Travel hacking Las Vegas: get the high-roller treatment without breaking the bank Travel hacking Las Vegas: get the high-roller treatment without breaking the bank
Free airfare? Easy. My travel hacking book shares all the travel industry secrets I’ve used for many years to travel the world for free. But... Travel hacking Las Vegas: get the high-roller treatment without breaking the bank

Art PrintsFree airfare? Easy. My travel hacking book shares all the travel industry secrets I’ve used for many years to travel the world for free. But here’s my next challenge: obtaining “high roller” status in Las Vegas – without the need to gamble my life savings (or book royalties) away. Can it be done?

I got the idea to try this from a friend, who, after reading my book, commented on how one place that definitely could not ever be “travel-hacked” is Las Vegas.

Now, let me clarify something first. Travel “hacking”, to some, sounds illegal. If you were to hack a bank’s computer for example, you could find yourself behind bars for a significant portion of your time on this planet. Obviously, when you’re trying to see the world ending up behind bars is not what I’m trying to do. What I teach in my travel hacking book is perfectly legal – and the travel industry loves me for it. I’ve often been upgraded to business class (for free or for a very minimal fee), and I can’t remember the last time I’ve actually stayed in the room category I booked: hotels always upgrade me. I share all of this (and more) in my best selling travel book The Freedom Project. It’s available on Amazon and also at www.freedomprojectbook.com.

Obtaining “high roller” status in Las Vegas – without the need to gamble my life savings (or book royalties) away – can it be done?

Back to my Vegas challenge: if the travel industry loved me for booking free airfare already, would it be possible to have the big casinos on the Las Vegas strip love me enough to treat me like a high roller. I wanted to experience a whole new side of Vegas… no line-ups anywhere and free food, shows, drinks, attractions and so much more.

diamond_dinnerI managed to get all of that – and more – on my last trip to sin city. In the movies they talk about getting “comped” for stuff in Vegas all the time. This Dutch guy never expected to be on the receiving end of that deal but I gotta admit… it’s pretty awesome. What a great week! Not having to pay resort fees, access to VIP lounges, no lines, meal vouchers – for someone like me who travels to Vegas at least once a year – this is something worth getting in on! Best of all – they offered me a free four night stay in their Bahamas sister-property, provided I’d take care of my own airfare. Well, this I can do. 🙂

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Enjoy your stay in the worlds playground, make the most of your Las Vegas encounter, and as always – travel safe.

Wilko van de Kamp Author

WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.