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Revelers pour into Las Vegas to ring in 2017

Around 320,000 people are in Las Vegas for the New Year's weekend which is more than in previous years.

Typically, the Strip sees upwards of 90 percent occupancy to close out the year. This year is no different. Most hotels are nearly sold out. The occupancy is just over 98 percent. for New Year's Eve. More than 145,000 rooms have been booked.

With that many people in Las Vegas, it means the airport, resorts and nearly every entertainment venue is going to be jam packed.

"Happy New Years," said Gloria Williams, who is visiting from Los Angeles and plans to ring in the New Year in Las Vegas.

"Oh we're going to be partying with Elton John. We're going to crank it in 2017 with whatever he wants to sing. We got it. We're ready," she said.

Williams is among the many Californians who help make up the more than 300,000 visitors who will celebrate the New Year in Las Vegas.

"We have extra staff on hand to help people get to where they need to go," said Christine Crews, McCarran International Airport.

With more than a half-million people expected to come and go from McCarran International Airport this weekend, airport staff is staying busy.

"How could you not be in good spirits. You're landing in Las Vegas for New Year's Eve," Crews said.

Direct visitor spending is expected to hit $215 million.

'It was kind of last minute. Let's say in the last 72 hours," said Marie Lemelle who decided there's no place she would rather be than Las Vegas to ring in 2017.

"It never stops. It never stops. Day and night, there is so much to do, great food, great people."

As she looks to celebrate in style this weekend, she's also focused on her outlook for 2017.

"Just to be true to yourself. Love what you do and if you don't love what you're doing, stop doing it," she said.

If you're thinking about getting a room. We found rooms online ranging from $200 to $500 on the Las Vegas Strip.