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Las Vegas Visitation Numbers Drop Slightly in 2017

Fewer people visited Las Vegas last year than did in 2016. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says more than 42.2 million people traveled to the destination. That's a 1.7% decrease. The agency attributed the drop to the mass shooting on 1 October and a temporary reduction in available rooms as several hotels underwent renovations. While the overall number of visitors fell last year, convention attendance increased 5. 2%, setting a record.