Hotwire Unveils Second Annual List of Top 10 Most Popular Destinations for
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/ - Hotwire.com®, 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, Hotwire.com 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 Hotwire.com on 3/11/13
for travel between 3/29 - 4/1/13.
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