More than 1,400 respondents who had recently returned from travel to Las Vegas booked through Expedia.com and Hotels.com provided input. The email survey asked about the travelers’ activities and spending habits during their visit. The snapshot of leisure traveler spending habits in Las Vegas was taken over a two-week period in September, 2012. “Our data shows that in addition to hotel and transportation, the Expedia customers that we polled spent $1,663 during their average three-day visit to Las Vegas,” said Daniel Wathen, Expedia’s director of market management in Las Vegas. “Interestingly, guests spent the lion’s share of their discretionary budget, 42 percent, at their booked hotel. The balance was typically spread out over four additional properties.” According to the research, gambling ($400), dining ($327), shopping ($300) and shows ($187) accounted for the largest portions of the total spend, while golf, spa visits, local transportation and sightseeing comprised the balance. Respondents reported more than 60 percent of the gambling spend was wagered at the hotel they booked. Get the full story at Hotel Interactive