Tourism

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Vocabulary for IELTS (General) - Lesson 31

Vocabulary for IELTS (General)
attractionnoun

a place, activity, etc. that is interesting and enjoyable to the public

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couriernoun

a person employed by a travel agency to help and look after the tourists

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ecotourismnoun

tourism that includes visiting endangered natural environments which aims at preservation of the wildlife and the nature

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guide
guidenoun

a person whose job is to take tourists to places of interest and show them around

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guidebooknoun

a book that provides tourists with information about their destination

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heritage centernoun

a public facility that provides visitors with historical and cultural information about a particular place

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high seasonnoun

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

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low seasonnoun

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 resortnoun

a place that has many hotels, bars, etc. where many people go on holiday

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holiday seasonnoun

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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meccanoun

a place that many people want to visit because it is known for something particular

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showplacenoun

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

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tour guide
tour guidenoun

someone whose job is taking tourists to locations of interest

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tourism
tourismnoun

‌the business of providing accommodation, services and entertainment for people who are visiting a place for pleasure

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tourist
touristnoun

someone who visits a place or travels to different places for pleasure

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touristyadjective

intended for, visited by, or attractive to tourists, in a way that one does not like it

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travel agency
travel agencynoun

an agency that makes arrangements for people who want to travel

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unfrequentedadjective

(of a place) hardly visited

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backpackernoun

a person without much money who travels around, hiking or using public transport, carrying a backpack

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business travelernoun

a person who travels for business

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caravannoun

a group of people on animals or vehicles that travel together for safety, especially across the desert

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explorernoun

a person who visits unknown places to find out more about them

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flyernoun

a passenger on board an aircraft

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pilgrimnoun

a person who visits foreign lands for a personal cause

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traveler
travelernoun

a person who is on a journey or someone who travels a lot

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vacationer
vacationernoun

someone who has gone on vacation

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voyagernoun

someone who travels to unknown places, in sea or space

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passport
passportnoun

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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visanoun

an official mark on someone's passport that allows them to enter or stay in a country

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tourist visanoun

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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commuternoun

a passenger train or airline that carries people to short distances regularly

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sightseeing
sightseeingnoun

the activity of visiting places of interest in a particular location as a tourist

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companion
companionnoun

a person or animal with which one travels or spends a lot of time

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agritourismnoun

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

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