While it’s true that hotels in Las Vegas are famous for their gambling, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to stay in a non-gaming hotel without a casino, even on The Strip. Some examples of hotels without a casino include the Four Seasons Hotel, the Elara, and the Mandarin Oriental. These are great choices for family vacations or even for individuals not interested in gambling.
In July 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation fined Travelocity $180,000 after discovering that Travelocity's “flexible dates tool” did not always include fuel surcharges that were part of many international airfares in violation of the Department's rules requiring all carrier-imposed surcharges and fees to be included in every advertised fare. In addition, the DOT found that the customer was informed only on the final page before purchasing the ticket that some itineraries required a paper ticket with a minimum additional delivery fee of $29.95.
It’s rare to have a sizeable international airport just minutes from the main attractions of a place, but Las Vegas has always been a place to break the rules. Its airport handles flights from all over the world, and it’s just 2 miles from the Strip. Free shuttle services and an onslaught of taxis await to whisk you to your hotel. Minutes later, when you’re out exploring, there are numerous ways to get around. It can often be quicker to walk between casinos especially when the traffic’s gridlocked, but taxis and buses ply the Strip and surrounding areas too.
I booked a 3.5/4 star hotel at a great rate, 3 months prior to our New York trip. The trip was a birthday present to my son and it was our first time to the Big Apple. I had not received any communications from Travelocity about any changes but, when we finally arrived at the hotel, we found out the reservation was cancelled by their sister company, Expedia. On our first day in New York, I spent 4 hours on the phone with customer service who kept promising that they would fix it. We were tired and it was late so, we spent double the amount to stay the night at the hotel, who was nice enough to cut their rate in half for us. The following day, I called Travelocity for a follow up and was told a mixture of “you’re booked, you’re not booked” answers. They had not resolved the issue at all and we were faced again with paying double the amount to stay at the hotel. I finally demanded to speak to a supervisor who, after being on the phone for 6 hours this time, was able to book us to another hotel for the remainder of our trip. We couldn’t check in until the next day so, we had to pay for another night at the original hotel. Travelocity did credit us for most of the differences in hotel prices but they made it impossible for us to fully enjoy our vacation! The stress alone was taxing and I will never use them or Expedia again!!
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