Las Vegas conjures up visions of mega complex extravagant, exciting and colorful; flashing neon lights; hot, desert weather; slot machines; showgirls; and funny. Las Vegas is no longer limited to gambling. Today, Las Vegas has world-class restaurants, unique shops, headline entertainment, spas, golf, tennis, and resorts. elaborate pool. If you are planning to go to Las Vegas, here are some tips to save you money.
Pack it up
Planning a trip to Las Vegas is not necessarily difficult. Often the best prices are found by booking a package with a tour operator that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation and transportation to and from the airport, all for a single price. These packages often include charter flights and are often non-stop flights. There is something festive about a plane full of vacationers who are all headed for Vegas. Charter flights require a bit of flexibility, as they generally do not operate every day, but the rewards can represent up to 40% savings.
Book early; Book late
The paradox of Las Vegas travel planning is that the best rates almost always go to travelers who book very early or very late. Tour operators, airlines and hotels reward those who paid for their trips early and help tour operators meet their booking goals. Conversely, they tend to panic within about 21 days of their departure, fearing that they will not be able to sell all of their seats or rooms, and therefore reduce prices considerably. An example of this is the large discounts offered via the Internet for travelers who can book on Wednesday and travel on Friday or Saturday. The problem, of course, is that not all cities are offered in a given week.
Take advantage of Freebies
Las Vegas is famous for its "comps". You don't need to be a big player to qualify for the gifts. Most casinos have some type of frequent player club. Do not be shy. Register as soon as you arrive and be sure to insert your card into the slot machine or show it to the head of the pits to play at the table. Rewards can range from free meals and gifts to free hotel nights.
Check out the coupon books when you make your reservation and when you check in at the Las Vegas resort. Many tour operators and most hotels offer a value book with special drinks and meals for two, match play coupons and other special offers. Do not leave this bet on the table.
Off season travel
It's hard to imagine that the thousands of hotel rooms in Las Vegas can all be full at certain times of the year, but they are. Las Vegas is one of the busiest convention destinations in the world. These mega-shows take place primarily from early spring to late fall, with a break during the hottest middle of summer. Book your trip in early January or mid-July for a lower price.
Planning a trip to Las Vegas had to be stressful. Information on online travel, a good travel agent, and a little flexibility can go a long way in planning a memorable and enjoyable trip to Las Vegas. Do not be too long. Start planning your trip today.