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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Las Vegas Visitor Authority: No Convention Attendance, Visitor Traffic Down 57% YoY in August

by Calculated Risk on 9/30/2020 03:14:00 PM

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

With gradually more rooms opening and increased volume on weekends, the destination hosted over 1.5M visitors in August, down -57% from last year but up 6.9% from last month.

The convention segment continued to register minimal measurable volume with continued mandated restrictions on group sizes.

With open properties representing an inventory of 127,657 rooms*, total occupancy reached 42.7% for the month as weekend occupancy improved to 63.1% while midweek occupancy reached 34.4%.
* Reflects weighted average of daily room tallies
Here is the data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Las Vegas Click on graph for larger image.

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 August was down 100% compared to July 2019.

And visitor traffic was down 57% YoY.

The casinos started to reopen on June 4th (it appears about 85% of rooms have now opened).