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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
Lots of football fans, gamblers and party animals are heading to Las Vegas for the big game. Everyone wants to get in on the action for the unofficial national holiday.
While not its busiest weekend of the year, Las Vegas does get a spike in visitors the first weekend in February — no matter where the Super Bowl is played.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimated that the 2013 Super Bowl weekend attracted more than 311,000 visitors — up 3 percent from the event weekend in 2012 — for a hotel occupancy rate of 91.5 percent. (The city has 150,000 hotel rooms.) Those visitors also generated a nongaming economic impact of $106.8 million.