Mesquite April visitor count declines

The number of visitors to Mesquite in April declined by a slight 0.8 percent to 122,300 people. That’s the second year in a row that visitor counts in April have declined. April 2017 saw a 1.2 percent decline from the previous year. The percentage drop this year equals 1,000 people in actual count.

All other categories of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report showed positive increases for Mesquite in a year-to-year comparison.

Total occupancy rates increased from 84.3 percent last year to 86.9 percent this year. Total room nights occupied in Mesquite’s hotels increased 2.5 percent to 49,400 compared to April 2017’s number of 48,200.

Gross gaming revenues increased by $455,000 or 4.0 percent in April compared to last year. The monthly take came in at $11.762 million bringing the four-month total so far this year to $45.373 million.

Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border increased 2.1 percent to 28,676 vehicles every day.

The average daily room rate and revenue per available room (RevPAR) calculations were not available in the LVCVA report because of updated accounting rules in 2018 that have varying impacts on ADR and RevPAR calculations.

Laughlin’s visitor volume report also showed a decline in its visitor count with a 1.7 percent drop to 167,600 people. Total occupancy increased 0.4 percent to 70.5 percent. Total room nights occupied stayed even year-to-year at 208,600.

Gross gaming revenues in the riverside town increased 8.7 percent to $46.636 million for April. Airplane passengers in Laughlin decreased 1.2 percent to 23,216 while average daily auto traffic on Highway 163 increased 0.1 percent to 5,489 vehicles a day.

Visitor volumes in Las Vegas ticked up slightly in a year-to-year comparison coming in at 3.548 million people. That’s an increase of 0.1 percent from April 2017. Total room nights occupied in Vegas hotels and motels rose a slight 0.2 percent.

Gaming revenues in all of Clark County increased 8.1 percent with the Boulder Strip casinos showing the largest increase at 22.7 percent. Gaming revenues at downtown casinos also jumped double-digits with a 15.6 percent increase. Gaming revenues on the Las Vegas Strip increase 5.1 percent.

Average daily auto traffic on all major highways into Las Vegas decreased 2.8 percent with traffic on I-15 at the Nevada California border also declining 5.9 percent from April 2017.

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