of the 1.4 million square foot Las Vegas Convention Center expansion in December. 6.6 million people visited Las Vegas last year to attend a convention.

Tourism generates $58 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley. The industry supports nearly 370,000 local jobs, representing about 40 percent of employment within Clark County.