Hotwire Reveals the Ten Most Popular Holiday Destinations for Canadian Travellers

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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 /CNW/ -- Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the top ten destinations where Canadians are vacationing this holiday season. Big cities both domestic and international dial up the winter fun while warm weather destinations abroad help round out the most popular spots.

Montreal, New York City and Toronto comprise the top three on the list, and all are prime destinations for those located on the Canadian/United States border. Due to fluctuating exchange rates throughout the year, prices in many border cities have been competitive as each battle for travellers - the holiday season is no exception. That means planning a big city getaway this season can equate to big savings. Many of the remaining locales on the list, including Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Honolulu, not only boast fantastic deals this season, but also warm weather and sunny skies for those looking to hang up their heavy coats and thaw frostbitten toes.

"We're seeing folks becoming more open to the idea of spending the holidays in popular leisure destinations both close to home and internationally," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "The favourable exchange rate this year and the deep discounts found on Hotwire.com are making it easy for travellers to stretch their holiday travel budget and enjoy the season's festivities with family both near and far."

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

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    Rank     City            Average Nightly Rate*
         1.  Montreal                               $88
         2.  New York City                         $197
         3.  Toronto                                $79
         4.  Orlando                                $74
         5.  Fort Lauderdale                        $82
         6.  Las Vegas                             $100
         7.  Vancouver                              $78
         8.  Honolulu, Oahu                        $113
         9.  Seattle                                $87
         10. San Francisco                         $126

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*The 10 most popular holiday destinations for Canadian travellers and average prices are based on hotel bookings made on Hotwire.com between October 10 and November 17, 2011 for travel between December 20, 2011 and January 4, 2012.

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    About Hotwire

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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. Hotwire is an award-winning website and operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST# 2053390-50. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com. Hotwire sites operates in 8 countries worldwide: www.hotwire.com, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/uk</font>, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/ie</font>, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/au</font>, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/nz</font>, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/se</font>, <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/no</font> and <font size="2" face="Arial">www.hotwire.com/dk</font>. In addition to Hotwire, The Hotwire Group of websites includes: www.hotwire.com, www.travel-ticker.com, www.carrentals.com.

Hotwire, Hotwire.com, the Hotwire logo and Hot Rate are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotwire, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Hotwire, Inc. All rights reserved. CST# 2053390-40.

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<font size="2" face="Arial">Contact:Andrew ReynoldsAtomic PR(323) 648-5425andrew@atomicpr.com </font>

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SOURCE Hotwire.com

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