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June 22, 2021

Convention attendance fell 16.4 % year-over-year

Las Vegas sees 10 % drop in visitors

(US).- The number of visitors to Las Vegas in November dropped nearly 10 % compared to a year ago, according to numbers released this week by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.


he LVCVA reported that 2,821,629 people visited the city in November, which is down from 3,129,508 visitors in November 2007. Hotel occupancy suffered, falling from about 87 % to about 79 % in the past year.

The average daily room rate fell more than 8 %, from us$ 118.45 to us$ 108.80, the LVCVA reported. The number of room nights in November fell to about 3.27 million, a decrease of 6 %.

Convention attendance fell 16.4 % year-over-year, dropping from 602,605 visitors in November 2007 to 503,545 this past November. The number of conventions and meetings in Las Vegas declined nearly 14 %.

Traffic at McCarran International Airport also took a tumble. The LVCVA reported that Las Vegas had about 3.2 million air passengers deplane or board an aircraft, which is down 14.7 % from November 2007.

Traffic on all major Las Vegas area highways was down 5.5 %, while traffic at the California line on Interstate 15 had fallen 4.4 %, the LVCVA said. Las Vegas had 34,741,853 visitors through the first 11 months of last year, down from 36,120,930 visitors during the same time in 2007.

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