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Speaking of traveling, in some seasons some place has a lot of tourists, in some seasons there are scarcely any tourists. My quesiton is, what is the word for these kind of two seasons? Is "hot season" the word for the former? Thanks a lot!
And the other one would be "lean season"?
In AmE, the time that is busiest with travelers is called "tourist season." Not every area's tourist season falls during Summer or warm months; in places popular for skiing, tourist season would occur during the Winter months. The time when vacation spots and resorts are quiet and sparsely populated (think Niagara Falls in January) is referred to as the "off season."
"I've learned to travel during the off-season. My brother went to Disney World in July and paid $299 for a hotel room. I went there in January and got a deluxe suite for $95."
Thanks Curmudgeon. Actually I am more used to 'off-season' but
somehow it escaped my mind. :)