Las Vegas Visitors Expected to Spend More on Las Vegas 4th of July Celebrations
February 9, 2014 06:36 PM
About 292,000 visitors are expected to come to Las Vegas for the Fourth of July celebrations, up from 283,000 last year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. They also expect an average $179 million coming in from these visits, also up from $173 million last year.
The city will be near to bursting, as hotel room occupancy all over Las Vegas is estimated to be at 92%, compared to last year’s 89.4%. This is despite the additional 2,995 rooms newly added to Cosmopolitan.
It’s no surprise that Las Vegas is a magnet for tourists, especially on weekends associated with lots of fireworks displays. Priceline’s annual Top 50 destinations for the Fourth of July holidays places Las Vegas at the number 8 spot. Travelocity and Orbitz ranks Las Vegas fourth on their list. Other cities expected to have lots of tourists are New York, Orlando and Boston.
One of the reasons tourists are drawn to Las Vegas might be the low room rates, with some of the best deals anywhere for hotel room reservations, according to Orbitz. Bookings tallied before June 12 on their website show that July 1 to 5 travelers have average room rates of $95, down 24% from last year’s $118.
Bookings in other websites may show different results, as there are specific deals that each makes with their partner hotels. Booking windows also play a part in this, as some may have longer reservation windows than others.
Airfare rates are also down for this weekend, 9% lower than last year. Though fuel prices have climbed, Las Vegas still has a lot of lift so tickets remain affordable even during this summer. The other eight destinations on Priceline’s list saw an increase on airfares.
Las Vegas is sure to dazzle the visitors making their way for the Fourth of July celebrations.
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