Hotwire Reveals Top Ten Travel Destinations for Canada's Family Day

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/ -®, 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 
more flux. 
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 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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Monica Caires
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