Las Vegas Tourism Dips Following October 1 Tragedy

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The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has compiled tourism and visitation statistics from October. As one might expect, most indicators are down in the wake of the October 1 incident. Compared to October 2016, visitor volume is down 4.2%, citywide occupancy is down 2.7% and room nights fell by 4%. As noted previously on our blog, the Strip saw a 6% dip in gaming revenue, which drove the county to see a slight loss as well.

It was not all bad news, though. McCarran passenger volume was up 1.5% and hit a new record, conventions held was essentially flat and convention attendance was up 35.9% – driven in part by several shows rotating back to Las Vegas. Here’s some more details, in a more visually appealing format, courtesy of LVCVA:

To dive more into the stats, head over the LVCVA’s website.