Hotwire Reveals Annual List of Top Ten Popular Destinations for Victoria Day Weekend

Hotwire Reveals Annual List of Top Ten Popular Destinations for Victoria Day 
Domestic Cities Rise in Popularity, and Hotwire Announces the "Great Weekend 
Sale" to Help Folks Save Up to 70% on Deals for Holiday Travel and Beyond 
SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers 
booking hotels over Victoria Day Weekend 2013. This year, more Canadians are 
staying in Canada, with domestic destinations like Montreal, Vancouver and 
Ottawa gaining popularity and newcomer Quebec City joining the list. Still, 
perennial favorite New York City tops the list. The good news is that 
regardless of where travellers want to venture to this holiday, they can now 
score even deeper discounts with Hotwire's biggest sale ever – the "Great 
Weekend Sale" – offering folks up to 70 percent off weekend Hot Rate hotel 
bookings made throughout the month of May.* 
"Hotwire prices are down in eight of the ten most booked cities for Victoria 
Day, so the trend was already good for holiday travel, and with the 'Great 
Weekend' sale coinciding with Victoria Day, this is an ideal year for 
travellers to take advantage of great hotel deals, no matter where they plan 
to celebrate." said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire 
Group. "Whether you're opting to stay in Canada or prefer visiting our 
neighbors to the south, nothing gets you ready for warmer weather like a long 
weekend trip to celebrate the unofficial start of summer." 
New York City came out as the frontrunner for Victoria Day Weekend bookings. 
With spring weather in full effect, visitors can enjoy all that the Big Apple 
has to offer, both indoors and outdoors.  Families can take a guided tour 
through Central Park via the Central Park Conservancy, or head over to the 
Harlem Meer to enjoy an afternoon of catch-and-release fishing. 
While New York City tops the list this year, Canada's own Montreal jumps up 
one spot to number two on this year's list and hosts a variety of outdoor 
festivals—including an outdoor dance party in Parc Jean-Drapeau—to kick 
off the summer season.  Also rising one spot from last year, Vancouver (#3) 
offers festive outdoor activities including a variety of night markets. During 
the daytime, visitors can head to Kitsilano Beach to soak up some sun.  Other 
popular destinations this year include Ottawa and Toronto, which come in at 
numbers four and five, respectively, with Ottawa up one spot and Toronto down 
three spots from the 2012 rankings. 
Hotwire's ten most popular Victoria Day destinations are: 
Rank Hotel Market  Average Nightly Rates on Hotwire** 
1)   New York City $218 
2)   Montreal      $101 
3)   Vancouver     $119 
4)   Ottawa        $88 
5)   Toronto       $100 
6)   Minneapolis   $70 
7)   Las Vegas     $119 
8)   Quebec        $88 
9)   Halifax       $93 
10)  Chicago       $192 
*"Great Weekend Sale" ends 5/31/13. Saturday night stay required. Hotwire Hot 
Rate hotels only. 
**Average nightly rates are based on hotel bookings made on 
between 1/1/13 and 4/22/13 for stays between 5/17/13 and 5/21/13. 
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