See also the less polite term: knacker
pikey2: This go cart cost a tousand pounds!
me: (mumbles) goddam gypsies
pikey1: We're not gypsies we're travellers you cunt faced piece o' shite
me: Yeah well you've just gobbed on your trousers
2. A term used by people who are travelling away from home, but have distaste for the terms "tourist" and "holidaymaker". Travellers are often said to be distinct from tourists/holidaymakers due to the fact that they travel for longer periods of time, seeing a variety of places in one trip, and make an effort to experience the real spirit of the places they visit, rather than just tourist resorts. Those who self-describe as travellers are also often travelling on a tighter budget than traditional tourists, staying in hostels rather than hotels. A roughly synonymous term is "backpacker".
2. The great thing about staying in hostels is the opportunity to meet and hang out with other travellers, from all over the world.