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Canadian cities that lured in the crowds and the top international destinations for Canucks
TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - A new year brings new changes, but they say there's no better way to predict the future than by looking at the past. So, using their Hotel Price Index™ HPI™, the travel experts at Hotels.com® are taking a look back at the most popular cities of 2013.
Which international cities had the biggest increase in Canadian visits?
Unfortunately not all cities fared as well within the Top 20, the biggest drop was by Chicago, IL - down two spots to number seven.
Which Canadian cities had the biggest increase in visits from international travellers?
Although there was a surge in travellers to Calgary, nearby Canmore fell to number 17 after the floods and the city continues to work on reconstruction and strategies to address future floods. The top three Canadian cities for international visitors remain unchanged for the fourth year in a row: Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
Sure popularity feels good, but as with everything in life, it's unlikely to last forever. If you're looking for some 'hot' destinations to add to your 2014 travel plans, consider the above and don't forget to check out the Hotels.com mobile app for wallet-friendly mobile-exclusive hotel deals. To learn more, join the conversation with @hotelsdotcomca on Twitter using the hashtag #TravelHabitsHPI.
Editor's note: To view the Top Travel Trends infographic and many more, visit the Hotels.com press room: http://press.hotels.com/en-ca/infographics/
About the HPI™
The HPI is a biannual report that looks at hotel prices in cities all around the world. The data is based on bookings made through the Hotels.com website and the prices listed are the actual prices paid by Canadians - not advertised rates.
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