May 07, 2016 09:30 ET

Diamond Resorts International -- Vacations for Life -- Top Reasons to Travel at Off-Peak Times of the Year

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - May 07, 2016) - Global hospitality company Diamond Resorts International® reveals that traveling outside of the traditional tourist season can provide unique opportunities for creating an unforgettable experience. Smaller crowds, reduced prices, and a plethora of exciting local events that take place throughout the year make the off-season an ideal time to vacation. Experts from the resort management company have compiled a list of some of the top reasons to plan a trip and be inspired by all the wonders of travel.

An invaluable advantage of traveling off-season is the guarantee of intimacy; with fewer sightseers there are more chances to speak with locals and engage with the environment. Viewing art at The Louvre in Paris or photographing the Parthenon in Athens can be a much more profound experience when there are not many other tourists around. The atmosphere is calm and peaceful, allowing for a richly revitalizing trip. Also, reduced prices on items such as delicious meals at local restaurants or ticket entry to historical sites allow vacationers to do more. For those looking to get away from the less than desirable domestic weather conditions while exploring a new destination, there are countless places that boast warm sunshine and balmy breezes. Exotic Thailand, the lush, vibrant Bahamas, and the sparkling beaches of Costa Rica offer a tropical environment year round.

Diamond Resorts International® advises travelers that thorough research of the destination is one of the best ways to ensure a dream vacation. Looking through travel guidebooks and asking resort staff and a city's natives for advice, guests will discover all the exciting local activities that may take place during non-traditional traveling times. Europe is home to numerous intriguing events during the fall, including wine and art festivals and vibrant cultural festivities.

In September, visitors to Italy can go back in time and witness a traditional bareback horse race through the cobbled streets of Asti. The Fete des Vendanges de Montmartre, a pure delight to the senses with wine tours, zen art garden exhibits, and remarkable cuisine to savor, takes place in France every October. Asia boasts amazing events during less popular travel times, such as the fall and early spring. In Singapore the Mid-Autumn Festival is a memorable experience as the streets are lined with colorful lanterns and guests can enjoy the sweet, enticing taste of traditional mooncakes. Hong Kong is thrilling in May when celebrations take place including Buddha's Birthday and the Cheung Chau Bun Festival. Many people are unable to enjoy a break during peak season, but with the comfortable, affordable luxury accommodations provided by Diamond Resorts International® all over the world, travelers are able to relish every season of the year.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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