Las Vegas Basics
Las Vegas, commonly known as “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” is enjoyed by 37 million visitors each year. The most populous city in the state of Nevada, the city is a major convention, vacation, shopping, and entertainment destination. With a little planning, your visit to the PMA 08 International Convention and Trade Show will be one of excitement.
The United States uses 110 to 120 volts AC (60 cycles). If visiting from outside North America, you may require an electrical adapter for any electronics or appliances you want to bring. Las Vegas electrical outlets accept the standard North American plug with two flat parallel pins.
For police or medical assistance, call 911 (toll-free).
There is a 7.75 percent sales tax on purchases and a 9 percent tax on hotel rooms in Las Vegas. (An additional 2 percent is added to the room tax for certain downtown properties adjacent to and near the Freemont Street Experience).
Las Vegas is in the Pacific time zone (Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)/Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) – 8 hours).
Las Vegas’ climate is marked with hot summers, mild winters, abundant sunshine year-round and very little rainfall. In March, average temperatures range from lows of 47°F (8°C) to highs of 69°F (21°C). Average precipitation is 0.59 inches (15 mm).