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 automobile 
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, with 2.9 
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 
2.86 million.
   The automobile traffic count at Interstate 15's Yermo Inspection 
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 89.4 
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 from 120,205.
   Total room nights occupied was up 1.7 percent, to 3.2 million from 
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 515,950. 
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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