1. Prices of Flights Are Cheaper In Low Season
I have found prices to be super cheap or reasonably inexpensive soon after the school holidays. So around November when University students have had their freshers week is usually a great time to fly. Also around mid-January but not too far into February because they pick up again people being flooded with valentines ideas. Mid-January, I guess because people are still traveling back from the Xmas holidays so I guess airline bookings dip after the first and second week of January hence why they reduce the prices to entice bookings.
2. Hotels Prices At Lower Than Peak Season
Families don’t usually book hotels when kids are in schools, also people usually hold off travels until December if they are traveling back to their families for the holidays. If you are flexible on your travels then this the best time to book hotels as there are plenty of deals, so you won’t have to fight for the sun lounger because hotels will be less busy during this time.
3. More Options On Where To Stay
Similar to the number to, that with hotels short on bookings, you will likely find that those centrally located places now have availability where they wouldn’t during peak times. You have more options to choose between budget and distance to tourist sights you want to check out.
4. Fewer Crowds At Tourist Sights
Even seen Tower of Pisa, Eiffel Tower, Barcelona or Big Ben during high seasons? I live in London and Westminister, Big Ben or Trafalgar Square is not really where I want to be during high seasons. It’s busy any days of the week(unless you are a local and know which times of the day to go without getting lost in the crowds). The point is when you visit in off-peak seasons there are less of a queue to tourist sights that would otherwise look like a human zoo.
In another post I also shared tips on my top 10 travel hacks on how I save money on hotels and flights.
So any other reasons you travel off peak, that I haven’t mentioned above?
Off peak travel is the way to go! The difference in price is crazy, plus I feel you might explore more/discover somewhere off the beaten track, less crowds!
Maya Not Mya
It sure is. The price drop is something crazy. I wish I knew this years ago.
100% agree, and usually so much more enjoyable without huge crowds.