EXPERIENCE THE WORLD WITHOUT THE CROWDS
What do we do?
We research and highlight destinations during their low seasons and show you how much better the experience is compared to during the high seasons. In addition, we show you what it’s like during the low season in these destinations via our blogs, photos, podcasts and videos so that you can understand exactly what to expect when you book your next low season adventure.
Why you should book via LowSeasonTraveller.com?
We’re not a travel agent or a tour operator, instead we have partnered with Designer Travel who, as part of the Hays Travel Group, are fully bonded by ATOL and ABTA and we are confident that their 85 expert homeworkers will be able to look after our low season traveller community travel requirements effortlessly.
We Serve Communities, not Shareholders
So for every booking made via Low Season Traveller in 2020, we will donate 50% of the profits we make from each booking, to a small, local, community charity in one of the destinations we feature. This year, we will be donating to the Antigua National Sailing Academy, a charity which provides free swimming and sailing lessons to under-privileged school children in Antigua. It just means that when you book via Low Season Traveller, not only are you travelling at a more responsible time of the year, but your travel will leave a positive legacy behind. We call it Our Legacy and it feels good.
Who are we for?
Founded in 2018, Low Season Traveller was created for those who, like us, enjoy travelling to destinations at times when other tourists don’t visit.
Travel is more affordable than ever before but it starts to be less fun when we are jostling with the masses to get that photo or to be in that huge queue at the airport, museums, and attractions.
Low Season Traveller has been created for those who prefer not to pay the huge prices in hotels during peak seasons. For those who prefer not to join massive queues when they visit attractions in each destination. For those whose time is valuable and want to make the most of every minute available in each destination. For those, who prefer the idea of staying in higher rating hotels during low season rather than average hotels during high season. For those, who prefer seeing more of the world each year by taking multiple low season trips rather than one trip during the high seasons.
And… it’s not for everyone. Some are constricted by school holidays and some prefer to only travel when the weather is warm. We’re for those who don’t mind wearing a jacket as we breeze through Rome at the quietest time of the year. The history and the architecture remain the same, the queues are smaller, the prices cheaper, and the locals friendlier.
We’ve all seen the growing effects of over-tourism in many of the world’s favourite destinations. Places like Barcelona, Venice, Dubrovnik, Cornwall, Iceland and Amsterdam have all recently featured in the news due to their challenges with over-tourism.
There have never been more international tourists in the world than there are today (1.5 billion in 2019). And this figure is set to increase by an additional 500m over the next 10 years according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
On average, 70% of all travellers arrive during each destination’s “peak” season – usually a narrow window of between 4-6 months.
In order to accommodate the increase in tourism over the coming years, travellers need to shift focus to a more sustainable and responsible form of tourism, and the advantages for us doing so are huge.
Low season travelling is for those who wish to lead the drive to a more responsible tourism rather than follow the crowd and further contribute to the problem.
And…we get to have far greater value for money, experience more in less time, engage on a deeper level with the locals and avoid the crowds. All whilst contributing more towards local tourism economies at times when they actually need it!
And that, is the low season traveller’s legacy.
So, join us and be a real traveller, a savvy traveller, a responsible traveller…a low season traveller 🙂