- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sin City is expected to see a boost in Labor Day traffic and visitors with officials estimating 315,000 people will fill most of the Las Vegas area’s 149,000 hotel rooms.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority said this week it expects tourists to spend $216 million during the three-day weekend, nearly 6 percent more than they spent last year.

Officials base traveler count and spending estimates on past data and information gathered from AAA, McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas area resorts.

The agency says 313,000 people visited last year. Based on that figure, the Nevada Department of Transportation is warning travelers of heavy traffic ahead, especially near the Las Vegas Strip.

The transportation agency estimates 60 percent of travelers to the area are likely to drive.

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