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Save this summer in destinations that had average hotel prices decreases of up to 33 per cent last year
TORONTO, May 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Even if you don't love shopping, it's safe to say you still get a thrill from scoring a great deal on your purchase. The travel experts at Hotels.com™ want you to have that same experience when planning your summer vacation, so using their latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™), they've put together a list of visit-worthy destinations with the biggest hotel price drops in 2013, based on the average prices customers paid year-over-year.
"Choosing a cost-friendly destination could mean compromising on attractions and activities," says Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert for Hotels.com. "But if you look at cities that have experienced price decreases, you can get great value and still get the hotel room and trip that you want."
South Lake Tahoe, Calif., USA: -33%
Nadi, Fiji: -31%
Monte Carlo, Monaco: -29%
Turin, Italy: -22%
Warsaw, Poland: -18%
York, United Kingdom: -18%
Monte Verde, Costa Rica: -15%
Stuttgart, Germany: -15%
We've made it hard to pick just one place, so if you're planning a worldwide tour, consider signing up for the Welcome Rewards™ loyalty program so you'll get one free** night for every 10 stayed.
*The price listed beside each city represents the average hotel price paid by Canadian travellers per night in 2013 (excluding taxes and fees), according to the latest Hotel Price Index.
About the HPI
The HPI is based on bookings made on Hotels.com sites and prices shown are those actually paid by customers per room per night, excluding taxes and fees, rather than advertised rates. More than 150,000 properties around the world make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken. To access the full report, including detailed maps, colorful photos and a city-by-city breakdown, please visit: www.hotel-price-index.com/2014/spring/ca.
About Hotels.com (http://www.hotels.com)
Hotels.com (also known in Canada as Hotels.ca) is a leading online accommodation booking website with more than 290,000 properties around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets can also be downloaded enabling customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals.
**Your free night is good at any Welcome Rewards eligible property. The maximum value of your free night is the average daily rate of your ten (10) nights. Your free night does not include taxes and fees.
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