Friday, Dec. 7, 2012 | 4:43 p.m.
October visitor volume in Southern Nevada increased by 2.9 percent over the same month last year to 3.52 million, the second-highest monthly total for tourists this year, officials said.
The average daily room rate for the month, $117.70 a night, was the highest since May 2008.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority credited the strong numbers to robust convention attendance, spurred by a favorable show rotation schedule.
The Live Design International trade show, last here in 2010, brought 11,000 people to the city in October, and SAP Global, a goods transport trade show, was in Las Vegas in October instead of September this year.
The number of monthly visitors was second only to March’s 3.53 million.
The overall occupancy rate climbed 2.6 points to 89.4 percent for the month. The average daily room rate was up 2.6 percent, the highest it’s been since the economic downturn.