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1325 clicks; posted to Business » on 06 Jun 2020 at 7:14 AM (15 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-06-06 9:17:25 AM  
The arguement here is that travelers heading to Vegas in the near future aren't being motivated by discounts to travel. People just yearn to travel right now after being cooped up. So, if all Vegas hotels keep their prices high, then the hotels can maximize their revenue given the same number of travelers. But, if one or more hotels cut their hotel rates, then those with cheaper rates will get a higher percentage of the same pool of travelers. Such a great economics / business dilemma.

I'm still going to bet on COVID-19 winning.
 
2020-06-06 9:28:10 AM  
Resort fees are still a thing? Pass.
 
2020-06-06 9:28:40 AM  
That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.
 
2020-06-06 10:07:37 AM  

LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.


TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.
 
2020-06-06 10:13:48 AM  

DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.


Don't worry, they'll just double the previous resort fees when things are back on track. Gotta watch out for those drink fees too.
 
2020-06-06 10:48:50 AM  
It's like gas prices: so low and I'm not buying gas. When I'm ready to travel and visit Vegas, it'll be like always.
 
2020-06-06 11:09:55 AM  

DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.


I was in Vegas a couple of years ago, and it was pretyt disgusting... no more free parking, all the budget places on the strip, which gave it character, were gone, and they were trying to do the same thing to downtown. Westward Ho, Stardust, Frontier... gone for developments that haven't been able to finish in years, now downtown is decimated, with fun places like Mermaids (where will I get deep-fried Oreos, now?)  and the strip joints (Glitter Gulch, sleazy as hell, and you could get a lapdance as cheap as any place in the US, unlike the more famous venues) gone. The Spike, which entertained me in yesteryears watching the locals battle it out ("Dammit, Earl, you were supposed to buy diapers with that money!" - "Shayna, just give me a few, I'll win it all back and more soon!") doesn't even have that nicotine-stained casino any more. Vegas on the cheap was an awesome spectacle back in the day.

I really miss the celebrity impersonator shows at the Ho, the cheap (and wildly fun) $1 craps tables, and the insane amounts of food and booze one could partake in. That was the appeal, that was the draw, not corporate casinos with the odds cranked way in the house's favor... not high-priced gallery shops that have dress codes and credit checks just to window shop. The ultra-wealthy have spent the last 25 years tearing down the things that make Vegas great so they can have their own exclusive playground.
 
2020-06-06 11:19:47 AM  

WhiskeySticks: DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.

Don't worry, they'll just double the previous resort fees when things are back on track. Gotta watch out for those drink fees too.


I forgot to include the second sentence of my comment, which was in my head but not in my post:  "I'm sure they will find a way to gouge people somehow."
/ The second sentence is the one that makes me look less like an arse
 
2020-06-06 11:43:52 AM  
I keep seeing ads for "great deals" to Vega$, even before Covid.  Since it is a quick flight I have looked a few times, see the resort fees and quickly close my browser.  Either include fees intin room rate or charge people when they use the pool, use the gym, get the paper etc.  Feel the same about Hawaii.
 
2020-06-06 1:15:43 PM  

Olliewog: I keep seeing ads for "great deals" to Vega$, even before Covid.  Since it is a quick flight I have looked a few times, see the resort fees and quickly close my browser.  Either include fees intin room rate or charge people when they use the pool, use the gym, get the paper etc.  Feel the same about Hawaii.


At least they have those amenities.  NYC has resort fees as well.
 
2020-06-06 1:19:44 PM  
Waived resort fees, eh?  Good.

And maybe they should do that permanently.
 
2020-06-06 1:20:16 PM  
Not sure why I said maybe...the should definitely do it.
 
2020-06-06 3:11:02 PM  

LesserEvil: DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.

I was in Vegas a couple of years ago, and it was pretyt disgusting... no more free parking, all the budget places on the strip, which gave it character, were gone, and they were trying to do the same thing to downtown. Westward Ho, Stardust, Frontier... gone for developments that haven't been able to finish in years, now downtown is decimated, with fun places like Mermaids (where will I get deep-fried Oreos, now?)  and the strip joints (Glitter Gulch, sleazy as hell, and you could get a lapdance as cheap as any place in the US, unlike the more famous venues) gone. The Spike, which entertained me in yesteryears watching the locals battle it out ("Dammit, Earl, you were supposed to buy diapers with that money!" - "Shayna, just give me a few, I'll win it all back and more soon!") doesn't even have that nicotine-stained casino any more. Vegas on the cheap was an awesome spectacle back in the day.

