There are many things seniors should consider when traveling to Las Vegas in order to maximize affordability, and enjoyment. Las Vegas attracts visitors from all over each year due to the many casinos, attractions, and entertainment. There is plenty to do in this city especially for seniors. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you go on your trip.

1). Many hotels in Las Vegas cater to senior citizens by offering huge discounts for staying with them. Choice hotels such as the (Quality Inn, Comfort Inns, Clarion Hotels, Sleep Inns, Econo Lodges, and Rodeway Inns), all offer huge savings of 20% to 30% off their standard rates to people over the age of 60. In order to obtain these discounted rates you will need to make your reservations through their toll free number at (877-424-6423). When you make your reservation be sure to let the representative know that you need the senior discounted rate.

2). If you are a member of AARP you can also benefit by getting other discounts on airfare, hotels, and even car rentals.

3). It can also be very beneficial for you to carry travelers insurance. This will allow you to obtain coverage for any medical expenses incurred while traveling. Travel Insurance also covers the costs in case of cancelled flights, lost luggage, or if you lost your wallet or purse. You can buy travel insurance at:

4). Be safe. It’s never a good idea to travel alone, or late at night. Be sure to always travel with your spouse, friend or family member.

5). Be prepared ahead of time. Make sure you have maps, brochures, identification and all other essential items with you.

6). It is also helpful to keep your medications with you in your purse or bag just in case your luggage goes missing.

7). Seniors need to be especially careful to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) when flying. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that forms in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis. You can avoid this by stretching your legs and feet, getting up to move around on the plane rather than sitting the entire time, and drinking plenty of purified water.

8). Don’t carry large amounts of cash. Instead travel with travelers checks, or use a debit card with your money secured in a bank that protects you from theft. Bank of America offers guaranteed theft protection to keep your money safe.

9). Always carry your purse tightly under your arm rather than just dangling it by your side to avoid becoming a victim of robbery.

10). Take your time. It’s never a good idea to over book your flight and make too many connections. The best option is a straight shot flight or flights that only require one connection at the most. Allow plenty of time to check your bags at the air port and find your terminal. Enjoy your trip!