Here are ten of the top reasons to have your next business event in lovely Las Vegas. from our friends at www.vegasmeansbusiness.com
With more than 150,000 rooms, Las Vegas offers the best group value proposition in the world.
With more than 270,000 resort industry employees, Las Vegas will provide the best convention experience in the world. Our resorts host more than 22,000 meetings, conventions and incentive programs annually, ranging in size from 10 to over 150,000 attendees.
The attractiveness of Las Vegas generates strong attendance for meetings. On average, attendance increases 13 percent when conventions rotate into Las Vegas. Research also shows that attendees spend more time in meetings and on the trade show floor when programs are held in Las Vegas.
Space, space and more space. Las Vegas has more than 10.8 million sq. ft. of exhibit space and is home to three of the country’s 10 largest convention venues: the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, a 1.7 million-square-foot center on the south Strip; 1.2 million-square-foot Sands Expo and Convention Center adjacent to The Venetian; and the 2.2 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center.
With more than 900 inbound and outbound flights per day and nonstop service from 130-plus U.S. and international cities, Las Vegas is easy on your time and budget.
Location, Location, Location
McCarran International Airport is conveniently located just one mile from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 150,000 hotel rooms are in Las Vegas, most within a 15-minute drive from the airport.
Year-round appeal: Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year and averages less than five inches of precipitation annually. This warm, dry climate is attractive for meetings throughout the year.
In many cases, the close proximity of Las Vegas hotels eliminates the need for transportation as delegates can walk to many destinations. When transportation is required, however, Las Vegas offers myriad options including bus, taxi, shuttles and the country’s first automated monorail.
Still not convinced? Here are some more stats and facts from the Las Vegas Visitors and Conventions Authority.
LAS VEGAS STATS & FACTS
Want to learn more about Las Vegas visitors? Here you’ll find detailed visitor statistics and information on visitor profiles, activities and demographics.
HOW MANY VISITORS COME TO LAS VEGAS?
Last year was 39,668,221.
HOW MANY CONVENTION DELEGATES VISIT?
2013 saw 5,107,416 attendees.
HOW MANY CONVENTIONS ARE HELD PER YEAR?
22,027 were held last year.
WHAT IS CLARK COUNTY’S GAMING REVENUE?
In 2013 it was $9.7 Billion.
WHAT IS LAS VEGAS STRIP’S GAMING REVENUE?
Last year was $6.5 Billion.