New words – 18 January 2021

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half-tourist noun [C]
UK /ˈhɑːf.tʊə.rɪst/ US /ˈhæf.tʊr.ɪst/
someone who travels to a different city or country and spends part of the time working remotely while they are there

Ed Francis … is among a new breed of remote workers, or “half-tourists”. After giving up his office in Soho during lockdown, he spent July and August living and working in Palma, Mallorca, with his girlfriend, and is now considering a permanent move. “It took me a while to settle into doing things differently,” he said. “I had to free myself from the nine-to-five mindset.”
[theguardian.com, 25 September 2020]

schoolcation noun [C]
/ˌskuːl.ˈkeɪ.ʃᵊn/
a family holiday during which the children receive online schooling

As the school year for most U.S. children begins remotely, the schoolcation has evolved from a social media hashtag into a full-blown phenomenon embraced by major vacation brands such as Four Seasons, Playa Hotels & Resorts and more. Interested? As someone who has recently returned from a schoolcation in Sun Valley, Idaho, here are a few tips to help parents plan.
[travelpulse.com, 9 September 2020]

revenge travel noun [U]
/rɪˈvendʒ.ˈtræv.ᵊl/
the activity of travelling and going on holiday more than usual as a reaction to not having been able or allowed to do so for a period of time

Revenge travel is this sinister buzzword that has been doing the rounds in the last few months to describe the angsty and bottled-up demand for travel that many of us are currently feeling. But is revenge as sweet as we’d like? The jury is still out on that.
[outlookindia.com, 15 August 2020]

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6 thoughts on “New words – 18 January 2021

  1. Perhaps, the term “half-tourists” will not be used very often. The ones who gave up their job in Soho to go to Palma and work there, will not have the chance, again, due to the Brexit, unless they go to Blackpool instead. What a shame!

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