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What Does Low Season Mean?

Dear Editors,

I hear people talk about traveling in the low season to save money. What does that mean? If I go during the low season does that mean everything will be closed?


 Hi Stephanie,

Traveling in the low season in indeed a great way to save money. Low season, simply put, is the time of year when a destination gets the fewest visitors. As a result, cheap hotels are plentiful as hoteliers tend to offer the lowest prices during the low season to attract customers and try to fill rooms.

So, it being summer, a place like the Caribbean is in its low season right now because of both the heat and the increased (but still unlikely) threat of hurricanes. A place like Cape Cod, on the other hand, is in its high season now and has its low season during the winter months.

I’ve had several questions about low season travel recently. In fact, I just stopped by Fox Business News last week to talk about the topic and give some examples of the savings travelers can take advantage of by traveling now as compared to the high season. Watch for three great deals available right now — some up to 70 percent off!

Happy Travels,


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My name: Genevieve Shaw Brown. I also answer to Genny and Gen.

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