Hotwire Reveals Top Ten Travel Destinations for Canada's Family Day
Domestic destinations retain their popularity, with many offering lower prices
than last year
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel
site, today announced the 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers
over Family Day 2014. This year, domestic destinations maintain their
popularity, with six of the top ten cities being domestic locations. While the
top five cities on the list remain virtually unchanged from last year, every
one of them has experienced a drop in hotel prices since 2013.
Toronto, Ottawa and New York maintained their positions as the first, second
and third most popular destinations this year, respectively. Vancouver comes
in fourth, overtaking Montreal, and is the biggest mover on price with a 12
percent year over year drop in average nightly hotel rates. As the incumbents,
these destinations are proving themselves to be tried-and-true favorites for
Family Day travel. The next group of cities, on the other hand, are in a bit
Coming in at number six this Family Day is Orlando – the ever-popular
Floridian city climbs one spot from last year with hotels averaging a low $70
per night. Meanwhile, two Alberta provinces – Banff (a newcomer to the list)
and Edmonton – take the number seven and eight spots this year. Rounding out
the list are Fort Lauderdale (also new) and Las Vegas, two warmer weather
destinations that are ideal for a long weekend getaway.
"Much like last year, the majority of travelers are looking to spend Family
Day fairly close to home," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the
Hotwire Group. "But the great thing about this year is that 'most popular'
doesn't necessarily translate into 'most expensive.' In fact, travellers
looking to visit these hot destinations can do so at lower prices than last
Rank City Average Nightly Rates on Hotwire*
1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada $79
2 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada $84
3 New York City, New York $118
4 Vancouver, British Columbia, $83
5 Montreal, Quebec, Canada $75
6 Orlando, Florida $70
7 Banff, Alberta, Canada $109
8 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada $82
9 Fort Lauderdale, Florida $109
10 Las Vegas, Nevada $110
*Average nightly rates are based on Hot Rate hotel bookings made on
Hotwire.com on January 21, 2014 for stays between 2/14/2014 and 2/17/2014.
Year over year changes are calculated by comparing the average nightly rate to
the same time period last year.
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