Las Vegas visitor count climbs slightly in August

Las Vegas visitor count climbs slightly in August

CREATED Sep. 30, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourism authorities say the number of visitors to Las Vegas went up slightly in August compared with last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported Monday that about 3.4 million visitors came to town in August, up 0.9 percent from the same month last year.

The number of conventions and meetings held in Las Vegas in August was down 13 percent year-over-year.

Room occupancy ticked up slightly from last August to just more than 84 percent, and average hotel room rates ticked up more than 3 percent to $105 per night.

Gambling revenue for Clark County, where Las Vegas is located, was up more than 12 percent to $817 million.

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