Travel Vocabulary

Here are the most common vocabulary related to the topic ‘Travel’. These words are collected from different sources and can be used in both productive sections of IELTS. They can also help you better understand the Reading section of the test.

  1. resort (noun) – a place where many people go for rest, sport, or another stated purpose.
    – The resort is easily accessible by road, rail, and air.
    – The coastal resorts are deserted in winter.
  2. urban (adj) – of or in a city or town.
    – Pollution has reached disturbingly high levels in some urban areas.
    – The speaker gave an interesting presentation on urban transport.
  3. destination (noun) – the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken.
    – We arrived at our destination tired and hungry.
    – The Caribbean is a popular tourist destination.
  4. itinerary (noun) – a detailed plan or route of a journey.
    – The tour operator will arrange transport and plan your itinerary.
    – We planned our itinerary several weeks before the trip.
  5. accommodation (noun) – a place to live, work, stay, etc. in.
    – There’s a shortage of cheap accommodation (= places to live).
    – Our holiday accommodation was not up to standard.
  6. book (verb) – to arrange to have a seat, room, performer, etc. at a particular time in the future.
    – She’d booked a table for four at their favourite restaurant.
    – We were advised to book early if we wanted to get a room.
  7. all-inclusive (adj) – including everything, especially including the cost of all services that are offered.
    – The rental is an all-inclusive price including heating, electricity, water, etc.
    – We are looking for an all-inclusive holiday.
  8. breathtaking (adj) – extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising.
    – The view from the top of the mountain is breathtaking.
    – His performance is described in the paper as “a breathtaking display of physical agility.
  9. skyscraper (noun) – a very tall building.
    – The restaurant is at the top of one of the big downtown skyscrapers.
    The skyscraper presents a challenge as a new building type that did not exist in traditional architecture of the region.
  10. attraction (noun) – something that makes people want to go to a place or do a particular thing.
    – Life in Los Angeles has so many attractions – nightclubs, good restaurants, and so on.
    – This building, once derided by critics, is now a major tourist attraction.

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