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More than half of Pinoy netizens prefer traveling during the peak season even with higher costs

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Nov. 20, 19 | 4:03 pm

Traveling is perhaps one of the most fulfilling things a person can do in his or her lifetime. The thrill of seeing a foreign destination, immersing in a different culture, and meeting different kinds of people—there is nothing quite it indeed.

But we have to admit, traveling is not a piece of cake. There are some things we need to prepare for and of course, a considerable amount of money to save. The cost also differs depending on when we decide to embark on a trip, so that includes a whole new type of preparation as well.

In most cases, traveling during the lean season can be cheaper—from flights, to tours, to food, down to accommodation—because not a lot opt to explore during this period. The unpredictable weather, which can cause tours to be cancelled or postponed, has discouraged many from traveling at this time. However, it can also offer some of most serene and peaceful trips—the main reason we desire to get away in the first place.

The peak season, on the other hand, is where prices are soaring high because the weather is great and the holidays don’t necessitate many of us to take an absence from work. It’s also the ideal time to get away with friends and family because more often than not, our schedules tend to match, unlike the lean season.

In a survey conducted by The Filipino Times, through its poll segment “Tanong Ng Bayan,” almost everyone chose to travel during the peak season even though the costs are higher—with many of them saying it is the only time one can enjoy the trip with the entire family.

“Mas pipiliin ko ang magbakasyon sa peak season. Why? Kasai ito ang special na panahon para makasama sila kahit. Ito lang sapat na,” said netizen Leonilo Bolano.

Another OFW netizen, April Divinagracia, said that the peak season brings a more festive atmosphere. “I’ll choose peak season kahit mahal, kasi ito yung mga days na mas enjoyable like Christmas, New Year, Spring break, etc.,” she said.

For his part, netizen Chriz Tian said we only live once so we should choose to travel comfortably despite the higher prices.

“I choose to enjoy life kaya doon ako sa mapapagastos, basta masaya. Mahirap na ang buhay sa abroad tapos pag-uwi mo titipirin mo din sarili mo. Nabuhay ka pa kung ganoon lang din naman,” he said.

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