The city of Las Vegas welcomed a record 5.17 million passengers traveling through Harry Reid International Airport during the month of October.
According to an article written by KTNV Staff on KTNV.com, not only has the number of visitors to Sin City been increasing month after month, but visitors are now paying more than ever before for hotel rooms. Prices increased by 20% from September to October, from an average of about $174 to $210 per night. Not only that, but gaming wins surpassed $1 billion dollars for the 20th consecutive month.
The volume of visitors to Las Vegas has increased by 7% during 2022 as compared to 2021, as we near pre-pandemic numbers. That’s great news for a city that depends so heavily on tourism, and takes a big hit every time there is an major event that affects travel negatively.
Of course, it is not only visitors to our fair city that utilize the airport. We locals do too. If you are one of those travelers who helped set that record in October, or any of the previous months which saw rising levels of passengers cruising through LAS, then you also know how difficult it can be to find parking. It seems that the Terminal 1 parking facility is often filled to capacity.
The KTNV.com article reports Clark County’s director of aviation, Rosemary Vassiladis, as saying that “airport staff will begin a months-long project to increase public parking options in and near the airport’s parking garages.” Vassiladis also encourages those folks who are searching for a great career opportunity to apply to join the airport staff.
It sure is nice to see that Las Vegas remains one of the top tourist destinations in the world, especially with what our city has been through the past couple of years. Let’s hope this trend continues.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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