LAS VEGAS NAMED AMONG THE TOP 10
CITIES FOR "SCORING GREAT DEALS
AND SHOPPING BARGAINS"

Las Vegas ranked number 4 on a list of the "nation's best cities for bargain shopping."

The list published by Forbes says Las Vegas is one of the top cities because
it's metro area has 19 Walmarts and the area has 225 factory outlet stores.

The other cities in the top 10 are New Orleans, Nashville, Cincinnati, Philadelphia,
Chicago, Baltimore, Phoenix, Austin and Orlando.

While Las Vegas has luxury malls on the Strip, including Crystals and the Forum Shops
at Caesars, tourists also frequented the bargain oriented outlet centers along Interstate 15,
including two Las Vegas Premium Outlets and the Fashion Outlets in Primm.

Forbes noted that during the, bargain hunting behavior rose, and it continues with 26 percent of shoppers buying discounted goods today compared to a year ago.

The Convention Authority reported for 2010 that 64 percent of visitors went shopping and
average spending increased from $102 in 2009 to $123 although it was $141 in 2006.

Forbes also noted that Las Vegas has about 27.7 million square feet of leasable retail
space, more than the 18 million in Orlando, but less than the 40 million in Phoenix. Las
Vegas has 3,056 retail stores.