42.2 million people visited Las Vegas last year - that’s roughly 807,000 people per week or 3.5 million each month. McCarran Airport is the 2nd busiest in the United States for origin and destination travel. People from all over the globe come because Las Vegas is a world leader in hospitality and tourism. Las Vegas understands food and beverage, Las Vegas understands entertainment, Las Vegas understands hotels, and Las Vegas understands conventions. Last year, visitors to Las Vegas spent 34.8 billion dollars. They aren’t just coming for gaming. More and more are coming to Las Vegas for non gaming attractions such as shopping, attractions, restaurants, concerts and shows, fights, hockey games, hiking, cycling, and museums.
The Hospitality and Tourism Academy is designed to prepare students for further study and service as leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.