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Yahoo Poll: Las Vegas the most overrated travel destination in the world

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Viva Las Vegas, Apr 12, 2015.

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  1. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    Yahoo Travel, today's worst person in the world............

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    Yahoo Travel recently conducted a survey asking people to name the most overrated city. Of the 2,000 people we talked to, 28 percent said that Las Vegas wasn’t really worth the visit.

    Las Vegas — 28%

    New York City — 18%

    Miami — 14%

    Paris — 11%

    Dubai — 7%

    Honolulu — 6%

    London — 3%

    Bora Bora — 2%

    Rome — 2%

    Sydney — 2%

    Other — 5%
     
  2. sigsev

    sigsev Low-Roller

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    That looks like a list of places I love to visit. Except Rome.
     
  3. Kickin

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    I just took a poll of everyone sitting in my chair right now and 100% of respondents considered Yahoo to be the most overrated internet site.
     
  4. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    People that don't gamble mostly hate Vegas because as far as they are concerned, you only go to gamble. Can't tell you how many people like that I've talked to. I'm surprised it's not higher.
     
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  5. TXactuarial

    TXactuarial Low-Roller

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    The problem with this poll is that it is missing denominators. So 28% said Vegas is overrated, but how many have been to those other places? Assuming that poll was taken in the US, the list seems to have negative correlation with cost of travel.
     
  6. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    So 18% were not really that impressed with New York City.

    Are these the people you would trust with vacation tips?
     
  7. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    I respectfully disagree.

    Vegas is the most AMAZING PLACE ON EARTH!!!!!
     
  8. shokhead

    shokhead I'm no big spender!

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    :beer::drunk::beer:
     
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  9. stackinchips

    stackinchips High-Roller

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    Yep, lots of things go into this:

    Probably a survey of people in the US. That's why the three highest are all in the US. Not many people have been to Paris or Rome, let alone Dubai, Bora Bora, etc.

    The gambling thing is also very true. For some people, they think that's all Vegas has to offer.

    There was also a comment on the article along the lines of how some people "expect to have their vacation fun happen to them". They book a trip, do no research, have no plans, then get to said destination and expect the fun/pleasure to come up and hit them in the face. If you book the cheapest accommodations available, then show up expecting to get a penthouse suite because you've seen all these travel channel shows, you'll be sorely disappointed. Moreso when you're not willing to get out and explore the different resorts, sights, shows, restaurants, etc. There's plenty to see and do in Vegas, but many aren't outgoing enough to find it/do it.

    I'm sure there is also a good chunk of people who went to Vegas with little to no gambling experience or knowledge, thought they were going to go big and blew more money than they thought because they thought they were going to hit a big score, and that leaves a sour taste in their mouth.

    I've always said that Vegas is a unique town because there is something for everyone and a million different ways to "do" Vegas. I know that many people don't LOVE Vegas, but the ones who have been and hated it, didn't do it right. My BIL doesn't like to gamble and hates Vegas because of it. He loves to go to warm places though and lounge around the pool and have cocktails. Of course the only time he was in Vegas he stayed at Harrah's of all places with a bunch of guys who gambled the whole time. Had he stayed at MB, he probably would have had a blast.
     
  10. Krh2o

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    That's not that surprising of a number. If you don't really like gambling or clubs......

    If you don't have status w the casino you wait a long time to check in.

    The cheap room prices lead you to believe Vegas isn't an expensive town. Unless your eating at McDonalds or Earl of Sandwich every meal it is expensive.

    Unless your at a high end property your getting harassed for a time share, sometimes every time yo go to your elevator. And if you sign up for a timeshare then your def not liking your vacation.

    You walk out of your hotel and you see all the dirty Olafs and cheap transformer characters. Walkways blocked with people standing around as a guy spends 5 minutes hyping his buddy jumping over 2 people.

    There are some warts on this great town. If you don't enjoy some of the things its the only city that can offer, then I can see how you won't like your trip.
     
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    Some people will just never understand, but that is ok, it may help keep the crowds away.
     
  12. engicedave

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    Overrated based on what?

    If you think NYC is "overrated," you really aren't much of a traveller

    Even if you removed gambling from the equation altogether, you still have large, polished and well appointed accommodations (as well as inexpensive ones), an active night life, premier spa and relaxation services, wonderful pools and some with massive pool parties weekly, and then you have the local sites from Hoover Dam to Valley of Fire to Grand Canyon to Red Rock Canyon and of course Lake Mead. Let's also not forget the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

    But NYC is "overrated?"
    These people are morons.
     
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    I forgot who said it. I think might have been Ernie Roth aka The Grand Wizard of Wrestling..
    "To those that don't understand, no explanation is possible.
    To those that do, no explanation is needed"
     
  14. UTE

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    Oh well...

    Bill
     
  15. Kickin

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    I would have picked Canton, OH.

    Everywhere I turn people talk about how beautiful and how much fun Canton is and how everyone has to go there.

    So I finally went and it was just ok.
     
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    In fairness, all the people who voted for NYC as over-rated were the same people who stood outside Rockefeller Plaza for 5 hours to get on NBC's Today show for about one second.
     
  17. Kickin

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    But you'd think after eating lunch in the heart of Times Square at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and experiencing the best of what our fair city has to offer they would view us more positively.

    Maybe hitting up Sbarro's for a real NY slice will change their minds...
     
  18. BlacklabberMike

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    maybe a dirty water hotdog or a Grays papaya ?

    buy a fake rulex
     
  19. hotreds

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    Polls are overrated.
     
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  20. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

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    Kickin, you should have asked a local where the happening places are in Canton.

    Any list of disappointing places that does not include Gatlinburg, Tennessee is bogus.
     
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