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Finally, Vegas Might Be Affordable Again

April 15, 2008 at 11:35 AM | by | ()

Chicken Little is right, the sky is falling. Well, room rates are falling in Las Vegas, if that's a sign of things to come.

For years Vegas has seemed recession-proof, with conventioneers and tourists descending daily upon its neon Strip en masse. But according to the Las Vegas Sun, city officials have begun to sense the pain of rising fuel costs and a downturn in economy with a budding concern of how to continue to fill their 130,000 rooms, with another 40,000 on the way.

On the upside, family, couple and single travelers luckily are being bombarded with promotional savings, from two-for-one offers and slot credits to cheaper eats and free cocktails. And if seeing is believing, the newspaper reported these low rates: $75 at Harrah's, $69 at Bally's and just $199 at Wynn Las Vegas and the Venetian.

So in the spirit of the city's new ad campaign "Vegas Right Now," now we all can book ourselves into some of the desert island's ritziest hotels and resorts without paying the high price.

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