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Tourism and tourist attractions

ABTA

the Association of British Travel Agents: the organization that most British travel agents belong to

agritourism

noun

the activity of spending your holiday visiting another country and staying in places in the countryside, for example farms

attraction

noun

somewhere or something you can visit that is interesting or enjoyable

beauty spot

noun

a beautiful place in the countryside that attracts tourists

Butlins

a group of British holiday camps (=groups of buildings containing restaurants, swimming pools, bars, places to sleep etc where people can spend their holiday). People think of Butlins as offering simple, traditional British holidays that are not expensive and include a lot of free entertainment for visitors.

courier

noun

someone whose job is to help and look after tourists on an organized holiday

ecotourism

noun

the business of creating and selling holidays that give people the chance to learn about a natural environment, and cause as little damage to the environment as possible

gondolier

noun

someone whose job is to take people for rides in a gondola in Venice

guide

noun

someone whose job is to look after a group of people who are visiting a place and give them information about it

guide

noun

someone who shows you which direction to walk or travel in, especially as their job

guidebook

noun

a book for tourists that provides information about a place

heritage centre

noun

a building where tourists and other visitors get information about a place and its people, including information about the natural features of the area

high season

noun

a part of the year when many tourists visit a place and travel costs are therefore higher

holiday resort

noun

a place where a lot of people go on holiday, usually one with a lot of hotels, bars, and restaurants

holiday season

noun

the time of year when most people take their holidays

holiday village

noun

a village of small houses built for people to stay in while on holiday, usually near the sea, a river, or a lake

interpretation centre

noun

a visitor centre

low season

noun

the time of year when a place or business is least busy, for example because there are not many tourists. The busiest period of the year is high season.

mecca

noun

a place that a lot of people visit, because it is famous for something that they want to see or do

phrase book

noun

a small book that contains useful words and phrases in a particular foreign language, used especially by tourists

resort

noun

a place that many people go to for a holiday

season

noun

a period of the year when most people have a holiday

showplace

noun

an impressive place that tourists often visit

sights

noun

interesting places that people go to see

space tourism

noun

space travel that is done for enjoyment

sunspot

noun

a very sunny place that is popular for holidays

tour guide

noun

someone whose job it is to show tourists around a place and explain its history, architecture etc

tour guide

noun

a holiday courier

tourism

noun

the business of providing services for people who are travelling for their holiday

tourism

noun

related to tourism

tourist

noun

someone who is visiting a place on holiday

tourist

noun

relating to tourists

tourist attraction

noun

a place to visit that is very popular with tourists

tourist board

noun

an official organization in a country or area that encourages tourists to visit that country or area

tourist trap

noun

a place that is visited by many tourists and is therefore crowded and expensive

tourist visa

noun

a visa that allows you to visit a country for a short time on holiday

touristy

adjective

designed for tourists, or full of tourists

tour operator

noun

a company that organizes holiday tours

travel agency

noun

a business that helps people plan holidays and make travel arrangements

travel agent

noun

someone whose job is to help people plan holidays and make travel arrangements. The place they work in is also called a travel agent or travel agent’s.

travel warning

noun

an official notice in which a government warns its citizens not to travel to a particular country or region because it is dangerous

unfrequented

adjective

not visited often

visitor centre

noun

a building that gives information and services to visitors to a place such as a city, historical building, or nature reserve

well-travelled

adjective

a well-travelled place is visited or used by many people

whale watching

noun

the activity of watching whales

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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