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Business Observer Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 4 years ago

Tampa No. 6 on list of Canadians' favorite spots

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A study of flights last winter by FlightNetwork.com found the city capture 2.12% of all bookings.

TAMAPA — A study by FlightNetwork.com found that Tampa is one of the 10 most-visited travel destinations for Canadians during the winter.

The city ranked sixth on a list of Canadians' favorite winter destinations from November to March. The study was released in an article titled The Top 14 Winter Destinations for Canadians.

The ranking was compiled using last winter's flight bookings from FlightNetwork.com, the second-largest online travel agency in Canada. Tampa accounted for 2.12% of all bookings.

The resulting article attributed the attraction to Tampa's “first-class hotels, distinct heritage, authentic culture, thrilling attractions, delicious cuisine and premier shopping.”

The most popular destination was Fort Lauderdale, accounting for nearly 5% of all international bookings. Las Vegas and Orlando came in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, receiving a combined 8% of all bookings to destinations outside of Canada. Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Tampa Bay followed. Paris, London, Cancun, Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico were the only cities outside of the United States that made the list.

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