Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

         Jetsetter Sees Frigid Temps Affect Hotel Rates and Bookings

As Travelers Flock to Warm Places, Hotels Adjust Their Rates

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/, which offers the
world's finest travel experiences at members-only prices up to 40% off, today
announced that the Polar Vortex and its blasts of Arctic air have affected
both hotel rates and bookings.

In some of the coldest major U.S. cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York,
hotel rates have dropped by 7%,^1 but it hasn't been enough to entice
travelers—bookings have decreased by 10%.^1 Colder locales have been hit even
harder. Bookings for Canada have been almost cut in half.^1

For warm destinations, however, the freezing weather has spawned a surge in
wanderlust that's been good for business. Bookings for the Caribbean, Mexico,
Florida, California, and Hawaii have risen by 38%.^1 According to General
Manager Shaun Stewart, "Hotels in most of these locations have taken advantage
of the fact that travelers are more than eager to trade frostbite for sunshine
and have increased their rates by as much as 20%."^1

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^1Based on actual bookings made on


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