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How can one know when Vegas is busy?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by notfromconcentrate, May 28, 2017.

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  1. notfromconcentrate

    notfromconcentrate Connoisseur of dive casinos and obnoxious outfits

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    What I'm sure we've all encountered at one point or another is a pattern of very high hotel and flight prices for specific periods of time. This is usually correlated with a certain convention being in town, or some event taking place such as a concert.

    Since the average person cannot (generally) be expected to keep abreast of all of the major things going down in Las Vegas, is there any central "source" that might suggest when good/bad times to go might be? Or is it just a matter of playing the good old "shift the dates and hope for the best" game?
     
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    Calder High-Roller

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    I googled 'Las Vegas Covention Schedule,' got this
     
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    bnlphan Degenerate In Training

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    I've seen articles that say on such and such date las vegas has x% occupancy so I am assuming there's a calendar out there somewhere with all these stats. Certainly would like to see it.
     
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    I always look at the convention calendar mentioned above.
     
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    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    You have to assume that all holiday weekends will be busy, thats when people are off work so it makes sense. There will always be conventions there nut only a handful will fully impact the town as there are just so many rooms. The big one around new years every year is one.

    same with things like the nascar race, that will really impact downtown because its closer to the track.

    I just look at the rate calenders and pick my dates by those, they will be the easiest way of telling how busy they will be.
     
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    LondonCalling Low-Roller

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    I like to use total rewards room rate calendar to indicate when busy times are expected ie highest room rates indicates expected business such as CES conference second week in Jan 2018
     
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    that is what I use also. Just look at rates
     
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    roycpa High-Roller

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    The convention calendar/schedule is a big help. If you want general info - the slowest times are July & August when it's ungodly hot. Also, December, after the Rodeo concludes, all the way up to Christmas is pretty slow.
     
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    The convention schedule helps. The months with nice and comfortable weather like May, September and October can draw a ton of business on their own but that's also when the bigger conventions like to schedule. It's not as easy to track the special events like boxing or festivals but that's the third leg. The some of the biggest ones are March Madness, SuperBowl, EDC, Derby/Cinco De Mayo weekend, the Mexican Independence Day fight, Nascar Weekend, the marathon and IHeart Music Festival.
     
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    Well, uh, look out the window, if there are crowds of people out there, it's busy. If not, it's not. :)

    If the buffet line snakes back and forth ad infinitum, it's busy. If not, it's not. :)

    Oh? That's not what you meant? :) :)
     
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  11. woodsie

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    The best indicators bar none are room rate calendars themselves.
     
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    I've seen it at its busiest during these times:
    • March Madness (NCAA Basketball Tournament)
    • Spring Break
    • Superbowl (early Feb weekend)
    • New Years
    • Holiday Weekends (e.g. Memorial Day or Labor Day for USA with the extra day or two on the weekend)
    • A few big conferences - CES (early Jan) and Adult Entertainment Show (mid Jan)
    • Thanksgiving
     
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    All good answers here. Busiest: Most weekends, holidays, anytime a large convention/sporting event/special event (ie CES, PBR, etc) that attracts a lot of people is in town. Summer is slowest, especially August, but also the hottest.
     
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