Off-Peak (Travel Period) – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of an off-peak season? Learn the meaning of off-peak, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of an off-peak season? Keep reading to learn the meaning of off-peak, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

off-peak season at the beach is not fun
The off-peak season at the beach may be rainy, stormy, and just miserable. Taken by J. Quimpo via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

What is the Off-Peak Season?

The off-peak season, also known as the low season, refers to the slowest travel season, independently determined; usually an off-peak season is such due to rainy weather, colder temperatures, and other factors which drive tourism away.

What may be off-peak tourism season for France might be peak season for Australia, so it’s not a one-size-fits-all measurement.

On some forms of transportation, such as rail transport, peak and off-peak may refer to different times of the day rather than seasons; peak may correspond to a local rush hour, while off-peak may coincide with weekends, nights, and holidays.

More on the Off-Peak Season

Between the off-peak and peak seasons, there is also the shoulder season. A shoulder season may still have pleasant enough weather, but less crowds and it’s less expensive than the peak season.

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