After two years of declining visitor counts, the number of visitors to Mesquite in April improved by 1.3 percent to 123,900 people. Both April 2017 and 2018 saw declines from previous years in comparisons.
All other categories of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority report also showed positive increases for Mesquite in a year-to-year comparison.
Mesquite’s gross gaming revenues increased by $470,000 or 4 percent in April compared to last year. The monthly take came in at $12.232 million bringing the four-month total so far this year to $46.573 million.
That percentage increase was the best in all of Clark County where all other reporting stations except one, had decreases in gaming revenues. Downtown Las Vegas was up 2.1 percent.
Gaming revenues in all of Clark County decreased 2 percent. Boulder Strip casinos were down a slight 0.2 percent, the Las Vegas Strip decreased 3.5 percent and Laughlin casinos had a drop of 2.7 percent in gaming revenues.
Mesquite’s total occupancy rates increased from 86.9 percent last year to 88.4 percent this year. Total room nights occupied in Mesquite’s hotels increased 1.2 percent to 50,000 compared to April 2018’s number of 49,400.
Average daily room rates in Mesquite increased 8.2 percent to $68.34 while revenues per available room jumped 10.0 percent to $60.41. Last year’s rates were $63.18 and $54.90 respectively.
Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border increased 5.1 percent to 30,129 vehicles every day. Average daily auto traffic on all major highways into Las Vegas increased 6.2 percent with traffic on I-15 at the Nevada California border also increasing 6.3 percent from April 2018.
Airplane passengers in Laughlin increased 5.2 percent to 24,414 while average daily auto traffic on Highway 163 increased 2.6 percent to 5,629 vehicles a day.
Laughlin’s visitor volume report showed a decline in its visitor count with a 4.6 percent drop to 160,200 people. Total occupancy decreased 3.5 percent to 67.2 percent. Total room nights occupied also decreased 5.9 percent.
ADR rates in Laughlin decreased 2.9 percent to $54.37 while RevPAR fell 7.7 percent to $36.54. Last year’s rates were $55.97 and $39.57 respectively.
Visitor volumes in Las Vegas fell slightly in a year-to-year comparison coming in at 3.542 million people. That’s an decrease of 0.2 percent from April 2018. Total room nights occupied in Vegas hotels and motels rose a slight 0.6 percent.