The number of visitors to Mesquite in March remained flat in a year-to-year comparison according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).
The LVCVA reported that 133,100 people visited Mesquite in March compared to the same number in March 2018. March 2017 saw 138,800 visitors.
The only category in the report that had a negative decline was in the total room nights occupied that fell by a slight 0.1 percent from 53,800 in March 2018 to 53,700 this year.
Total occupancy rates rose a minuscule 0.4 percent from 91.5 percent last year to 91.9 percent this year.
The average daily room rate (ADR) increased 6.0 percent year-to-year from $71.75 to $76.09. Revenue per available room (RevPAR) also rose 6.5 percent to $69.93 from last year’s $65.65.
Gross gaming revenues were up 8.1 percent to $14.214 million. Last year Mesquite gaming revenues came in at $13.150 million. March’s increase was on par with two other reporting areas in the LVCVA report. The Boulder Strip had an 8.9 percent increase in its gaming revenues while downtown Las Vegas increased its gaming take by 8.7 percent.
The Las Vegas strip had a 3.8 percent decrease and Laughlin had a 4.2 percent decrease in its gaming numbers. Overall, Clark County reported a 0.6 percent decrease in gross gaming revenues in March compared to March 2018.
Laughlin had a drop of 3.4 percent in its visitor count resulting in declines in the rest of its hotel-related numbers. Total occupancy was down 2.6 percent, ADR dropped 3.3 percent, RevPAR fell 6.7 percent and total room nights occupied declined 4.5 percent.
Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border increased a slight 0.5 percent to 29,604 vehicles each day through Mesquite. Daily traffic counts on I-15 at the Nevada California border dropped 0.7 percent while the traffic counts on all major highways leading into Las Vegas were down 4.1 percent.
Traffic counts on Highway 163 between Arizona and Laughlin rose 0.5 percent and airplane passengers in and out of Laughlin increased 5.8 percent.