The region hosted a record 42.9 million visitors in 2016, a 1.5 percent increase from the previous year, according to preliminary statistics released Tuesday by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The authority forecasts a modest half-percent increase in 2017 to 43.2 million.

The year’s 89.2 percent occupancy rate, up 1.4 percentage points from 2015, was well above the national average of around 65 percent.

 

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