LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Price conscious holiday seekers wanting to be the first to sample some summer fun are in for a deal as Hotwire.com(R), a leading discount travel site, releases its latest Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator. The savings indicator flags the top ten cities worldwide where you can currently find the biggest savings on room rates on Hotwire.com/UK.
Cologne tops the charts in June with a massive 55% saving over standard hotel room prices on leading retail sites. In addition to affordable accommodation, Cologne also offers consumers plenty of cultural and historical treasures including its world-famous museums and active art scene. Boston follows closely behind with a saving of 51% offering a bargain in a city where room rates in general have risen.
For those looking to get away with the family, hotels in Athens and Orlando are offering savings of up to 40% with an average price of a Hot Rate hotel in Orlando coming in at 39 pounds Sterling. Florida is gaining in popularity with Europeans as a holiday destination this year. And Paris is only a short journey by Eurostar for those looking for a romantic city break where hotel rooms are available with a 28% saving.
Travel Savings Indicator: Top 10 Destinations --------------------------------------------- Hotwire Hot Rates saving versus Standard rate Rank City 1 Cologne, Germany 55% 2 Boston, USA 51% 3 Athens, Greece 40% 4 Orlando, USA 39% 5 Toronto, Canada 35% 6 Washington, USA 32% 7 Los Angeles, USA 32% 8 Zurich, Switzerland 30% 9 Las Vegas, USA 29% 10 Paris, France 28%
"Consumers can benefit from some fantastic savings on top travel destinations if they know where to look," said Fulvia Montresor, Sr Director of Hotwire(R). "We're seeing incredibly low hotel rates in some great historic cities and cultural hot spots and these destinations can make for great holidays and city breaks throughout June. Hotwire's Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator has something for everyone looking to get away this month, whether they want culture, glamour, romance or fun for the family."
The Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator tracks the lowest published room rates found on leading retail sites for a specific date range against the Hotwire Hot Rates(R) savings available in a comparable hotel in the same area with the same star rating and calculates the % saving. Hotwire then ranks the cities according to the % savings on offer.
Sample deals for travel June 7th-14th Cologne ------- 4* Hotel Cologne - Muelheim Area Hotel 80 pounds Sterling/night 3 1/2* Hotel Neuss Area Hotel 61 pounds Sterling/night Boston ------ 3* Hotel Brookline -Newton - Harvard Area 56 pounds Sterling/night Athens ------ 4* Hotel Athens South -Vouliagmeni Area Hotel 61 pounds Sterling/night 3* Hotel Athens City Centre Area Hotel 37 pounds Sterling/night Orlando ------- 4 1/2* Hotel Disney Main Gate - Celebration Area Hotel 66 pounds Sterling/night 3* Hotel SeaWorld - I-drive South Area Hotel 34 pounds Sterling/night Toronto ------- 4* Hotel Lester B. Pearson Intl Airport Area Hotel 74 pounds Sterling/night 3* Hotel Don Valley Area Hotel 51 pounds Sterling/night Washington ---------- 4* Hotel Arlington Area 129 pounds Sterling/ night 3* Hotel Georgetown Area Hotel 116 pounds Sterling/ night Los Angeles ----------- 4* Hotel LA Intl Airport LAX Area Hotel 77 pounds Sterling/night 3 1/2* Hotel El Monte -Rosemead -Monterey Park Area 57 pounds Sterling/night Zurich ------ 4* Hotel Zurich Area Hotel 114 pounds Sterling/ night Las Vegas --------- 5* Hotel Las Vega Strip -North Area Hotel 68 pounds Sterling/night 4* Hotel Downtown Las Vegas Area Hotel 41 pounds Sterling/night Paris ----- 4* Hotel Charles de Gaulle Intl Airport CDG Area Hotel 76 pounds Sterling/night 3* Hotel Passy - Auteuil Area Hotel 85 pounds Sterling/night
How Hotwire works
Hotwire has special relationships with over 25,000 leading hotels worldwide. When these hotels have unsold rooms, they use Hotwire to fill them, so consumers get up to 50%off standard rates. Hotwire customers are given information about the hotel's star rating, amenities, neighbourhood and customer reviews of the hotel. Once the room has been booked, the name of the hotel is revealed.
Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site that helps travelers' book hotel rooms at significant savings you can't find on many other travel sites. Launched in the U.S. in 2000 and in the U.K. in 2011, Hotwire's unique partnerships with hotels worldwide offers travelers deeply discounted hotel rooms that would typically go unsold. J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Independent Travel Web Site Satisfaction Study(SM) recognized Hotwire for ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Independent Travel Web Sites, Three Years in a Row." Hotwire is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. CST: 2053390-40. NST: 20003-0209. For more information, visit http://www.hotwire.com/.
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 The June Worldwide Travel Savings Indicator Top Ten is based on bookings made on Hotwire UK site between 1st April 2011 and 28th April 2011 for stays between the 1st and 30th of June.
 39.00 pounds Sterling is the average price for bookings made in April-June for stays in June 2011.
 Prices are based on 2 adults sharing and are correct at time of going to print. Prices are dynamic and may no longer be available and will vary based on your desired travel dates.
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