Definition of high season in US English:

high season


  • The most popular time of year at a resort, hotel, or tourist attraction, when prices are highest.

    ‘a sandy beach with plenty of room—even in high season’
    as modifier ‘the high-season price’
    • ‘Why go to Zanzibar; the flights are expensive and the main island can be stuffed to overflowing with tourists in high season.’
    • ‘In high season, lets run from Friday to Friday but later in the year mid week and week end lets are often available.’
    • ‘The conservative press in Scotland has been quick to point out that high-season accommodation in luxurious Spanish villas does not come cheap.’
    • ‘But June is the height of the high season, so prices tend to rocket then.’
    • ‘If you're lucky, you might even find low-season prices combined with high-season weather.’
    • ‘Until August 31, the Grenadines island of Petit St. Vincent - known for its two miles of white beaches - is offering 35 percent off its high-season rates.’
    • ‘However, because of the excessive number of hotels in the area, the resort hosts more than 150,000 tourists during high season.’
    • ‘The high season is upon us and tourists are pouring in.’
    • ‘A seaside room at the four-star Hotel Croatia in Dubrovnik during the high season goes for $98 a day.’
    • ‘There's no hurry in the morning to get your towel on a sun lounger because there are enough loungers to go around, and the shops are less crowded than they are in the high season.’
    • ‘April to June is the low season and prices for accommodation in the lodges can be as much as 40% lower than in the high season.’
    • ‘In high season, dinner, bed and breakfast is offered at just £69 per person.’
    • ‘But the numbers in town can fluctuate significantly, with Noble estimating 4,300 permanent residents and 10,000 people on a holiday or high-season weekend.’
    • ‘The average income is stg £200 a week in the high season but that drops in the low season.’
    • ‘In high season and at weekends, the price rises to 20 Euros.’
    • ‘As we all know, the high season in Pattaya is coming right up and thousands of tourists will visit the area.’
    • ‘During the high season, detectives in city Garda stations pose as tourists to try and catch would-be thieves in the act.’
    • ‘With double rooms available for €145 in the high season, and €70 in the low season, it's also about half the price.’
    • ‘December to April is high season, prices tend to be lower in summer; and bear in mind that autumn can be the time for hurricanes.’
    • ‘At the end of last month, the beginning of the high season, many people working in the tourist industry were saying it was the quietest November they could remember.’


high season

/ˈˌhī ˈsēzən//ˈˌhaɪ ˈsizən/