Tourist numbers continue surge

Double-digit increase from 2012

Tourist visits to Mammoth continue to outpace last year’s numbers, according to the newest monthly tracking report from Mammoth Lakes Tourism.

Room occupancy in May averaged 22.9 percent, up 34.1 percent from the 17.1 percent registered in 2012. 

The actual revenue per available room also was up, by 36.7 percent. The revenue figure was $30 per room, up from $22 a year ago.

June numbers also looked promising, with occupancy numbers at 23.5 percent, up 25.5 percent from last year, and with the revenue per available room up 44.7 percent to $32 a room.

In the six months previous to the report, occupancy averaged 40.7 percent, up from 32.3 percent in 2012.

“Pacing” projections, which deal with actual rooms booked, looked promising for the next six months, with projections showing a 15.6 percent occupancy rate, compared to 13.8 percent last year.

May summer enplanements, meanwhile, showed virtually no change from a year ago, and June enplanements, as of June 18, were off slightly, to 49.9 percent load factor versus 53.9 percent load factor in June 2012.