Definition of tourist class in US English:

tourist class


  • The cheapest seating or accommodations for passengers in a ship, aircraft, or hotel.

    • ‘Without a doubt you get much more time and indulgence in business than tourist class.’
    • ‘On ladies' or fancy dress nights in cabin or tourist class, she wore a uniform similar to the Wren Navy officers.’
    • ‘In the early days the liners closed off the spaces dedicated to lower-class accommodations, such as tourist class, when they went cruising.’
    • ‘Much attention has been paid to the cases of deep vein thrombosis in aircraft passengers, supposedly especially those travelling in the more confined conditions of economy or tourist class.’
    • ‘My only worry is that even that isn't going to beat tourist class (essentially third class) on the Spanish network, Renfe.’
    • ‘The whole point of tourist class is that it's for people who want to pay the lowest possible price - so you pack in the seats.’
    • ‘Like the rest of the cast he flew to Jamaica for location filming in tourist class.’
    • ‘He rarely gives interviews and still travels tourist class when crisscrossing the Continent.’
    • ‘Hamburg Atlantic's SS Hanseatic divided the list into the ports of debarkation; on an eastbound sailing I made in September 1963, in tourist class there were 67 passengers bound for Cherbourg, 59 for Southampton, and 780 for Cuxhaven.’
    • ‘Accommodation will be provided for 700 passengers - first and tourist class - and a crew of about 400.’
    • ‘If you've a tourist going to immediately lie on the beach, tourist class is fine for that.’
    • ‘He looked after the famous ‘Geraldo's’ ship orchestra for his first five transatlantic crossings before transferring to tourist class where he served as a waiter.’

adverb & adjective

  • Relating to tourist class seating or accommodations.

    as adjective ‘a tourist-class hotel’
    as adverb ‘they had come tourist class from Cairo’
    • ‘In Ethiopia however, tourist class hotels outside the capital are generally run by one of four government chains.’
    • ‘The deals include a week at a tourist-class hotel and South African Airways flights from Heathrow.’
    • ‘The two different seating arrangements could, in a matter of a few hours, be changed to an all-firstclass plane or to a 95-passenger, all-tourist-class craft depending on the fluctuating traffic demands.’
    • ‘In 1936, the year of that voyage, I was on the editorial staff of the Glasgow Evening Times, which contributed towards my tourist-class fare, in return for coverage of what was an important occasion for the Clyde.’
    • ‘It includes 13 nights' accommodation in superior tourist-class hotels and two nights in a Contiki special resort hotel, transport, an experienced driver or guide, sightseeing and some meals.’
    • ‘Four years later, the other airlines adopted tourist-class pricing.’
    • ‘The package includes daily breakfasts and dinners, air and land transportation, accommodation in tourist-class hotels and insurance.’
    • ‘The small tourist-class Cabins were refitted with new paint and fabrics and became the economy cabins that were Carnival's origin.’
    • ‘The next day, I'm on board a tourist-class train that will take me to Aguas Calientes, the town just under Machu Picchu.’
    • ‘My package came to $482 and included round-trip airfare from New York, three nights at a tourist-class hotel, and taxes and fees.’
    • ‘It has 150 employees and 10 branches, and is one of the largest operators of tourist class hotels for foreigners in the country.’
    • ‘Joining a group of no more than 15-with a guide and Imaginative Traveller representative to lead them - the girls will spend eight nights in tourist class hotels and four camping during their holiday.’


tourist class

/ˈto͝orəst klas//ˈtʊrəst klæs/