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To pay less for trip - travel off-peak season
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Make your travel in spring or fall, when prices for flights and hotels are lower and crowds
are smaller. Late fall or winter will cost less, but consider cold weather and darkness in evenings.
Consider that many attractions, cafes, even museums might be close for winter. September - October
and March - May are nice for travel. With already nice weather, many street cafés are already open,
but there are less people for tourist attractions.
Like in many countries tourist season in Europe starts in June and ends in beginning of September. This is the time, when hotels are overbooked, prices are 20 - 40% up and beaches are crowded all over the Europe. In Italy August is a month of vacations – so all local beaches will be packed with Italians.
Avoid traveling during school holidays as well. For example, in June in Malta will be a lot of language students from all over the Europe.
Low-season travel might save some money but it is important to remember, that in certain times of year at destination weather might be unfavorable. Too cold, too rainy, too … besides, low season is used as a time for construction and renovation.
Bear in mind that what is summer for you might be winter elsewhere and vice versa.
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