|VEGAS VISITOR VOLUME UP;
HOTEL OCCUPANCY DOWN IN NOVEMBER
Thursday, January 11, 2001
By JEFF SIMPSON
lasvegas.com GAMING WIRE
LAS VEGAS - Improved air passenger and California-based
counts and lower hotel occupancy were the key statistics in the Las
Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Thursday release of its
monthly summary of November 2000 tourism numbers.
Monthly visitor volume was up .9 percent in November,
million visitors compared with 2.87 million in November 1999.
The November Las Vegas scheduled airline passenger
count of 2.76
million was 8.7 percent higher than November 1999's 2.54 million. The
charter passenger count was up 12.5 percent, to 302,348 from 268,642;
total air passenger count was up 8.9 percent, to 3.11 million from
The automobile traffic count at Interstate 15's Yermo
Station between Las Vegas and Southern California was up 9.1 percent,
to 525,634 from 481,712.
November's hotel occupancy rate dropped 1.7 percent, to
percent from 91.1 percent in November 1999. Weekend occupancy was off
0.7 percent, to 93.6 percent from 94.3 percent; midweek occupancy
dropped 1 percent, to 82.9 percent from 83.9 percent.
Las Vegas' room inventory was up 2.8 percent, to 123,515
Total room nights occupied was up 1.7 percent, to 3.2
3.15 million. Tourist room nights occupied increased by 3.2 percent,
to 2.02 million from 1.95 million. Convention room nights occupied
dropped 0.9 percent, to 1.19 million from 1.20 million.
Convention attendance was up 0.5 percent, to 518,325 from
Convention economic impact increased by 3.6 percent, to $594.5
million from $574 million. The number of conventions held in Las
Vegas dropped 3 percent, to 293 from 302.
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