Imagine waking up and taking a short walk to the beach, grabbing a cerveza and then lying down to bask in the sun. Canadians love the World Juniors and it has been a holiday tradition to wake up early or stay up late, no matter what the time or where you are, to see the best teams from around the world battle for gold. This year, diehards can have their hockey but also get a sun-kissed getaway at the same time.
For the second time, Expedia.ca is sponsoring the 2016 World Junior Championship and this year, they have created a paradise for hockey fans at the Finest Playa Mujeres by Excellence Group resort in Cancun, Mexico. This hockey haven, called the Expedia.ca Hockey Hotel™, will give Canadian hockey fans a chance to enjoy the tournament from Dec. 26, 2015 to Jan. 5, 2016 from the sunny beaches of Cancun. “We’ve created the ultimate hockey destination in Cancun where Canadians can come together to celebrate their passion for Canada’s favourite holiday tradition, said Christopher Day, Senior Director of Marketing at Expedia Canada Corp. “Only this time, beach side.” If history is any indicator, Cancun is going hear a lot of cheering during that stretch. Canadians are famous for cheering on the world’s greatest players during the World Juniors, no matter where they are located. Canadians always find a way to watch the game – even when it stretches beyond our nation’s borders. Expedia.ca has teamed up with World Juniors broadcaster TSN to share the excitement of the Hockey Hotel with fans back home. Throughout the tournament, TSN hosts ‘Cabbie’ Richards and Kate Pettersen will be broadcasting exclusive content from the Hockey Hotel. Cabbie and Kate will bring the excitement and energy of the Finest Playa Mujeres Resort and all the hockey fans packed in there with them to Canadians watching at home. Throughout the seven broadcasts, which will air during all of Canada’s games and every medal round game, viewers will be able to catch up on the tournament and see it through the unique perspective of the Hockey Hotel’s guests. As part of the Expedia.ca-TSN partnership, Canadian hockey fans will be able to follow the tournament in Mexico, with TSN’s live broadcast coverage of the World Juniors available at the Hockey Hotel. From Dec. 17-31, Canadians can enter for a chance to win one grand prize trip for two to the Expedia.ca Hockey Hotel from Jan. 4-11 to watch the gold medal game, which lands on Jan. 5. Meanwhile, Expedia.ca is offering great deals on beach-side destinations all winter long at
expedia.ca/perfectbeach. For a chance to win a trip to The Hockey Hotel, Canadians can enter at
Expedia.ca/HockeyHotel for more information about the promotion and to find the best holiday beach deals. #HockeyHotel