May 26 - Young Adults Flock to Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend [2012]

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 6 years ago '12        #1
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May 26 - Young Adults Flock to Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend [2012]
 

 

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While millions of Americans are still expected to take the highways for the Memorial Day weekend, the slight economic recovery of the past year isn’t expected to give a major boost to visitor numbers in Las Vegas.

AAA says it expects 34.8 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, a 1.2 percent increase from a year ago but an almost identical number to 2010.

AAA’s Mountain region, which includes Nevada, is expected to have a slightly higher increase in travelers than the nation as a whole, with 11.7 percent of the region’s population traveling, as opposed to 11 percent of the national population.

That means 2.5 million people in the region will be traveling. Combined with the 4.18 million Californians who are expected to travel, it will be a busy weekend in Las Vegas, but not abnormal.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitor Authority expects 321,000 visitors to be in town this weekend. That’s just a 0.6 percent increase from a year ago, but those visitors are expected to have a $203.4 million nongaming impact, a 1 percent increase from last year.

All those visitors are expected to boost the city’s room occupancy rate to 95 percent, a half-percentage point decrease from 2011, due to shifting room counts.

While 95 percent occupancy sounds high, it is not far above average for a weekend in Las Vegas. Weekend occupancy in April was 94.4 percent, and in May 2011, it was 94.2 percent.

Room rates listed on Vegas.com, a sister company of the Sun, are slightly higher than normal but are far below rates seen on big event weekends, such as NASCAR or before the Consumer Electronics Show.

Rooms on the Strip are available Saturday night for as low as $165 at Imperial Palace or as much as $699 at Encore, according to Vegas.com.

It may be a sign of the still-weak economy that people are not spending more, AAA said.

“High debt burdens, gasoline prices and uncertainties regarding the strength of the current economic recovery have not deterred Mountain West residents from holiday travel,” said AAA spokeswoman Cynthia Harris in a statement. “But many consumers intend to cut back on the distance they travel, as well on entertainment expenses, to compensate for reduced travel budgets. Others will be opting for backyard barbeques, a staple of this three-day holiday weekend.”

In its survey, AAA found that 59 percent of travelers said the main purpose of their trip would be to visit friends and relatives.

But the good news for Las Vegas is that 26 percent of those surveyed said they planned to check out the nightlife of their destinations and 11 percent of respondents planned to gamble over the weekend. The nightlife number is a 2 percent decrease from last year, but the gambling number is up 4 percent.

However, just 9 percent of survey respondents plan to spend more this year than last year, AAA said.

Nationally, travelers plan to spend $702 over the weekend, almost identical to last year, but in the Mountain region, they only plan to spend $652, the auto club said.

Most of that money will go to food and lodging.

If your girl in Miami or Vegas this weekend... #thatsnotyourgirl
How many of my BX homies flockin to Vegas for the long weekend?! image

46 comments for "May 26 - Young Adults Flock to Las Vegas for Memorial Day Weekend [2012]"

 6 years ago '08        #2
SlickJ101 25 heat pts25
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I wish. I miss you, Las Vegas.
 6 years ago '10        #3
zaneduson 8 heat pts
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my city! i promote for the clubs and pools out here. holla at me if you trying come through and ball out at the club. SOOOOO MUCH a.ss AND TITTY OUT HERE RIGHT NOW PLEHBOI
 05-27-2012, 06:33 AM         #4
Sam Rothstein 
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Lately I've been avoiding the crowds, I'd rather go when there isn't a holiday.
 6 years ago '12        #5
SHADOW 327 heat pts327 OP
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 zaneduson said:
my city! i promote for the clubs and pools out here. holla at me if you trying come through and ball out at the club. SOOOOO MUCH a.ss AND TITTY OUT HERE RIGHT NOW PLEHBOI
 6 years ago '10        #6
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 zaneduson said:
my city! i promote for the clubs and pools out here. holla at me if you trying come through and ball out at the club. SOOOOO MUCH a.ss AND TITTY OUT HERE RIGHT NOW PLEHBOI
yo i'm moving out there in 2 months for 2 years for school. whats the living situation there? going to be going to school in henderson. imma get at you in a few weeks when i get there. i'm a student so i can't ball, but hopefully you can hook it up.
 6 years ago '05        #7
dizzle trizzle 7 heat pts
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i went last year before thanksgiving, stayed at the ph towers sh*t was amazing, i might go again but i want to go somewhere else this time for a get away, never been to LA, but i would like to go to another countrie this time, austraila or japan
 6 years ago '05        #8
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Man I went last year for memorial...best thing I did in 2011

From Tryst to Marquee to Rehab to XS...AMAZING weekend...

Stayed at the NY to save on the on the room but honestly I barely slept the first few nights...can't wait to go back man
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Smh studying for boards now
 6 years ago '12        #9
SHADOW 327 heat pts327 OP
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according to twitter I heard that Mandalay Bay is stuffed with NBA players this weekend
 6 years ago '05        #10
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 WADECOUNTY said:
according to twitter I heard that Mandalay Bay is stuffed with NBA players this weekend
Why Mandalay bay? It's like at the end of the strip away from all the action...

Memorial day weekend was packed with athletes though....your be walking by NFL players not even realize it
 6 years ago '10        #11
Figueroa 35 heat pts35
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vegas always go hard
 6 years ago '10        #12
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Down here, we hit up LA for the casinos by the Gulf coast.
Lake Charles, Coushatta, Delta Downs, you already know how I lost $60...
 6 years ago '04        #13
Franchise08 69 heat pts69
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Yep while our soldiers are dying oversees for pointless wars we spend memorial day partying going to Vegas, and bbqing....so cut away from the realities of war, sad.
 6 years ago '07        #14
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 Sam Rothstein said:
Lately I've been avoiding the crowds, I'd rather go when there isn't a holiday.
this.i been to both vegas and miami for memorial weekend had more fun in vegas.

them pool parties was
 6 years ago '06        #15
Yung Dilla 1498 heat pts1498
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I was supposed to drive down with some of my n*ggas got on the highway traffic was a bi*ch like i literally was in the same area for a hour got off went right back to culver city ca lol!!!
 6 years ago '07        #16
JamcnPrettyboy 98 heat pts98
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thats why i don't go on vacation on holidays. don't like to deal with crowds of people.

better to go to vegas in the fall.
 6 years ago '07        #17
Deniro732 10 heat pts10
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@ anyone being surprised by this..vegas always pops tough for memorial day, it's a given just like miami pops the same way during the holiday weekend ..vegas is dope but is overrated like a muthafu*kaaaaa
 6 years ago '05        #18
DipsetSoulja 6 heat pts
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 zaneduson said:
my city! i promote for the clubs and pools out here. holla at me if you trying come through and ball out at the club. SOOOOO MUCH a.ss AND TITTY OUT HERE RIGHT NOW PLEHBOI
word? What clubs?? I'm prolly goin out to Vegas within a month.
 6 years ago '08        #19
MADIA 
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 Deniro732 said:
@ anyone being surprised by this..vegas always pops tough for memorial day, it's a given just like miami pops the same way during the holiday weekend ..vegas is dope but is overrated like a muthafu*kaaaaa
word why is this news?

THIS JUST IN:
people go to vegas for holiday weekends.
 6 years ago '09        #20
jerryballa 
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 dizzle trizzle said:
i went last year before thanksgiving, stayed at the ph towers sh*t was amazing, i might go again but i want to go somewhere else this time for a get away, never been to LA, but i would like to go to another countrie this time, austraila or japan

same place i stayed at, exceeded my expectations place was dope as fu*k


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