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attraction

attraction

/əˈtɹækʃən/
noun
a place, activity, etc. that is interesting and enjoyable to the public
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It's also a tourist attraction.

But nowadays, in most argan forestries, this peculiar sight is mainly used as a tourist attraction.

Hussey: We know that conversation is a powerful attraction tool.

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courier

courier

/ˈkɝiɝ/
noun
a person employed by a travel agency to help and look after the tourists
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People loved the idea and with plenty of cyclists around, there was no shortage of couriers.

First, there was an entire network of logistics in the form of couriers, from cyclists to vans.

It’s like exchanging letters with the past, and our little actinobolina is the courier.

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ecotourism

ecotourism

/ˈɛkətˌʊɹɪzəm/
noun
tourism that includes visiting endangered natural environments which aims at preservation of the wildlife and the nature
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Ecotourism is one element of sustainable travel that brings in a lot of revenue.

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guide

guide

/ˈɡaɪd/
noun
a person whose job is to take tourists to places of interest and show them around
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I don't think I can get home without a guide,' I said politely.

So we'll be doing a gift guide.

I will also link this guide down below.

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guidebook

guidebook

/ˈɡaɪdˌbʊk/
noun
a book that provides tourists with information about their destination
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It's like a guidebook to birds.

Travel like a guidebook writer, not a guidebook reader.

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heritage center

heritage center

/hˈɛɹɪɾɪdʒ sˈɛntɚ/
noun
a public facility that provides visitors with historical and cultural information about a particular place

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high season

high season

/hˈaɪ sˈiːzən/
noun
the time of the year that visiting a hotel, attraction, etc. is in demand and the prices are high

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low season

low season

/lˈoʊ sˈiːzən/
noun
the time of the year that a hotel, resort, etc. has the least visitors and prices are lower than normal

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holiday resort

holiday resort

/hˈɑːlɪdˌeɪ ɹɪzˈɔːɹt/
noun
a place that has many hotels, bars, etc. where many people go on holiday

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holiday season

holiday season

/hˈɑːlɪdˌeɪ sˈiːzən/
noun
the period from late November to early January that a lot of people take holidays, including Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year
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He's become a fundamental part of the holiday season.

But over the holiday season, it needs its vendor support.

Billions of people around the world are trying to celebrate this holiday season with ease and cheer.

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mecca

mecca

/ˈmɛkə/
noun
a place that many people want to visit because it is known for something particular
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Macau is only a one hour ferry ride from Hong Kong and is gambling mecca.

"And so it's so cool to be in like, the mecca of DDR.

It was a mecca, it was a huge success.

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showplace

showplace

/ˈʃoʊˌpɫeɪs/
noun
a place that attracts many tourists because of natural beauty, historical interest, etc.

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tour guide

tour guide

/tˈʊɹ ɡˈaɪd/
noun
someone whose job is taking tourists to locations of interest
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Hi, my name is Marty Schatz, and I'm a beach bicycle tour guide.

I am one of the tour guides who takes 8th graders through the hall.

Carolyn was nice enough to be my tour guide.

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tourism

tourism

/ˈtʊˌɹɪzəm/
noun
‌the business of providing accommodation, services and entertainment for people who are visiting a place for pleasure
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But since the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on tourism, he's struggled to find a market.

But after the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011, tourism in Egypt crashed.

Even the government's national tourism incentive program wasn't enough to bring many customers back.

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tourist

tourist

/ˈtʊɹəst/, /ˈtʊɹɪst/
noun
someone who visits a place or travels to different places for pleasure
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A lot of Scottish Americans go back to Scotland as tourists.

Tourists visit this beautiful country and that brings money to Scotland too.

Perhaps this is just a story for tourists.

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touristy

touristy

/tˈʊɹɪsti/
adjective
intended for, visited by, or attractive to tourists, in a way that one does not like it
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Just walk around, see what's around you, and don't be scared of doing touristy stuff.

I'm a big fan of Tony Luke's, Geno's and Pat's, they're all touristy.

It's got a little bit of a reputation for being touristy, but it's not all bad.

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travel agency

travel agency

/tɹˈævəl ˈeɪdʒənsi/
noun
an agency that makes arrangements for people who want to travel
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"I want to show it to my boss at the travel agency."

And then just other places, like travel agencies that I've been to before.

I was an operations manager for a luxury travel agency.

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unfrequented

unfrequented

/ʌnfɹˈiːkwəntᵻd/
adjective
(of a place) hardly visited

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backpacker

backpacker

/ˈbækˌpækɝ/
noun
a person without much money who travels around, hiking or using public transport, carrying a backpack
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[laughter] Then, there's this third category of backpacker.

