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What are the luxury travel industry's most misused words?

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Every industry has words people still use that no longer have any kind of useful meaning, and the luxury travel industry is no different.

Even the word luxury itself has become something of a contentious term and, in any case, Skift has long argued that it now means something very different from what it used to.

Let us know what your love-to-hate words are and feel free to get in touch and point out when we fall into the cliché trap.

For feedback or news tips, reach out via email at [email protected] or tweet me @paddywhyte.

— Patrick Whyte, Europe Editor

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