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Off Season Travel - Budget Travel in the Off Season


There are some drawbacks to off season travel. Sometimes it's the weather or the fact that important sites are closed for renovation or retooling. But if those problems aren't deal breakers, significant savings are also common. Take a look at the advantages of travel to a location that is in its low season for tourists.

Off Season Travel - A Bargain

Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com
Why should you consider traveling to a location during the so-called off season? The reason might be a bargain airfare or easier arrangements. Whatever the factors, it's worth strong consideration. Think about the advantages and disadvantages of an off season journey.

Off Season Travel - Advantages

Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com
Finding a deal during the so-called "off season" or "low season" is so much easier because travel providers have seats and rooms to fill. They're willing to discount in exchange for a paying customer. But the advantages don't end there. Lines for major attractions are shorter, and people who can tell you more about your destination actually have the time to talk to you. Read more about the off season advantages.

Off Season Travel - Challenges

Mark Kahler, licensed to About.com
As with all budget travel strategies, this one requires some homework before it is employed. Is the museum you've dreamed of visiting your entire life closed for renovations in the off season? If so, your bargain trip loses much of its appeal. It pays to look at the reasons people decide not to go to a place during certain times of year, and then decide if those challenges are likely to spoil your trip.
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