Las Vegas Visitor Authority: “No Convention Attendance, Hotel Occupancy 2.8%” in May

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by Calculated Risk on 6/30/2020 02:33:00 PM

From the Las Vegas Visitor Authority: May 2020 Las Vegas Visitor Statistics

Reflecting the continued shutdown in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Las Vegas visitation in May (approx. 151k visitors) was a small fraction of typical levels.

Like April, May saw no measurable convention attendance occurring in the destination.

Occupancy for the month came in at 2.8% as most of the destination’s 148k+ hotel rooms were temporarily closed during the shutdown, while the average day rates (ADR) among the open properties neared $61.

Here is the data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

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The blue and red bars are monthly visitor traffic (left scale) for 2019 and 2020.   The dashed blue and orange lines are convention attendance (right scale). 

Convention traffic in May was down 100% compared to May 2019.

And visitor traffic was down 96% YoY.

The number of visitors will increase in June (the casinos started to reopen on June 4th), but will still be down significantly from last year.

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