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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself!' started by Thickskinnedalive, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. Thickskinnedalive

    Thickskinnedalive Low-Roller

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    Great message board with tons of valuable insight and opinion. Glad to have discovered this and will make great use of it when I visit again in March.

    Question for veteran travelers. Is it better to book early 3-4 months in advance or wait until the last min for price cuts? I realize time of yr affects price but doing a quick search now and Dec is less than half the price of the first week in March for flight and room. The price discrepancy is shocking. Date not flexible since I will be meeting a friends from London and Vancouver.

    Any advice would be appreciated. :nworthy:
     
  2. dankyone

    dankyone VIP Whale

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    Book a non prepaid rate now, cancel and rebook if prices drop
     
  3. sweetcanadian

    sweetcanadian High-Roller

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    i agree with danky. the rate could be based upon what is going on. Not sure if there are major conventions during the dates your going but that has a lot to do with it sometimes.
     
  4. Piggylane

    Piggylane Well-Known Member

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    Do it now!

    First week in March is the NASCAR week. Folks will be coming in and the city will be busy, real busy. Rates will be high the closer you get and if staying on the strip or downtown is your thing the closer you get to that week the higher the rates will be.

    I've already booked my room for two weeks encompassing the race weekend. I am staying in Henderson, not in a casino hotel (SpringHill Suites because I'm on business and usually do 160 nights per year at Marriott properties). Not going to the race, though.

    If you are planning on the race, do NOT take I-15 to get there! Go East, pick up Nellis then Las Vegas Blvd. Puts you on the back side of the track with no traffic. Lamb parallels Nellis as an option. The last time I was in Vegas for the race, I did not attend, a family told me it took them nearly four hours to get back to the Paris after the race! They wished they had watched it from Lagasse's Stadium.

    Love Vancouver! I was in London last week! Hope you enjoy your trip!
     
  5. Royal Flusher

    Royal Flusher Savvy Gambler

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    Further to that, December is always a slow month once the NRF is done.

    Most places let you cancel up to 48 hours in advance, so no harm to book when you see a price you like.
     
  6. Thickskinnedalive

    Thickskinnedalive Low-Roller

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    Thanks for the advice. Saw that Nascar was there that week but had no idea it would have that massive an effect on the entire city. Should have known though because one time I was in Jacksonville Fla. and people that were there for the Daytona 500 were in our hotel and it's no where near the track. Looks like I have no choice but to bite the bullet and book it.

    Can't wait to see friends and indulge in all that is Vegas once again.


    Cheers :beer:
     
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