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    Question hot season?

    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!

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    Re: hot season?

    Quote Originally Posted by emily wong View Post
    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!

    Emily
    What do you think of: holiday-making season? For me it's summer.

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    Re: hot season?

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    What do you think of: holiday-making season? For me it's summer.
    Peak holiday season/period = when visitors/tourists are at the highest level.

    Hot could mean popular as well as high temperature. Some places are most popular when its cold and snowy (for skiing or snowboarding)

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    Re: hot season?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    Peak holiday season/period = when visitors/tourists are at the highest level.

    Hot could mean popular as well as high temperature. Some places are most popular when its cold and snowy (for skiing or snowboarding)
    I know. Why are you telling it to me?

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    Re: hot season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I know. Why are you telling it to me?
    You mentioned summer, I was just clarifying that it is not always related to hot weather. (not just to you Harry, for everyones benefit)

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    Re: hot season?

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    You mentioned summer, I was just clarifying that it is not always related to hot weather. (not just to you Harry, for everyones benefit)
    I like the way you explain everything. Thanks!

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    Re: hot season?

    And the other one would be "lean season"?

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    Re: hot 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."

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    Re: hot season?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    And the other one would be "lean season"?
    No, generally they are referred to as 'high season' and 'low season'

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    Re: hot season?

    Thanks Curmudgeon. Actually I am more used to 'off-season' but
    somehow it escaped my mind. :)

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