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tourist trap

n. a place set up to lure tourists in to spend money. (Can be a shop, a town, or a whole country.) It looked like a tourist trap, so we didn’t even stop the car.
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It will encourage tourists to communicate with the emirate's tourist police.
Singapore Medical Tourist Arrivals and Forecast (2004 - 2020)
Summary: Tourists from the GCC countries spent more than $410 million (4 billion Dirhams) in Morocco in 2013, says Stephan Killinger, Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort President.
Latest statistics from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) revealed that an increase in the number of tourists visiting Egypt from the GCC.
In general, in all tourist regions in the country we expect the number of tourists to go up by 7 percent from last year.
Sources close to the government said eight tourist complexes, including Gulmohar tourist Complex, Pathankot, Kaner Tourist Complex, Moga, Coral Tourist Complex, Madhopur, Marigold Tourist Complex, Fatehgarh Sahib, Kachnar Tourist Complex, Shambhu, Patiala, Sukhchain Tourist Complex, Jalandhar, Gardenia Tourist Complex, Kapurthala and Lajwanti Tourist Complex, Hoshiarpur were sold for ` 5.
NEVE[currency]EHyR (CyHAN)- Japanese tourists were attacked in central Turkish tourist resort city of Nevsehir's GE[micro]reme district.
Summary: According to the World Tourism Organisation, Egypt is a major tourist country that should attract millions of tourists every year.
Although the number of tourists have slightly increased since 2010, according to the 2011 Annual Tourist Arrival Statistics Report, fewer non-African tourists visited the country during 2011.
Even when there is an economic slowdown in India its number of outbound tourist is rising year on year.
The increase of the tourist flow, from January 1st to August 20, 2012, coming to Tunisia also included Japanese tourists (+169.
The Tourism Ministry figures released in April 2011 showed that Lebanon saw a 13 percent drop in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2011, compared to the first quarter of 2010.
Delayed projects or simple lack of tourist accommodations seen as issues
Now, far from his usual environment, Anicete, 37, works from a minimally equipped but well-ventilated police station near Manila's main tourist attraction Luneta Park where, as deputy head of the 71-member Manila Police District's Tourist Police, he receives queries and complaints from local and foreign tourists.
TARTOUS, SYRIAN COAST, (SANA)- Tartous Sea Corniche , resorts and cabins have recently witnessed an increasing tourist movement since the beginning of July, in addition to the increase of the proportion of the booking at the hotels and complex which is considered as an important indicator of a promising tourist season for this year.
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