The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as the premier tourism and convention destination worldwide. The LVCVA also owns and operates the Las Vegas Convention Center. With approximately 150,000 hotel rooms and 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever-increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA is the official destination marketing organization for Las Vegas and earned accreditation as such by Destinations International (formerly known as DMAI) in 2007. The LVCVA also works to bring visitors to Las Vegas and Clark County by promoting and sponsoring various special events, including two annual NASCAR Cup Series weekends, Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and the Las Vegas Bowl. Las Vegas has evolved tremendously in recent years and continues to capture the world’s imagination, because what happens in Vegas, only happens in Vegas. Beyond the 24-hour-a-day casino excitement are some of the best restaurants, the most unique entertainment options, world-class sporting events and professional sports teams and venues, premier shopping and spas and fantastic golf – not to mention the greatest variety of meetings venues and resort accommodations in the world.