Hotwire Reveals Top Ten Travel Destinations for Canada's Family Day

Hotwire Reveals Top Ten Travel Destinations for Canada's Family Day 
Domestic Destinations with Family-friendly Hotel Rates Rise in Popularity Over 
the Three Day Holiday Weekend 
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers 
over Family Day 2013. This year, domestic destinations are rising in 
popularity, with six of the top ten cities residing in Canada compared to four 
out of ten in 2012. The biggest winners are Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. 
"Nothing cements the bonds between family members quite like having a new 
experience together," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the 
Hotwire Group. "This Family Day weekend, whether you're planning to stay close 
to home or travel internationally, we encourage more families to take 
advantage of the long weekend to get out and explore together. And with 
comparatively low prices during the winter season, we hope that getaways will 
be feasible for families on any budget." 
Headlining this year's list of top destinations is Toronto, up one spot from 
last year. With an abundance of affordable, and even free, family-friendly 
activities, it's no surprise that travellers have set their sights on The 
Queen City. Visitors can spend the day on the waterfront taking in a dog show 
or check out the Ice Festival to experience a whimsical frozen art display. 
Meanwhile, Ottawa, up six spots at number two on the list, also plans to host 
a Family-Day-specific event where kids and adults alike can experience the 
famed Funatorium Explorium together. New York comes in as the most popular 
international destination at number three, and it offers plenty of family fun 
as well; take the kids to the Bryant Park Zoo, share a delicious sweet treat 
at Serendipity 3 on the Upper East Side, or head over to the Intrepid Museum 
for Kids Week. Rounding out the top five are the ever-popular Montreal and 
|Rank|Hotel Market                |Average Nightly Rates on Hotwire*|
|1.  |Toronto, Ontario, Canada    |$88                              |
|2.  |Ottawa, Ontario, Canada     |$89                              |
|3.  |New York City, New York     |$125                             |
|4.  |Montreal, Quebec, Canada    |$83                              |
|5.  |Vancouver, British Columbia,|$94                              |
|    |Canada                      |                                 |
|6.  |Edmonton, Alberta, Canada   |$85                              |
|7.  |Orlando, Florida            |$64                              |
|8.  |Quebec City, Quebec, Canada |$101                             |
|9.  |Las Vegas, Nevada           |$89                              |
|10. |Chicago, Illinois           |$87                              |
Edmonton, Quebec City, and Chicago are newcomers to the list this year, and 
it's easy to see why. Edmonton will be offering Family Day fun at the Muttart 
Conservatory where kids can take drumming lessons, create a musical 
instrument, and witness the wonders of an on-site magician. Quebec City, on 
the other hand, also serves up plenty of family entertainment. From the 
Aquarium Du Quebec to historic Battlefields Park, there's something to suit 
all types of family travel styles. And for those visiting Chicago, the ice 
skating rink on historic Wrigley Field is one of countless ways to enjoy some 
winter time fun. 
*Average nightly rates are based on hotel bookings made on between 
12/1/2012-1/30/2013 for stays between February 15, 2013 and February 18, 2013. 
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