Hotwire’s Secret Travel Report

by Angela Nazworth | April 23, 2012 2:15 pm

In an effort to predict which travel destinations will be the most delightful for travelers this summer,[1] analyzed thousands of recent searches and Twitter activity during a recent 90-day period.

The results are in, and the discount travel site has unveiled its first-ever “Secret Travel Report.” The report lists a number of popular summer vacation spots that have what Hotwire calls “secret Hot Rate” hotels — hotels that offer serious discounts but don’t reveal their name until the property is completely booked. This allows some vacationers the chance to stay in luxury hotels at bargain prices. It also helps hotels book more rooms.

“Although all the destinations on the list are great getaway spots during this season, they don’t seem to be drumming up as much demand as past years,” Hotwire’s travel expert Fulvia Montresor said in a press release. “When interest is low. prices tend to fall and crowds naturally are smaller, making all of these cities great destinations for your summer break. Many hotels will likely offer discounts up to 50% off on sites like that offer secret Hot Rate hotels to sell this excess inventory,” she added.

According to, here are the 10 hottest summer vacation destinations.

  1. Tie – Key West and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  2. San Diego, Calif.
  3. Vienna, Austria
  4. Milan, Italy
  5. Toronto, Canada
  6. Munich, Germany
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Ibiza, Spain
  9. Bangkok, Thailand
  10. Prague, Czech Republic

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