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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Downward Tourism Trend: Broward County's Tourism efforts, as measured by number of hotel visitors, are suffering just as Las Vegas is seeing very positive changes and results in key demographics, including Millennials

Downward Tourism Trend: Broward County's Tourism efforts are suffering just as Las Vegas is seeing positive changes and results in key demographics, including

As you can see for yourself when checking the numbers recorded by the very people whose government job it is to promote tourism in Broward County, and pay close attention to what those hotel visitor numbers actually are -and are revealing- Sunny.org, the Greater Fort 
Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the trend in Broward County is neither positive or encouraging. https://www.sunny.org/vital-stats/

There has been a DECREASE in average hotel occupancy for 9 of the last 12 months for which there are records; one month was ZERO, so I counted that as a negative.

Meanwhile in Las Vegas... The Associated Press has news of a very different kind: 
 Report: Las Vegas Draws More Millennial, First-time Visitors

A third of Las Vegas tourists last year were millennials — those between 18 to 35 — up from less than a quarter in 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and released Wednesday...



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