October wasn’t that great for Las Vegas tourism. Although the monthly Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority visitor count marks the 20th consecutive gain in prior-year comparisons, it wasn’t by much.
While Las Vegas tourism numbers rose 5.5 percent in September over the same month in 2010, convention attendance soared with a 49.1 percent increase over the same period. In all, 3.29 million tourists visited Las Vegas in September, but 434,373 attended conventions.
For cab driver Mamerto Mercado Jr., October fell into a rhythm that has been all too rare during Las Vegas’ economic struggles.
Papillon Airways has added Portuguese and Russian websites to its lineup of foreign language services.
August was a slowish month for tourism in Las Vegas.
“What happens here, stays here,” put Sin City on the marketing map.
The August passenger count at McCarran International Airport grew at the same pace as the rest of this year, but with hints of possible turbulence ahead.
At the risk of rerunning the fare war that erupted last year, Allegiant Travel Co. said its discount flier Allegiant Air will connect Las Vegas and Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport with six flights a week starting Nov. 17.