New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

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Source:   —  April 16, 2016, at 7:22 PM

The Las Vegas Conference and Visitors Authority issued its visitor profile study this month, which showed average spending in most expense categories increased in two thousand-fifteenth, including lodging, food and drinks, local transportation, shows and sightseeing.

New report says tourists spending more money in Las Vegas

Tourists are spending more money on their trips to Sin City, according to a new report by the Las Vegas tourism board.

The Las Vegas Conference and Visitors Authority issued its visitor profile study this month, which showed average spending in most expense categories increased in two thousand-fifteenth, including lodging, food and drinks, local transportation, shows and sightseeing. The length of the stays inched up, to an average of 4.4 days for the record 42.three million visitors latest year. In two thousand-fourteenth, Las Vegas trips lasted 4.2 days.

The data is based on information volunteered by a total of 3.600 random tourists polled at various casino-hotel properties throughout the year. The agency that commissioned the annually survey is funded by county room taxes generated by the hotels it considers partners.

Kevin Bagger, executive director of the tourism board'south research center, said he interprets the latest numbers as a sign that visitors are choosing to spend more for a quality experience, as opposed to the costs of such expenses going up overall. Nearly all survey participants reported being either "very" or "somewhat" satisfied with their trip.

"Our visitors are comfortable spending more," Bagger said.

The largest leap in spending was for shows. On an average trip, tourists spent $sixty-one.95 to look some type of performance, including lounge acts, headliners or comedians. It amounted to a thirty % expand from the $47.56 they spent in two thousand-fourteenth, although the overall percentage of visitors who attended such a indicate went down to 61 percent. In two thousand-fourteenth, sixty-five % of visitors took in a show.

The average cost of lodging also saw a significant increase, with visitors reporting spending $102.64 per night, up nearly nineteen % from the year before. The figure didn't comprise rooms that were bought through a vacation package or was a complimentary offering from the hotels. The price of vacation packages did go up, too, by about five % to $857.43.

Among the reported categories, only the quantity of shopping dollars for an average ride went down. The average tourist spent $122.66 per ride shopping, an eighteen % decline from the year before. This marks a five-year low for the shopping category, while hotels, food and drinks, transportation, shows and sightseeing all hit a five-year high in 2015.

Citing the recent strength of the U. S. dollar, Bagger said he attributes the shopping dip to a 3 % decline in international tourists, who tend to shop more on their trips to Las Vegas than domestic visitors.

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