I really miss the celebrity impersonator shows at the Ho, the cheap (and wildly fun) $1 craps tables, and the insane amounts of food and booze one could partake in. That was the appeal, that was the draw, not corporate casinos with the odds cranked way in the house's favor... not high-priced gallery shops that have dress codes and credit checks just to window shop. The ultra-wealthy have spent the last 25 years tearing down the things that make Vegas great so they can have their own exclusive playground.


I think you really nailed it.

And I think the corporate honchos won't pay a bit of attention.
 
2020-06-06 3:37:13 PM  

LesserEvil: DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.

I was in Vegas a couple of years ago, and it was pretyt disgusting... no more free parking, all the budget places on the strip, which gave it character, were gone, and they were trying to do the same thing to downtown. Westward Ho, Stardust, Frontier... gone for developments that haven't been able to finish in years, now downtown is decimated, with fun places like Mermaids (where will I get deep-fried Oreos, now?)  and the strip joints (Glitter Gulch, sleazy as hell, and you could get a lapdance as cheap as any place in the US, unlike the more famous venues) gone. The Spike, which entertained me in yesteryears watching the locals battle it out ("Dammit, Earl, you were supposed to buy diapers with that money!" - "Shayna, just give me a few, I'll win it all back and more soon!") doesn't even have that nicotine-stained casino any more. Vegas on the cheap was an awesome spectacle back in the day.

I really miss the celebrity impersonator shows at the Ho, the cheap (and wildly fun) $1 craps tables, and the insane amounts of food and booze one could partake in. That was the appeal, that was the draw, not corporate casinos with the odds cranked way in the house's favor... not high-priced gallery shops that have dress codes and credit checks just to window shop. The ultra-wealthy have spent the last 25 years tearing down the things that make Vegas great so they can have their own exclusive playground.


This. Vegas has become like a friggin family inclusive amusement park. it was never meant for families with young kids. If you couldn't go because Jimmy and Suzi were under 21, you either dumped them on your parents, or you just didn't go. Anything more than that is between, you, God and DHS.

Vegas as us old timers knew it ain't ever coming back. It's too bad, because I got relatives there. But this is America. We bury some to placate others. It's a vicious combination of greed, racism, disenfranchisement, and indifference. So congrats Steve Winn, et.al. Y'all got what you wanted. And I guess you will end up taking it with you too.
 
2020-06-06 5:04:47 PM  
Coronavirus won't stay in Vegas.
 
2020-06-06 7:47:54 PM  

LesserEvil: DRTFA: LesserEvil: That's ok, I'm sure they'll jack up the "resort fee" to compensate.

TFA specifically mentioned waived resort fees, but other than that you're spot on.

I was in Vegas a couple of years ago, and it was pretyt disgusting... no more free parking, all the budget places on the strip, which gave it character, were gone, and they were trying to do the same thing to downtown. Westward Ho, Stardust, Frontier... gone for developments that haven't been able to finish in years, now downtown is decimated, with fun places like Mermaids (where will I get deep-fried Oreos, now?)  and the strip joints (Glitter Gulch, sleazy as hell, and you could get a lapdance as cheap as any place in the US, unlike the more famous venues) gone. The Spike, which entertained me in yesteryears watching the locals battle it out ("Dammit, Earl, you were supposed to buy diapers with that money!" - "Shayna, just give me a few, I'll win it all back and more soon!") doesn't even have that nicotine-stained casino any more. Vegas on the cheap was an awesome spectacle back in the day.

I really miss the celebrity impersonator shows at the Ho, the cheap (and wildly fun) $1 craps tables, and the insane amounts of food and booze one could partake in. That was the appeal, that was the draw, not corporate casinos with the odds cranked way in the house's favor... not high-priced gallery shops that have dress codes and credit checks just to window shop. The ultra-wealthy have spent the last 25 years tearing down the things that make Vegas great so they can have their own exclusive playground.


Why you wanna make me cry?

/used to go nearly every other week for 16 years
//RIP real Vegas
///last visit was 5 years ago and was so depressing
 
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