Hotwire Unveils Second Annual List of Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for Easter Travel

Hotwire Unveils Second Annual List of Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for 
Easter Travel 
Canadians are Staying Closer to Home this Year as Egg-cellent Cities like 
Toronto and Vancouver Rise in Popularity 
SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the top 10 most popular Easter destinations for Canadian 
travellers, based on hotel bookings. With many Canadians enjoying a long 
holiday weekend for Easter (either for Good Friday, Easter or both), there's 
no better time to pack up those Easter eggs for an unforgettable (re)treat. 
Compared to last year's list, travellers seem to be opting for more local 
trips in 2013, with national metropolitan hubs rising in popularity. 
"The long holiday break presents the perfect chance for travellers to enjoy 
their Easter baskets in new, exciting destinations," said Pierre 
Etienne-Chartier, Vice President of the Hotwire Group. "With big-city business 
travel slowing down over the holiday, lots of high-demand cosmopolitan areas 
have rooms to spare. Hotels are offering spectacular deals, and incredible 
destinations like Toronto, Montreal, Orlando, Chicago and Minneapolis are 
offering rooms for $80 or less." 
To compile the list, took a look at the top 10 most popular 
destinations as booked by Canadian travellers over the Easter holiday: 
|Rank|Hotel Market                |Average Nightly Rates on Hotwire*|
|1.  |Toronto, Ontario, Canada    |$80                              |
|2.  |New York City, New York     |$201                             |
|3.  |Montreal, Quebec, Canada    |$80                              |
|4.  |Vancouver, British Columbia,|$82                              |
|    |Canada                      |                                 |
|5.  |Seattle, Washington         |$97                              |
|6.  |Las Vegas, Nevada           |$81                              |
|7.  |Boston, Massachusetts       |$97                              |
|8.  |Orlando, Florida            |$73                              |
|9.  |Chicago, Illinois           |$80                              |
|10. |Minneapolis, Minnesota      |$54                              |
With three domestic destinations placing on the list, Canada offers deep 
discounts for tourists this Easter. Displacing last year's top destination of 
New York is Toronto—home of the Canadian National Tower and the Maple Leafs 
hockey team. Montreal also makes a strong showing this year, reclaiming third 
place on the list. Meanwhile Vancouver, with its thousand-acre Stanley Park 
and beautiful views of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, hops up two spots from 
last year to fourth place. Each city also has Easter egg hunts, 
family-friendly activities and plenty of restaurants offering special holiday 
brunches to enjoy. 
For U.S.-bound travelers, coastal destinations are all the rage this Easter. 
New York, Seattle, Boston and Orlando have all placed on the list for the 
second year in a row. Visitors to the Big Apple can enjoy the beauty of 
Central Park in the spring, while travelers to Orlando can end their Easter 
breaks with a short drive to Daytona Beach to get a perfect tan. Also up in 
ranking this year is Las Vegas, offering sunny weather and over-the-top Easter 
decorations in destinations such as the Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical 
*The 10 most popular Easter destinations and average prices are based on Hot 
Rate hotel bookings across all star categories made on on 3/11/13 
for travel between 3/29 - 4/1/13. 
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