This year’s edition of the United States’ popular Independence Day holiday is set to take place on Thursday while tourism officials for Las Vegas have reportedly predicted that this beneficial placement is expected to result in some 330,000 visitors making their way to the southern Nevada city.
According to a Monday report from, the forecast from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) would represent a 0.9% increase year-on-year and is to be caused by tourists lengthening their vacations in order to enjoy a three-day weekend.
Lori Nelson-Kraft, Communications and Government Affairs Senior Vice-President for the LVCVA, reportedly told the newspaper that her office has also projected that these guests are likely to spend about $238.4 million over the course of the drawn-out weekend, which would be 1.2% more than for the same period in 2018, with the city feeling an overall economic impact in the region of $398.3 million.
Nelson-Kraft reportedly told the Las Vegas Review-Journal…
“Visitation tends to increase when the holiday falls on a Thursday as many visitors extend their stay to a three-day weekend.”
To accommodate these visitors, the LVCVA reportedly explained that Las Vegas now has 1.2% more hotel rooms that it did for the same period last year at 149,293 although citywide occupancy rates over the weekend are expected to swell by only about 0.1% to reach around 97.5%.
Rising room rates:
However, it was cited, the travel planning website at Hipmunk.com, detailed that weekend guests will be paying approximately 16% more for their rooms than they did last year with the median nightly booking price set to hit $153. The domain purportedly moreover noted that the Nevada city recently beat the likes of New York, San Diego and New Orleans to top a list of the most desired Independence Day destinations while the upcoming holiday’s proximity to the weekend will see hotel operators increase their rates in anticipation of higher demand for longer duration stays.