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.