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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Las Vegas Visitor Authority for May: No Convention Attendance, Visitor Traffic Down 22% Compared to 2019

by Calculated Risk on 6/30/2021 02:35:00 PM

From the Las Vegas Visitor Authority: May 2021 Las Vegas Visitor Statistics

The upward trajectory of tourism indicators continued in May as the destination welcomed nearly 2.9M visitors, + 11.8% MoM and down roughly -22% vs. May 2019.

Hotel occupancy reached nearly 71%, up 5.3 pts MoM, as Weekend occupancy approached 88%, coming within 8.6 pts of May 2019 levels. Midweek occupancy saw gains as well, reaching 62.8%, up 4.9 pts MoM and down 25.3 pts vs. May 2019.
Las Vegas Visitor Traffic Click on graph for larger image.

The first graph shows visitor traffic for 2019 (blue), 2020 (orange) and 2021 (red).

Visitor traffic was down 22.0% compared to the same month in 2019.

Convention traffic was non-existent again in May, and was down 100% compared to May 2019.

There has been no convention traffic since March 2020.  

I'll add a graph of convention traffic once conventions start to reopen.

Note: Conventions started again in June.