Vegas visitation up in November

Jan 19, 2010 2:40 AM


Las Vegas hosted more than 2.9 million visitors in November, an increase of 2.9 percent compared to last year.

November marks the third consecutive month of year-over-year increases in visitors, which follows eight straight months of visitation decreases.

Visitor traffic from Southern California (via I-15) increased by 1.8 percent, while airline passengers to Las Vegas increased 0.1 percent.

Hotel occupancy in Las Vegas was down 1.4 percent to 81.7 percent, although weekend occupancy increased 1 percent to 86.9 percent.

The average price of hotel guest rooms continued its slide, down about 15 percent to $92.61 per night.