LAS VEGAS — Tourism officials say nearly 3.6 million people visited Las Vegas in October, up 3.2 percent compared with a year ago.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said Wednesday that visitor traffic has been up every month this year compared with the same time a year ago.
That uptick occurred despite 9 percent fewer convention-goers last month compared with a year ago after a few events were held earlier in the year or elsewhere.
The area's hotel rooms were 89 percent occupied. The average daily room rate rose 5 percent to $121.41.
The Strip fared better than downtown Las Vegas. Hotel-casinos around Fremont Street saw their average daily room rate drop 21 percent to $65.26. The number of occupied rooms also dropped slightly to 80.7 percent.
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