According to the most recently published Hotels.com biannual hotel price index, the cost of hotels in Canada is steadily increasing with Canadians having to fork out on average 5% more in 2012 than they did in 2011.
The latest increase in 2011, a comparatively modest 3%, saw the average cost of a hotel peak at $152 per night.
‘Travel is not something Canadians have cut back on this year’ claimed Jennifer Drew of Hotels.com.
‘In fact, it seems quite the opposite. We have a strong dollar and with the recession behind us, travellers are not hesitating to spend on accommodation’.
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver continue to be the main three cities for international travellers in Canada, although its capital, Ottawa, saw a notable increase in popularity among Canadians in 2012.