Revenge Travel

What does Revenge Travel mean?

Going on trips to show COVID-19 it can’t stop you

When people started traveling again after the COVID lockdown, they gave their trips a special name – “Revenge Travel”. This term implies that by traveling, vacationers are getting back at the coronavirus, which had stopped us all from exploring the world for a couple of years.

No one knows who first used the term revenge travel, but it began showing up on social media and in news reports towards the end of 2020 and the start of 2021. People were talking about what travel might look like once COVID was under control. One example is a July 29, 2020 article in The Washington Post that had revenge travel in its title.

In 2022, the idea of revenge travel really took off. More people started to feel safe going on vacation again. Some of these travelers were finally able to take trips they had to cancel because of COVID-19. Others decided to go on brand new vacations they had dreamed up while stuck at home during lockdown.

Example for using ‘Revenge Travel’ in a conversation

I can’t wait for our trip next month! 🌴

Me neither! It’s going to be the ultimate revenge travel after all this time stuck at home. 😎✈️

Absolutely! We deserve this getaway. It’s our way of showing COVID-19 who’s boss! πŸ’ͺ🦠

That’s right! Revenge travel all the way! Let’s make some amazing memories and leave all the stress behind. 🌟