by Matt Alderton | February 02, 2015
A record 41.1 million people visited Las Vegas in 2014, which is 1.4 million more than the previous record of 39.7 million visitors, set in 2012, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced last week.

The increased visitation was driven in large part by the meetings and convention industry, which reached a six-year high with nearly 5.2 million delegates attending 22,103 meetings, trade shows or conventions in Las Vegas in 2014, up slightly from the previous year and the highest numbers since 2008.

"Breaking the 40 million visitor mark has been a goal of ours, and reaching beyond that to more than 41 million is a testament to the hard work of our resort partners and everyone who works in the industry," LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter said in a statement. "Tourism drives our local economy, and the growth in recent years is a positive sign for both the industry and our community. With more than $9 billion in recent and planned developments, we are poised to continue that growth and march toward our next goal of 45 million visitors in the coming years."