If this scene outside the Las Vegas airport on Tuesday afternoon is anything to go by, then it looks like this year’s Consumer Electronics Show really will be a quiet one.
In years past, people arriving the day before the gadget fest’s press day had to line up for at least a half hour — and often much longer — to get a cab into the city.
But today, we breezed through the neatly arranged ropes of the taxi stand, which in previous years had contained crowds of impatient conventioneers. There was hardly a wait as the row of vacant cabs seemed to far outnumber the passengers arriving.
To be sure, this is a weekday, not a weekend — as our taxi driver Victor was quick to point out. While the economic recession has taken a toll on conventions in the city as companies cut back on travel expenses, Victor says weekend traffic hasn’t changed dramatically as pleasure seekers continue to come to Sin City.
(Photo: Taxi stand at the Las Vegas airport)