LAS VEGAS (AP) – Visitation to Las Vegas rose slightly in August according to tourism officials. Total visitor volume was up 1.5 percent compared to the same month last year.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors authority says 3.34 million people visited Las Vegas in August, up from 3.29 million in August of 2011.

The LVCVA cites two reasons for the attendance bump. The addition of DeafNation World Expo brought 23,000 attendees and the Orgill Fall Dealer Market, which had gone away for five years, attracted 15,000 attendees.

Hotel rates were up 5.1 percent to $102 a night in August. Southern Nevada tourism is up 1.8 percent so far this year.


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