trivago’s Reveals Best Value Destinations for Canada’s 150th

January 30, 2017

Photo courtesy of Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake

It’s time to start planning 2017 vacations, but with post-holiday finances already stretched thin, Canadians should remember they don’t need a passport to snag a bargain. After all, it has been unanimously named the world’s Must-See Country for 2017, not to mention the 150th birthday this year, so why would Canadians consider leaving their own backyard?

That’s why trivago.ca is proud to announce the Best Value Destinations of 2017 — a little birthday present to budget-friendly Canadians both near and far. Determined by an exclusive algorithm that considers both hotel prices and overall ratings, the destinations that top the list are not only easy on the wallet, but also show off the incredible diversity of options and experiences Canada-wide.

For travellers looking beyond Canada’s most affordable cities, trivago also analyzed rural towns to celebrate the smaller gems that are showering guests in good ole fashioned Canuck hospitality.

2017 Best Value Cities

Rank City Province tBVI*
1 Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario 92.70
2 Mont-Tremblant Québec 88.92
3 Kelowna British Columbia 88.10
4 Kamloops British Columbia 87.55
5 Winnipeg Manitoba 86.68
6 Québec City Québec 85.49
7 Victoria British Columbia 83.98
8 Mississauga Ontario 82.45
9 Calgary Alberta 81.03
10 Edmonton Alberta 80.58
 *The Best Value Index ranks cities based on a combination of consumer ratings and average hotel prices, with 100% being a perfect score. Only destinations with at least 50 hotels and a minimum average of 150 user ratings per hotel were considered in this index.

Niagara-on-the-Lake is a 19th-century gateway to Canada’s wine country and the nearby Niagara Falls, as well as home to one of Canada’s top theatre companies, The Shaw Festival. Travellers can look forward to some of the best accommodation in Canada, with the city laying claim to three of the 2017 trivago Award’s best ranked properties.

2017 Best Value Small Towns

Rank Town Province tBVI*
1 Gaspé Québec 95.88
2 Whitecourt Alberta 95.43
3 Smithers British Columbia 95.06
4 Hope British Columbia 95.02
5 Magog Québec 94.75
6 Alma Québec 94.74
7 Quesnel British Columbia 94.70
8 Port Alberni British Columbia 94.44
9 Summerside Prince Edward Island 94.34
10 Prince Rupert British Columbia 94.28
*The Best Value Index ranks cities based on a combination of consumer ratings and average hotel prices, with 100% being a perfect score. Only destinations with at least 50 hotels and a minimum average of 150 user ratings per hotel were considered in this index, however the 2017 Best Value Small Town list indicates only those cities or towns with fewer than 50 hotels in total.

BC’s rural towns swept the Best Value list this year, claiming five of the top 10 list, but it was Québec and Alberta that laid claim to trivago’s top two spots. Number one Gaspé, part of the Gaspésie- Îles-de-la-Madeleine region, is a quintessential look at “Québec by the sea,” offering visitors access to the famous Percé Rock, windmills galore, and four national parks—entry to which are free this year in honour of Canada’s 150th!

About trivago Best Value Index (tBVI)
The trivago Best Value Index ranks cities based on a combination of consumer ratings and average hotel prices with 100% being the top score. It provides a unique overview of the best valued destinations by using a specifically tailored algorithm that combines the trivago Hotel Price Index with trivago’s Reputation Ranking for hotels. Only destinations with at least 50 hotels and a minimum average of 150 user ratings per hotel were considered in this index, however the 2017 Best Value Small Town list indicates only those cities or towns with fewer than 50 hotels in total.

About trivago

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, trivago is a global hotel search platform, focused on reshaping the way travelers search for and compare hotels. trivago’s mission is to “be the traveler’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal hotel at the lowest rate.” As of September 30, 2016, trivago’s global hotel search platform offered access to approximately 1.3 million hotels in over 190 countries. trivago’s platform can be accessed globally via 55 localized websites and apps in 33 languages.

This press release is copyrighted and may only be published with reference to trivago.com. For more information on trivago or this release, contact Jayda Fogel at jayda.fogel@trivago.com.

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