Cities in Ontario and Quebec Provide Steep Discounts During This
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Hotwire.com(®), a leading discount
travel site, today announced the results of the October 2013 Hotwire(®)
Canadian Hotel Rate Report, which features the top five cities in Canada where
hotel rates have dropped the most. When combined with Hotwire's already
discounted prices, the Hotel Rate Report helps guide customers to the
destinations that can maximize their travel dollars.
"Ontario and Quebec are the hot spots to visit this October, with the two
provinces making up the entirety of this month's Rate Report while boasting
some of Canada's most popular destinations," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier,
vice president of the Hotwire Group. "With such exceptional price drops,
there's no better time to visit these cities, which offer a wide variety of
events and some of the best weather of the year."
When compared to the same time last year, the top five hotel price reductions
for October 2013 include:
Rank Hotel Market Price Drop Example of a Current Hotwire Deal,
1 Kingston, ON -10% 3-star $96/night
2 Ottawa, ON -9% 4-star $125/night
3 Montreal, QC -8% 4-star $135/night
4 Quebec City, QC -7% 3-star $99/night
5 Toronto, ON -4% 3.5-star $90/night
Kingston tops the list for the first time since May 2012, with hotels dropping
prices by 10 percent. Avoiding winter temperatures is always a good strategy,
so fall is a great time to visit and enjoy the milder weather and beautiful
costal views of the St. Lawrence and Cataraqui Rivers, which flow into Lake
Ontario. Since Halloween also lands in this month, those looking for a good
scare can visit the famous Fort Henry, which is converted into a haunted maze
called "Fort Fright" from late September through November 2.
Second on the list is Ottawa, which has risen two spots since the last Rate
Report in July and offers a price drop of nine percent. Visitors to the
Canadian capital should stop by the lovely Gatineau Park, where there are
frequent tours of the picturesque Gatineau hills. During October, the park is
especially lovely for a nice hike. Best of all, it's only a short drive from
the heart of Ottawa.
The last three cities on this month's Rate Report—Montreal, Quebec City and
Toronto—are all in shoulder season this month. These destinations are
between peak and low seasons, so there are fewer crowds and great hotel deals
to attract leisure travellers. But even though the summer rush has died down
in these locales, there are still lots of events, especially Halloween
festivities, to make them even more fun and exciting. For example, visitors to
Montreal will find price drops of eight percent over last year and can use
their extra savings to attend the "Magic of Lanterns" festival at the famous
Montreal Botanical Garden. Featuring hundreds of handmade Chinese lanterns,
the event draws crowds from all over the country, and runs through early
Quebec City, which places fourth on this month's list, offers more Halloween
fun at the wide-open Plains of Abraham area within The Battlefields Park. This
event is more family-friendly though, with activities and scavenger hunts in
addition to a haunted house. And in Toronto, number five on the list, visitors
can attend the Toronto Zombie Walk, where hundreds of locals and guests dress
up as the undead and parade in the streets of Toronto.
Hotwire is able to find great deals because it works with hotels, airlines and
car rental companies to fill unsold inventory. This means customers can find
incredibly low deals on Hotwire, especially in cities like those on the Hotel
Rate Report where prices are unseasonably low.
About the Hotwire Hotel Rate Report The Hotwire Hotel Rate Report will run
results during the first week of each month. Results are calculated by looking
at Hotwire stay dates for select regions in the current month, and comparing
prices in the current month against Hotwire prices in the same month in the
prior year. Prices are compared within the same star rating categories for
consistency, and the percent change in price for each region is generated as
an overall average of the changes in those categories. The prices in the chart
above are examples for a particular star rating category within that market,
and actual prices may be higher or lower than the example that is provided.
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