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.