The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) says it expects 323,000 visitors to journey to Las Vegas over the four-day Fourth of July extended weekend.
The number represents roughly 1,000 visitors or 0.3 percent more tourists compared to last year. The LVCVA also calculates direct visitor spending to grow to $217.7 million, up 0.1 percent from 2016 when tourists spent $217.4 million. Additionally, the organization predicts a 95.3 percent area-wide hotel occupancy rate.
The Nevada Department of Transportation says it expects 60 percent of the people coming to Southern Nevada to drive to the region.