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In 2015 Las Vegas broke its visitation record, as more than 42 million tourists visited the world's second largest gambling destination.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced that the record was broken already, even though New Year's Eve totals and December's numbers have not yet been released. The official number of guests will be released in January, which will easily eclipse last year's record of 41.1 million visitors.
Commenting on the record Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said, "Las Vegas couldn't have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is. Whether a first-time visitor or a returning Las Vegas enthusiast, the destination continues to astonish travelers from all over the world with luxury resort experiences, world-class dining and exciting entertainment."
Las Vegas' tourism sector generates more than $50 billion annually for the economy and supports 366,000 jobs in the city.