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Las Vegas to welcome more visitors for New Year's Eve celebrations

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Posted at 12:02 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 19:01:04-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — More partygoers are once again expected to visit Las Vegas over the New Year's holiday.

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, an estimated 333,000 visitors will be in town to celebrate the calendar changing to 2020.

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This number is about a 1.5 percent increase over 2018's 328,000 New Year's Eve revelers.

Guests visiting Las Vegas over the holiday are also expected to spend a little more than $240 million - an amount also up from the $236.2 million spent last year.

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However, the increase in visitors will not translate into more hotel rooms being occupied, according to the LVCVA, as total room occupancy will take a slight dip to 98 percent from 98.1 percent in 2018.

Overall, Vegas visitors will bring a total economic impact of $400.4 million to the valley. This number is also up 1.5 percent from last year's $394.5 overall number.