Hotwire Announces Top 10 Victoria Day Weekend Destinations for
Hotwire Announces Top 10 Victoria Day Weekend Destinations for Canadian Travellers
Travellers Plan to Celebrate the May Two-Four Weekend in Urban Centers across Canada and Northern United States
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2012 - Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the top 10 most popular Victoria Day destinations for Canadian travellers, based on hotel bookings. The list represents a fifty-fifty mix of big cities in Canada and the northern United States.
Canadian cities like Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa and Halifax are drawing local visitors with their exciting combination of parties, celebrations and fireworks displays to honor the birthday of Queen Victoria. Other travellers are taking advantage of the long weekend to visit popular American cities like New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas. With the exchange rate of the dollar on par with the US dollar, it’s a great time to take advantage of some good bargains over the border.
“Victoria Day falls on that special time of year when temperatures are nearly perfect and people get the urge - and have the time off - to get out and enjoy themselves,” said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president, operations of the Hotwire® Group. “Whether the destination is Canadian or U.S., the cities on this list have two things in common - they are exciting places to celebrate and are offering some great deals for travellers.”
To compile the list, Hotwire.com took a look at the top 10 most popular destinations as booked by Canadian travellers over the Victoria Day holiday:
Destination Average Nightly Rate on
1. New York City, New York $210
2. Toronto, Ontario, Canada $95
3. Montreal, Quebec, Canada $114
4. Vancouver, British Columbia,
5. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada $99
6. Chicago, Illinois $111
7. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada $92
8. Las Vegas, Nevada $110
9. Minneapolis, Minnesota $67
10. Seattle, Washington $116
For bookings made 3/1-4/15/2012 on Hotwire.com for stays 5/18 - 5/22/2012
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