The bright lights and the loud sounds of the Strip has always drawn tourists and those seeking excitement and adventure to the state of Nevada; however, there several factors that may discourage tourists from ever visiting which necessitates the availability of vacation packages to Las Vegas. These discouraging factors include the climate of area, the location of the city and limited transportation to the city, and the expenses associated with such travel. Added to these rather tangible factors is the overall impression that Las Vegas, due to its glamour and glitz, might be too much for the average tourist. The city is, in essence, too intimidating. Vacation packages make it much easier for the average tourist, thereby making a trip more affordable and less intimidating.
Many visitors do not realize until they step off of the plane, or out of the air conditioned bus that Las Vegas is located in the middle of one of the hottest deserts in the continental United States. Temperatures average almost ninety degrees Fahrenheit and reach well above one hundred degrees in the heat of the summer sun. Why such a city is located in such an inhospitable place is anyone’s guess. However, due to the legalization of gambling, people flock to this desert by the millions. Despite all of these visitors, though, the hotels and other attractions still see room for improvement. Therefore they put together packages that will bring tourists to the casinos, even in the hottest months, by discounting lodgings, food, and entertainment.
Until recently getting to Las Vegas has been a difficult process. Planes into their airport were few and tickets were expensive. Buses provided a regular route from large cities that lay within a few hundred miles of the Strip, but these long trips often through long, dry deserts and over treacherous mountain ranges. Even today traveling to the city of Las Vegas is uncomfortable, if not has difficult. Therefore, hotels and other attractions have put together packages that oftentimes include a method of transportation into the city. This helps to eliminate the excuse of finding access to the remote desert from a potential tourist’s list of excuses for skipping the weekend in a casino.
All of the preceding factors are tangible – the heat, the climate, and the location. However, there is a much less tangible reason that many individuals might never make a trip to this wonderful city. This reason is the sense that Las Vegas, with its twenty-four hour a day lifestyle, its celebrities, its bright lights and spectacular shows, might be too much for the average person. Simply walking down the Strip for many people can be overwhelming and even a little scary. Many potential tourists are simply to overwhelmed to even consider a trip to the city. With the creation and promotion of vacation packages to Las Vegas, the trip becomes much less intimidation because all of the details (transportation, room booking, and the entertainment) are typically included. Therefore all an individual needs to do is to decide which package is right for them.
In this way a vacation package can further increase tourism to Las Vegas, Nevada.