Las Vegas is a city where people have been dying to visit for years.
The number of tourists visiting the Las Vegas Strip has grown from a little over a million in 2004 to over four million in 2017.
But the most popular places in the Strip aren’t exactly glamorous, and the only way to make a good impression on a tourist is to go to a spa.
For some people, the price tag is just too much.
And as more people find a way to splurge on a spa vacation, there’s an increasing number of people looking for a more affordable option.
“The cost of getting a spa can be as low as $50 a day, and there are several hotels that have similar prices,” said Dan Sperry, owner of the Las Vegan Spa in downtown Las Vegas.
He’s been operating in the city for over three years.
“If you want to go for a private session, there are no strings attached,” Sperries added.
Las Vegas residents are also more likely to want to spend a significant amount of money than others, according to research from the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work.
In addition to the average cost of a spa visit, most people have more than one other reason for visiting Las Vegas, and many times, they’re paying for it.
“[T]here are so many different reasons why people go to Las Vegas and there is no one right way to do it,” Sparry explained.
“You need to be aware of what people are paying and where it’s coming from, and if it’s going to be a long stay.”
In 2017, people in Las Vegas spent $1.5 billion on hotel rooms, a third more than the year before, according the Las Vegas Hotel Association.
But there are a number of factors that make spa visits cheap.
“It can be very cheap,” Spermys said.
“It’s not going to cost you anything to just walk into a spa and do a session.”
Another reason why people are willing to spend so much money on a private spa is that it gives them the opportunity to get in close contact with someone.
“When you’re in a hotel room, you’re going to see other people and you’re just not going out,” Skelton said.
“The more people you see, the more you know each other,” Spencer said.
“The best thing you can do is have your friend over, and you can sit down and talk, talk, and talk,” Seder said.
It’s a similar process for Sperrys, but he says it’s much more relaxing because he’s in a quiet room.
“You don’t have to be nervous, because there’s a lot of people there,” Spered said.
There are many reasons why spa stays are cheap.
Many of the reasons listed above are also factors that lead to people spending more than they might for an extended stay at a hotel.
Sperries also explained that it’s possible to find a better spa experience for people who don’t want to pay more than others.
“There’s a few things you can change about your vacation if you don’t really care about what people think,” Sasper said.