Industry Update
External Article 6 February 2019

‘Bleisure’ Travel Is On The Rise

Business travelers happier when adding leisure as 'work perk'

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As millennials make up a growing share of the workforce, they've begun to capitalize on a new, unofficial work perk. "Bleisure" travel - the trend of blending business with leisure activities on business trips - is on the rise, providing a greater quality of life and work/life balance to those who take advantage of it.

According to the second annual State of Business Travel Survey, 90 percent of millennials have engaged in bleisure travel in the past year compared with 81 percent of Generation Xers and 80 percent of baby boomers. While all three generations benefit from bleisure travel, recent industry reports say millennials have led the way in normalizing the trend. A major reason may be that they've identified a budget friendly opportunity: Nearly half (49 percent) of millennials say they've extended business travel into a leisure trip or scheduled a vacation around business travel to save on vacation costs.

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