These characteristics aren't that different from what every other backpacker looks for.

This mantra, used by backpackers and through hikers is true for everything we talk about today.

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business traveler

business traveler

/bˈɪznəs tɹˈævəlɚ/
noun
a person who travels for business
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This is how they know whether to charge a business traveler a lot for a seat for a last minute flight.

Business travelers, first off, don’t typically pay for their own tickets.

Business travelers also require flexibility and generally don’t purchase tickets until the last minute.

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caravan

caravan

/ˈkæɹəˌvæn/, /ˈkɛɹəˌvæn/
noun
a group of people on animals or vehicles that travel together for safety, especially across the desert
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This bridge is the main crossing for migrant caravans on their way to the United States.

It’s a legal obligation, and also a way of breaking up the caravan.

This photo was shared with captions demonizing the so-called migrant caravan at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018.

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explorer

explorer

/ɪksˈpɫɔɹɝ/
noun
a person who visits unknown places to find out more about them
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The island derives its name from its Easter day discovery by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen in 1722.

The company already had some trouble with the launch of its new explorer in 2019.

But by 7 million years ago, this intrepid explorer had already made it as far as Spain.

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flyer

flyer

/ˈfɫaɪɝ/
noun
a passenger on board an aircraft
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The way everything was worded in these flyers.

Then she comes to the theater to run a safety test on the 3D flyer.

That way, they're sure they're not serving flyers any spoiled food.

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pilgrim

pilgrim

/ˈpɪɫɡɹəm/, /ˈpɪɫɡɹɪm/
noun
a person who visits foreign lands for a personal cause
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We have promised the Muslims that the pilgrims' road will be safe.'

It got off to kind of a rough start because pilgrims kept robbing those they encountered on the way.

At the same time these explorers went south, Ethiopian pilgrims began traveling north.

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traveler

traveler

/ˈtɹævəɫɝ/, /ˈtɹævɫɝ/
noun
a person who is on a journey or someone who travels a lot
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These were complemented by new fast-food restaurants where travelers could eat a quick meal.

Travelers and railroad workers were confused by the many local sun times.

They learned from their neighbors or from travelers.

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vacationer

vacationer

/veɪˈkeɪʃənɝ/
noun
someone who has gone on vacation

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voyager

voyager

/ˈvɔɪədʒɝ/, /ˈvɔɪɪdʒɝ/
noun
someone who travels to unknown places, in sea or space
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Some historians believe the voyagers moved from place to place to avoid overpopulation.

Still, his skills as a voyager were an asset that could be further utilized.

And the ones in the Voyagers are on their last legs.

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passport

passport

/ˈpæsˌpɔɹt/
noun
an official document issued by a government that identifies someone as a citizen of a particular country, which is needed when leaving a country and entering another one
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I've always had an American passport, I have a German birth certificate and an American passport.

and basically they said we are not going to give you a passport or whatever.

And I give them my passport

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visa

visa

/ˈvizə/
noun
an official mark on someone's passport that allows them to enter or stay in a country
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What we've seen with the restrictive visa policies of this administration is a lot of concern coming from our international students.

Big tech companies, Apple, Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft use H-1B visas.

There are almost two hundred and sixteen different types of visas offered in the United States.

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tourist visa

tourist visa

/tˈʊɹɪst vˈiːzə/
noun
an official document that allows a tourist to enter a foreign country and stay there for a limited period of time
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There, he applied for and soon got a Russian tourist visa.

They traveled on a 90-day tourist visa.

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commuter

commuter

/kəmˈjutɝ/
noun
a passenger train or airline that carries people to short distances regularly
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A new study found the average urban commuter spends about 54 hours each year in traffic.

But Manhattan was increasingly overcrowded, and commuters from Brooklyn clogged the river.

This one commuter he can’t help but miss the train.

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sightseeing

sightseeing

/ˈsaɪtˈsiɪŋ/
noun
the activity of visiting places of interest in a particular location as a tourist
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We started seeing sightseeing boats, catamarans, small boats, tender boats.

I drive a sightseeing bus by day, so I speak a little English.

My mom took us sightseeing.

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companion

companion

/kəmˈpænjən/
noun
a person or animal with which one travels or spends a lot of time
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I'll be your neighbour, your nurse, your housekeeper, your companion.

I could not have imagined a better companion.

I ask you to walk through life with me, to be my constant companion.' '

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agritourism

agritourism

/ˈæɡɹɪtˌʊɹɪzəm/
noun
the activity of visiting the countryside and staying with local farmers in rural areas of a foreign country

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