Hotwire Unveils Annual List of Top 10 Destinations for Canada Day

Hotwire Unveils Annual List of Top 10 Destinations for Canada Day 
Canadian Cities Continue to Lead in Popularity for the Patriotic July 1st 
SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ -®, a leading discount travel 
site, today announced the top 10 most popular Canada Day destinations, based 
on volume of hotel bookings. Domestic cities continue to dominate for the 
holiday and for the third year in a row, Toronto reigns as the top destination 
for travellers. Meanwhile, a new U.S. city – Boston – makes its debut onto 
the list. 
"While some travellers are hopping over the border to visit big U.S. cities, 
the majority of them are taking advantage of low prices domestically to 
celebrate Canadian patriotism," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, Vice President 
of the Hotwire Group. "Summer rates have been very good on discount sites like 
Hotwire, and with four out of the top five cities hosting local Canada Day 
festivities, visitors are sure to find a celebration at a price they'll love." 
The top 10 most booked destinations for Canada Day and the average nightly 
hotel rates for each are as follows: 
Destination      Avg. Hotel Price on Hotwire* 
1. Toronto       $101 
2. Vancouver     $114 
3. Ottawa        $105 
4. Montreal      $114 
5. New York City $170 
6. Boston        $144 
7. Chicago       $113 
8. Niagara Falls $110 
9. Calgary       $99 
10. Halifax      $96 
While there is only one new destination on this year's top-10 list, rankings 
have shifted slightly since 2012. Toronto remains the top destination for 
Canada's national day, offering visitors a full day of music and dance 
performances to celebrate Canada's 146th birthday at the Mel Lastman Square. 
Next is Vancouver, jumping from fifth place to second on the list. With prices 
still reasonable thanks to an abundance of new hotel rooms following the 
city's Olympic winter, visitors to Vancouver can affordably head to Canada 
Place to check out the city's elaborate Canada Day parade and waterfront party. 
Coming in at third place this year is Ottawa. As Canada's capital city, Ottawa 
is a popular destination for travelers looking to celebrate their national 
pride. The city hosts concerts and festivities near Parliament Hill, and is 
home to one of the biggest fireworks shows in the country. Montreal comes in 
right after Ottawa, with its own festive fireworks display and public parade 
drawing enough visitors to earn the fourth place spot. Closing out the top 
five is New York City. The fact that this always-popular U.S. destination 
could only manage a fifth-place finish is a reflection of the overwhelming 
popularity of domestic travel for this holiday season. 
*Average nightly rates are based on hotel bookings made on between 
4/14/13 and 6/14/13 for stays between 6/28/13 and 7/3/13. 
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