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->''"Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the Discworld. Tourist, Rincewind had decided, meant 'idiot.'"''
-->-- ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''

The stereotypical dress for a tourist/someone on vacation (especially your type 2 {{Eagleland}} one) is a very specific set of ImpossiblyTackyClothes; a Hawaiian shirt, sandals, and often a Panama Hat and sunglasses as well. Note that [[PerpetualTourist the dress can be permanent for a character with a carefree personality]], and it doesn't seem to depend upon tropical weather for a character to dress this way. Tourist characters may also have a bulky camera hung around their neck.

See also the Asian variant, JapaneseTourist.
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Showing how omnipresent this trope is, in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', when Fuhrer Bradley is on vacation, he is shown wearing a Hawaiian shirt despite [[FridgeLogic living in a fantasy world where there is no Hawaii]] for the value of the resulting SightGag.
* ''AxisPowersHetalia'' has a little sketch of Germany as a tourist in Hawaii, complete with a lei and a Hawaiian shirt.
** And don't [[RunningGag forget]] Canada, who dresses in one to visit Cuba.
* Principal Kuno in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''... although in his case, he spent an extremely long vacation in Hawaii itself and went native.
* Junichiro Tokuoka from ''Anime/DotHackLiminality'', ZERO and [[LightNovel/DotHackAIBuster AI Buster]] always wears Hawaiian Shirt. His work ethics in developing The World's Japanese server is reflected in his "Tokuoka time;" that is, his bizarre sleeping habits. When he woke up was "morning;" when he had his first meal was "noon;" when he went out to drink was "evening." The team worked according to Tokuoka Time regardless of what the actual time was.
* Howard from ''GundamWing'' dresses like this all the time; it matches his cool, laid-back personality.
* Episode 48 of the [[KirbyOfTheStars Kirby anime]] has a bunch of these tourists come to Dream Land.
* In the DistantFinale for ''TheLuciferAndBiscuitHammer'', [[spoiler:Akane Taiyou]] ends up wearing one constantly, given as a gag gift from teammates who heard him [[TalkingInYourSleep muttering "aloha" after falling unconscious late in the final battle]].
* In the episodes of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' that take place in Cinnabar Island, Shigeru wears one of these.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The Joker dresses like one in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''.
** A similar outfit even appears as an Alternate Joker in LegoBatman.
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[[folder:Commercial]]
* A commercial that aired in military networks overseas about blending in your surroundings while living an another country had a Hawaiian shirted penguin singing about himself. The other penguins don't feel comfortable and a polar bear shows up coming to consume him.
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[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* At the end of ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', the Genie becomes one of these after being freed, complete with Goofy cap. This is actually a reference to a (sadly no longer shown) short film that played in the guest queue for The Magic of Disney Animation at Walt Disney World's Disney-MGM Studios called "Back To Neverland," where RobinWilliams played a HawaiianShirtedTourist (with the Goofy cap).
* A few of these can be seen in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''. Of course, given that it takes place in Hawaii and Lilo's sister works at a tourist trap, that's probably no surprise.
* In ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone'', Merlin returns from Bermuda (and the 20th Century) wearing a Hawaiian shirt, sunglasses, and, of course, bermuda shorts.
* We see these in the ColdOpen of ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'', in ''Egypt''. The climate somewhat justifies the simple dressing, not so much the Hawaii prints.
* There's a couple in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', set in Britain. It should be noted that this takes place in a community of sewer rats - maybe rat tourists would be at serious risk if they visited legitimate above-ground landmarks?
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[[folder:Film -- Live Action]]
* The last thing that was seen worn by Hannibal Lector in ''Film/SilenceOfTheLambs''.
* Creator/TerryGilliam's ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' and ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'' both feature variations on the Hawaiian Shirted Tourist.
* In ''Film/{{Twins}}'', the two couriers who deliver the car to the garage try to pass themselves off as tourists by wearing Hawaiian shirts.
* In ''Film/InTheLoop'' Malcolm Tucker encounters one. In Washington D.C. PlayedStraight in the sense that the "tourist" (although he may not be ''from'' D.C) clearly has [[TheDreaded no idea who is dealing with.]]
-->'''Tourist''': Hey buddy! Enough of the curse words, alright?
-->'''Malcolm''': (*silent for a few seconds) [[spoiler: Kiss my sweaty balls you fat fuck]]!
* ''Film/TheRunningMan''. Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger is trying to sneak through an international airport [[PaperThinDisguise disguised as a tourist]]. The woman he's holding hostage threatens to throw up on him as she gets airsick.
