Sen. Harry Reid touted the record visitation total for Las Vegas in 2012. He says it proves the state's rebound from the recession. (FOX5 FILE)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Southern Nevada-native and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid touted Las Vegas' record 2012 visitation numbers.
As reported by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors' Authority, Las Vegas attracted 39.7 million visitors over the last year, which topped the previous record by a half million tourists in 2007.
Reid, D-NV, said the numbers are proof of a rebound in the state's tourism industry.
"Nevada tourism is bouncing back stronger than ever," said Reid. "This year's record breaking visitation to Las Vegas indicates that that our state remains a premier attraction for global travelers and that we are moving in the right direction after being hit hard by the economic recession."
Reid asserted that this good news must keep happening.
"While this is an encouraging day for Nevada's tourism industry and the 370,000 jobs it supports in Southern Nevada, we must do all we can to maintain momentum," Reid said. "I look forward to continuing my work with the LVCVA and our resort industry to ensure Las Vegas remains the world's undisputed must-see destination in America."
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