Hotwire Reveals Canadian Hotel Rate Report for July 2010


    
    Moncton Tops List for First Time With 12 Percent Drop in Hotel Rates





    
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<p><span class="xn-location">SAN FRANCISCO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">July 14</span> /CNW/ -- Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the results of the <span class="xn-chron">July 2010</span> Hotwire® Canadian Hotel Rate Report, which features the top five cities in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> where hotel rates have dropped the most. When combined with Hotwire's already discounted prices, the Hotel Rate Report helps guide customers to the destinations that can maximize their travel dollars. Moncton, <span class="xn-location">New Brunswick</span> ranks number one on this month's rate report with a 12 percent drop, while Cambridge, Ontario and <span class="xn-location">London</span>, Ontario round out the top three, with a drop of 11 percent and eight percent, respectively.</p>
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<p>Despite summer being in full swing, the strength of the Canadian dollar continues to curb international tourism to <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. This trend is good news for Canadians looking to travel to their favorite domestic destinations this year as hotels continue to lower prices throughout <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>.</p>
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<p>Travelers wanting to experience a slice of historic <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> will find amazing prices in Moncton, one of the fastest growing cities in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> and home to the famed Canadian railway. Cambridge and <span class="xn-location">Halifax</span>, ranked fourth in this month's rate report, are also great value destinations that have distinctive 19th century architecture and offer a beautiful backdrop for shopping, dining and enjoying the mild Canadian summer.</p>
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<p>Hotwire is able to find great deals because it works with hotels, airlines and car rental companies to fill unsold inventory. This means customers will find incredibly low deals on Hotwire, especially in cities like those on the Hotel Rate Report where prices are unseasonably low.</p>
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<p>When compared to the same time last year, the top five hotel price reductions for <span class="xn-chron">July 2010</span> include:</p>
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    Rank Hotel Market  Price Drop         Hotwire Deal, CAD$/Night
    1    Moncton, NB              12% 3.5-star                 $100
    2    Cambridge, ON            11% 3-star                    $80
    3    London, ON                8% 3.5-star                  $93
    4    Halifax, NS               3% 3.5-star                 $100
    5    Banff, AL                 2% 3 -star                  $100


    
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<p>"This is turning out to be a great summer for Canadians looking to explore more of their own country at amazing prices," said Clem Bason, President of the Hotwire Group. "With fewer visitors from abroad, travelers throughout <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> can experience low hotel rates and smaller crowds at many popular tourist destinations."</p>
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    About the Hotwire Hotel Rate Report
    
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<p>The Hotwire Hotel Rate Report will run results during the first week of each month. Results are calculated by looking at Hotwire stay dates for select regions in the current month, and comparing prices in the current month against Hotwire prices in the same month in the prior year. Prices are compared within the same star rating categories for consistency, and the percent change in price for each region is generated as an overall average of the changes in those categories. The prices in the chart above are examples for a particular star rating category within that market, and actual prices may be higher or lower than the example that is provided.</p>
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    About Hotwire
    
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<p>Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire negotiates deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row." Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST: 2053390-40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.hotwire.com/">http://www.hotwire.com/</a>.</p>
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<p>Hotwire, Hotwire.com and the Hotwire logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other logos or product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Hotwire, Inc. All rights reserved. CST# 2053390-40.</p>
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    Contact:
    Chris Fucanan
    Atomic PR
    (415) 593-1400
    chris.fucanan@atomicpr.com





    

For further information: For further information: Chris Fucanan of Atomic PR, +1-415-593-1400, chris.fucanan@atomicpr.com, for Hotwire.com Web Site: http://www.hotwire.com

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