-->"Go right ahead. On this shirt no-one will notice."
* The escaped mass murderer in ''Film/SleepoverNightmare'' dresses like this. It's as un-intimidating as it sounds.
* In ''Film/PearlHarbor'', Rafe and Danny, sleeping off a bender at a Hawaii dive bar and wearing Hawaiian shirts from the night before, are unable to change after the attack and eventually fly against the Japanese airplanes. Later, after praising them for their combat skills, Col. Dolittle recruits them for his raid on Japan, making one demand:
-->'''Dolittle:''' This time, leave the goddamn hulu shirts at home!
* In ''Film/ForgettingSarahMarshall'', the main character wears Hawaiian shirts while vacationing in Hawaii. When he asks a local out on a date, she agrees and assumes that he'll be changing his shirt beforehand. This catches him off-guard and causes him to awkwardly glance at it. On the date, he wears a more traditional dress shirt.
* ''Film/{{Water 1985}}''. Our introduction to the Governor of Cascara is MichaelCaine tending his marijuana crop in a floral shirt, a clear sign he is GoingNative. Subverted though in that the next scene has him insisting on getting dressed formally to handle the CLF's two-man "insurrection". However this is suggested to be because he is a ''[[IAmVeryBritish British]]'' governor.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The cover of at least one edition of ''TheToughGuideToFantasyland'' pictures tourists dressed this way.
* Comes up at least twice in the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, both times while dealing with covert operations. Once in the ''Literature/LegacyOfTheForce'' series (which had a shirt that changed colors and patterns whenever the wearer wanted), once in the XWingSeries.
** Wedge and a couple of other Wraiths, in order to go through another iteration of TheInfiltration, had to disguise themselves as tourists from the planet whose [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is idiocy. This involved wearing a [[RummageSaleReject shockingly ugly selection]] of clothing.
--->'''Wedge''': The sooner we finish, the sooner we can get off this planet and I can get out of this hat.
--->'''Tyria Sarkin''': Not to mention the lavender short pants?
--->'''Wedge''': ''Not'' to mention them, Flight Officer Sarkin. ''Or else''.
* He's not a tourist but ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'', in the novels by Jeff Lindsay (the inspiration for the [[Series/{{Dexter}} television series of the same name]]), always wears these to work. JustifiedTrope, as Dexter explains that Miami is ''far'' too hot to wear suits to work and that anyone who does ends up removing the jacket anyway.
* Twoflower of ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic'' and ''Discworld/TheLightFantastic'' is a combination of this and JapaneseTourist
** In TheFilmOfTheBook, he's actually wearing a shirt that looks vaguely like a Hawaiian shirt, and stands out in the mass of more stereotypically MedievalEuropeanFantasy dressed Ankh-Morporkians.
** The first description of his clothing in ''TCOM'' shows him wearing knee-length shorts and a hideously-multicoloured shirt, ie. standard HawaiianShirtedTourist attire.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Series/{{Angel}} once pretended to be one. [[CrazyAwesome To a mob boss. While the guy was trying to flee LA. And he made small talk, acting completely ignorant.]]
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Spike hits RockBottom when he's forced to dress this way after his clothes are shrunk from a leaky pipe.
-->Look at me! I mean, am I even remotely scary anymore?
* In the TV film of ''Film/TheColourOfMagic'', Twoflower was changed from an Asian stereotype (specifically Japanese, referencing the large number of Japanese tourists who visit the UK) to a stereotypical American tourist, and dressed this way.
** There was always a little bit of American tourist element in the character even in the book.
** It is worth noting that while the shirt used in the final cut was hideous, it was in fact toned down from its literary origins because the original version interfered with the green screen.
* In ''Series/MorkAndMindy'', Mork dressed as one of these at the beginning of the episode "Mork's Night Out" when he thought he and Mindy's family were going on vacation.
* Jimmy James from ''Series/NewsRadio'' once went on "vacation" (which was really just wandering around the office), and dressed this way to to signify that he was on vacation.
* Wash from ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' likes to wear Hawaiian shirts, which is naturally indicative of his comparatively light and carefree personality. Technically he's either ''not'' a tourist, or a tourist everywhere he goes, depending on how you count spaceship crews.
* Hawkeye, Trapper, BJ, ''et al.'' often dress this way on ''Series/{{MASH}}'' as part of their general defiance of all things military.
