Share this entry
tourist trap Line breaks: tour|ist trap

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of tourist trap in English:


A place that attracts many tourists and where goods and services are more expensive than normal.
Example sentences
  • Britain is an expensive tourist trap where visitors are ripped off and overcharged for terrible service in restaurants and hotels.
  • Beautiful beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and emerald green hillsides stepped with paddy fields have made Bali a tourist trap and tourism a linchpin of the Balinese life.
  • The ironic tourist treated the tourist trap not as an authentic space, but as a copy of the real.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources