Like the cooler-than-normal temperatures Mesquite experienced in June, the visitor volume also took a slight chill as almost all the numbers declined from a year ago.
Most categories of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority report showed negative numbers in a year-to-year comparison except for two.
Visitor volumes declined 1.4 percent from last year coming in at 110,800 people. That’s a drop of 1,600 people.
Mesquite’s visitor volume for the first six months of 2019 is down 0.4 percent, or 2,900 people, in a year-to-year comparison.
Gross gaming revenues in Mesquite increased 2.9 percent coming in at $9.739 million versus $9.464 million in June 2018. That was the lowest percentage increase in all reporting stations in Clark County.
Laughlin had an 8.4 percent increase in gaming revenues. The Las Vegas Strip gaming revenues jumped 17.7 percent, the Boulder Strip increased 9.4 percent, and downtown Las Vegas had a whopping 18.5 percent jump. Overall gaming revenues in Clark County increased 14.6 percent.
Total occupancy in Mesquite hotels increased a miniscule 0.6 percent to 80.0 percent from June 2018.
Revenue per available room (RevPAR) fell 1.1 percent from $44.56 last year to $44.09 this year. The average daily room rate (ADR) also decreased 1.8 percent from $56.12 in June 2018 to $55.11 this year.
Total room nights occupied dropped 1.5 percent to 44,700.
Average daily auto traffic on I-15 at the Nevada Arizona border increased 1.2 percent to 30,932 vehicles every day. The daily traffic counts on I-15 at the Nevada California border dropped 0.2 percent while the traffic counts on all major highways leading into Las Vegas rose 2.6 percent.
Traffic counts on Highway 163 between Arizona and Laughlin rose 1.0 percent and airplane passengers in and out of Laughlin increased 17.6 percent.
Like Mesquite, Laughlin also saw declines in its hotel-related numbers. Visitor volume fell 4.1 percent. Total occupancy was down 3.3 percent, ADR increased 0.1 percent, RevPAR dropped 4.4 percent and total room nights occupied decreased 5.3 percent.