** Jeff Winger spent an episode of ''Series/{{Community}}'' channeling Hawkeye. Halfway through the episode, he started wearing a Hawaiian shirt.
* In the "L.A. at Last" episode of ''ILoveLucy'', Fred is decked out in this manner as soon as they check into the hotel, to the degree that the other three laugh at him.
* In ''Series/BurnNotice'' Sam Axe's tendency to wear Hawaiian shirts and khakis makes it easier to impersonate tourists on the fly.
* In the TaiwaneseSeries ''DrunkenToLoveYou'', Jie Xiu and Xiao Ru go to their honeymoon wearing equally-flowery Hawaiian shorts.
* ''ElChapulinColorado'' met one in one episode.
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Such an outfit is worn by Harm in the beginning of "Ares", when he boards a plane from Okinawa heading back to the States, only to be recalled for more adventures to follow…
* Dr. Ehrlich on ''Series/StElsewhere'' usually wears Hawaiian shirts with neckties on the job. (Hey, he studied at [[StrawmanU Berserkeley]], after all.)
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[[folder:Music]]
* Music/JimmyBuffett, of course!
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic wears a Hawaiian shirt as his IconicOutfit.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Look at ''any'' comic strip, anywhere, anytime, set at a tropical resort and/or involving characters on vacation. Almost every character ''will'' be dressed this way. (In the case of some characters, such as Jon Arbuckle in ''{{Garfield}}'', the couture may actually match the overall personality!)
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2008&addr=080307 Garfield was lying down when he decided it was "Vacation time"]]. He remained lying down but with a Hawaiian shirt.
* Zonker in ''{{Doonesbury}}'' has a fondness for these.
* ''{{Monty}}'''s hipster-doofus friend Moondoggie is almost always in a Hawaiian shirt, pork pie hat, and sunglasses.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Puerto Rican Superstar Carlito Caribbean Cool dressed this way as part of his gimmick. He even used to have a tropical-themed talk show called "Carlito's Cabana."
* [[TheWyattFamily Bray Wyatt]] wears this to throw his creepiness into stark relief.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* The Hawaii card from Steve Jackson Games' ''{{Illuminati}}: [[CollectibleCardGame New World Order]]'' showed two tanned, smiling natives [[AppeaseTheVolcanoGod shoving one of these into a red, glowing crater]].
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[[folder:Theater]]
* During the preshow for Creator/CirqueDuSoleil's ''KOOZA'', one of the performers plays an obnoxiously enthusiastic audience member who fits this trope to a tee. He's referred to as "The American Tourist" in the program -- though, at least in the U.S. tour, there's a joke in which the emcee reveals the tourist is ''Canadian'', which is perhaps an in-joke regarding the company's home country (and Canada, after all, ''is'' part of North America).
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The recurring character of Duane in the ''BrokenSword'' games fits this. Though if his (probably but not undoubtedly delusional) hints that he's working for the CIA are correct, it could be part of an act.
* The Tourist role in ''NetHack'' starts with a Hawaiian shirt and an expensive camera.
** If a shopkeeper sees any character wearing a Hawaiian shirt (this can be avoided by wearing armor over it), they'll charge one-third more for items and [[WeBuyAnything pay one-third less for anything the character sells them]] (Tourists always get that penalty until level 15, regardless of whether they're seen wearing the shirt). The presumed reason is that the shopkeepers see them as suckers and thus change the prices.
* At any rate, while it doesn't change your actual outfits, the NerfArm armor in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' is one of these, called Aloha T-Shirt. Similarly, the matching pieces for it is the Straw Hat, Pearl Armlet and Sandals.
* Jack Carver of ''FarCry'' for PC wears one of these. Justified in the fact he was only supposed to drop off and pick up the journalist who paid him, not get stuck fighting shitloads of mercenaries.
** Said mercenaries also refer to him as ''[[IconicOutfit "You! In the shirt!"]]''
* In ''[[KatamariDamacy We ♥ Katamari]]'', you can roll up an "American Guy", who is about three times as wide as the average person, wears a Hawaiian shirt and a baseball cap, and has a camera hanging from his neck.
* Tommy Vercetti from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity''.
** [[AmoralAttorney Ken]]: "Hey, I loved [[TheEighties 1978]] too, but, y'know, this isn't gonna be a beer and strippers do."
* OneHundredPercentCompletion in ''SuperMarioSunshine'' gets you [[AndYourRewardIsClothes a Hawaiian-styled t-shirt for Mario to wear]]. Suitable, as he's currently on vacation.
