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Dec 22, 2014, 14:25 ET
New hotel openings and the addition of new downtown entertainment and nightlife options will help the ongoing revitalization of Detroit.

Where Will Americans Travel to in 2015?

 Robots that service hotel guests, the emergence of marijuana tourism and the rise of several Midwest destinations – these are some of...

Dec 17, 2014, 11:04 ET

Travel in 2015: Destinations, Innovation and Variation

Hotels.com shares its top 10 predictions for Canadian Travellers TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Times they are a changin' and the travel...

Dec 11, 2014, 11:59 ET
Hotels.com asked Americans how they plan to spend their December and discovered some interesting dynamics when it comes to traveling for the holidays.

More Than Half of Americans Plan to Travel during the Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, typically marked by family gatherings or warm-weather escapes....

Dec 10, 2014, 12:14 ET

Goodbye Presents, Hello Holiday

Ninety-five per cent of Canadians would give up their gifts for travel this holiday season TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Sorry folks, but...

Nov 27, 2014, 08:06 ET

Voluntourism: Giving Back This Holiday Season

Hotels.com shares easy ways for Canadians to help others when travelling TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Canadians are no strangers to...

Nov 25, 2014, 09:45 ET
The growing trend of voluntourism attracts 1.6 million participants each year  and gives travelers the opportunity to experience destinations in a different but helpful way. Hotels.com suggests travelers spend a few hours giving back during planned holiday travel this year.

Incorporating 'Voluntourism' Into Existing Holiday Travel Plans

 The growing trend of voluntourism attracts 1.6 million participants each year[1] and gives travelers the opportunity to experience...

Nov 25, 2014, 07:51 ET

Airport Adventures: At Home and Away

Hotels.com launches its 2014 Airport Transportation Insider with commute distance, times and prices TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Getting to or...

Nov 19, 2014, 14:53 ET
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Just in Time for the Holidays, Hotels.com Delivers the Gift of Travel With Gift Cards

Hotels.com® is making it easier to give the gift of travel for the holidays, or any day of the year, with the introduction of the Hotels.com...

Oct 23, 2014, 14:46 ET
To help Americans better plan their travel itineraries, Hotels.com has compiled an insider's look at the best transportation options from 29 major airports around the world.

Where to Find the Best Airport Transportation Options

To help Americans better plan their travel itineraries, Hotels.com® has compiled an insider's look at the best transportation options from 29...

Oct 20, 2014, 10:13 ET

Foodie Travel: Local specialties to satisfy your taste buds

Local dishes are used as a guide for planning your next adventure TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Food not only sustains us, but it can also have...

Oct 17, 2014, 12:24 ET
Hotels.com third annual Fairway to Wellness Golf Tournament will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association on Wednesday, October 29th at the Cowboys Golf Club.

Hotels.com Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament Returns for Third Year

Hotels.com® announced today that the third annual Fairway to Wellness Golf Tournament,  benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,...

Oct 16, 2014, 15:38 ET
Salem, New Orleans, Charleston and Sleepy Hollow are some of the top Halloween destinations chosen by Hotels.com based on their folklore.

Halloween Tourism Inspired by Pop Culture and Folklore

 Every town has a ghost story, but some destinations embrace their haunted pasts in a way that attracts an influx of tourism during the...

Oct 14, 2014, 12:13 ET
Hotels.com is inspiring fall travelers determined to stay connected with the great outdoors, to take to the waves for their next getaway.

Hotels.com Selects U.S. Cities Under $150 for Fall-Friendly Water Sport Adventures

Hotels.com® is inspiring fall travelers determined to stay connected with the great outdoors, to take to the waves for their next getaway....

Oct 07, 2014, 08:22 ET

Canadian Travellers: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

Examining the new world dilemma of travelling abroad for your favourite holiday TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Whether it's dancing to steel...

Sep 19, 2014, 09:45 ET
Hotels.com shows how U.S. travelers can still find luxurious hotels at great values around the world (PRNewsFoto/Hotels.com)

Hotel Prices May be on the Rise, but Affordable Luxury Can be Had

 U.S. travelers paid the most for five-star hotels in Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Boston in the first half of 2014, according to the most recent...

Sep 17, 2014, 10:25 ET

Home Away From Home: Popular International Cities with Canadian Attractions

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The ability to travel and explore the world is a dream come true for many. It can be an exhilarating experience...

Sep 11, 2014, 17:01 ET
To make selecting the perfect Bay Area hotel a bit more obvious, Hotels.com(R) today recognized the top San Francisco hotel properties based on reviews from travelers who have actually stayed in the hotels. (PRNewsFoto/Hotels.com)

Hotel Guests Pick the Top San Francisco Hotels

 To make selecting the perfect Bay Area hotel a bit more obvious, Hotels.com® today recognized the top San Francisco hotel properties...

Sep 03, 2014, 09:12 ET
Of the 50 Most Popular Domestic Cities for Americans, 47 saw price increases in the first half of 2014, with Nashville, Tenn. experiencing the largest increase, according to the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index. (PRNewsFoto/Hotels.com)

U.S. Hotel Rates Have Increased by 5 Percent in 2014

Americans paid an average of $137 per night for hotel accommodations in the U.S. during the first six months of 2014 – an increase of five...

Sep 03, 2014, 07:55 ET

Hotel Price Index Reveals Canadian Hotel Prices Surpassed Global Average

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Hotel prices in Canada increased during the first half of 2014, rising five per cent compared to the same period...

Sep 02, 2014, 00:00 ET
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Aumento en los precios de hotel a nivel global por 5to. año consecutivo

El precio promedio pagado por una habitación de hotel en todo el mundo aumentó un 4% durante los primeros seis meses de 2014, en...