As the American public celebrate their Labor Day holiday weekend, Las Vegas has been revealed as a favourite destination for domestic travellers over the period, though the city has been gaining prominence with the international community as well.
Holidays in Las Vegas have been facilitated by the ease of travel to the outpost in the North American Mojave Desert, and the city, as well as private businesses, has been funnelling its efforts to broaden the appeal of the oasis.
“Las Vegas is a destination of great accessibility. Whether you are a domestic or international traveller, you can get there and you can get there very easily,” according to Marita Hudson Thomas, a US travel expert.
“Of course there is gaming, but now with the entertainment and what the city has done to market to families, anybody can find something to do once they get to the destination.”
Hotels in Las Vegas, which also sponsor a large degree of entertainment and shows in the city, have also seen a boost in numbers in recent months.
“We expect our Strip resorts to be completely full on Saturday night,” Yvette Monet, spokeswoman for MGM Resorts International, said of the US holiday weekend.
Interest in Las Vegas luxury holidays received a helping hand in recent years from the runaway hit comedy film The Hangover, which riffed on a group of friends’ hapless adventures in Sin City, and had one of the biggest box office totals of 2009.