When people think of Vegas they think of spending money and gambling.
The thing is that you don’t need to spend a fortune planning a Las Vegas vacation.
Here are a few best kept travel secrets for finding cheap travel deals to Las Vegas.
Plan your Las Vegas trip during the week rather than weekends. Decide how long you want to stay in Vegas for.
Many hotels offer lower room rates the longer you stay. Many of the downtown casinos and hotels are cheaper than accommodation on the Strip.
Look into hotels that are not on Las Vegas Boulevard. They have bargain room rates.
If you are staying for a week then ask what the weekly room rate is. Plan your Vegas trip well ahead to get the best rates. Most Vegas hotels have an incredible 90 percent occupancy rate. An incredible 63 percent of Las Vegas visitors book at least two weeks in advance.
Look out for hotels offering a free night if you stay for three or more nights in Vegas. Book your hotel on an airline website.
Download Travel Axe where you can search around 20 websites to help you find the cheapest Vegas deals. You can download it for free at http://www.travelaxe.com
TIP: If you call the hotel with your Travel Axe deal they will usually try and beat their offer. Check to see if your planned trip coincides with any major conventions or popular events, etc, on at the same time. If a convention is on at the same time it could be impossible to find a room.
Some conventions have attendees of more than 50,000.
Here are some conventions and popular events to look out for:
January – Consumer Electronics Show
February – Men’s Apparel Guild in California (MAGIC)
March – NASCAR
April – National Association of Broadcasters, World Series Poker, Clark County Fair and Rodeo, Fremont Street Mardi Gras, City of Light Jazz Festival
May – Networld + Interop (high-tech), EA Sports Supercross, Cinco de Mayo, Summer Jam, Stars, Cars & Guitars Motorhead Festival, Jazz in the Park
June – Jazz Festival, International Truck Show
July – Fourth of July Fireworks
August – MAGIC, Newport Pacific Jazz Festival
November – Softbank Comdex (software and high-tech)
December – National Finals Rodeo
It’s a good idea to contact the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89109, PHONE: 702/892-0711, FAX: 702/892-2824) to find out who or what will be in town at the time you’re planning to visit. Also check out their website at http://www.lvcva.com/meetings/convention-calendar.jsp for comprehensive information about conventions occurring in Las Vegas throughout the year. For additional information from the official tourism website for Las Vegas visit http://www.visitlasvegas.com/vegas/index.jsp
It goes without saying that you will usually get a discount hotel rate in Las Vegas if you plan and book your vacation well in advance. However, planning a last-minute Vegas trip doesn’t mean that youMUST pay top prices. It is, in fact, very easy to find discount Las Vegas hotel rooms with a little pre-planning.
Another way you can maximize your Vegas vacation dollars is by taking a little time to research getting a cheap airfare to Las Vegas and special Las Vegas flight deals.
If you are prepared to put in a little effort you can find cheap deals. Thankfully the Internet makes that task very easy.
Before you even sit down in front of a computer and make a booking it is important to note the best times to visit Vegas.
November, December and January are known to be the quieter times to visit. Other times of the year when you will get the best prices are weekdays which are usually half weekend prices, two weeks before Christmas, in the middle of summer and August and December.
The easiest way to find out whether Vegas is “sold out” when you want to vacation there contact the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority on 702-892-0711.
Decide how long you want to stay there for. Many hotels offer lower room rates the longer you stay.
Many of the downtown casinos and hotels are cheaper than accommodation on the Strip.
Look out for hotels offering a free night if you stay for three or more nights there.
Check to see if your planned trip coincides with any major conventions or popular events, etc, on at the same time. If a convention is on at the same time it could be impossible to find a room. Some conventions have attendees of more than 50,000.
Visit http://www.vegasrooms.com/convention.htm to find out what conventions are booked for the whole year.
As much as possible try and plan your Vegas trip well ahead to get the best rates. Most hotels have an incredible 90 percent occupancy rate with 63 percent of visitors booking at least two weeks in advance. As over 35 million people visit Vegas every year, you really have a lot of competition with other travellers if you are inflexible about precisely when your vacation in Vegas will be.
I’ve just done an experiment and I just saved an amazing $544.00 planning a discount Las Vegas vacation. It really shows how much money can be saved by spending time doing a few minutes research planning your holiday.
I went looking for the best Las Vegas hotel and air deal that I could find in under 10 minutes on the internet.
Here is a rundown of what I managed to do in under 10 minutes and how I saved $544.00.
I started off at one prominent Las Vegas website and got the following deal: Depart two adults San Antonio 30 September 2006, depart Las Vegas 6 October 2006; accommodation at Harrah’s hotel and flight included $776.50 per person – a total of $1553.00.
I then went to the Harrah’s website and it gave me accommodation for two adults for the same dates as above for a total of $1110.00, and that doesn’t include the flight price. That’s $550 per person just for accommodation at Harrah’s alone.
I then went to another website recommended in The 2006 Guide To Cheap Discount Vegas Vacations and it gave me a total cost for flight and Harrah’s accommodation of $593.50 per person (flight and accommodation included) for a total of $1187.00
I then went to another travel website and it gave me a total cost for flight and accommodation of $503.19 per person for a total cost of $1106.38.
If I had booked my vacation at the first website I went to I would have paid $544.00 more than I needed to pay.
In 10 minutes I managed to save an INCREDIBLE $544.00 ($272 per person) planning a Las Vegas vacation package.
All budget travellers can save that kind of money by using the same travel websites and travel search engines that I used to plan your Las Vegas vacation.
It’s not every day that anyone can earn $544.00 in 10 minutes so what are you waiting for?
It is possible to plan a cheap, discount Las Vegas vacation that will cost you next to nothing. Everything from cheap hotels, cheap airfares, cheap car rental. By spending a little time improving your knowledge about your Vegas vacation destination you can end up saving hundreds on your trip – and having more money to burn.