(Oranjestad – November 6 2018).
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Las Vegas saw the volume of visitors decrease by 3.1% in September 2018, falling from 3,566,700 visitors in September 2017 to 3,457,500 arrivals in September 2018.
Las Vegas had 147,802 hotel rooms in September (up 0.7% compared with September 2017) and achieved an average city-wide room occupancy of 87.4% (down 3.7 percentage points compared with September 2017), an ADR of $136.23, (down 2.2% compared with September 2017) and a RevPar of $119.07, down 6.2% also compared with September 2017.
Through the first nine months of 2018 Las Vegas saw a 1.3% decrease in the volume of visitors, falling from 32,114,500 arrivals in the first nine months of 2017 to 31,690,100 visitors in the same nine months of 2018.
Las Vegas achieved an average city-wide room occupancy of 88.8% in the first nine months of 2018 (down 1.4 percentage points compared with the same nine months of 2017), an ADR of $127.25, (down 0.5% compared with 2017) and a RevPar of $113.73, down 2.1%, also compared with the same nine months of 2017.
Jim Hepple is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aruba and is Managing Director of Tourism Analytics.