hol·​i·​day·​mak·​er | \ ˈhä-lə-dē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce holidaymaker (audio) , ˈhä-lə-ˌdā- \

Definition of holidaymaker

chiefly British

Examples of holidaymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The first German hotels are set to reopen in coming days in North and Baltic Sea resorts, and European destinations are ready to welcome holidaymakers, the CEO said. Richard Weiss,, "TUI Plans 8,000 Job Cuts to Adapt to Shrunken Travel Market," 12 May 2020 Airlines have struggled after a spike in new coronavirus cases were reported in Italy, South Korea and Iran, spooking holidaymakers and sparking the cancellation of business trips. Time, "Passengers Stranded as British Airline Flybe Collapses, Weakened by Coronavirus' Impact on Travel Industry," 5 Mar. 2020 But as the globe shuts down because of covid-19 and holidaymakers stay at home, the land of smiles feels glum. The Economist, "Sigh-am Thailand’s economy was suffering before the virus," 2 Apr. 2020 Others are holidaymakers taking advantage of the long annual break. Nectar Gan, CNN, "Outcasts in their own country, the people of Wuhan are the unwanted faces of China's coronavirus outbreak," 1 Feb. 2020 Damüls is popular with German and Dutch holidaymakers, who like its traditional wooden huts with kitsch interiors, though locals come here for the off-piste. Sam Haddad, 1843, "A mega resort on the horizon, a glacier on the brink," 26 Feb. 2020 The $500 million cruise liner that became an incubator for the novel coronavirus will resume service again soon with its next group of holidaymakers, according to its operator, though only after a thorough cleaning. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Coronavirus Cruise Ship to Set Sail Again in April, After Thorough Cleaning," 20 Feb. 2020 Many of these holidaymakers were traveling abroad for the first time, according to local business people working in the tourism sector. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "How Cambodia's backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca," 4 Oct. 2019 The number of younger package holidaymakers is growing particularly fast. The Economist, "Thomas Cook, the world’s oldest travel company, collapses," 23 Sep. 2019

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1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Holidaymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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