Hotwire Reveals Annual List of 10 Most Popular Labour Day Weekend Destinations

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25, 2014 /CNW/ -- Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, announced today the top 10 most popular destinations for Canadian travellers booking hotels over Labour Day Weekend. This year the experts are seeing the continued trend of travellers heading to mainstays like Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver, as well as U.S. border cities like New York and Chicago in order to take advantage of one final, quick getaway before the summer ends.

"We've seen some higher hotel prices this year, given there are more people travelling, but even though that's the case, there are still deals to be had," said Henrik Kjellberg, President of the Hotwire Group. "We've pinpointed some great Hotwire deals, so regardless of whether they're keeping it local or heading to a U.S. border city, Canadians can have an unforgettable trip at a discounted price."

Toronto remained the most popular destination this year, while Montreal jumped up three spots to number two. New York kept the third place ranking, Ottawa fell two to fourth and Vancouver dropped one spot as the fifth most popular destination. Meanwhile, U.S. cities Boston and Chicago switched for sixth and seventh, followed by Seattle and Minneapolis in eighth and ninth, respectively. Rounding out the list, keeping its tenth place spot from last year, is Calgary.

The ten most popular Labour Day destinations on Hotwire are:

Destination

Sample Hotwire® Deal*

1.     Toronto, Ontario, Canada

$123/night for a 3.5-star hotel in the Downtown Toronto East area

2.     Montreal, Quebec, Canada

$126/night for a 4-star hotel in the Downtown Montreal – Festival Area –Quartier des Spectacles area

3.     New York City, New York

$144/night for a 3-star hotel in the Madison Square Garden – Hell's Kitchen area

4.     Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

$97/night for a 4-star hotel in the Downtown Ottawa area

5.     Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

$143/night for a 4-star hotel in the Downtown- Canada Place – Convention Center – Coal Harbour area

6.     Chicago, Illinois

$106/night for a 4-star hotel in the Chicago Loop – Theater District area

7.     Boston, Massachusetts

$148/night for a 3.5-star hotel in the Boston Common – Theater District area 

8.     Seattle, Washington

$263/night for a 3-star hotel in the Space Needle – Queen Anne – Seattle Center area

9.     Minneapolis, Minnesota

$77/night for a 4-star hotel in the Downtown Minneapolis area

10.   Calgary, Alberta, Canada

$107/night for a 3.5-star hotel in the Calgary Central area

*The 10 most popular Labour Day destinations are based on hotel bookings made on Hotwire.com between 5/1 - 7/31/14 for travel between 8/28 – 9/3/14. The sample deals are based on bookings made on Hotwire.com on 8/14/14 for travel between 8/28 – 9/3/14.

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