Domestic Destinations Rise in Popularity and Offer Attractive Prices for Those Looking to Ring in the New Year Without Breaking the Bank

SAN FRANCISCO–,  recently announced the top ten destinations where Canadians plan to ring in the New Year. Unlike Christmas and Thanksgiving, where popular U.S. leisure destinations overtook some Canadian locales, it seems people are staying local this New Year’s, with destinations like Toronto,Montreal, and Vancouver dominating in popularity. Travellers wanting to go international are also in luck as there are several U.S. destinations like Orlando and Seattle that are also showing affordable prices.

“With prices under 100 dollars across the country, it’s no surprise to see Canadians staying close to home for the New Year,” said Pierre-Etienne Chartier, vice president of the Hotwire Group. “Plus, these domestic cities are offering plenty of festive activities and family-friendly fun, so Canadians can start their 2014 with a bang and some extra cash in their wallets.”

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

Rank City Average Nightly Rates on Hotwire*
1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada $91
2 New York City, New York $242
3 Montreal, Quebec, Canada $93
4 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada $81
5 Orlando, Florida $89
6 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada $85
7 Detroit, Michigan $89
8 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada $79
9 Banff, Alberta, Canada $134
10 Seattle, Washington $103

*The 10 most popular New Year’s Eve destinations for Canadian travellers and average prices are based on hotel bookings made on on 12/3/13 for stays between 12/30/13 and 1/2/14.

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