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  • Writer's pictureErin West

What Is Revenge Travel?

Updated: Apr 7

What is revenge travel, travel after a long period of Covid-19 restrictions
What is "revenge travel"? Read to find out.

Step 1. Before you read.

Do you know the following words and expressions?

  • to lift restrictions

  • to make up for lost time

  • to be eager to do smth

  • to embrace smth

  • hence

  • resilience

  • to overcome challenges

  • to drive this trend forward

Step 2. Match the words and expressions with their definitions.

  1. to lift restrictions

A. (formal) for this reason, therefore

2. to make up for lost time

B. to remove limitations that were previously imposed

3. to be eager to do smth

C. to successfully deal with problems

4. to embrace smth

D. to accept smth, to adopt smth

5. hence

E. to actively contribute to the growth (of a particular trend)

6. resilience

F. to be very enthusiastic about doing smth, to look forward to doing smth

7. to overcome challenges

G. the ability to recover from difficulties quickly

8. to drive (this trend) forward

H. to compensate or catch up on activities that were missed in the past

Step 3. Listen to the words and expressions from Step 2.

Step 4. Read the article.

What is Revenge Travel?

In 2022, a new term emerged in the post-pandemic world — "revenge travel." But what exactly does it mean, and why is it still a popular trend?

"Revenge travel" is a phenomenon that appeared soon after the world endured a period of Covid-related restrictions. When restrictions were lifted, many travelers who had to postpone their trips during the pandemic decided to make up for lost time. They took extravagant vacations, traveled to ultra-exotic destinations, or maybe just finally got away with the family for a few days. This is what revenge travel is about - it's a "payback," doing things that were not possible during the pandemic.

There are multiple examples of revenge travel.

Take, for instance, families who had to cancel their annual vacations during the pandemic. Now, they are eager to compensate for missed opportunities, so they plan elaborate trips to places they have always wanted to visit.

Those of us who put off milestone celebrations like weddings or anniversaries also embrace revenge travel. We turn our delayed celebrations into grand and unforgettable experiences.

Let's not forget about business professionals who were confined to virtual meetings and had to work remotely. They now seize the chance to blend work and leisure. Hence, the rise of "bleisure" (business + leisure) travel. Bleisure is another modern linguistic invention. It means extending business trips into personal vacations, in other words, enjoying the best of both worlds.

Revenge travel is not just about visiting new places. Revenge travel is a declaration of resilience. It's a celebration of our ability to adapt and overcome challenges.

As the world gradually recovers, the charm of exploring new horizons and reconnecting with the joy of travel is still driving this trend forward.

Step 5. Answer the questions. Use the words and expressions you've just learned.

Leave your answers in the comments section below. We'll correct your mistakes, if any, and provide valuable feedback.

Have you recently embarked on revenge travel? What place(s) did you visit? Did you enjoy your trip(s)?

If not, which place(s) would you like to visit next year? Why?



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