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  • Which travel experiences can you offer in low-season? ๐Ÿ

    Posted by Anne on 1 November 2022 at 11:50

    If you are interested in having travellers all year round, you need to develop low season travel experiences. Stop being dependent on the โ€˜standard seasonsโ€™ and attract travellers to travel in low season. ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธ

    Key is finding something unique about your low season. This helps you design travel experiences that are attractive and will attract the right travellers. โœ”๏ธ

    Have you already thought about developing low-season travel experiences? If yes, what low-season travel experiences do you offer and to whom?

    Tip: This discussion is also for you if you donโ€™t know what to offer yet. Ask others for support and be inspired! ๐Ÿ‘‹

    New to this topic? Read our article on developing low-season travel experiences. ๐Ÿ“š

    Austi replied 1 day, 2 hours ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
  • 10 Replies
  • Jo

    Member
    1 November 2022 at 18:33
    Bronze

    TWP is involved in a project that is looking to take school children from different European areas (Spain, Italy and Portugal) and Mauritania on out of season trips that focus on experiences and responsible tourism. I would love to know if any businesses in this network are able or willing to accept school trips of around 10-20 kids, grouped into 2 age ranges of 10-12 and 13-16, and what kinds of activities you think would be suitable and inspirational. We’re looking for activities, accommodations, food and drink providers in particular.

    • ambra

      Member
      4 November 2022 at 20:56
      Bronze

      Hi Jo, several companies in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, would love to receive the students groups off season and provide accomodation as well as Community Based Tourism experiences. If you’re interested, email me so we can discuss further and I can put you in direct contact ๐Ÿ˜‰ [email protected]

    • Adam

      Member
      2 December 2022 at 13:29
      Bronze
      1. What an excellent idea Jo. Very rich in sharing experiences and educative for the students. A sustainable way to ensure the younger generation get to know the significance of preserving the nature, the wildlife and biodiversity. I invite TWP to come to Tanzania which has a variety of favourite tourism sites with rich learning and memorable experiences.Karibu sana.
  • Tony

    Member
    2 November 2022 at 05:04
    Bronze

    It is a common trend for several expatriates working in Uganda as volunteers,charity organisations,companies etc to take breaks in between or after their tour of duty.

    They usually invite their partners or parents who are seniors having free time as VFR’s(Visiting Friends and Relatives) not conditioned by seasonality. They may take a safari or visit places like Lakes, Source of The Nile because ,cultural sites etc before returning home

    • Anne

      Administrator
      2 November 2022 at 12:22
      Moderator

      Hi @tony-ofungi , very good to see youโ€™ve already identified this new target group for your low-seasons.

      What is your strategy to attract them to your business and to have them book their trips with you?

  • Tony

    Member
    2 November 2022 at 16:04
    Bronze

    Many times it is through events like rugby ,soccer , biking ,concerts ,charities or unrelated events like conferences or parties where we network and build build rapport 9 out of 10 times you will be introduced to an expatriate by a friend who is interested in a safari .You can even show up wearing a Gorilla branded T shirt or cap depending on the dress code to give away your identity .Luckily I have many friends ,relatives and old school mates who work or are associated with expatriates know me me as the go to safari guy .

    • Anne

      Administrator
      4 November 2022 at 13:08
      Moderator

      Well done on positioning yourself in such a relevant network @tony-ofungi . Do you have any tips for others to identify low season assets, develop low season travel experiences and to attract a relevant target group?

  • Immaculate Kemigisha

    Member
    4 November 2022 at 13:14
    Bronze

    The low season the best time for us as a company to do school trips. We want the children to visit places in Uganda when it’s low season since they are always many and that way we are able to get the number of rooms that we want. We also use the low season to promote group trips largely because we need many rooms and low season rates. Most of our group travelers are budget people, so we use the opportunity to have them stay at good lodges/hotels without spending lots of money that is applicable in high season.

    • Anne

      Administrator
      6 November 2022 at 11:27
      Moderator

      Very good to hear you know who to target in low-season and why @Immaculate Kemigisha !

      How do you attract larger groups to book with you? Whatโ€™s different in your communication?

  • Austi

    Member
    7 December 2022 at 08:55
    Bronze

    The optimum time for us as a firm to arrange school trips is during the off-peak. Since there are usually many sites to visit in Uganda, we want the kids to go when it’s off-peak so we can get the amount of rooms we need. We also advertise group travel during the off-peak because we require a lot more rooms and can charge less. Since the majority of our group travelers are on a tight budget, we take advantage of the chance to have them stay at respectable lodges or hotels without shelling out a lot of cash during the peak travel season.