* Kahn, the lead [[EliteBeatAgents Elite Beat Agent]] wears one of these shirts (and a strange expression) during the intro to the Material Girl stage set on a tropical island... even though the other agents are the ones going to the island, not him. (And, in Kahn Mode, he doesn't wear it when he's actually on the island himself.)
** On that topic, in the first ''{{Ouendan}}'' game, there are some tourists in the FestivalEpisode that help you out.
* ''WiiSportsResort'', where the Miis are wearing Hawaiian Shirts during some of the more casual sports. Fitting as they are pretty much on vacation on a Tropical Island resort.
* The Tourists, naturally, in ''VideoGame/EvilGenius''.
* One of the victims you could save in ''ZombiesAteMyNeighbors''. Along with his accompanying wife, they become werewolves after a certain time has passed during the stage, for some reason.
* The Hawaiian shirt Scott from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Emerald]]'' wears. Granted, he's not actually a tourist, but... [[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/File:Emerald_Scott.png Look at it!]]
* The poorer tourists from ''VideoGame/{{Tropico}}''.
* In the TwistedMetal-esque Playstation game ''VideoGame/RogueTrip", one of the passengers you pick up is a stereotypical fat, obnoxious, HST.
* ''[[ToejamAndEarl Toejam and Earl in Panic on Funkotron]]'' featured HSTs as enemies that used their cameras to stun you if your eyes were open.
* MaxPayne in ''Max Payne 3'' combines this with a shaved head as a disguise for his infiltration of the slums. He notes its ridiculousness and the fact that it makes him stand out like a sore thumb amongst the locals.
* ''[[KatamariDamacy Katamri Damacy]]''
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' displays a couple of the most ''painfully'' stereotypical [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-05-26 American tourists]] imaginable in a British museum looking at the statue of Abraham.
* In [[Webcomic/ZeusGodlyGoodtime Zeus' Godly Goodtime]], [[VideoGame/GodOfWar Zeus]] wears a Hawaiian shirt for his visit to NintendoLand.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Histeria}}'', a couple always shown on Miss Information's tours were dressed this way.
* Dale wears a Hawaiian shirt on ''WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers''.
* Babs Bunny turns into one in ''TinyToonAdventures'' when she visits Wackyland.
** Babs and Buster also are dressed that way in the ending CouchGag variant where they say "Aaaaaaaaaloooooooha!"
* Grandpa Max in ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' constantly wore a red tropical shirt as he and his grandkids vacation around the country seeing the sights and fighting villains. It's not just a matter of LimitedWardrobe as he's seen wearing it in an alternate future and the two [[WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce sequel]] [[WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien series]]. Naturally, this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] throughout the franchise. He ''really'' likes that shirt.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic:'' Rarity and Sweetie Belle's father is seen dressed like this plus a straw hat and everything in the episode "Sisterhooves Social". Their mother is clad in the equally stereotypical tennis outfit. The reason for the outfits is that the two are leaving on a one-week vacation.
** It didn't help that his FABULOUS moustache earned him a comparison to Series/MagnumPI
* ''{{Hurricanes}}'': [[BigBad Stavros Garkos]] had a scene wearing one in one episode. (Noticeable because he usually dresses like a ManOfWealthAndTaste) He actually wasn't on vacation but on a business trip trying to [[CorruptCorporateExecutive persuade]] a nation's regent to allow him to extract oil.
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'': Chuckles is usually wearing one (a shirt that is, not a tourist). He is also the Joes' best undercover operative. A frequently mentioned point is that most people would never imagine an undercover operative to stick out like a sore thumb as he does.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* While in office, [[UsefulNotes/HarryTruman President Truman]] made frequent visits to his favorite vacation spot in the Florida Keys, and was often photographed there wearing what he called his "Key West Uniform" (Hawaiian sport shirt, white shoes and a pith helmet). His staff would follow a similar dress code, and even hold contests on each visit to see who could come up with the loudest shirt.
* In Hawaii itself (where Hawaiian shirts are called "aloha shirts"), this trope is played straight in that tourists can be seen with aloha shirts, and inverted in that aloha shirts are also considered business or semi-formal attire. Granted, the shirts that the locals wear tend to be of higher quality[[note]]A dead giveaway being a pocket that blends in with the surrounding pattern[[/note]] and with generally darker, more muted patterns.
* The ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batik Batik]]'' shirt is a uniquely Southeast Asian take on this trope.
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