Skip to comments.Brits vote Las Vegas the 'overspend' capital of the world ..
Posted on 07/22/2014 7:05:18 AM PDT by C19fan
Las Vegas has been voted the overspend capital of the year and the destination most likely to encourage tourists to become too flash with their cash, according to a survey. Two thirds of Brits ranked the glitzy US city number one, followed by Paris, then New York. Venice and Ibiza make up the top five destinations where holidaymakers are most likely to part with too much cash.
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And London is so affordable.
Just came back from a conference at the Pallazo. Monster hotel with multiple mall areas and over 70 restaurants; all very high end.
Glitzy, overdone, overpriced but the number of chinese, japanese and other tourist groups coming and going with their flag bearer at the front of the group is amazing.
Got out of there with my ass and wallet intact, mostly because I was down with bronchitis during that week.
Any glamorous vacation destination can intoxicate a tourist and tempt them to overspend. Its not the destination’s fault. Its an issue of willpower and maturity.
Ha! I remember that.
The “smartest” woman in the world, and in Russian, her stupid “reset” button mistakenly said “overcharge.” The Russian was laughing as he mentioned that to her excellency.
In a separate poll...
The majority of muslims agree that, within 20 years, Great Britain will have completely fallen to the expanding ISIS Caliphate.
People can have a very affordable vacation in Las Vegas.
Try staying at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville.
There ain’t enough sequined jackets in the world that could drag me back to that place.
How’d that whole Russian “Reset” work out, Hill’?
Well, duh... It’s kinda the whole point. But if you have any amount of self control before whipping that roll of hundred dollar bills it’s possible to have probably more fun, food and frivolity per dollar spent in Vegas than in many other places.
Absolutely. I live in Vegas and rarely over spend. Of course if one gambles and eats in the hotel restaurants, shops in the casino malls... well expect to be severely separated from your money. The are so many places just off the Strip that a short cab ride will save one a lot of money to still do great shopping and dining. Too many people don’t do a little homework or planning before coming here.
I think I’ll take a pass on that one.
When I went to Vegas in 2000, it was play for comps. Don’t know if it is still that way. Whenever I go, I go to lose money this way I am not disappointed.
While traveling out west with the wife and her sister and bro-in-law from Britain, we stayed three days in Las Vegas. But we split up so both couples did separate things. When we rejoined after three days, my in-laws said they had a great time. I never did ask them how much gambling they did. When my wife and I have visited, we’ve usually avoided gambling much.
Hardly. NYC is far most costly. $50 cab ride from the airport in NYC vs $5 or so in Vegas.
Cheap hotel rooms, flights, and meals too.
Someone must’ve written their gambling losses off as “business expenses” and padded out the account.
Agreed. There's some great places out on the fringes that are a great deal. Though... I gotta say that I've found some spectacular bargains right on the strip too.
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