apple tourist

apple tourist
A person whose vacation consists of visiting apple orchards and purchasing apples and apple-related products.
apple tourism n.
Example Citations:
At harvest time, it is not uncommon to see enormous buses—the kind you see taking gamblers to casinos on the East Coast—pull up in front of roadside stands around the state and disgorge scores of apple tourists.
—John Seabrook, " Crunch:\#folio=054" (subscription required), The New Yorker, November 21, 2011
Buyers then offer this made-over app as their own product. Garten is looking to negotiate deals with tourism associations interested in rebranded versions for promoting local destinations. For instance, a Michigan apple tourism board has contacted Apptika to provide a "Michigan apple finder" to be loaded with their data.
—Pat Maio, " Phone apps designed to help make life easier by finding things:," North County Times, July 21, 2011
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This year, the apple tourist season kicks off Sept. 13 with a gospel music and bluegrass music festival to mark the grand opening of all the ranches, Argyres said.
—Jack Dies Martin, "Apple Hill Has Become Gold Mine of Another Kind," The Business Journal-Sacramento, August 10, 1987
A second (and probably more widespread) sense of this phrase refers to a person who visits an Apple Store to play with the gadgets without intending to buy anything:
Finally, if you have questions about anything and absolutely cannot move from your spot in front of your favorite iProduct, there is now a button on every iPad 2 that will alert an Apple Specialist of your need for assistance. This is useful in crowded locations (all of them) because you may not be able to make your way back to the same area without battling the hoards of other Apple tourists.
—" UPDATE: Apple Retail 2.0:," Seidio, May 23, 2011
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An alternate definition could be "a tourist who spends all their time with an iPhone in front of their face." I had a friend go to Paris with me, his first trip there, and he spent all his time looking at his new iPhone. In Tahiti we've had "banana tourists" for quite a while. Georges Simenon even titled one of his novels "Touristes de bananes". They are the innocents who think you can live off the island just by picking bananas off the trees by the side of the road. Those times are long gone... if they ever existed! Every banana tree around here has got a jealous, more or less rightful owner.

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