Give me a ‘break’! Travel buzzwords for 2019

The Guardian - Dec 04, 12:49 GMT

Painmoons, zen-dos, mumcation ... the boom in wellness breaks has prompted travel firms to invent a new batch of toe-curling words for ‘holiday’ T’is the season for silly words

Painmoons, zen-dos, mumcation ... the boom in wellness breaks has prompted travel firms to invent a new batch of toe-curling words for ‘holiday’

T’is the season for silly words. As travel companies gear up for the busy January booking period, a host of new holiday buzzwords is being unleashed.

The travel industry has form when it comes to dreaming up terrible portmanteaus that creep into everyday use – see staycation and glamping. Other inventions – flashpacking (posh backpacking), poshtel (fancy hostel) and bleisure (a combined business and leisure trip) – have remained the preserve of travel websites and blogs – so far.

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