Hotwire Reveals the Ten Most Popular Holiday Destinations for Canadian Travellers

U.S. Leisure Destinations continue to Rise in Popularity and Offer Attractive Prices for Travellers Looking to Get Away this Season

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the top ten destinations where Canadians are vacationing this holiday season. It seems travellers are packing up and headed for the U.S. this year, with destinations like Orlando, New York City and Las Vegas overtaking the previous popularity of domestic getaways. The U.S. has been a good deal for Canadians all year as many popular leisure destinations have dropped prices, attracting international travellers. Still, the mainstay Canadian cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa are still largely sought-after, and offer great deals to make the season even brighter.

The sunny city of Orlando tops the list as the most popular holiday destination for Canadians, and New York City comes in second. Both cities up two spots from last year's number three and four destinations, respectively. Toronto drops down two spots to third, but continues to be the only Canadian destination in the top three for the second year in a row. Placing fourth on the list is Las Vegas (second last year) and coming in fifth is Vancouver (seventh last year), which is offering an average nightly rate of 92 dollars - the third-best deal on the list.

Sixth on the list is Montreal, which has fallen one spot from last year, followed by Miami and San Francisco, which have both risen up a spot since 2012. Rounding out the most popular holiday destinations are two newcomers—Ottawa, with its sub-100 dollar average rate, and the warm California city of Los Angeles.

"Over the past year we've seen U.S. cities grow in popularity, topping Thanksgiving's most popular destination list as well, so it's no surprise to see the trend continue for the December holidays," said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. "Many of these over-the-border destinations offer plenty of family friendly activities and warmer weather — pair that with deep discounts, and we certainly expect this trend to continue into the New Year."

The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Canadian travellers by hotel bookings, along with average nightly prices for each are as follows:

Rank

City

Sample Deal

Neighborhood/Area

1

Orlando, Florida

4-star hotel, $50/night

SeaWorld

2

New York City, New York

4-star hotel, $143/night

Midtown East

3

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

4-star hotel, $82/night

Downtown Toronto East

4

Las Vegas, Nevada

4-star hotel, $30/night

The Strip-South

5

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

4-star hotel, $82/night

Vancouver Downtown

6

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

4-star hotel, $81/night

Downtown Montreal

7

Miami, Florida

4-star hotel, $137/night

Downtown Miami

8

San Francisco, California

4-star hotel, $97/night

Fisherman's Wharf

9

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

4-star hotel, $77/night

Downtown Ottawa

10

Los Angeles, California

4-star hotel, $92/night

Downtown Los Angeles

*The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Canadian travellers are based on hotel bookings made on Hotwire.com on 11/13/13 for travel between 12/23/13 and 12/27/13. Hotel sample rates are based on Hotwire searches made on 11/19/13 for travel dates of 12/23/13 – 12/27/13. All hotel sample rates are Hotwire Hot Rate.

About Hotwire
Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. Hotwire.com is an award winning website and Hotwire, Inc. is an operating company within Expedia, Inc. CST # 2029030-50. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com. Hotwire.com operates sites in 12 countries worldwide: www.hotwire.com, www.hotwire.com/uk, www.hotwire.com/ie, www.hotwire.com/au, www.hotwire.com/nz, www.hotwire.com/se, www.hotwire.com/no, www.hotwire.com/dk, www.hotwire.com/de, www.hotwire.com/hk, www.hotwire.com/mx and www.hotwire.com/sg. In addition to Hotwire.com, The Hotwire Group also operates www.carrentals.com.

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