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/ - Hotwire.com®, 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
"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 Hotwire.com between
4/14/13 and 6/14/13 for stays between 6/28/13 and 7/3/13.
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