When passions collide: Combine music and travel this spring

Canadians seeking to indulge their wanderlust tune into Hotels.com for guidance 
TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - There are only a few safe bets in life but one 
is a love and appreciation for music. Whether you grew up listening to Bob 
Dylan or Britney Spears, music is enjoyed by people of all ages and 
backgrounds… just like travel. With that in mind, the experts at 
Hotels.com® want to help Canadians merge these two passions and have put 
together a list of upcoming Canadian music festivals - perfect for spring 
What could be better than exploring new surroundings that have activities 
suited to your personal interests? So for travellers pursuing their 
wanderlust, the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) is a useful resource 
that provides an overview of travel trends around the world. Canadians can 
learn which destinations have the best hotel deals, while finding destinations 
that complement their travel passions. The latest HPI data was paired with 
Canadian cities hosting major music festivals to provide suggestions for music 
First is Canadian Music week, which is now in its 31(st) year. This festival 
spans six days and features 1,000 bands and artists at 60 venues across 
Musical Event: Canadian Music Week
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Date(s): March 19-24, 2013
Ticket cost: There's a wide range, but fans can purchase six-day festival 
wristbands for $60 plus tax
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $145 - according to the latest HPI
Why Go? If you're looking for a crash course in the new music scene, then this 
festival has you covered with local and international musical acts.  
As the weather starts to warm up, head to The Queen City for some western 
Canadian charm, cowboys and pure Canadian music.
Musical Event: The JUNOS
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan
Date(s): April 15-21, 2013
Ticket cost: Tickets to the awards ceremony range from $59-189 plus tax
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $146 - according to the latest HPI
Why Go? These highly-respected awards honour some of Canada's biggest acts, 
but there's more to it than the ceremony. Leading up to the big night, fans 
can check out JUNO Fan Fare or JUNOFest - a two-night festival featuring local 
and national artists. 
Don't wait for summer to check out this Montréal's festivals, as you can 
spend the last month of spring here too. The thriving music scene includes 
English-speaking artists and a variety of genres - this one is for your inner 
digital music lover.
Musical Event: MUTEK Festival
Location: Montréal, Quebec
Date(s): May 29-June 2, 2013
Ticket cost: A week-end pass will cost you $120 plus tax
Average Daily Hotel Rate: $154 - according to the latest HPI
Why Go? In its 14(th) year, this unique five-day festival supports both 
electronic music and digital art and includes live performances by renowned 
international and Canadian artists. MUTEK provides visitors access to some of 
the most original and visionary artists in the field today. 
Make 2013 about new life experiences and put music and travel at the 
forefront. But if you're not able to take a trip this spring, don't fret - 
Hotels.com has destination recommendations for music lovers that can be 
appreciated all year round. You can also find great travel deals, no matter 
where you are, by using your smartphone to access Hotels.com Mobile Booking 
App and mobile-exclusive deals. So what's stopping you? Start planning your 
travel now. You can thank us later. 
About the HPI™ 
The HPI is a biannual report that looks at hotel prices in cities all around 
the world. The data is based on bookings made through the Hotels.com website 
and the prices listed are the actual prices paid by Canadians - not advertised 
rates. The report examines prices paid in 2012. 
About Hotels.com(®) 
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websites,Hotels.com, LP connects travellers with almost 200,000 properties 
around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts 
to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information 
needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits from one of the 
largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for 
its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There 
are more than 7 millionGuest Reviewson the websites from users who have 
actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice 
when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading loyalty 
programWelcome Rewards(TM), customers can earn a free night for every 10 
nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under itsPrice Match Guarantee, if 
a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP 
will refund the difference.Travellers can book online or by contacting one 
of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets 
can also be downloaded atwww.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/enabling 
customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. 
Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international 
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