Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today announced the results of the September 2010 Hotwire® Canadian Hotel Rate Report, which features the top five cities in Canada 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. Calgary tops this month’s report with a 14 percent drop, while other popular leisure destinations complete the list, including Halifax, Vancouver and Victoria.
As summer comes to a close, Canada begins moving into shoulder season. Running from the beginning of September, when schools are back in session, until the beginning of the winter sport season in November, shoulder season prices are often lower than other times of the year. This year, many destinations are dropping rates even lower than normal due to a less than stellar summer season. The strength of the Canadian dollar seemed to drive many leisure travelers away from Canada during the peak summer months, and many destinations are trying to recoup that business. As a result, hotels in places like Calgary, Halifax and Vancouver have cut prices (14, 11 and 8 percent).
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.