Hotwire Reveals the Ten Most Popular Holiday Destinations for Canadian Travellers

Hotwire Reveals the Ten Most Popular Holiday Destinations for Canadian 
Strong Exchange Rates Encourage Canadians to Book Low-Priced Getaways in U.S. 
Leisure Cities and Warm Weather Locales 
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2012 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the top ten destinations where Canadians are vacationing 
this holiday season. Travellers seem to be taking advantage of the strong CAD 
when visiting U.S. warm weather cities like Las Vegas and Orlando, which have 
gained popularity since last year. However, big domestic cities like Toronto, 
Montreal and Vancouver also remain an attraction. 
Toronto rose from third in 2011 to take the top spot this year, while Las 
Vegas (sixth last year) and Orlando (fourth last year) rose to push New York 
and Montreal down to numbers four and five, respectively. Seattle, a popular 
border city, rose from ninth to sixth this year, while Vancouver held at 
seventh place followed by Miami, San Francisco and San Diego. The two 
newcomers to the list, Miami and San Diego, not only boast fantastic deals 
this season, but also offer warm weather and clear skies for those looking to 
ditch the earmuffs for a little sun. 
"Based on what we're seeing, we believe travellers are feeling more 
comfortable getting away during the holidays to enjoy the season's festivities 
in fun U.S. destinations like Las Vegas, New York, and Orlando," said 
Pierre-Eitienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. "This is no 
surprise considering the current strength of the dollar and the appeal of a 
winter break.  It also helps that many top destinations see a falloff in 
demand during big family holidays, which means vacationers can find deep price 
reductions on discount travel sites like" 
The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Canadian travellers by hotel 
bookings, along with average nightly prices for each are as follows: 
|Rank|City                        |Average Nightly Rate on Hotwire*|
|1.  |Toronto, Ontario, Canada    |$79                             |
|2.  |Las Vegas, Nevada           |$82                             |
|3.  |Orlando, Florida            |$63                             |
|4.  |New York City, New York     |$200                            |
|5.  |Montreal, Quebec, Canada    |$93                             |
|6.  |Seattle, Washington         |$84                             |
|7.  |Vancouver, British Columbia,|$76                             |
|    |Canada                      |                                |
|8.  |Miami, Florida              |$162                            |
|9.  |San Francisco, California   |$98                             |
|10. |San Diego, California       |$62                             |
*The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Canadian travellers and average 
prices are based on hotel bookings made on between October 1 and 
November 14, 2012 for travel between December 23, 2012 and December 28, 2012. 
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