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Winnipeg Hotel Rates Drop Amid Mild Winter

March 27, 2012 8:29 AM | News

Winnipeg's hotel rates have dropped nine percent, according to a new study. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Winnipeg’s hotel rates have dropped nine percent this year, according to a new report release by Hotwire.com.

The discount travel site released its Hotel Rate Report on Monday, which shows a mild winter and the cancellation of some regular seasonal activities had the local tourism industry reducing rates to attract visitors last season.

Winnipeg placed third on the list, which looked at the top five Canadian destinations where accommodation rates have dropped the most. Topping the list was Victoria with a 12 percent drop, followed by Banff at 10 percent. Hotwire says the drop was in an effort to attract visitors as the B.C. city and Alberta town dealt with frigid winter temperatures this year.

Rounding out the list were Calgary (-9%) and Montreal (-5%). Calgary’s decline was also contributed to cold weather, while Montreal saw a slow down in its convention bookings and overall tourism to the area.

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