Las Vegas is a World-Class Convention Destination
AUVSI is excited to bring our attendees to Las Vegas, which offers a unique blend of space, value and convenience. There is a reason that Las Vegas is known as the king of conventions; it has ranked #1 for the last 17 consecutive years as the top convention destination in North America.
Hosting an event in Las Vegas maximizes attendance. Among surveyed trade shows, attendance increased an average of 13 percent when shows rotate into Las Vegas. Additionally, Las Vegas trade show delegates spend more time on the show floor: 11.5 hours compared to 5.8 - 9.5 hours in other cities. Las Vegas also attracts “serious” delegates — more attendees have the “final say” for buying decisions (50%) than attendees of conventions in other cities.
Here are Some More Reasons Why no Other City Compares
Air Service—with more than 900 inbound and outbound flights per day and nonstop service from 130-plus U.S. cities, Las Vegas is easy on your time and budget. McCarran Airport is conveniently located just one mile from the strip.
Las Vegas currently welcomes about 21,500 passengers weekly on 144 non-stop flights from 16 foreign cities. With the addition of Terminal 3 at McCarran Airport in 2012, Las Vegas will expand its ability to accommodate even more flight arrivals.
Accommodations—with more than 150,000 rooms, Las Vegas offers the best group value proposition in the world. AUVSI has negotiated great deals at the Mandalay Hotel, THEhotel and Luxor Hotel & Casino — including a number of rooms at below per diem rates. And for those who stay within the official block, AUVSI will be holding daily drawings for prizes such as iPads.
Non-U.S. Visitors—New data garnered from U.S. Department of Commerce research suggests visitors come in record numbers from various markets including five key overseas countries — marking double-digit increases from the prior year.