The event saw Abu Dhabi Airports Company officially handed over to Las Vegas for 2013.
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas McCarran International Airport will co-host the 19th World Route Development Forum which will take place from 5th – 8th October 2013.
Cathy Tull, Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority said: “Las Vegas is the entertainment and convention capital of the world with nearly 5 million convention visitors last year, and we are seeing strong growth in international and high-end visitors. We are very excited to be the first World Routes host destination in the United States.”
Las Vegas has 150,000 hotel rooms, most of which are within a 15 minute drive to McCarran International Airport. 40 million visitors are expected to visit Las Vegas in 2012. McCarran International Airport opened its new Terminal 3 on 27 June this year. It provides the airport with an additional seven international and seven national gates and increases the airport’s capacity to 53m arriving and departing passengers per year. The airport expects 43m passengers in 2012, compared to 41.5m last year.