Topic-specific Vocabulary about Travel and Tourism

Vocabulary about Travel and Tourism

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Words and Collocations


the business of organizing holidays to natural areas, especially areas that are far away such as the rain forest, where people can visit and learn about the area in a way that will not hurt the environment
In the Asia-Pacific region, ecotourism accounts for 20 percent of all travel.


a type of holiday in which you stay at the home of a local person you do not know
I heard cuckoos in the woods near my homestay in Switzerland.


avenues of discovery
Possible ways of discovering things
Seeing other parts of the world and immersing yourself in foreign cultures opens up completely new avenues of discovery.


travel etiquette
guidelines that control the way a person should behave when traveling.
Travel etiquette is especially important when you go abroad.


jet lag
the feeling of tiredness and confusion that people experience after making a long journey by plane to a place where the time is different from the place they left
I got a really bad jet lag after the flight, but I feel better now.


Idioms and Phrasal Verbs


get itchy feet
to start to want to travel or do something different
After four decades of sitting behind a desk, he began to get itchy feet.


hit the road
to begin a journey
We packed up and hit the road.





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