Number of Las Vegas visitors grows to 3.8 million in October, up 5.6 percent

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LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says nearly 3.8 million people visited the destination in October, an increase of 5.6 percent compared to a year ago.

The agency that markets Las Vegas to travelers reports that 93 percent of the more than 149,000 hotel rooms in the gambling hub were occupied in October representing a 3.7 point increase. The average room rate rose nearly 12 percent to $135.62.

The agency says the number of conventions and meetings held in October were down 14 percent to 2,652. Attendance was up more than 12 percent, though, with 533,505 people in Las Vegas for meetings and conventions.

Airport traffic was also up by 6.4 percent in October.

In 10 months, Vegas visitor traffic is up 2.7 percent compared to a year ago.

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