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Is Las Vegas for lovers? Canadians think so

- October 8th, 2013
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Think Las Vegas and visions of high roller lounges, saucy club shows and wild bachelor or bachelorette parties come to mind. Now imagine you and your partner walking along a Caribbean beach at sunset, holding hands while sipping a coffee at a French cafe or enjoying a gondola ride through Venice.

What sounds like the more romantic vacation?

Most Canadians may not think of Sin City as the ideal place for a romantic vacation for two, but a new survey from Expedia.ca reveals that attitudes toward Las Vegas as a romantic getaway are changing thanks to the luxury hotel accommodations, gourmet dining options and high-profile stage shows Vegas is now becoming famed for.  Twenty-five per cent of Canadians who responded to the Expedia.ca survey said a romantic holiday with their partner was the main purpose of their desert city trip.

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“Las Vegas is a destination that offers a variety of activities and attractions beyond casinos and The Strip. The fact that respondents consider Las Vegas a romantic vacation destination reflects the recognition that there are now so many things to do in Las Vegas for couples who want to spend some fun, quality time together,” said Sean Shannon, managing director of Expedia Canada, in a statement.

Enjoying the unique made-in-Canada entertainment Las Vegas has to offer is at the top of Canadian travellers’ lists for their Vegas vacation. Forty-three per cent of the Expedia.ca survey respondents said they’d want to see a Cirque du Soleil show when visiting, while 20% want to see Shania Twain in concert and another 19% want to see Celine Dion.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Association says 40% of all international visitors to Las Vegas are from Canada.

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4 comments

  1. trish | October 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    not all Canadians think Vegas is for lovers. I thought the total opposite. Would not go again. much better places in the world to visit

  2. JT | October 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Vegas has become too expensive. It used to be that you had a choice as a visitor of cheaper dining options, clubs, entertainment, etc. You used to be able to get a good dinner buffet (prime rib/roast beef, shrimp, etc.) at a good hotel for $15-20. Now, even at 2.5-3 star hotels on the strip, it’s $30-35 buffets. Buffets at 4-5 star hotels start at $50-60.
    You used to be able to use hotel pools for free (always a wink wink nudge nudge to buy a drink) but now there are $20-50 covers to get in and then you are still expected to buy drinks. Most clubs now also require covers. Spas are way more expensive than they used to be as well.

  3. Catherine B | October 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    We went to Vegas on our 10th anniversary and found it not romantic at all! Too crowded, too expensive and not much to do that didn’t cost a lot.
    Meals were very expensive, and shows had to be booked well ahead.
    Stayed at the Bellagio and found it very overcrowded and impersonal.
    Would not go back.

  4. Randy Robinson | October 8, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    TOO EXPENSIVE, TOO CROWDED, & WAY TOO MANY DOUCHEBAGS.

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