Las Vegas visitor volume rises 7 percent in August

Las Vegas visitor volume in August at 1.53 million rose 7% or about 100,000 over July but was 57% below where the marketplace was in August 2019 when 3.5 million people came.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority released statistics Wednesday that showed the open properties represented 127,657 rooms in August with a total occupancy of 42.7% for the month. It was 63.1% during the weekend and 34.4% midweek.

The total occupancy was 87.7% in August 2019.

The average daily room rate was $99.24, a decline of 5% over July and down 18% over August 2019. The revenue per room was $42.38, down 60% over August 2019. The average daily room rate was $108.81 on the Strip in August, down 5.9% from July and 17.1% from August 2019 when it was $131.33. Downtown rates were $58.91 in August, down 1.4% from July and down 8.7% from August 2019 when it was $64.55.

The 1.73 million passengers in August at McCarran International Airport was 7.1% higher than 1.63 million in July but 61% below August 2019. The average daily passenger traffic at the I-15 border with California in August was 43,863, a decline of 1.1% from July and down 9% from August 2019.