RENO, Nev. (August 5, 2021) – The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA) today released transient lodging and room tax statistics showing June 2021’s total of $45,219,688 as the highest Taxable Room Revenue ever recorded for the month and the second-highest ever for any month in the history of the RSCVA, trailing only the $46,663,912 generated in August 2019.
“Seeing the destination thrive during a challenging time speaks volumes about where Reno Tahoe is headed,” said Reno Tahoe President and CEO Charles Harris. “The most significant indicator from June is the fact that we had more occupied rooms in Reno Tahoe than we did in June of 2019. With Hot August Nights in full swing and other great legacy events like the National Championship Air Races and the Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off still to come, we’re hopeful this momentum will continue throughout the summer.”
In June 2021, Cash Occupied Rooms were up 0.3%, from 318,217 to 319,124, compared to June 2019. Taxable Room Revenue in Washoe County was up 22.1%, from $37,021,090 to $45,219,688, over that same time period, and Average Daily Rates (ADR) increased 21.8%, from $116.34 to $141.70, marking the highest ADR ever recorded for a single month. Due to the March 2020 pandemic shutdown of Reno Tahoe’s major resort hotels, the RSCVA is emphasizing statistical comparisons to 2019. Tourism Economics is reporting that total travel spend in the U.S. was down 15% in June 2021 compared to June 2019.
Reno Tahoe’s Historical Top 5 Months of Taxable Room Revenue:
- August 2019 $46,663,912
- June 2021 $45,219,688
- August 2018 $44,483,946
- August 2017 $44,034,254
- September 2018 $42,554,492
Reno Tahoe continues promoting responsible travel for 2021, and is continuously working with meeting, convention, trade show, and sports event planners to negotiate future group events at Washoe County event and lodging facilities. For information on how Northern Nevada is working to accommodate travel, please visit the Health and Safety pages on VisitRenoTahoe.com.
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