Las Vegas is the #1 Convention Destination by Far!

Tradeshow Week magazine recently released the 2007 Tradeshow Week 200 list of largest trade shows in North America, which showed that Las Vegas once again hosted the largest number of shows at 44. Following Las Vegas were Orlando with 24 and Chicago with 20. This marks the 14th consecutive year that Las Vegas has topped the list. Is it any wonder that Wynn Resorts has just announced plans to build a 1.8 million square foot exhibition hall? Las Vegas completely dominates the Tradeshow business and the location of Wynn Las Vegas, combined with the opulence of the property, make it a perfect venue for convention-size business functions.

On a related note, The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that in January 2008, visitation to the United States, as well as spending by those visitors, continued to rise, with 3.4 million international visitors, an increase of 11 percent over January 2007. Travel and tourism is a $1.3 trillion industry in the United States and Las Vegas, Nevada is at the heart of the action. We are far and away a top destination for international leisure travel from every corner of the globe. The weak US Dollar is a boon for Las Vegas, no question about it.

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