Visitor volume to Las Vegas visited 4.2 percent after the Oct. 1 shooting, while convention business stayed strong, inning accordance with numbers released today by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Kevin Bagger, executive director of research study for the LVCVA, stated the decrease can be directly credited to the shooting.
“Yes, I think the shooting did have some impact on the leisure side (of the market), particularly the leisure drive side, because at the very same time we had strong convention company,” Bagger stated
October passenger count at McCarran International Airport was up 1.5 percent, and convention participation grew by 35.9 percent. At the exact same time, daily car traffic was down by 1.6 percent and hotel tenancy come by 2.7 percent.
“The decrease … was on the drive side, which’s due to the fact that it is easier to cancel a drive trip as opposed to air journey,” Bagger said.
Bagger stated he also based his conclusions on discussions with gambling establishment operators and out-of-market research study the LVCVA has carried out to understand the reaction of potential travelers to the shooting and their subsequent perceptions of Las Vegas.
The LVCVA numbers, along with others released recently, reveal the effect of the shooting on the Las Vegas economy have actually been mixed.
Earlier today, the Nevada Video gaming Control Board reported October video gaming profits on the Strip was down by 6.05 percent compared with October 2016. Profits was up, nevertheless, in every other location the board tracks in Southern Nevada.
As Bagger kept in mind, previously this month, McCarran set an all-time month-to-month record of 4.34 million travelers in October, beating the previous record count of 4.33 million embeded in July. The count was up 1.5 percent from October of 2016.