What does tourist mean?

Definitions for tourist
ˈtʊər ɪsttourist

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word tourist.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tourist, tourer, holidaymakernoun

    someone who travels for pleasure

Wiktionary

  1. touristnoun

    Someone who travels for pleasure rather than for business.

  2. touristnoun

    One who visits a place or attends a social event out of curiosity, wanting to watch without commitment or involvement.

  3. touristnoun

    a member of the visiting team in a match.

Wikipedia

  1. tourist

    Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. The World Tourism Organization defines tourism more generally, in terms which go "beyond the common perception of tourism as being limited to holiday activity only", as people "travelling to and staying in places outside their usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure and not less than 24 hours, business and other purposes". Tourism can be domestic (within the traveller's own country) or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing implications on a country's balance of payments. Tourism numbers declined as a result of a strong economic slowdown (the late-2000s recession) between the second half of 2008 and the end of 2009, and in consequence of the outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, but slowly recovered until the COVID-19 pandemic put an abrupt end to the growth. The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimated that global international tourist arrivals might decrease by 58% to 78% in 2020, leading to a potential loss of US$0.9–1.2 trillion in international tourism receipts.Globally, international tourism receipts (the travel item in balance of payments) grew to US$1.03 trillion (€740 billion) in 2005, corresponding to an increase in real terms of 3.8% from 2010. International tourist arrivals surpassed the milestone of 1 billion tourists globally for the first time in 2012. Emerging source markets such as China, Russia, and Brazil had significantly increased their spending over the previous decade.Global tourism accounts for c. 8% of global greenhouse-gas emissions. Emissions as well as other significant environmental and social impacts are not always beneficial to local communities and their economies. For this reason, many tourist development organizations have begun to focus on sustainable tourism to mitigate the negative effects caused by the growing impact of tourism. The United Nations World Tourism Organization emphasized these practices by promoting tourism as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, through programs like the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development in 2017, and programs like Tourism for SDGs focusing on how SDG 8, SDG 12 and SDG 14 implicate tourism in creating a sustainable economy.Tourism has reached new dimensions with the emerging industry of space tourism as well as the current industry with cruise ships, there are many different ways of tourism. Another potential new tourism industry is virtual tourism.

ChatGPT

  1. tourist

    A tourist is an individual who travels away from their usual environment for leisure, business or other purposes, usually for a limited duration, and does not engage in any income earning activities in the place they are visiting. The visit often involves spending on accommodation, meals, and entertainment, among other things.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Touristnoun

    one who makes a tour, or performs a journey in a circuit

Wikidata

  1. Tourist

    Tourist was the second album by English rock band Athlete, released in January 2005. For this album, Athlete demonstrate a more mature musical style, creating a more stripped-down, sombre and reflective album than their first album Vehicles & Animals. The first single from the album, "Wires", became the biggest hit so far for the band when it entered the UK Singles Chart at #4. The album also fared well in the charts, reaching the top of the UK Albums Chart the week it was released, selling 89,000 copies. Despite this success, Tourist had a mixed critical reception, with some suggesting that Athlete had failed to sustain the unique style of their previous album, while others saw the new album as a logical progression from their old sound. Despite the mainstream breakthrough the band achieved with this album, their fanbase was reduced to a mere cult when follow-up Beyond the Neighbourhood became their smallest-seller. At the end of 2005, Tourist became the 32nd best-selling album of the year in the UK, and "Wires" was the 89th best-selling single. This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions. In 2010, "Chances" was featured in the Doctor Who Series 5 episode, Vincent and the Doctor.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. tourist

    1. [ITS] A guest on the system, especially one who generally logs in over a network from a remote location for comm mode, email, games, and other trivial purposes. One step below luser. ITS hackers often used to spell this turist, perhaps by some sort of tenuous analogy with luser (this usage may also have expressed the ITS culture's penchant for six-letterisms, and/or been some sort of tribute to Alan Turing). Compare twink, lurker, read-only user. 2. [IRC] An IRC user who goes from channel to channel without saying anything; see channel hopping.

Editors Contribution

  1. tourist

    A person who travels to a specific location for pleasure.

    Tourists love to explore and visit places and enjoy their visits.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tourist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4488

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tourist' in Nouns Frequency: #1245

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tourist in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tourist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of tourist in a Sentence

  1. Susan Sontag:

    The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.

  2. Blaine Gibson:

    Mozambique is really separate from this -- even though it's on the Indian Ocean. I didn't come here to look for the plane, it was my 177th country to visit. I'm here as a tourist, but since I'm passionately interested in MH370, and I am on the Indian Ocean I thought, 'Why not take a boat out and ask some of the local people where stuff washed ashore from the open ocean?'.

  3. Emmanuel Gregoire:

    We no longer want the total anarchy of tourist buses in Paris....Buses are no longer welcome in the very heart of the city.

  4. Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes:

    The two (tourist) points where we'll deploy the armed forces are Corcovado and the Sugarloaf Mountain.

  5. Robert Bonhomme:

    If you really want to experience Paris the local way, don't waste your money at fancy restaurants or tourist spots. Instead, buy a €15 bottle of wine, some cheese, and, a baguette and have a picnic and people watch in Buttes Chaumont (in the 19th arrondissement.)

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