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Las Vegas NV: Be Aware Of $19.99 Room Ads


Of course, Sin City isn’t called that for nuthin’. Let’s call it the sin of gotcha about room rates! That bargain charge will show at the top of the list when you check out, but then is followed by all kinds of extra charges. They always raise what you actually pay to as much as double the advertised price.

Piled on are taxes and other add-ons, including the city’s infamous resort fees. Just recently, Caesars Palace, Paris, Rio, Bellagio, Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand upped their per-day extra charges to as much as $45 a night above their rates.

So, next time you book a $19.99 Las Vegas room, be prepared to pay an add-on charge that will subtract-off a considerable amount from your bank account!

Q&A: Fond Memories Of 1950s Atlantic City. Should I return? PDF Print E-mail


Q: I grew up in Philly, just 60 miles from the classic resort town, and recall visiting the seashore resort every year with my parents. During World War 2, several of the big hotels were used for recovery of wounded soldiers. Then came casinos in the 1970s, and the city had a revived life. However, in recent years, the news hasn’t been good. Is it worth going to AC anymore? Mrs. PLG, Scranton PA

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Chain Hotel Senior Discounts: Ya Gotta Ask For ‘Em! PDF Print E-mail


With hotel prices sky high and climbing, senior wanderers should always be aware of available ways to reduce the charges a bit. For example, among many others, the following offer discounts ranging from 10% and up: Hampton Inns, Comfort Inn, La Quinta, Hyatt, Red Roof Inn, Wyndham, Motel 6, Omni, Marriott and Choice Hotels.

When booking with your favorite hometown travel agent, online or directly with all hotels, never forget to ask the question: What’s the senior discount on that price you just quoted?

 
Airbnbs Offer Special Help To Physically-Challenged Travelers PDF Print E-mail


The private home lodging organization continues to expand its services. They now include many of its private houses that have helpful facilities, such as elevators, to make visits safer and more comfortable for elderly and handicapped clients.

Often more suitable for seniors than busy hotels, Airbnb homes are less expensive, especially when the visit involves large family and group travelers. For example, a Florida beachside resort hotel charges $400 a night per room.

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Enjoy Traditional Christmas Shopping PDF Print E-mail


If you’re seeking an exciting holiday travel destination with all the decor of the holidays, including snowy streets, visit beautiful Copenhagen. Begin by recalling childhood holidays at the world’s most famous amusement park, Tivoli Gardens. You’ll find it sparkling with fairytale decor and much more.

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Las Vegas NV: Enjoy Wet’n’Wild Christmas Town PDF Print E-mail


If you’ll be in Sin City this festive month, be sure to spend a day at a fabulous fun spot, an actual winter park in the Nevada desert town. There are events for visitors of all ages, including ice skating, a holiday train ride and a 100-foot snow slide.

Of course, Santa is there to help you enjoy the fun, and just maybe listen to your wishes for holiday presents. Open through December 31, except December 24 and 25. Tickets are $20. For more info, go to wildlasvegas.com

 
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