Vegas sees tourism increase so far in 2011


With the economy slowing getting back to normal, that means more and more people are traveling every month. That decision to spend a little on travel is great news for Las Vegas, which has seen a major slump in tourism over the last 2-3 years. 


In March, over 3.4 million people visited Sin City, an increase of 5.6 percent when compared to March 2010. According to a Business Week report, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced tourism is up 5.1 percent for the first three months of 2011. 


Oh and visitors are spending more time at the slots and tables, as gambling revenue spiked nearly 13 percent when compared to the same time a year ago. Convention attendance rose 10 percent thus far in 2011. 


A room in hotel is not as affordable though as it was a year ago, as the average room in Vegas jumped 19 percent to $111 per night in March. 



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