Hotwire Reveals Canadian Hotel Rate Report for January 2013

Growing Inventory and Temperate Weather Mean Big Savings for Winter Travellers 
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23, 2013 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the results of its January 2013 Hotwire® Canadian Hotel 
Rate Report, which features the top five cities in Canada where hotel rates 
have decreased the most. When combined with Hotwire's already discounted 
prices, the Hotel Rate Report helps guide customers to destinations that can 
maximize their travel dollars so they can take more trips. 
Whistler, BC tops the first rate report of 2013 with a drop of eight percent. 
Whistler rose two spots from the last Hotel Rate Report issued in 2012. Driven 
by growing inventory, hotels in the area have been able to offer travellers 
better rates through sites like Hotwire, making Whistler the top value 
destination this month. Whether it's skiing or snowboarding, Whistler has the 
right slope for every snow enthusiast; folks can visit a family friendly 
resort or get to untracked powder by way of helicopter to take on the variety 
of terrain sure to please visitors of all levels of expertise. 
After a brief absence from the list, Victoria returns to the second spot with 
a seven percent price drop.  This western city's mild climate leaves Victoria 
green and lush year-round, making this a particularly noteworthy winter 
destination. Hop over to the city by a quick ferry or seaplane ride from 
Vancouver, and all sorts of adventures await. Visit one of Victoria's coastal 
waterways, spectacular parks, or take a sailing lesson off the coast. 
Ottawa, absent from the list for over a year, took the third spot this month 
with a six percent price drop. This year's atypical weather patterns have 
caused an early thaw, making for a warmer Winterlude festival than in previous 
years. Rising temperatures won't keep Ottawa from its annual winter 
celebrations this February, however. Competition to attract visitors to big 
the event, in combination with a rise in hotel inventory, have created more 
price drops in the region. 
Winnipeg returns to the list for the first time since August 2012 at number 
four, and London, Ontario, which is back for the first time since January 
2011, round out the top reductions with five and three percent drops, 
respectively. When visiting either city, be sure to catch a hockey game or 
take in some of the local culture by visiting one of their museums or theaters. 
"We at Hotwire are working very hard to continue to provide travellers with 
big discounts in a variety of cities, and this month, we have several 
long-absent destinations returning to the list, including London and Ottawa," 
said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. "It is our 
mission to help travelers take more trips this year and we plan on doing it by 
pointing folks to affordable and fun locales, whether they are well-known 
tourist destinations or up-and-coming hot spots yet to be explored." 
When compared to the same time last year, the top five hotel price reductions 
for January 2013 include: 
|Rank|Hotel Market|Price Drop|Example of a Current|Hotwire Deal,|
|    |            |          |                    |CAD$/Night   |
|1   |Whistler, BC|-8%       |3.5-star            |$135         |
|2   |Victoria, BC|-7%       |4-star              |$95          |
|3   |Ottawa, ON  |-6%       |4-star              |$112         |
|4   |Winnipeg, MB|-5%       |3.5-star            |$98          |
|5   |London, ON  |-3%       |3.5-star            |$96          |
Hotwire is able to find great deals because it works with hotels, airlines and 
car rental companies to fill unsold inventory. This means customers can find 
incredibly low deals on Hotwire, especially in cities like those on the Hotel 
Rate Report where prices are unseasonably low. 
About the Hotwire Hotel Rate Report The Hotwire Hotel Rate Report will run 
results during the first week of each month. Results are calculated by looking 
at Hotwire stay dates for select regions in the current month, and comparing 
prices in the current month against Hotwire prices in the same month in the 
prior year. Prices are compared within the same star rating categories for 
consistency, and the percent change in price for each region is generated as 
an overall average of the changes in those categories. The prices in the chart 
above are examples for a particular star rating category within that market, 
and actual prices may be higher or lower than the example that is provided. 
About Hotwire is a leading discount travel site with low rates on 
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